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European Research 2002

The European Research Area and the Framework Programme

Brussels, 11-12-13 November 2002

Exhibition

6. Nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials and new processes

Stand title

Atmospheric pressure plasma CVD for in-line coating of temperature sensitive parts (Activated CVD)

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Volkmar

Lastname

Hopfe, Dr. habil.

Organisation

Fraunhofer Institute IWS, Dresden

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

David W.

Lastname

Sheel, Prof.

Organisation

University of Salford, Manchester

Country

United Kingdom

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Development and scale-up of cost-effective technologies for continuous coating on, e.g. sheets, strips and parts, made of glass, steel or polymers. Four different atmospheric pressure plasma activated chemical vapour deposition (CVD) methods are explored: Combustion-CVD, Microwave-CVD, ArcJet-CVD and, Glow discharge CVD. Prototype equipment is under construction to assess in-line capability of the developed coating technologies. It is proposed to extend the atmospheric pressure CVD activities into the development of flexible high volume manufacturing technologies for multi-functional nanostructured coatings.

 

Stand title

Towards Optimised Catalytic Chemical Processes and New Materials by Combinatorial Science

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Claude

Lastname

Mirodatos

Organisation

IRC-CNRS

Country

France

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Michael

Lastname

Krusche

Organisation

AMTEC GmbH

Country

Germany

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The stand will provide an overview of the combinatorial science applied to the optimisation of chemical processes and to the discovery of new materials in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. Automated high throughput equipments developed within the running EU consortium "Combicat" will be exhibited and movies will demonstrate the overall combinatorial loop including robotic synthesis of catalysts, testing in parallel reactors and data management in relational databases and optimisation algorithms. A poster will provide an introduction to the FP6 Integrated Project "TOPCOMBI".

 

Stand title

A New Biocompatible Nanoparticle Delivery System For Targeted Release Of Fibrinolytic Drugs - Talys

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Emo

Lastname

Chiellini

Organisation

National Interuniversitary Consortium for Materials Science & Technology (INSTM) – U.O.: University of Pisa

Country

Italy

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Ilaria

Lastname

Massarelli

Organisation

University of Pisa

Country

Italy

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The European thrombolytic drug market is estimated to worth more than 350 Mil. Euro in year 2002 with an annual growth rate in revenues around 10%. The thrombolytic therapy is administered to more than half million patients per year world-wide, in the therapy of acute myocardial infarction and venous trhomboembolism. Highly effective drugs with minimum side effects, remain to be developed. The present research project is aimed at the development of a nanoparticle delivery system for the targeted release of fibrinolytic drug to thrombus, with increased drug potency and bioavailability).

 

Stand title

FULPEC – Functional Life Prediction of Elastomeric Components

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Dr John

Lastname

Harris

Organisation

MERL Ltd

Country

United Kingdom

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Prof. Manuel

Lastname

Giménez

Organisation

TRW Automotive España S. L

Country

Spain

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The overall objective of the FULPEC project is to develop an integrated manufacturing and design methodology for critical rubber components. Key factors affecting functional life have been assessed using computer simulations and physical testing of materials and components. Both processing and service environment effects have been considered and validated for brake booster diaphragms used in automotive braking systems. A gas decompression diagnostic test has been developed to identify potential component weaknesses.

 

Stand title

AMICA - Advanced Array Technologies for Optimised Maintenance and Inspection in Critical Applications

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Carmen

Lastname

Perez

Organisation

Tecnatom, S.A.

Country

Spain

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Andres

Lastname

Garcia

Organisation

Tecnatom, S.A.

Country

Spain

Description of the activities presented on the stand

Conventional ultrasonic inspection techniques have shown important limitations when applied in very critical applications. On the contrary, phased-array technology is a quite challenging substitute, absolutely necessary for getting an efficient and reliable NDT in several cases.

AMICA project aims to develop this technology with very competitive features and price, and to validate it in two industrial problems:

turbo-generator critical elements,

railway wheels.

Expected outputs:

UT inspection procedures,

3D-imaging module,

array probes prototypes, and

modular phased-array electronics.

 

Stand title

Innovative use of marble powder for the production of museum copies and artworks

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Dirk

Lastname

Hennigs

Organisation

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Materials

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Sofia

Lastname

Theodoridou

Organisation

GeoAnalysis S.A.

Country

Greece

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The project introduces an intelligent innovative method for the exploitation of marble powder, which forms leftovers in marble quarries. The main target is the manufacturing of cultural objects, creative products and consumer goods composed of marble powder that in their final form will appear as true solid marble pieces.

Main involved production technologies are 3D printer and Powder Injection Moulding. Other involved technologies such as photogrammetry, laser scanning, and CAD modelling, contribute to the copying of museum objects in a digital form.

Achievements of the project aim mainly to Museum products/ reproductions.

 

Stand title

Functional Textiles

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Denis

Lastname

Couvret

Organisation

Institut Français Textile Habillement (IFTH)

Country

France

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Richard

Lastname

Martinetti

Organisation

Institut Français Textile Habillement (IFTH)

Country

France

Exhibitor 3

Firstname

Lastname

Organisation

Country

Patrick

Gayrine

Institut Français Textile Habillement (IFTH)

France

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The following points will be presented during next exhibition "European Research 2002": main industrial objectives of IONTEX project, targeted markets and application fields, nature and description of the consortium (nature, knowledge, expectations, complementarity), the innovation and expected added values for European markets, the large possibilities offered by chemical textile functionalisation. The interests and benefits of a European consortium in term of degree of expertise, and success possibilities. All these points will be approached through: posters, loop diaporama presentation, documents, contacts.

 

Stand title

HYDROSTAR – High Performance Industrial Polymers based on Modified Starch

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Philip

Lastname

Taylor

Organisation

ICI Paints

Country

United Kingdom

Description of the activities presented on the stand

The aims and objectives of HYDROSTAR will be presented together with representative results and deliverables from this EU-funded Fifth Framework project.

 

Stand title

Climbing and Walking Robots: Mobile robotic demonstrators and applications (CLAWAR)

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

Gurvinder Singh

Lastname

Virk (Professor)

Organisation

University of Leeds

Country

United Kingdom

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Laszlo

Lastname

Vajta (Dr)

Organisation

Technical University of Budapest

Country

Hungary

Description of the activities presented on the stand

CLAWAR is a GROWTH thematic network focusing on mobile robots. The stand comprises an overview of projects that the CLAWAR partners are involved in. The exhibits will comprise PowerPoint displays, video footage, handouts and demonstrations of actual robot systems that have been developed.

 

Stand title

Development of Insulation Materials with specially designed Properties for Building Renovation (INSUMAT)

Exhibitor 1

Firstname

John

Lastname

Grunewald

Organisation

Technology University of Dresden

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 2

Firstname

Wolf

Lastname

Hüttner

Organisation

Calsitherm GmbH Bad Lippspringe

Country

Germany

Exhibitor 3

Firstname

Peter

Lastname

Matiasovsky

Organisation

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Country

Slovakia

Description of the activities presented on the stand

INSUMAT is a Growth Programme project under the Generic Activity in ‘New materials and their production processes’. It concerns development of insulation materials with specially designed properties for building renovation. The University of Dresden of Technology is co-ordinator for the INSUMAT project, running from 2000 for three years. Its partners include the Technical University of Prague, in the Czech Republic, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Slovak Institute of Construction and Architecture, and commercial partners in Germany, Slovakia, Poland and four more in the Czech Republic.

The project aims to develop the design of materials to be used for building insulation, to select the best properties for heat retention, liquid water and water vapour transfer. It will develop and validate modelling and simulation software, and knowledge of damage prevention resulting from these factors. This will involve testing materials under controlled-environment conditions to simulate outside-inside temperature differences of perhaps -10º to +20º, linked with a humidity gradient. Work will focus on two new materials that are capillary-active, which is the most important property for moisture protection. Field tests on real buildings are carried out, and use of the simulation techniques accompanies the tests.

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