ECO-FRIENDLY CORROSION PROTECTING COATING OF ALUMINIUM AND MAGNESIUM ALLOYS The aim of ECOPROT is to industrialise a procedure for producing glass-like, environmentally-friendly and self-healing cerium-based coatings for corrosion protection of aluminium and magnesium alloys. The coatings were developed in a previous Integrated Project, MULTIPROTECT, and the procedure was granted a patent. The new product is intended ...

Maskless Electrochemical Surface Modification Process The Mesmoproc project aims to achieve the first application of an innovative new process that combines electrochemical reactor engineering with innovative ultrasound agitation to enable selective metallisation of microscale devices, components and printed circuit boards (PCBs) without requiring the use of repetitive conventional photolithography stages. It will implement a new ...

Nanostructured anodised aluminium The Nanocoat project seeks to produce highly ordered structures of anodised aluminium oxide (AAO), currently not achievable using state-of-the-art techniques. In doing so, the project will present new markets for anodised aluminium materials while strengthening existing ones. Corrosion and wear resistance, hardness, ageing, and adherence are all highly dependent on the surface ...

Sustainable ultrasonically enhanced chemical processes The major objective of the project is the first application of ultrasonically enhanced surface modification processes for removing surface layers, etching, and texturing a variety of substrates (metallic, polymer, ceramic) with greatly decreased chemical consumption that will enable a step-change in competitiveness within the surface finishing and printed circuit board manufacturing sectors, whilst ...

Promotion and Support of SME Research and Innovation in the Surface Finishing and Printed Circuit Manufacturing Sectors The ETI project is focussed on the development and implementation of a research and innovation strategy for specific SMEs/SME Groupings. This co-ordination action project aims to complement the Framework Programme instruments by integrating the research needs of two traditional SME-intensive ...

Transfer to SMEs of innovative environment friendly surface treatments for the phasing out of Chromium VI processes in the automotive industry Chromate (Cr6) plating of light alloys, zinc, and zinc plated steel for the protection of parts against corrosion has been in extensive use for 30 years or so in the automotive industry. But chromates appear to ...

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Industrial Liquid Effluents Industry is using water in large quantities during the production processes for cooling, cleaning and for other requirements. This activity threatens our water resources due mainly to the discharge of pollutants into surface water. Therefore is essential the treatment of these effluents to avoid or reduce their environmental impact. The industrial sectors involved in ...

Eco-efficient and high performance hard chrome process The objective of the ECOCHROM project is to develop a process of electrolytic chromium-plating not using hexavalent chromium to protect the health of the employees and the environment process, performances of which will be at least equal to those of processes in the hexavalent chromium, will be applicable in ...

Toxic ionic species removal from drinking and industrial water: new filtration systems using functionalised textiles Toxic ionic compounds presenting health hazards are currently found in European drinking water. For surface treatment SMEs, current wastewater treatment do not allow to zero waste. In nuclear power-plant, purification of contaminated water from storage combustible pools is not totally solved by ...

Towards zero liquid waste in plating by development and validation of closed-loop eco-efficient processes Every day hundreds thousand m3 of used water issued from water-treatment plants of the plating workshops of the EC are discharged in the natural environment. These plants do not always work properly which entails with inconvenient toxic waste difficult to spot and quantify. In front ...