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Processing and control of novel nanomaterials in packaging, automotive and solar panel processing lines

Objective

Nanocomposites are promising for many sectors, as they can make polymers stronger, less water and gas permeable, tune surface properties, add functionalities such as antimicrobial effects. In spite of intensive research activities, significant efforts are still needed to deploy the full potential of nanotechnology in the industry. The main challenge is still obtaining a proper nanostructuring of the nanoparticles, especially when transferring it to industrial scale, further improvements are clearly needed in terms of processing and control.

The OptiNanoPro project will develop different approaches for the introduction of nanotechnology into packaging, automotive and photovoltaic materials production lines. In particular, the project will focus on the development and industrial integration of tailored online dispersion and monitoring systems to ensure a constant quality of delivered materials. In terms of improved functionalities, nanotechnology can provide packaging with improved barrier properties as well as repellent properties resulting in easy-to-empty features that will on the one hand reduce wastes at consumer level and, on the other hand, improve their acceptability by recyclers. Likewise, solar panels can be self-cleaning to increase their effectiveness and extend the period between their maintenance and their lifetime by filtering UV light leading to material weathering. In the automotive sector, lightweight parts can be obtained for greater fuel efficiency.

To this end, a group of end-user industries from Europe covering the supply and value chain of the 3 target sectors and using a range of converting processes such as coating and lamination, compounding, injection/co-injection and electrospray nanodeposition, supported by selected RTDs and number of technological SMEs, will work together on integrating new nanotechnologies in existing production lines, while also taking into account nanosafety, environmental, productivity and cost-effectiveness issues.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2015
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Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Address
Carretera D Esplugues 39 41
08940 Cornella De Llobregat
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 700 175

Participants (14)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 678 501
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 417 000
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 1 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 647 615
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 213 237
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOINICIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 539 875
Address
Calle Algepser 65 Puerta 3
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAJOVIC TUBA EMBALAZA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 302 400
Address
Verovskova 66
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIBO G. d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 269 150
Address
Kidričeva Cesta 99
4220 Škofja Loka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ILIRIJA, RAZVOJ, PROIZVODNJA IN TRZENJE KOZMETICNIH IZDELKOV DD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 78 435
Address
Trzaska Cesta 40
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 575
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
HPX POLYMERS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 812
Address
Ziegeleistrasse 1
82327 Tutzing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 430 500
Address
Via Bortolan 42
31030 Carbonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASCA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 197 690
Address
Steigweg 24
97318 Kitzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PEMU MUANYAGIPARI ZARTKORUEN MUKODORESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 303 240
Address
Terstyanszky Utca 89
2083 Solymar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 83 705
Address
Felso-tisza Part 31 34 G Ix Em 24
6723 Szeged
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)