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New Ionic Liquid Solvent Technology to Transform Metal Finishing Products and Processes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515743

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 703 291

  • EU contribution

    € 7 086 000

Coordinated by:

GENACYS LTD

United Kingdom

Objective

The overall objective of the project is the introduction of a breakthrough technology with the potential to transform the scope and competitiveness of industrial metal finishing processes. The new technology will introduce a novel generic group of ionic liquid solvents which will provide the tools to significantly transform the innovative capability of the huge number of traditional manufacturing SMEs involved directly in the surface finishing and printed circuit board manufacturing industry sectors in particular. The radical new generic technology will enable the introduction of a large number of totally new products and processes, which cannot be produced using existing technology. Current techniques for metal electroplating and other metal finishing processes use water-based electrolyte solutions and have been established for a very long time, with only relatively minor modifications and improvements. Existing technology limits the range and quality of possible coatings and other products available. Also, SMEs are forced to use solutions containing toxic and corrosive chemicals. With the aim of promoting innovation, the project will integrate the following general activities:
research, development, demonstration, dissemination, knowledge management, socio-economic aspects, training, project management.

Coordinator

GENACYS LTD

Address

298 Regents Park Road
London

United Kingdom

Participants (33)

GALVOTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD

Ireland

LACAZE JULIEN S.A.

France

T&S SISTEMI S.A.S.

Italy

FUNDACION INASMET

Spain

INSTYTUT METALI NIEZELAZNYCH

Poland

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER GALVANO- UND OBERFLAECHENTECHNIK E.V.

Germany

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

ANOPOL LTD

United Kingdom

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

INTER-EURO TECHNOLOGY LTD

Ireland

MECACHROME SAS

France

POETON INDUSTRIES LTD

United Kingdom

ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES

France

INSTITUT FUR MATERIALPRUFUNG UND WERKSTOFFTECHNIK DR.DOLLING+DR NEUBERT GMBH

Germany

PROTECTION DES METAUX

France

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LA DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF PRINTED CIRCUITS

Netherlands

MEP APPLICATIONS

Belgium

KATHOLIEKE HOGESCHOOL SINT-LIEVEN

Belgium

GALVANOTECNIA Y DERIVADOS, S.A.

Spain

AKABA, S.A.

Spain

SPECIALISED METALS LTD

Ireland

DEROST S.R.O.

Czechia

SITA SOLVING

France

JMP INGENIEROS, S.L.

Spain

ENTHONE GMBH

Germany

ASHTON # MOORE LIMITED

United Kingdom

FACULDADE DE CIÊNCIAS DO PORTO

Portugal

FRANZ OBERFLACHENTECHNIK GMBH # CO. KG

Germany

P W CIRCUITS LIMITED

United Kingdom

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT CLAUSTHAL

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515743

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 703 291

  • EU contribution

    € 7 086 000

Coordinated by:

GENACYS LTD

United Kingdom