SMOUSSIF: Development of new silicone foams and textiles coated with silicone foams in various applications including structural lightening, electrical and acoustic insulation, fire, antistatic properties and sealing.
Silicone-based foams are now essential in many applications, especially in the aerospace industry. The SMOUSSIF project is working to develop new varieties of mosses for these new applications subjected to high temperature variations. The project has made clear improvements in terms of sealing and thermal protection. Indeed, silicones have excellent properties such as chemical resistance, ultraviolet resistance, high and low temperature mechanical performance, good thermal and electrical resistance, and biocompatibility for medical applications. This project paves the way for a reduction in energy consumption and pollution in the transport sector.