Unconventional building materials.

Unconventional building materials, i.e., those whose formulation retains aspects of innovativeness (nanomaterials, polymers/elastomers, biomaterials) are targeted.

More specifically, it includes the development of new advanced materials, nanomaterials, bio-materials, and recycled materials with equivalent or superior performance to conventional materials for the introduction of new products and processes with greater environmental and social sustainability from a life-cycle perspective.

As for nanomaterials, fullerenes, nanoparticles and sol-gel are considered. Thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers are discussed with reference to the possible combination with other materials (structural composites). Elastomers are discussed with reference to physical characteristics and compounds.

Also included are new materials that enable lighter products and green material technologies for energy efficiency and vehicle performance and safety.

Position papers from Members who authorize their publication are collected.