TECHNOLOGY

CompPair is a forthcoming university spin-off solving damage issues for the composite materials industry. Current repair solutions in composites involve monitoring failure, removal of the damaged zones and repair: we make this process much easier and less costly! You will find here the major elements of this technology together with a visual demonstration of impact damage healing.

Background

12 years of university based research

Autonomous regeneration

Damage events in structural composites can be regenerated

Life-time extension

The composite life-time is extended at least 3 times

Non-invasive intervention

Healing is provided by a simple thermal trigger using a portable heat gun

Properties preservation

Mechanical and durability properties are preserved without affecting the cost

Processing compatibility

Manufacturing these healable composites is equivalent to benchmark composites

Healing demonstration on a glass textile based composite

Visual healing corresponds to mechanical healing!

Impact damage representative of a real part application

 Impact damage representative of a real part application

Impact fully healed in 3 minutes simply using a heat gun

The reference composite is an industry benchmark

Impact fully healed in 3 minutes simply using a heat gun

The reference composite is an industry benchmark