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Towards an innovative galvanic industry

Objective

Emulsion pertraction technology (EPT) is introduced for the galvanic industry in Europe. With innovative EPT 8000 of the metal platers in Europe enhance the lifetime of the passivating baths from 6 weeks to 2 years. In this way the galvanic industry can cope with the following problems: environmental -, economical issues, and drain of work to low wages countries. The proposed project has the following strategic objectives: 1.Extend the life time of passivating bath and new Cr (VI) free passivating bath liquids now being 6 to 12 weeks with at least a factor 10 (estimate up to 2 years), directly resulting in a decrease of operational costs. 2.Reduce the current waste quantities, produced from spend passivating baths, by 90%, directly resulting in a contribution to preservation of the environment. 3. Improve product quality of the passivating operation by reducing off spec products in terms of insufficient corrosion resistance by 90%, leading to a competitive advantage towards technological less advanced galvanizers in low wages countries. EPT, removes the tramp ions from the passivating bath, keeping the bath quality at a constant level, during 24 hour operation. It will be investigated up to pilot plant size. According to IPPC there is no solution for the problem of the discharge of the passivating baths.. Economical consequences run up to 880 million €/y for the replacement chemicals, 10,000,000 m2 off spec products. Average SME’s save up to € 60,000/y by implementing EPT (pay back time<1y). Total cost saving in 10 years for the EU metal platers are € 480 Million/y. The project is run by 3 AG’s, 7 SME’s and 5 RTD’s. The results from the project are owned by the AG’s. To stimulate the exploitation of the results the members of the participating AG’s get 10% discount on the purchase of an EPT unit.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

VERENIGING NGO-SBG
Address
Boerhavelaan 40
2713 HX Zoetermeer
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 586 637
Administrative Contact
Hendrik De Man (Mr.)

Participants (14)

S Y F YTSERVICE AB - SVENKS YTBEHANDLINGS FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 560 064
Address
Drakegatan 8
412 50 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Askengren (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS DE ACABADOS DE SUPERFICIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 545 538
Address
Calle Viladomat 174
08015 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Enric Martinez (Mr.)
GALVANO TECHNIEK VEENENDAAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 35 893
Address
Bobinestraat 39
3903 KG Veenendaal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jac Vlaminckx (Mr.)
LOKO GRAMSBERGEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 29 890
Address
Hoge Holt 4A
7783 BH Gramsbergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roy Geertshuis (Mr.)
AKTIEBOLAGET VARGARDA KROMVERK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 20 060
Address
Lilla Korsgatan 3
447 35 Vargarda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Mattsson (Mr.)
YTBEHANDLINGS AKTIEBOLAGET AVIKEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 17 840
Address
Industrigatan 28
335 31 Gnosjo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Berndt Schimanke (Mr.)
ZINCADO PERFILES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 670
Address
Riera Fonollar 9 - 11
08830 Sant Roi De Llobregat (Barcelona)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Gaspar (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 29 760
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joost Van Erkel (Mr.)
KEULEN DE LEEST RONALD WILLEM - GEMINI ENTERPRISES GE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 824
Address
Ank Van Der Moerdreef 13
6836 MP Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Willem Keulen (Mr.)
ONDEO INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 19 840
Address
Willem Barentszweg 4
5902 RA Venlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wil Steeghs (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 13 032
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan Jose San Miguel (Mr.)
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 12 100
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mats Lundin (Dr.)
PROTON FINISHING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 56 455
Address
Armaturgatan
331 42 Varnamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Malmquist (Mr.)
GALVANOTECNIA Y DERIVADOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 21 345
Address
Calle Amillaga , Pol San Lorenzo 41
20570 Bergara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramon Sagrista (Dr.)