CompPair has taken the next step in producing the upcoming healable composites technology. The company has developed a system compatible with Liquid Composites Moulding (LCM) processes. In conjunction with other Swiss organizations, they have produced a section of a wind blade turbine using this new system to demonstrate the potential of bringing healing capabilities to LCM processes.
Watch the wind blade turbine being manufactured!
About CompPair Technologies Ltd.
CompPair is a world-class composite expert, providing the first healable and sustainable composite material, a ground-breaking innovation in the field of self-healing composites. Made with CompPair’s material, their first product family being HealTechTM, composite structures can heal damage on site in 1 minute and be better recycled. CompPair provides manufacturers with cutting-edge materials compatible with standard production processes. HealTechTM’s value proposition is a 99% repair time reduction and significantly lower CO2 emissions CompPair tackles composite limitations and leads a paradigm change for the industry.
About the partners
Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency. They promote the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training, and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss startups, products, and services. Their financial support allowed CompPair to go ahead with the development of the infusion process.
EPFL-LPAC (Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites) is the laboratory from which CompPair’s innovation originates, the result of thorough research during 12 years in the field of self-healing composites. Led by Véronique Michaud, self-healing composites expert, and co-founder of CompPair, she has built a laboratory experimenting with the latest composites findings and experimentations.
KATZ (Kunststofftechnologie für die Zukunftare) are experts in composites and polymers. They support and advise companies and universities in innovative technology and applied research and development projects. Their excellent infrastructure made the healable infusion project possible.
Agile Wind Power develops and sells the first large, scalable, and economic vertical-axis wind turbines.
Tissa Textiles AG processes technical yarns of Glass, Carbon, Aramid, Basalt Polyester, Polypropylene, Dyneema, or Zylon into special-purpose fabrics customized to customers’ needs.