Coatings are very important in several industrial sectors due to the possibility to act on several surface properties such as thermal resistance, mechanical properties, optical properties, etc. The application of nanotechnologies in coatings contributes to introduce or combine innovative mechanical and functional properties such as: wear resistance, electrical properties, barrel properties, etc. In NAPOLYDE project innovative coatings with improved functional and mechanical properties were developed for application in aerospace, biomedical, flexible photovoltaics, electronic, and other very important industrial sectors.
MDP was the responsible of environmental evaluation of the new coating developed by wet of plasma technologies by using LCA approach.
Project Duration: 1 April 2005 – 31 March 2009
23 Partners from 11 European countries
Arcelor-Mittal (Belgium, coordinator) – CEA – CNRS LGET – ST Microelectronics – BOC Edwards – Sopra – Saint Gobain Recherche – ALMA Consulting Group (France) – Università di Bari – MDP Materials Design & Processing Srl (Italy) – CSEM – Solaronix (Switzerland) Vienna University of Technology – Konarka (Austria) – Scandinavian Micro Biodevices (Denmark) – Siemens – 3P Energy – EADS–Deutschland (Germany) – Tyndall–UCC (Ireland) – Elceram – Czech Technical University (Czech Republic) – Bar–Ilan University (Israel)