Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche

IPCB - Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials Research Organisations

EXTREME based publications
  • Chapter in the book under the working title “Adhesives – Applications and Properties”, ISBN 978-953-51-4881-4, “Fracture Toughening Mechanisms in Epoxy Adhesives” Aldobenedetto Zotti, Simona Zuppolini,
    Mauro Zarrelli and Anna Borriello
EXTREME related events
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IPCB was created in April 2014 from the previous scientific experience of two main Institutes of Research National Council, namely, (ICTP) the Institute of Polymer and Technologies and (IMCB) Institute of Composite and Biomedical Materials. It has been created for coordinating experiences and knowledge in the field of advanced materials, working with the Department of Materials and Production Engineering (DIMP) at the University of Naples “Federico II”, where the IMCB was based. The research activities at IMCB and ICTP could be sketched as following: design of polymeric and composite materials; development and characterisation of nanocomposite, modelling of composite processes, chemothermo- rheological characterisation, bio-functionalised polymeric and composite materials, synthesis of polymers and design of innovative high-performance polymer systems for sustainable development, multiphase systems in polymer matrix for applications in the packaging sector and recycling, glycomics and proteomics in the search for biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart diseases, cancer and inflammatory diseases, development and characterisation of biodegradable polymeric materials of natural and synthetic origin and technology transfer. In these sectors, (the IMCB and ICTP) now the IPCB is partner of numerous national and international research programs and it is working closely to the main Italian company with in the area of aerospace, automotive, railways, plastics industry, packaging and chemical companies. The scientific contribution and activity focus of IPCB, which count more than 40 permanent scientists and 40 among PhDs, post-docs and research assistant is demonstrated by the number of publications on international journals and by numerous collaborations with important universities and institutes.

The institution was founded in 1923. The process of improvement of the national scientific research, through the use of specific laws, affects many research organisations, and amongst them is CNR, whose “primary function is to carry on, through its own organs, advanced basic and applied research, both to develop and maintain its own scientific competitiveness, and to be ready to take part effectively in a timely manner in the strategic fields defined by the national planning system”.

On 23 December 1987, CNR registers the first Italian internet domain:

With reference to present project, the research activity will be focused on the preparation of new thermosetting resins based on hyperbranched polymer filler and functionalised clay to enhance the impact and elimination behaviour of the composite matrix.

The epoxy nanocomposite will be studied and developed in IMCB lab based on an existing certified epoxy system which will be use within the project for the developing of novel material characterisation methods and is-situ technique along with material and simulation models for aeronautical composite structure under extreme loading. The optimal condition and reaction will be followed in order to obtain the most suitable nanomatrix to later manufacture reinforced composite. Kinetics and rheological properties will be investigated on nanocomposite sample as well as fibre reinforced system for simple geometry. Moreover, the IMCB-CNR will be engaged in the mechanical characterisation of nanocomposites and carbon fiber reinforced composites prepared using the innovative resin by using liquid infusion.


  • SPH code

    SPH code is used for the several projects within defence sector, including Lockheed Martin, AWE, Raytheon, DSTL and offshore sector (BP).

    11th March 2020

    UBATH Impact detection system (TRL 6) developed within the scope of EXTREME was used on CFRP COMPOSITE WING STRINGER-SKIN Panel provided by the courtesy of Airbus UK.

    11th March 2020

    Enhancements to LS-DYNA that have been released with the latest version of LS-DYNA (R9.2 and newer) and made available for all customers.

    11th March 2020

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