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Development and testing of innovative Cr Free solution for REmoval of Anodic Layers

Project description

Non-toxic stripping methods for surface treatment

Surface treatment is a key technology used to fight corrosion for many industrial applications. Despite its toxicity, hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) has been widely incorporated into coatings. In the form of chromate compounds, it provides excellent corrosion protection to nearly all metals in a wide range of environments. What’s more, Cr(VI) is also used to remove the protective oxide layers from the treated surfaces. Until now, finding suitable alternatives has been difficult for lightweight metals such as aluminium. To address this, the EU-funded project Cr Free REAL is developing an innovative process for removing metal coatings, without deteriorating the aluminium substrate. If successful, the new process will permit the development of non-toxic uniform metal surfaces with no holes.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01
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Coordinator

CEST KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR ELEKTROCHEMISCHE OBERFLACHENTECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Address
Viktor Kaplan Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 390 000

Participants (1)

MECAPROTEC INDUSTRIES
France
EU contribution
€ 109 062,50
Address
34 Boulevard De Joffrery
31600 Muret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)