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Rtd of a new eco-efficient technology to manufacture enamelled copper wire without noixous emission of solvents to the atmosphere (ECOWIRETEC)

Objective

SECTOR: Enamelled copper winding/magnet wire. It is a technically critical product used in electricity generation, motors, self-propulsion, transformers, traction (railway), automation, etc, applications where the enamelled magnet wire has to suffer hard conditions (specially temperature).

PROBLEM: In the actual process (obselete) is using a basis coating product bath (35% resin and 65% solvents).

Problems are:
-ENVIRONMENTAL (the process causes toxic emissions of solvents to atmosphere);
- HEALTHY (laboralrisks in handling and transport the solvents), and;
- TECHNOLOGICAL (high energetic and maintenance costs).

Consumption of enamelled wire in Europe: 350.000 tons/year (solvents consumpted: 20.475 tons/year). Consumption of enamelled wire in Worldwide: 1.300.000 tons/year (solvents consumpted: 76.050 tons/year).

OBJECTIVE: the objective is solve this problem trough a RTD project, developing a CLEAN TECHNOLOGY (ULTRA VIOLET RADIATION TECHNIQUE) and using a NEW BASIS COATING PRODUCT (WITHOUT SOLVENTS).
This INNOVATING TECHNOLOGY (new in sector worldwide) will allows to comply the future European Standard: Guideline of the Council 1999/13/CE of 11/3/99 (volatile organic compounds emission due to the solvent usage in certain activities and installations) to be effective before April 30th 2001 for the European copper wire manufacture sector.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ACEBSA, AISLANTES, CONDUCTORES ESMALTADOS Y BARNICES, S.A.
Address
C/estacion, S/n
17457
Spain

Participants (4)

FUSION UV SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
2, Oriel Court, Omega Park, Alton
GU34 2YT Alton (Aampshire)
GREEN ISOLIGHT INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
Zi N°1 Rue Cugnot
62290 Noeux Les Mines
MAG MASCHINEN UND APPARATEBAU AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Austria
Address
Puntigamer Strasse 127
8055 Graz
SICAP, S.A.
France
Address
145, Av. Des Feres Lumieres
84701