Eurostars2: Corner grooved semi-permanent timing belt

REQUEST from Korea, Republic of, reference: RDKR20160706002, valid from 22-07-2016 untill 01-08-2017

Research & Development
  • Start date:
    22 juli 2016
  • End date:
    1 augustus 2017
  • Summary:
    A Korean research institute is specialized in material and fusion process technology seeks a partner for Eurostars 2 project. The project is aimed at developing a corner grooved semi-permanent timing belt.
  • Description:
    A Korean private research institute specialized in the field of steel technologies are now beginning to focus on developing green convergence technology for steel process in order to improve efficiency of energy and environment-based steel process. The institute is seeking to be the world’s top commercialization research institute via open research, creative research and environment research.

    The objective of this project is to decrease a stress focused at a corner portion of timing belt by forming an optimum shaped groove at a corner portion of a timing belt, so that it is possible to largely increase a fatigue life span of a timing belt and a durability of a timing belt. In addition, noises and vibrations can be minimized by forming a through hole at a threaded surface of a timing belt or a threaded portion of a sprocket. In the timing belt, which has threads at a belt body, An improved timing belt is provided. The timing belt forms a groove at a corner portion in which the threads and the belt body contact with each other. A reinforced layer is coated on a surface of the timing belt, and reinforced layer is coated along with groove. A through groove is formed on a surface of the belt thread in a width direction, with the surface of the same contacting with the sprocket.

    Role of the partner
    The partner will co-develop the product and help on manufacturing the prototype of the product. The partner needs to have experience in developing and designing products out of research result.

    Deadline for EOI: 15 August 2016
    Deadline for Call: 15 September 2016
    Project duration: 3 years
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Research cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    Type of partner sought
    - SME and larger company
    Specific area of activity of partner
    - Automobile, Engine
    Tasks to be performed by the partner sought
    - Develop a corner grooved semi-permanent timing belt

    SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

  • Development stage:
    Concept stage
  • IPR Status:
    Patents granted
  • Market keywords:
    Coatings and adhesives manufactures
    Speciality/performance materials: producers and fabricators
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of other rubber products
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    - Effective structure for stress relief of rubber timing belt
    - In particular, stress relief at corner portion of dedendum of timing belt teeth
    - Service life (Fatigue life) is more than 2~3 times of conventional time belt
    - No need to maintenance within the service life of automobile engine
    - Weight reduction : 1.4Kg (in comparison with timing chain)
    - Reduction of fuel consumption (75% of fuel consumption with timing chain)
    - Low cost, Noise and dynamic loads reduction etc.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry 250-499
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
    100 - 250M
  • Country of origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Languages spoken
    • English
  • Coordinator Required
  • Deadline:
    15 september 2016
  • Submission and evaluation scheme: