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2016-01-11 Spain: Feasibly up-scaling Synthesis of Innovative Silica Based nano-particles

Feasibly up-scaling synthesis of innovative silica based nano-particles

Description of the project offered: 
The project is focused on on feasibly up-scaling synthesis of innovative silica based nano-particles and validating them in marketable applications of the rubber industry.

Despite the proved advantages of nanomaterials, the high production costs at industrial scale represent an important market barrier that complicates and limits its market roll out and extensive usage. Investments related to the development of an industrial-scale production plant are so high that, even though products are highly priced, the payback and profitability of the investment is really low.

The minimum feasibility of the industrial manufacturing of this materials, results in a lack of industrial producers. Besides, the few existing manufactures count on small scale processes, in which high fixed production costs lead to expensive products. 
The market roll-out of these materials requires efficient industrial production processes and economies of scale for overcoming the economic feasibility challenge.

Specific project objectives are:
1. Adapting an existing production process to a versatile process for a set of silica-based nano-particles, already synthetized at laboratory scale, tested and demonstrated in relevant applications (TRL6).
2. Achieving a feasibly industrial production of a set of nanomaterials.
3. Demonstrating the technical feasibility of the industrially manufactured nanomaterials in each of the applications.
4. Analyzing the toxicology of developed nanomaterials and evaluating the grouping potential under the REACH normative.
Project proposer:   María Canellas (Spain)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Industry
Call for proposal title:  CALL: FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION PILOT 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-FTIPILOT-2016

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We are looking for:
• A large enterprise of the rubber industry for validating our nano-silica in a commercial application, such as seals, gaskets, technical parts of vehicles, …

• A SME for:
(a) Analyzing the recycling potential of rubber including project´s nano-additives.
(b) Analyzing the environmental impact of rubber including project´s nano-additives 
Expertise sought: Climate change and Carbon cycle research, Sustainable development, Environmental protection, Safety, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Industry, Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, 

Call for proposal specific information
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