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SURE2COAT: SUSTAINABLE SURFACE TREATMENTS OF COMPLEX SHAPE COMPONENTS FOR TRANSSECTORIAL INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION

Objective

Light alloys, like Al, have shown to be good options for replacing steel in many sectors due to higher thermal conductivity and weight reduction they allow, which has become crucial e.g. for e-mobility. However, without protection, recycled Al is prone to corrosion under operation in harsh environments (e.g. heat exchangers in heat storage units, components in motors needed to be frequently cleaned with harmful chemicals). The Sure2Coat project will enable the use and uptake of Al in new sectors involving products with complex shapes, by new sustainable manufacturing methods with lower energy consumption for end users. Corrosion is a major challenge with an annual global cost of $2.5 trillion. It is therefore fundamental to develop and validate new surface treatments to produce corrosion resistant and conductive coatings for new applications. Sure2Coat will develop and validate new surface treatments for light alloys (anaphoretic e-coating, laser structuring, composite-PEO coating) in three use cases in which energy usage is key: Electrical engines, Heating systems and Heat storage units. Sure2Coat pays special attention to effective design for future integration into their respective production lines. Sure2Coat's target is to increase the energy efficiency by 50-60% and increase the use of recycled Al by 70% by using surface treatments and innovative production technologies (casting, virtualisation), with lower energy consumption (from 10%) during manufacturing. For an industrial point of view, a prerequisite for succeeding is continuity in manufacturing R&D&I projects and training/education of required staff, which Sure2Coat will foster by broad dissemination and exploitation of the project results across the manufacturing value chain. Sure2Coat will result in strengthening the European manufacturing value chain by developing European industries with leading-edge technologies on manufacturing materials and allowing for accelerating roll-out for green transition.

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Net EU contribution
€ 2 239 594,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 648 952,50
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 642 822,50
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 557 125,00
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 526 238,00
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 205 625,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 662 277,50
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BOSCH TERMOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 178 616,25
Address
Avenida Infante D Henrique Lotes 2e E 3e
1800 220 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MICRO ARC GRZENIK R MOLON Z WIECZOREK T SC
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 143 920,00
Address
Sw Marka 9/11
44-100 Gliwice

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Katowicki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 100 337,50
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Ticino Ticino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Cowa Thermal Solutions
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Technopark Luzern, Platz 4, Root D4
Luzern

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zentralschweiz Luzern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00