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Smart Prepregs

Smart prepregs for in-situ damage healing and easier recycling of composite structures

April 2020
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Smart Prepregs by CompPair Technologies Ltd. implemented by Innosuisse in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2023

Smart Prepregs

Smart prepregs for in-situ damage healing and easier recycling of composite structures

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date April 14, 2020
From Switzerland
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

Although widely used in the aerospace, automotive, wind and sports industries, composite materials tend to become brittle due to their composition. Since there are few solutions to effectively repair these materials, damaged items often have to be replaced, resulting in wasted material. To address this problem, CompPair has created a structural composite that can repeatedly heal small damages, reducing repair time from several hours to a few minutes, while being compatible with most current manufacturing processes. In addition to its self-healing properties, Smart Prepregs are crack resistant and highly recyclable. By reducing maintenance costs, increasing product life and being recyclable, Smart Prepregs provide a highly versatile and durable solution for the composites industry.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Can help to reduce composite resources consumption by 50%
  • Can help to reduce landfills' volume by 50%
  • Reduces by 30% carbon footprint due to composite wastes

The Financial Benefits

  • For wind turbine applications, it can save up to 160,000 $ over its lifetime
  • For marine applications, it can save up to $6,300 over the life of a boat

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CompPair Technologies Ltd.

CompPair brings healable and sustainable composites to improve circularity.

Headquarters 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Type Company
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As an expert for the innovation scene in energy and environmental technologies, CleantechAlps (Sion, Switzerland) is a hub for the cleantech ecosystem, connecting its stakeholders with relevant partners.

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