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Plasma And Nano for New Age “soft” conservation

Objective

The main objective is to develop a novel atmospheric plasma technique for surface cleaning and coating deposition as well as two innovative coatings: a self-diagnostic protective coating and a coating provided with identification marker.
The project aims at integrating the new plasma cleaning/deposition technique and the new coatings in a “full-life” protocol spanning surface cleaning and pre-treatment, deposition of protective and identification coatings, and complete removal of coatings.
The plasma technique is proposed for surface cleaning and coating removal as alternative or complementary to the other non-contact techniques such as laser. This technique is characterized by no thermal heating, selectivity, chemical reduction of oxides, applicability on all substrates and competitive costs.
The self-diagnostic coatings provide a long-lasting solution with an added value of easy and instant diagnostic of coating functionality through a nano-technological approach, reducing monitoring costs and time with no impact on tourist accessibility.
The identification marker coating allows using nanotechnologies to obtain a transparent authenticity proof and cataloguing label.
The compatibility of the new materials with the substrates is guaranteed intrinsically by their integration in the “full-life” protocol because it ensures its complete reversibility. The protocol is applicable on all substrate materials principally as preventing conservation, in the project its validation is proposed on metal substrates (silver and bronze) and on mural paintings, limestone and sandstone.
The project also aims at implementing a demonstrator of the entire “full-life” protocol, which will be used for training cultural operators in organised events and fairs.
An added value is also the strong participation of SME’s as conservation operators and as technological companies, which ensures the possibility of scaling up and placing the new products on the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/visual arts
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-NMP-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 182 895
Administrative Contact
Tiziana Collodel (Dr.)

Participants (9)

VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 428 000
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Diego Basset (Dr.)
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 400
Address
Von Der Heydt Strasse 16-18
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Simon (Prof.)
ARTESIS HOGESCHOOL ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 224 500
Address
Keizerstraat 15
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Storme (Prof.)
NADIR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 123 600
Address
Via Francesco Zugno 9
35134 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Scopece (Dr.)
CENTER FOR RESTORATION OF ART WORKS OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Ulica Besarabia 80
1517 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Veska Kamenova (Ms.)
BOTEGA Z EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Ul Aleko Konstantinov 51 Bx 1 Et 6
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zdrako Petrov Kamenarov (Prof.)
LORENZON COSTRUZIONI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 100
Address
Via Delle Acacie 3
31053 Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Lorenzon (Mr.)
CHEMSTREAM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Drie Eikenstraat 661
2650 Edegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank De Voeght (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Decancq (Mr.)