General information

SBO project
Started: 01/10/2010, Duration: 48 months
Status: Ended
Program: SHE
Project contact: Filip Du Prez (UGent)


Knowledge institutions: UGentVUB

SElf-healing concepts in thermoset POlymers and COMposites

The SBO project SEPOCOM focused on self-healing concepts in thermoset polymers and composites. Originally envisaged innovations in the SEPOCOM project:

  • Design of polymer-based healing agents based on click chemistry for thermoset materials and composites
  • Design of suitable encapsulation technologies
  • Design of the thermoset matrix to increase compatibility with the healing agents
  • Design of a multi-step healing system combining crack limitation and fast sealing
  • Development of an integrated methodology for self-healing principles in polymers including modeling, fracture mechanics and kinetics.

The SEPOCOM SBO project was linked within the SHE program to the ICON project PUrePair and the SBO project NAPROM.

This project is part of:

Self-healing engineering materials: cementitious, polymeric and coating materials with the ability to heal damage autonomously.

General information

Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Griet Van Cauwenberghe