06 Jan 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.
CARBON WATERS JOINS THE EUROPEAN PROGRAM NEW SKIN
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:
Six work groups are planned and the Spanish company Inspiralia is in charge of the project.
Carbon Waters has received a budget of 100 000€ from the corsortium to develop a graphene 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 shall focus exclusively on steel products for construction. And also, on certain 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 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 15 prototypes including the graphene of Carbon Waters.
The objective is to achieve industrial production within 2 years if the project is successful.