General information

ICON project
Started: 01/09/2015, Duration: 28 months
Status: Ended
Project contact: Pauline Koslowski (Samsonite)


Industry: SamsoniteTWE MeulebekeVaskonVitalo 

Knowledge institutions: KU Leuven

Nonwoven: self-reinforced and hybrid nonwoven materials for novel lightweight and cost-efficient product applications

The aim of the Nonwoven project is to develop nonwoven composites, resulting in a material with high stiffness, low weight and high impact resistance. Because the processing conditions will significantly affect the material’s mechanical properties and cost, also a dedicated manufacturing process will be developed. The project will also develop a simplified numerical experimental strategy for testing the impact behaviour of semi-finished products.

This project is part of:

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.

General information

Started: 01/10/2010
Theme: Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials
Program manager: Griet Van Cauwenberghe