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Nano-structured Aluminium Oxide Coatings

Objective

The objective of the proposed research is to develop improved functionality and new coating applications for aluminium anodisation processes in surface engineering. Project will advance recent innovations towards preparation of ordered nanoporous, nanostructured materials using anodisation methods and applying them to develop commercially relevant novel materials and address the market potential for these improved materials. The nanostructuring process is the growth, during the anodising process, of nanoporous films consisting of well-ordered pores of Anodic Al Oxide in hexagonally close-packed distribution with large aspect ratio. The concept of self-assembly is not yet implemented in actual anodising Al processes due to a number of bottle-necks; project aims at developing pilot line equipment and methodologies enabling to overcome them. The objective is to solve actual market needs by achieving the single stage treatment and industrial evaluation of nanostructured aluminium alloys. The overall research methodology of the Nanocoat project will follow a progression from detailed laboratory studies through scale-up to applications testing on industrial aluminium grades under industrial relevant conditions, to evaluate their structural and functional characteristics, the reproducibility of the process, and to deliver to end-users suitable test structures as predemonstrators. It is expected that on controlling the formation of the anodised nano-size cell structures on aluminium it will be possible to achieve novel performance in terms of adherence, wettability, corrosion and wear, and adsorption/absorption properties. The scope of applications is very large in the field of surface engineering. The specific anodising markets to be addressed during the project are concerned with improved functionality and new coatings for traditional anodisation processes. In addition, new markets will be assessed, which are based on the enhanced performance of these coatings.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLATING ET MATERIALS SARL
Address
Rue Ampere 67
75017 Paris
France

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Négré (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 329 448,08

Participants (7)

Protection des Métaux SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 331 917
Address
Rue Gracchus Babeuf 4
93130 Noisy Le Sec

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Halut (Mr.)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 936,37
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Dalrymple (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 19 936,37
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florence Thepenier (Ms.)
ENV-AQUA SOLUTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 612,91
Address
Myton Road 304
CV34 6PU Warwick

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Rodney Kellner (Dr.)
ASHTON & MOORE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 121 039
Address
Smith Street Hockley 12
B19 3EX Birmingham

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Keith Tucker (Dr.)
FALEX TRIBOLOGY NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 173,90
Address
Wingepark 23b
3110 Rotselaar

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Satish Achanta (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 19 936,37
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)