16 Jan 2015

The fourth consortium meeting of FreeFOAM is held in Madrid

Brussels gives ‘green light' in advance of fourth consortium meeting held in Madrid

The European Union sponsored project FreeFOAM received a 'green light' following a detailed project review by the European Commission in October 2014, the halfway point in the project. The EC Project Officer and the appointed PU sector expert concluded that FreeFOAM was on track to deliver the project aim and objectives:

"to develop an improved PU foaming process using microencapsulated isocyanate to precisely control the foaming reaction during the production of PUR expanded foam".

The FreeFOAM consortium met for the fourth time at the headquarters and research centre of project partner Inspiralia S.L. in Madrid on the 15th January 2015.

Each of the partners gave presentations on individual and collaborative activities since the previous meeting in accordance with the planed project framework of ‘work pack- ages’ and ‘deliverables’.

The meeting discussed and agreed the various activities to be undertaken by the partners during the next six months where the primary technical focus would be geared to scaling up the process for PUR expanded foam production trials.

The meeting concluded with a very significant laboratory demonstration of isocyanate microencapsulation by Inspiralia Staff; this being a major milestone in the course of the project.

The consortium sincerely thanks Inspiralia S.A. for the hospitality extended to the partners and in facilitating this event.

FreeFOAM commenced in May 2013 with a planned duration of three years. The project is funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007 -2013) under grant agreement n° 309283.