Multi-purpose active packaging made from thermoformable cellulosic materials in order to increase the shelf life of fresh produce with a view to reducing waste.
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The objective of this project is to develop and promote viable and efficient alternatives to hard chrome plating for the transport and processing industry.
The project aims to meet the increasing requirements in terms of durability and reduced maintenance costs, with environmentally friendly water-based products with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, which can be applied on site using a process that limits product losses and guarantees greater safety and limited solvent and particle emissions.
The ATLAS project, “Alternative TechnoLogies for improved Anticorrosion Solutions”, concerns the development of new ZnFe based sacrificial systems, which have a high iron content and are free of CMR compounds (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic).
Improving the performance of flexible plastics through innovative nanotechnologies for food packaging and technical applications.
The BioBase4SME project aims to help start-ups and SMEs overcome technological and non-technological barriers to bring their innovations to market.
The BIOCOMPAL project aims at developing new light bio-based high-performance and low-carbon-footprint materials by a very high added value valorisation of regional agricultural and forest biomass for structural applications in the transport sector (aeronautics, railways, etc.) whose industries are well established in the INTERREG zone.
The BioScreen project aims to research and identify new multifunctional molecules of biological origin for the biocontrol of phytopathogenic agents in crops in the transboundary region.
BIOTISS: White biotechnology, a sustainable alternative for the production of chemicals.
BioWILL is an Interreg NWE funded project focusing on integrated "Zero Waste" biorefinery utilising all fractions of willow feedstock for the production of high to medium based bio-chemicals/materials, renewable energy in the form of biomethane production and natural fertilisers.
The Elasto-Plast project aims to familiarise companies with the immense possibilities offered by thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) to increase product properties or to improve the processing of conventional polymers.
The EMRA-DEMO2Factory portfolio is coordinated by Materia Nova, the research centers that are members of the EMRA (Environment and Materials Research Association) and the IDEA intermunicipal association, in partnership with the GREENWIN and MECATECH competitiveness clusters, the INNOVATECH agency and IDETA.
The objective is to modify the surface of (conventional and filled) polymer films to obtain good barrier properties against the diffusion of water and oxygen.
FreshInPac aims to develop bio-based packaging for perishable foods (fruits and vegetables, flowers) with multiple functionalities (ethylene scavenging, rejection of plant-based antimicrobials, control of water vapour condensation).
This project aims to transform the CO2 contained in the fumes of industrial furnaces into a lean gas that can be used as fuel in the same furnaces, without the need to pre-treat the fumes.
The aim of the GRASS project is to raise awareness of the difference in fire behaviour between natural and artificial turf and to improve the fire behaviour of artificial turf by developing innovative, environmentally friendly and industrially applicable processes.
GREENER proposes the development of innovative, efficient and low-cost hybrid solutions that integrate bioremediation and technologies with bio-electrochemical systems (BES).
Magnet copper wire (annual production of 120,000 tons in North West Europe – NWE) is used for transformers and electric motors.
We offer an innovative way to protect metals and light alloys combining electrochemical oxidation of the substrate and the application of a hybrid organic/inorganic thin-film coating using a liquid processs to achieve increased barrier protection, enhanced mechanical strength and excellent adhesion between the coating and the substrate.
The aim of this project is to develop hybrid “ceramic” nano-films, particularly carbides, with modular tribological and mechanical properties.
The aim of the HYLIFE project is to develop materials and processes from INNOPEM with the perspective to increase their lifespan and reduce the cost of PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells by developing catalysts supported on nanostructured carbons with low platinum loading, polymer membranes that are sulphonated and fluorinated by the atmospheric plasma process, and bipolar plates in polymer-coated stainless steel.
Development of laminar wing technologies to reduce the fuel consumption of commercial aircraft.
LOCOTED’s objective is to identify the best performing compounds from a new class of thermoelectric materials and to integrate them as a coating within a new type of low-cost thermoelectric converter that converts into electricity the thermal energy rejected at the cold source of industrial installations.
The final ambition of the project is to design a textile combining three functionalities.
The MACOBIO research project is part of the cluster of ERDF 2014-2020 “Low Carbon Footprint Materials” projects on the valorisation of natural resources for the manufacture of new materials of bio-sourced origin.
MAT(T)ISSE aims to produce 3D printed personalized prostheses for breast tissue reconstruction in women who have undergone a mastectomy.
The objective of MATCHING is the reduction of cooling water demand in the energy sector through innovative technological solutions, which will be demonstrated in thermal and geothermal power plants.
The METAPLAST project was dedicated to the study of innovative and environmentally friendly plasma-based technologies for the deposition of metallic layers on polymer and composite surfaces at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature.
Development of a new type of high-performance and innovative coatings that can be applied by thermal spray systems.
The objective of the research is the development of high-performance surface lighting systems (rigid or flexible) thanks to OLED technology integrated on metal or alloy supports, including electrodeposited copper, which can be shaped.
Products that require complicated material systems and structural organization at the nano-scale, for example third-generation solar cells, are often difficult to develop.
The objective of the NANOSOL project is to develop the technology for the dispersion and functionalization of sol-gel by means of nanomaterials that can be applied industrially.
Chrome plating is a very widespread technique for finishing mechanical parts (gears, pistons, cylinders) which gives the treated parts excellent resistance to wear and corrosion and therefore increases their life span. This technique consists of depositing a thin layer of a very hard metal (chromium) on the surface of the mechanical parts. This layer is deposited on the parts by an electrochemical process.
The objective is to prevent exposure to excessive doses by continuous monitoring which makes it possible to act on ventilation and possibly on traffic.
General objectives of the project:
(1) Enable the efficient use of Cu, Fe and Al in laser beam melting (LBM) and 3D printing of metal powders (M3DP).
(2) Improve the processability of Cu in LBM processes and Fe/Al in M3DP processes, using surface modification (e.g. application of a protective layer) and therefore to improve the quality of the built parts in terms of density, surface roughness, resistance, etc.
(3) At a reasonable and market-oriented price.
The aim of this project is to create a tool (sensor system) for the early diagnosis of human pathologies (bronchopulmonary cancer) by analysing volatile organic compounds in exhaled air.
The PHOTO(NI)TEX project concerns the development of microstructural TEXtiles for PHOTONIc stimuli-dynamic filters.
The PROBIOMESH project aims to develop a new textile solution perfectly adapted to this problem of genital prolapse.
PROSTEM aims to produce materials for the large-scale ex vivo production and in vivo integration of these cells for the development of new therapeutic treatments.
Study of the decomposition of hydrocarbon precursors by plasma pyrolysis for the controlled synthesis of different types or allotropic forms of carbon.
The REFORGAS project proposes a new way of producing high added value molecules from biogas (CO2/CH4 mixture). The approach combines plasma technology and chemical catalysis.
The main objective of the project is to develop a new complete solution for insulated copper wires for electrical engineering to be used in high temperature environments (280°C).
The main objective of the project was to develop an active protective coating for metals (aluminium and steel) against corrosion by synthesising three types of agents, namely nano-reservoirs with inhibitors, nanocapsules with inhibitors and microcapsules for polymer repair, incorporating them into its coatings and understanding their operating and synergistic mechanisms.
The aim of the SMS project is to develop cutting-edge technologies for the production of larger, lighter, composite sandwich structures with an equivalent level of stability on an industrial scale.
The STELLAR project aims to produce sustainable solutions to reduce drag on aircrafts and allow laminar flow over time with a direct impact on fuel consumption.
The objective of the project is to speed up the process of adoption of cutting-edge technologies through sustainable partnerships between operators and companies.
The TEXACOV project consists of developing materials that allow degradation, ideally in H2O and CO2, by the photocatalytic effect of VOCs in indoor air exploiting visible light and without additional external energy input.
The TRANSFORM-CE project aims to help companies in the plastics engineering sector to become involved in a circular economy by offering them an alternative to virgin plastic raw materials.
The project aims to develop porous ceramic sol-gel coatings deposited on metallic substrates.
The aim of the project is to develop a technology to accompany and provide concrete support to companies in charge of plastic waste containing BFRs.
The WALIBEAM consortium has the ambition to set up a demonstration platform, comprising 5 pilot units, with the sole and unique aim of demonstrating the feasibility of the industrialization of ion implantation technologies. These technologies are applied to the field of surface treatments through the development of new products and the design of new production tools.