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More than color: Applying nanotechnologies for the multifunctional ceramic pigments development

Objective

The change in automobile and construction materials requirements has led industries to the
modification of bulk materials with nanoparticulate additives or to the application of later high
performance coatings in their materials to obtain better, cleaner, cheaper, faster and smarter
products [1]. However, there still exist some barriers to nanotechnology-based products
commercialization and use [2]:
- Manufacturing processes make the processes more complex
- High processing costs for nano-materials
- Need of qualified manpower
Modification of low-cost pigments could help to introduce nanomaterials (polymers, paints and
concrete) in the market as manufacturing processes in automotive and construction sector would
not be altered so there would be no need of qualified manpower. The high-performance pigment
(HPP) market performed well in 2006 and continued to grow for a number of reasons but many
of the raw materials used to manufacture HPPs increased in cost, thereby affecting the selling
price of the finished goods to some extent. The price of high-performance pigments is
significantly higher than classic pigments, and as a result, there are fewer producers of specialty
pigments and higher margins for the products.The use of modified low-cost pigment will help to
reduce the price of HPPs and consequently the price of nano-materials.
NANOPIGMY project seeks to produce cost-efficient multi-functional ceramic pigments with
more functionalities than color to give to the automobile and construction materials
(plastic, paint and concrete) the required functionalities through the use of these
nanotechnology-based pigments, avoiding thus changes in manufacturing processes.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/colors
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-SME-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

NUBIOLA PIGMENTOS SL
Address
Calle Vitoria 19
01400 Llodio
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 666 720
Administrative Contact
Pedro María Villasante (Mr.)

Participants (8)

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 592 479,68
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mireia Palacios (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 214 200
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stanislaw Kowalak (Prof.)
PERFORMANCE MASTERBATCHES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 880
Address
Blaenant Industrial Estate
NP23 4BX Brynmawr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lawrence Watts (Mr.)
CPS COLOR AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 337 641,40
Address
Gewerbestrasse 1
2543 Lengnau Bei Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Gross (Mr.)
BSRIA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 719,50
Address
Old Bracknell Lane West
RG12 7AH Bracknell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Wallis (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 552 736,82
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniele Pullini (Dr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 300
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel ángel París Torres (Mr.)
CHROMAFLO TECHNOLOGIES EUROPE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 66 918,60
Address
Nusterweg 98
6136 KV Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerard Van Zijl (Mr.)