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High-Impact Injection Moulding Platform for mass-production of 3D and/or large micro-structured surfaces with Antimicrobial, Self-cleaning, Anti-scratch, Anti-squeak and Aesthetic functionalities

High-Impact Injection Moulding Platform for mass-production of 3D and/or large micro-structured surfaces with Antimicrobial, Self-cleaning, Anti-scratch, Anti-squeak and Aesthetic functionalities

Objective

Nobel Prize winner W. E. Pauli warned, “God made the bulk, surfaces were invented by the Devil”. Surface properties must be controlled and modified to satisfy demanding engineering requirements for sectors as diverse as consumer appliances, packaging, automotive, aerospace, and energy. The mass manufacture of functional surfaces is currently achieved via the application of expensive coatings, which can have proven harmful consequences on the environment. HIMALAIA proposes the first up-scalable, adaptable, industrially relevant, cost-effective manufacturing platform that would allow the mass-production of high-performing functional micron and sub-micron structured surfaces on 3D and/or large polymer parts with antimicrobial, anti-scratch, anti-squeak, self-cleaning and aesthetic properties without coatings.
Latest advances in laser surface patterning/texturing, particle self-assembly for photonic nanojet patterning, and surface engineering of injection moulds at TRL4 will be combined and brought to TRL6 for the efficient and flexible micro / nano-structuration of large, 3D mould cavities. These moulds will allow mass production of parts with functional surfaces via injection moulding. This process will be developed with great strides made notably on the modelling of structure-function relationships and on the demoulding step. Finally, in-line, model-based inspection of surface topographies and functionalities will be developed and implemented on the platform. Results will be supported by Life-Cycle Analysis, project management, dissemination and IP/innovation management to ensure the economic sustainability and the European deployment of the platform towards 2030.
HIMALAIA will validate the efficiency and flexibility of the manufacturing platform through three high impact industrials demonstrators in different sectors: orthodontics (EO), cosmetic packaging (Albea) and automotive (CRF). Clear scientific, exploitation and business plans are presented.
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Coordinator

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

Address

Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 933 437,50

Participants (9)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 705 000

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 545 971,25

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 503 250

AGIE CHARMILLES NEW TECHNOLOGIES SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 469 518,75

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 390 250

ALBEA SERVICES

France

EU Contribution

€ 371 343,75

ALICONA IMAGING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 191 062,50

WAVESTONE ADVISORS

France

EU Contribution

€ 248 250

EUROORTODONCIA S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 321 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 766871

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    15 September 2017

  • End date

    14 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 679 771,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 679 771,25

Coordinated by:

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France