SHE

A very interesting group of innovative and smart materials are the so-called self-healing materials, which have the ability to heal damage autonomously.

Although there are few applications in the market today, it is expected that applications of the self-healing concept will show up in all industries. Think for instance about scratches on your smart phone screen that heal by themselves, cracks in a concrete bridge that fill with a self-healing substance to prevent water from entering, scratches in the lacquer of cars, etc.

With the vertical research program SHE, Flanders is taking a leading position in this fast developing area and emerging markets.

The program focuses on three different material classes:

  • cementitious and mineral building materials: projects SECEMIN, SHEcon and ISHECO
  • thermoset polymers and composites: projects SEPOCOM and PUrePAIR
  • Novel active protection systems on metals: projects NAPROM, SHREC and ISHECO

 

The image below shows the interdependence of the different projects in the program:

 

Related documents

SHE flyer_2013.pdf

SHE Summary_2013.pdf

SHE Sepocom_Xander_Hillewaere_User Forum_2013-10-21.pdf

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Danny_Van_Hemelrijck.pdf

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Dirk_Bontinck.pdf

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Filip_Du_Prez.pdf

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Herman_Terryn.pdf

SIM User_Forum_2013_SHE_Maxime_Durka.pdf

Projects

Name Start date Duration Status
PUrePAIR (ICON) 01/09/2011 36 months Ended
SECEMIN (SBO) 01/10/2010 48 months Ended
SHREC (ICON) 01/11/2012 36 months Ended
SEPOCOM (SBO) 01/10/2010 48 months Ended
iSAP (ICON) 01/01/2018 36 months Approved
NAPROM (SBO) 01/03/2011 48 months Ended
ISHECO (SBO) 01/07/2014 48 months Running
SHEcon (ICON) 01/09/2011 36 months Ended