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Smart fire-retardant coatings based on intumescent nanocomposites

Objective

In Europe, annual fire losses reach 80 billion €, meaning more than 1% of EU GDP, 4000 people die and another 80000 suffer terrible burns. The use of fire retarding intumescent coatings play an important role in Fire Safety being this subsector mainly comprised by SMEs. Nowadays, a variety of fire intumescent coatings is available presenting diverse drawbacks such as: poor behaviour when ageing, poor liquid stability, heat blocking and smoke suppressant properties. Intumescent coatings are obtained by high loadings of reactive components which upon burning swell up creating a protective char layer. HEFEST project aims at developing new intumescent paints and varnishes by means of nanocomposite structures and nanofillers (hybrid organic-inorganic systems, carbon nanotubes…) obtaining halogen-free flame retardants as active intumescent components reactive from nanoscale, with the following advantages: •High durability during service-life (Fire resistance losses< 25% after ETAG 018-part 2 point 5.7.2.2 ageing test) •Liquid stability and easy appliance •Increased heat blocking and protection of the underlying substrate (FR≥90) •Good fire resistance behaviour in the protection of off-shore constructions (good hydrocarbon curve results) •Smoke suppressant properties (30% reduction in gas emission), limitation of spread of fire and smoke within construction works ( ETAG 018) HEFEST counts on a well balanced consortium of 5 SMEs, 2 RTDs and a professional association specialized in organic coatings for the diffusion of the results.. SMEs have in common their conviction on innovation as the best tool to improve their competitiveness in a sector in which big multinationals are ever gaining market share. SMEs partners are complementary and cover the whole project necessities: fire retardants, nanocomposite, resins producers, paint manufacturer and end-users. The RTDs cover the three necessary scientific fields: Coatings, Nanotechnology and resistance to fire.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/nanocomposites

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 675,06
Administrative Contact
Shandra Cordobés (Dr.)

Participants (9)

IRIS VERNICI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 610,82
Address
Via Novi 42
15060 Basaluzzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Pagella (Prof.)
SIA

Participation ended

Latvia
EU contribution
€ 83 903,14
Address
Sarkandaugavas 13-21 -
1005 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oleg Gryazev (Mr.)
PO.INT.ER SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 861,84
Address
Via Alta 28
10046 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fausto Tagliano (Dr.)
CHEMSTAR CZECH REPUBLIC SROCHEMSTAR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 138 658,42
Address
Alej Svobody 56
32300 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petr Duchek (Dr.)
UAB EKSTERJERO CENTRAS

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 35 442
Address
S Zukausko G 20
08234 08234
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rytis Medzius (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Giuliana Roveglia (Ms.)
PROCOAT Consorzio per la promozione dei prodotti vernicianti e ricopenti
Italy
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Viale Teresa Michel 5
15100 Alessandria
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Giancarlo Baldi (Dr.)
CIDEMCO-CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION TECNOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 500
Address
Barrio Lasao, Area Anardi 5
20730 Azpeitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Izaskun Garmendia (Mrs.)
LC ECO SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 40 527,32
Address
Limbazu Iela 4 K 1-69
1005 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oleg Grjazevs (Mr.)