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InnovativE anti-graFFiti product for Application in the Cultural Heritage of EURope

Objective

Graffiti attacks and associated cleaning procedures cost Europe ca. 90 million € / year. Cultural Heritage (CH) is a typical market for SMEs because they provide specific case-by-case solutions; however at present these SMEs cannot offer suitable protection measures against graffiti on CH buildings and monuments, as anti-graffiti coatings are hard to find on the market for the type of materials found in CH. Furthermore the products used in CH must follow the strict guidelines of conservation practice. The development of specific CH anti-graffiti products has been delayed due to the conflicting requirements, high financial risk and lack of R&D infrastructures of the SMEs. Therefore, EFFACEUR is a clear opportunity for them to increase their competitiveness and economic benefit. Previously, the GRAFFITAGE project attracted much attention worldwide because of the innovative approach proposed to solve this problem, which consisted in the development of a polymeric charge complex with proven anti-graffiti behaviour suitable CH materials. The SME partners of EFFACEUR propose to use this novel formulation as the basis for a new anti-graffiti product that will satisfy this market. Thus, EFFACEUR aims at further developing, uspcaling and transferring into the market this novel protective anti-graffiti formulation. More specifically, EFFACEUR will develop a new route for upscaling the anti-graffiti marketable prototype product and will optimize it so that it is industrially viable. Initially, new routes for the upscaling of the 2 main components of the anti-graffiti formulation will be developed. Based on these 2 components, the final anti-graffiti upscaled formulation will be produced. In the laboratory, the most adequate application and cleaning method for the product will be defined, and its properties will be studied (durability, reversibility, compatibility). Finally, the anti-graffiti product will be validated in real case studies.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Oihana Garcia (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 35 344

Participants (7)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 5 874
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
CENTRUM MATERIALOW POLIMEROWYCH IWEGLOWYCH POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK*CMPIW PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 2 880
Address
Ul. M Curie Sklodowskiej 34
41 819 Zabrze

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Barczewska (Ms.)
Eura Conservation Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 198,06
Address
Halesfield 19 Unit H10
TF7 4QT Telford

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Turner (Mr.)
NORTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 835,83
Address
Ziegeleiweg 44
31832 Springe

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hartmuth Kurt Lorenz Boron (Mr.)
RESTAURACIONES SIGLO XXI S.L.

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 6 440
Address
Licenciado Poza 51
48011 Bilbao

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Itziar Corcuera (Ms.)
COO.BE.C. COOPERATIVA BENI CULTURALI SCARL

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 874,89
Address
Zona Industriale Santo Chiodo Snc
06049 Spoleto

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Primo Chianella (Mr.)
TECNOCHEM ITALIANA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 313 022,22
Address
Via Sorte 2/4
24030 Barzana Bg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Gambirasio (Ms.)