Main objective: The objective of FUN2CORK project is to provide cork coatings and fabrics produced by SEDACOR with relevant properties for its target sectors, namely improved fire and discoloration resistance, in conjunction with seamless integrated electroluminescent lighting.
Intervention region: Norte e Alentejo
Beneficiary entity: SEDACOR-SOCIEDADE EXPORTADORA DE ARTIGOS DE CORTIÇA, LDA
Approval date: 12-04-2016
Beginning date: 01-04-2016
Conclusion date: 31-03-2018
Eligible total cost: 269.102,30 €
European Union financial support: FEDER - 189.041,46 €
Activities and expected/achieved results:
The solutions developed within the scope of this project for the improvement of technical specifications of cork products for wall and textiles applications are settled on the additivation of cork-based products with functional materials, without changing the desired final properties, such as the aesthetical characteristics and touch. As for the seamless integration of electroluminescent lighting, cork coatings containing structurally modified electroluminescent devices were developed.
From the developed work resulted proofs of concept and prototypes which are currently being implemented in the company’s production cycle.
Trademarkia – registration of Fun2Cork name (https://www.trademarkia.com/ctm/fun2cork-015846901.htm);
9th International Coating and Laminating Congress – Oral Presentation (2017);
Heimtextil 2018 - Demonstrator
iTechStyle Summit – Oral Presentation (2018)
Colaboration with entities of I&I system:
All the investigation and development work of FUN2CORK project is being developed in straight collaboration with CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials. This close collaboration has proved to be an asset to the realization of this project.