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European Program NEW SKIN

36 organisations and companies, including Carbon Waters, form the European consortium NEW SKIN. Our shared goal: finding new nanotechnology-based solutions to improve surfaces.



France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Romania and Poland. 36 organisations and companies from these eight European countries have been selected to join the NEW SKIN consortium.

With a budget of over 3 million euros, this program aims to find new solutions to improve surfaces, focussing on two priorities:

1.Metallic surfaces

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2.Water filtering

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Carbon Waters has received a budget of 100 000€ from the consortium to produce graphene dispersion to protect metallic surfaces and reduce corrosion.

“We shall produce dedicated formulas based on graphene, and technical and industrial specialists will apply them on certain metallic materials”, explains Alban Chesneau, CEO of Carbon Waters.

“We will focus mainly on steel products for construction. But also, on other industrial sectors, such as aeronautics”. Thomas Bottein, R&D engineer in charge of surface treatments, will be managing the Carbon Waters project.

Industrial production within 2 years


The organisations that started the consortium NEW SKIN include the European Steel Association and the European Cluster of Ceramics.

The swedish University of Uppsala as well as the technological Institute of Israel have joined the consortium.

And finally Alphanov, the Bordeaux technological centre and Aperam, the industrial steel specialist are also part of the program.

The shared goal is to find a protective coating for metals, composites and ceramics that will last for more than 25 years.

The European Program, NEW SKIN, will test 55 prototypes including the graphene of Carbon Waters.

The objective is to achieve industrial production within 2 years if the project is successful.