The Cluster activity under aims to bring together EC funded projects to enable the sharing of ideas, results and concepts, contributing to the EU Strategic Research Roadmaps and
to use the synergistic effect to improve the dissemination and exploitation of the project results and enhance their impact.
Five projects, which initially formed this council, relate to the sustainable production and recycling of carbon fibres (CF) and carbon fibre composites.
CARBOPREC, FIBRALSPEC and NEWSPEC investigate CF precursor development where cheaper CF and independence from international monopolies are some of the main aims. EUCARBON aims at independence from non-European suppliers. REFORM deals with the recycling of CF composites.
Six more projects have been added: FIBREMOD (Fibre break models for designing novel composite microstructures and applications), SMARTFAN (Smart by Design and Intelligent by Architecture for turbine blade fan and structural components systems), MODCOMP (Modified cost effective fibre based structures with improved multi-functionality and performance), BIO4SELF (Biobased self-functionalised self-reinforced composite materials based on high performance nanofibrillar PLA fibres), 1D-NEON (1D Nanofibre Electro-Optic Networks), GREENLIGHT (Cost effective lignin-based fibres for innovative light-weight applications).