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An innovative solid lubricant based nano-dimensional coatings for industrial production

Project description

New nanocoatings reduce friction and increase engine performance

Friction and wear between moving mechanical components of an engine affect its fuel economy, emission characteristics and lifetime. In particular, bearings and pistons account for more than 30 % and 60 % of the total friction lost, respectively. The EU-funded TVARC project is developing nanocoatings that improve resistance to friction between components. At the core of TVARC’s concept is a thermionic vacuum arc system, a unique machine that can apply a nano thin film to improve the frictional properties between moving parts. It can reduce friction in bearings and pistons by 30 %. In terms of value, this translates to EUR 45 million cost savings and over 450 million tonnes of CO2 emission reductions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/lubrication
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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Coordinator

TVARC ARGE SAVUNMA MAKINE MUHENDISLIK EGITIM DANISMANLIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Buyukdere Mahallesi Genclik Bulvar Merkez Belde/bu No 4/59-104
26040 Eskisehir
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000