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Atmospheric Plasmas for Nanoscale Industrial Surface Processing

Objective

Atmospheric plasma techniques as processing methods have a number of advantages which include their ability to tailor the surface chemistry at the nanometre level. As such, the plasma treatments are energy efficient, reproducible and environmentally clean. In-line, continuous reel-to-reel processing equipment has been developed in the last 5 years. The wide scale application of this nano-processing technology in the pre-treatment of packaging materials in reel-to-reel processing has however been severely limited. One of the main reasons for this is the relatively slow processing velocity for coating depositions. In general, the velocities need to be increased by 2-5 fold in order to fully exploit the new nano-processing techniques. This proposal will address these issues in order to assist in the transfer of atmospheric plasma processing technology from the laboratory scale to industrial level in the packaging industry. Special attention will go out to the very promising combination with sol-gel technology. A method and equipment for in-line plasma deposition of high-barrier bio-based coatings to be applied in conjunction with extrusion coating at industrial line speeds will be developed. The approach will exploit sol-gel coatings applied on the substrates by plasma deposition. The substrates include paper, cardboard and plastic films. Renewable, biobased and biodegradable materials will be used as extrusion coatings. The project aims at replacement of fluoropolymer based grease barrier materials with sol-gel coated bioplastics and substitution of non-renewable barrier packaging films with renewables based materials in general. To achive these objectives, several leading European institutes and universities in atmospheric plasma deposition technology (VITO and TUE), sol-gel development (FhG-ISC and VTT) and extrusion coating and analytics development (TUT and JSI) together with a range of industrial participants are incorporated in the proposal.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TTY-SAATIO
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 625 242
Administrative Contact
Johanna Lahti (Dr.)

Participants (14)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 727 215
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johan Vangrunderbeek (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 076
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 643 277
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 483 491
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
M. (Tiny) J.M. Verbruggen (Mr.)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 285 603
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
STORA ENSO OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 92 087
Address
Kanavaranta 1
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kyösti Tapani Penttinen (Mr.)
AFS ENTWICKLUNGS + VERTRIEBS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 927
Address
Von-holzapfel-straße 10
86497 Horgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Wolfgang Arlt (Mr.)
SEGERS & BALCAEN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 129 278
Address
Affligemsestraat 500
1770 Liedekerke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Balcaen (Mr.)
Print 2000 Nyomda Kft.
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 64 246
Address
Vegvar 71/B
6000 Kecskemet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Mészáros (Mr.)
SURA CHEMICALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 108 662
Address
Am Poesener Weg 2
07751 Bucha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guido Leibeling (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 348 177
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Markert (Dr.)
2B Srl
Italy
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4
31021 Mogliano Veneto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Breedveld (Mr.)
SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 88 869
Address
Biesenweg 16
6211 AA Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Van De Laar (Mr.)
2B Consulenza Ambientale di Leo Breedveld

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 500
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4/D1
31021 Mogliano Veneto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leo Breedveld (Mr.)