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Eco-efficient and high productive stone processing by multifunctional materials

Objective

Figures on world stone trade show that the market share of the EU countries has been decreasing over the last few years in favour of relatively new Far East and Southern American countries. The main reasons for this is that the sector has not made any sign ificant technological progress and operations are faced by low productivity and efficiency, fluctuation in the quality of the final stone product, huge quantities of waste material, high energy consumption and critical safety for the workers. The developme nt of environmentally friendlier technologies is also an issue, considering that stone is a non-renewable resource. Furthermore the European equipment manufacturers have been made more aware of safety and health (noise, dust, etc.) of the operators through recent stringent regulations that requires for alternative technologies. To address this issue scattered attempts have been registered in Europe to apply knowledge-based multifunctional materials in stone tools and equipment. The most promising are based on the application of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA). Several products have been developed by our Core Group SMEs based on this novel material. However, the available results show that macro-scale SMA elements have a lower level of reliability and performance r eproducibility with respect to micro-scale SMA devices so far applied in the medical sector. The proposed project aims at developing optimized procedures and qualification methodologies in SMA processing able to guarantee repeatable and reliable performanc es as well as a predictable life-cyde for SMA elements to be widely applied in the stone sector. The proposal complies with the Gall as it aims at grouping a large number of European lAGs fully representing the 60.000 stone SMEs with the goal to generate t he necessary knowledge on SMA technology to improve their technological status and transform the rather traditional and regionalised Stone Sector into a modern, competitive #

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-2
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D'APPOLONIA SPA
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
Italy

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Participants (26)

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF NATURAL STONE INDUSTRIES
Belgium
Address
19,avenue De L'yser
Bruxelles

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ZENTRALVERBAND DER DEUTSCHEN NATURSTEINWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Weisskirchener Weg 16
Frankfurt

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ASSOCIAZIONE INDUSTRIALE DI MASSA CARRARA
Italy
Address
Viale Xx Settembre, 118
Carrara

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ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DOS INDUSTRIAIS DE MARMORES E RAMOS AFINS
Portugal
Address
Rua Aristides De Sousa Mendes. 3-b
Lisboa

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BULGARO-ITALIANA TARGOSKA, ZEMEDELSKA E INDUSTRIALNA KAMARA
Bulgaria
Address
Krasno Selo - J.k. Beli Bresi, Bl.8, Et. 9, Ap.31
Sofia

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ASSOCIATION OF MARBLE COMPANIES OF ATTICA
Greece
Address
40-44 Lakonias St. Ampelokini
Athens

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DITTA RIPAMONTI DR. GIANNI SAS
Italy
Address
Via Sergio Jonghi 21
Ornavasso

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MINCON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Smithstown Industrial Estate
Shannon, County Clare

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TESIMAG SRL
Italy
Address
Via Murlungo 4/a
Carrara

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SODEX OOD
Bulgaria
Address
Krasna Polyana Bl 16b
Sofia

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TECHMI - PAVEL MILEV
Bulgaria
Address
Sredets, 30 Tsar Assen Ii Str.
Sofia

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GRANITOS MACEIRA SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Dos Granitos
Maceira

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MASERC - MARMORES SERGIO COELHO LDA.
Portugal
Address
Avenida Aviacao Portuguesa 55 - Facao
Pero Pinheiro

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SCHWIEREN STEIN COLOGNE GRANIT- UND GRABSTEINWERKSTAETTEN
Germany
Address
Prämonstratenserstr. 53
Koln

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ZEIDLER & WIMMEL, STEINBRUCH - UND STEINMETZBETRIEBE, GMBH & CO.
Germany
Address
Konsul-metzing-str. 7 - 9
Kirchheim

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ABRA TOMASZ CZEKAJ
Poland
Address
Niedzialkowskiego 16a/1
Opole

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ECSEL S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Longobarda 31
Massa

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MEGAMARM LTD
Greece
Address
Apostolou Pavlou 5, Marousi
Athens

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LASKARIDIS MARBLE ABEE
Greece
Address
Potamia
Thassos

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SVILUPPO ITALIA TOSCANA SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Dorsale 13
Massa

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
Lisboa

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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS OF AS CR, V.V.I.
Czechia
Address
Na Slovance 2
Prague 8

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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Zografos Campus
Athens

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HERRAMIENTAS DE DIAMANTE S.A.
Spain
Address
Camino De Villanueva 20
Meco

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G.CHIRSSSAFAKIS S.A.
Greece
Address
79, Anapayseos Street
Xalandri

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MARMORES GALRAO-EDUARDO GALRAO JORGE & FILHOS SA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Liberdade 153
Pero-pinheiro

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