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Advanced environmentally friendly multifunctional corrosion protection by nanotechnology

Advanced environmentally friendly multifunctional corrosion protection by nanotechnology

Objective

Corrosion is still one of the most serious processes for the destruction of investment goods, and in Europe far more than 100 billion of are lost every year. Presently corrosion protection strongly relies on the use of hazardous heavy metals like chromiu m. The aim of the IP MULTIPROTECT is to provide a generally applicable, highly innovative, heavy metal free, multifunctional and corrosion preventing surface technology on the basis of smart nanocomposite materials with new nanoparticles as functional des ign elements. This novel technology will not only replace presently used corrosion protection systems, but also at the same time add tailored third functions such as abrasion resistance, low friction or low surface free energy. The new technology will fu rther more establish economical and environmentally friendly production and application processes for the most important European industrial sectors. By eliminating heavy metal compounds, especially chromates from corrosion protection systems. , MULTIPROTE CT will reduce substantially the heavy metal contamination of the environment, significantly contributing to the improvement of working conditions and quality of life in Europe. Simultaneously it will improve the state of the art in corrosion protection an d contribute remarkably to the maintenance of investment value. Also new standards for the European industry will be set and the competitiveness of Europe will be substantially improved. By bundling the European efforts in the field of corrosion protection the amalgamation of national research initiatives into a common European research area will be catalysed and the idea of European integration will be strengthened.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEM. GMBH

Address

Campus D2/2
Saarbruecken

Germany

Administrative Contact

Matthias WITTMAR (Dr)

Participants (32)

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AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC

Austria

BUEHLER AG

Switzerland

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.

Italy

CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI S.P.A.

Italy

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CROMOSPHERE SRL

Italy

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

ELASTOTEC GMBH ELASTOMERTECHNIKEN

Germany

ELECTROSTART PLC.

Bulgaria

EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND PROJECT OFFICE GMBH

Germany

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

FUNDACIÓN INASMET

Spain

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY S.A.

Greece

INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY "I.G.MURGULESCU" - ROMANIAN ACADEMY

Romania

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES LTD

Israel

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE LINDENBERG GMBH

Germany

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"

Greece

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION OF APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

PLALAM SPA

Italy

PROFACTOR GMBH

Austria

SHL - ALUBIN LTD.

Israel

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SZCZECIN

Poland

TECHNION - ISRAEL INTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

TRATTAMENTI TERMICI FERIOLI & GIANOTTI SPA

Italy

TYPOPLAST

Bulgaria

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

UNIVERSITY OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METALLURGY

Bulgaria

UNIVERSITY OF UDINE

Italy

VEREIN FÜR DAS FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FÜR EDELMETALLE UND METALLCHEMIE E. V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 11783

  • Start date

    1 March 2005

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 667 547

  • EU contribution

    € 8 789 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEM. GMBH

Germany