MULTIPROTECT - Advanced Environmentally Friendly Multifunctional Corrosion Protection by Nanotechnology
funding type European Comission
programme FP6-NMP
acronym/
reference
MULTIPROTECT
alternative reference 11783
research group(s) 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2005-03-01 - 2009-02-28 ( 48 Months )
project extension date 2009-05-31 ( 3 Extra months )
abstract/
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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.
coordinator
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Mário Guerreiro Silva Ferreira
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution INSTITUT FUER NEUE MATERIALIEN GEM. GMBH<br />Germany
partner institution(s) 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
industrial partner(s) yes
international partner(s) yes
total budget 13.667.547€
ciceco budget 282.203€
project code 3.50.98
link http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/74839_en.html
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