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Material design

Technical developments within the aviation and aerospace industries, the military and life sciences have promoted the development of new materials. A different challenge – linked to the demand for a sustainable society – is driving forward the development of renewable materials.

In order to succeed in the marketplace, a renewable material must offer better performance and/or cost effectiveness than the traditional material it is intended to replace. Identifying and promoting such a new material's unique characteristics – such as a high strength-to-weight ratio or specific acoustic properties – and marketing it with reference to particular applications can make things easier when introducing the material to the market.

R & D & D

Achieving optimal product performance requires a new way of integrating the work of researchers, who focus on the molecular level, and designers, who address product potential. We call this approach to material and product design "R & D & D" (research, development and design) or "hierarchical design". The main point is that the design perspective influences the entire development process for the material.

Innventia's ability to develop innovative, fibre-based products and materials is strengthened by its collaboration with the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, Sweden), the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), Luleå Technical University (Luleå, Sweden) and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland).

Contact

Mikael Lindström
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Published

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a super multimaterial!
Granberg H, Béland M-C, Lindberg S, Berthold F, Vomhoff H, Wickholm K, Lindström M
Paper presented at PaperCon 2015, Atlanta, USA