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PROtective composite Coatings via Electrodeposition and Thermal Spraying

Objective

Wear and corrosion of materials causes losses of 3-4% of GDP in developed countries and billions of Euros are spent annually on capital replacement and control methods for wear and corrosion infrastructure. As a result many important industries are dependent on surface engineering of protective coatings, making it one of the main critical technologies underpinning the competitiveness of EU industry. There are 2 main techniques that dominate the protective coatings sector: hard chromium (HC) plating and thermal spray (TS). However, HC plating faces a series of issues with most important the extremely negative health and environmental impact leading to the EC restriction of this method for using Cr+6 by the end of 2017. Similarly, recent toxicity studies concerning Co-WC cermet applied by TP have revealed that Co-WC particles are toxic in a dose/time-dependent manner. Consequently, there is the necessity of finding new, less hazardous methods and materials exhibiting the same or better performance compared to existing ones.
The PROCETS project will took advantage of the use of nano-particles for production of composite coatings with superior properties compared to those of HC produced by electroplating or to Co-WC produced by TS. These novel nano-particles will be incorporated into existing production lines after appropriate modifications. The new procedures will be easily transferred by minor adaption to the present electroplating and TS facilities, and will combine flexibility and mass customization abilities, restrict environmental and health hazards and finally be available at acceptable cost. Thus, PROCETS main target is to deliver protective coatings covering a wide range of applications such as automotive, aerospace, metal-working, oil and gas and cutting tools industries via thermal spray and electroplating methods by utilizing more environmental friendly materials, compared to the currently used.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

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Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 835 250

Participants (15)

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TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 835 825,89

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 629 875

AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 425 950

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 503 500

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 506 125

TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN I JONKOPING AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 593 000

FALEX TRIBOLOGY NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 363 825

HUSQVARNA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 388 675

MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 438 725

CROMOMED SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 912,50

CREATIVE NANO PC

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 301 000

MATRES SCRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 275 187,50

CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANDINNOVATION (CETRI) LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 268 625

BRITISH ALLIED TRADES FEDERATION LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 163 625

WIENERBERGER AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 160 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 686135

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.4.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.2.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 651 911,98

  • EU contribution

    € 6 976 663,39

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

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