Projects

BIOMAC - European Sustainable BIObased nanoMAterials Community - Call: H2020- NMBP-04-2020

BIOMAC intends to build a sustainable OITB consisting of 17 Pilot Plants and supported by various technical and non-technical services for the upscaling of new bio-based materials concepts.

Cnano will provide its Pilot Line related to the ultrasound-assisted treatment of lignocellulosic biomass to produce nano-lignin particles.

3DPlate - Fabrication of metallic objects through electroplating on 3D printed parts - RESEARCH - CREATE - INNOVATE project code: Τ2EDK-02155

The 3DPlate project’s scientific and technological objectives focus on the design, printing, and finally electroplating, of a wide range of 3D structures and complex geometries, based on client’s desire (customized objects). Further objective is to set up and operate a prototype vertical pilot line aiming to fabricate custom 3D-printed metallic-coated objects.

Cnano will advance its knowledge on the utilization of appropriate design software, on 3D printing technologies, as well as on plating on plastics processes.

SbD4Nano - Computing infrastructure for the definition, performance testing and implementation of safe-by-design approaches in nanotechnology supply chains - Call: H2020 - NMBP-15-2019

The objective of the Safe-by-Design for Nano (SbD4Nano) project is to create a novel e-infrastructure for the definition, performance testing, and implementation of Safe-by-Design (SbD) approaches in the nanotechnology supply chains, in order to minimize the risks to human and environmental health during the engineering of NEPs.

The e-infrastructure will be applied to re-design and improve the semi-industrial paint formulation reactor regarding nanomaterials safety issues. Cnano will also contribute to the data and SbD resources analysis, as well as to define system requirements for materials.

NanoPAT - Process Analytical Technologies for Industrial Nanoparticle Production - Call: H2020-NMBP-08-2019

The EU-funded NanoPAT project plans to use three new real-time analytical tools which will overcome problems and limitations of conventional characterization technologies. The new process analytical technologies (PATs) are Photon Density Wave spectroscopy (PDW), Optofluidic Force Induction (OF2i), and Turbidity Spectrometry (TUS). The innovative technologies will be combined with new data analysis methods to provide, for the first time, real-time analysis of particles on the nanometer scale with sub-minute temporal resolution.

Cnano’s role in NanoPAT involves the provision of its electroplating pilot line and its laboratory facilities for the design and implementation of two newly developed monitoring systems (OF2i & TUS) which will be adjusted to the pilot line, aiming to monitor the nanoparticle suspension (particles size and concentration) within the electrolyte and its behavior during the production process (TRL 6).

 

SABYDOMA - Safety BY Design Of nanoMaterials - From Lab Manufacture to Governance and Communication: Progressing Up the TRL Ladder – Call: H2020-NMBP-15-2019

SABYDOMA addresses developments in the safety by design (SbD) paradigm by examining four industrial case studies in detail where the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) will advance from 4 to 6.

 

Cnano will redesign and modify their pilot line based on SbD principles developed in the project, in order to include a reflow system and incorporate high through-put testing. A new SbD concept will be developed for the electroplating of nano-enabled composite coatings, with Ni-P/SiC and/or TiO2 nanomaterials.

PureNano - A purification/regeneration process of spent plating baths base on functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. - Call: H2020-SC5-01-2018

PureNano project proposes an innovative, low cost, sustainable method for purification of plating baths which will lead to a significant life extension .As a result, decrease of operation expenditures of plating shops, decrease of environmental risks from transportation of spent baths, and increase of process efficiency and products quality are expected. It is based on  the treatment of plating baths with functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), that can absorb in their surface the contaminants and chemical species that are accumulated.

Cnano will provide specifications of their plating process and set end user requirements on industrial baths and their chemistry since this is in direct relation to the used functionalized MNPs. Cnano will also provide their Pilot scale facilities in order to make a market-based evaluation of the purification process in real plating baths. In addition, the company will work on the production of conceptual and detailed sets of engineering documents, feedbacking modelling, design, and manufacturing tasks.

LightCoce - Building an Ecosystem for the up-scaling of lightweight multi-functional concrete and ceramic materials and structures-Call: H2020-NMBP-01-2018

LightCoce project aims in offering an open-access Ecosystem for upscaling and testing multifunctional lightweight concrete and ceramic materials through 5 upgraded Pilot Lines (PLs) (targeting Concrete, Conventional and Advanced Ceramics), as well as characterization facilities, process modelling, quality assurance and monitoring, and standardisation, safety and innovation management services that will be accessible to the interested customers at fair conditions and cost.

Creative Nano is one of the end-users of the ecosystem bringing a test case in the field of lightweight concrete, in collaboration with Titan Cement (GR) and NTUA (GR). Cano will develop a stabilized nanometakaolin dispersion, which will enhance the mechanical properties of concrete.

SPRINT: Ultra-versatile Structural PRINTing of amorphous and tuned crystalline matter on multiple substrates

Thin film deposition methods for the production of devices e.g photovoltaic cells, LEDs, micro/nano-sensors are adopted from the industry. The production process parameters are important for the performance and function of these devices. Basically, elevated temperatures and vacuum conditions are necessary for the fabrication. Therefore, limitation in capacity and cost are restraining the development of new innovative materials. SPRINT will develop a universal deposition technology of amorphous and tuned crystalline matter on various substrates at lower cost and higher deposition rates, by combination of the existing technologies and going beyond the state of the art in advanced materials development.

SOLUTION - Solid lubrication for emerging engineering applications – Call: Marie Curie Innovation Training Networks 2016

SOLUTION Project combines theoretical approaches represented by advanced nanoscale simulations, laboratory design and fabrication of novel solid lubricants supported by simulations, and the up-scaling of promising solutions and their application in selected emerging engineering applications.

Cnano responsibility it to develop and characterize an engineering electrodeposited composite coating based on Ni or Ni-P matrix reinforced by 2D nanoparticles, presenting low friction and high wear and corrosion resistance.

GREEN INSTRUCT – Green Integrated Structural Elements for Retrofitting and New Construction of Buildings – Call: H2020-EEB-2016

The Green INSTRUCT project aims to develop a prefabricated modular structural building block that is superior to conventional precast reinforced concrete panels by virtue of its reduced weight, improved acoustic and thermal performance and multiple functionalities. The Green INSTRUCT block consists of over 70% of CDW in weight.

Cnano has a major role in the project by developing and delivering a photocatalytic paint active indoors for application in the precast blocks for building reinforcement. Cnano is also responsible for the evaluation of the photocatalytic activity of the powders and paints developed, utilizing is fully equipped laboratory.

NanoBAT – Enhanced brown adipose tissue activity using nanotechnology approaches – Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015

The nanoBAT project aims to create an effective intersectoral co-operation between academia institutions and SMEs to advance the concept of nanostructured delivery-L-menthol system for brown adipose tissue activation. nanoBAT will put together knowledge, research expertise and resources from two large academic participants with business, market and commercialisation experience from three small-medium enterprises (SMEs)

Cnano’s main role is to apply innovation management methodologies for the developed technologies and thus their faster adoption by the market

FineSol - Assembly of miniaturised PCBs by using low cost hyper-fine solder powders – Call:H2020-FoF-2015

The FineSol project targets the production of hyper fined solder powders of type 8-9 (particles size 1-10μm) and finer interconnects/higher interconnect density thereby increasing functionality per unit size and leading to miniaturisation of PCBs. Thus, the project targets significant saving of raw materials used by reduction in electronics size and weight, and energy consumption by reduction in PCB soldering temperatures and dwell time leading to decrease of cost.

PROCETS - PROtective composite Coatings via Electrodeposition and Thermal Spraying – Call: H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2015

PROCETS main target is to deliver protective coatings covering a wide range of applications such as automotive, aerospace, metal-working, oil and gas and cutting tools industries via thermal spray and electroplating methods by utilizing more environmental friendly materials, compared to the currently used.

Cnano has a major role in the project targeting in delivering a sustainable electroplating method for applying hard protective coating, alternative to hard chromium, in applications such as rods for shock absorbers in collaboration with Tenneco and in cutting links of chain saws for Husqvarna. All specimens are coated in the pilot line of the company.