The VIT project approved under H2020 deals with vitrimers, new polymers that have the mechanical properties of thermosets at operating temperature and the fluidity of thermoplastics under forming conditions. Vitrimers are designed to overcome critical issues related to the use of composites, materials of choice for structural applications, which, however, cannot be recycled since they do not flow but degrade, at high temperatures. The VIT Project aims to provide vitrimers with optical and electrical properties functional to their use in sustainable mobility, which are maintained after recycling, satisfying the “use-reuse-repair-recycling” paradigm of the circular economy.

The project started on September 1st 2021.