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High Performance Insulation based on Nanostructure encapsulation of air

Objective

The concept of High Performance Insulation Based on Nanostructured Encapsulation of Air (HIPIN), described in this proposal, is to develop a sustainable and affordable technology to produce a nanostructured thermal insulating coating to improve thermal efficiency in new and retrofitting buildings. The insulating material will have enhanced performance compared with the state of the art products and will contribute to the protection of the environment through the reduction of greenhouse gases generated in heating and cooling the building.

The concept described in HIPIN develops technology which is affordable and easily applicable. Insulating properties will be achieved through a combination of a novel approach to fabrication of aerogels to address the current cost issue, combined with the addition of low emissivity, a critical feature in improving the performance of thin insulating layers. In addition to the insulating effect, other functionalities will be sought such as self-cleaning, sound insulation and fire retardant properties.

The innovative multi-functional material will be suitable for application in a liquid form on exterior of buildings at a reducing cost and time required for installation. This will be achieved by the development of novel technology for handling fragile additives within liquid systems.

The developed process will constitute a viable approach to produce a material which can be affordably manufactured on an industrial scale and significantly in advance of solutions currently available.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 899 002
Administrative Contact
Debbie Mcconnell (Ms.)

Participants (9)

PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 400
Address
Galleria San Federico 54 Co Finpiemonte
10100 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Perucca (Dr.)
ORIENT RESEARCH MUHENDISLIK VE DANISMANLIK HIZMETLERI TICARET LIMITEDSIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 134 599
Address
Zeytinoglu Cad, Sari Konaklar Is Merkezi, C Blok 17-18
34335 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chai Seng Chiew (Mr.)
THOMAS SWAN & CO LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 662
Address
Rotary Way
DH8 7ND Consett
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Harry Swan (Mr.)
AIRGLASS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 106 868
Address
Bragarpsvagen 40
24522 Staffanstorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leif Gullberg (Mr.)
VIMARK SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 050
Address
Strada Spartafino 2
12016 Peveragno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Dutto (Mr.)
IMPERIAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 294
Address
The Akzonobel Building Wexham Road
SL2 5DS Slough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phil Taylor (Dr.)
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 511
Address
Fitzroy Street 13
W1T 4BQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Darren Wright (Mr.)
METHODO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 384
Address
Via Dei Lavandai 30/38
10156 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Salvatore Rizza (Mr.)
SEPAREX SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 152 230
Address
Rue Jacques Monod 5
54250 Champigneulles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maaike Van Der Kamp - Van Roosmalen (Dr.)