Lurederra offers its expertise for topic MG-2-5
by Raquel Echeverria | Feb 6, 2018
Name of the Organisation: LUREDERRA TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE
Organisation Short Name: LUREDERRA
Organisation Type: REC
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
Fields of Activity: Technological Centre Lurederra is a well-known Spanish Centre in design, development and production of materials including nano-based ones. LUREDERRA has a wide expertise for synthesis and modification of nanomaterials as well as development of functional surfaces, such as superhydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces for different substrates, protective coatings for anticorrosion or antifouling, etc., all of this with applications for different sectors.
Skills and Experise Offered: Super-hydrophobicity characterized by having a high contact angle (>150 º) and low hysteresis of water droplets deposited on the surface provides a passive effective method for anti-icing properties. For that purpose, Lurederra proposes the sol-gel technology, taking into account the wide range of substrates where it can be applied, its mechanical durability, low-cost fabrication and that can be apply at large scale. Lurederra approach for improving sol-gel anti-ice performance would be based on the precise control of sol-gel parameters, functionalization of silanes, creation of highly nanostructured surfaces, between others.
LUREDERRA has expertise in the obtaining of superhydrophobic surfaces, reaching contact angles of 164º on plastic substrates (epoxy), of 150º on metallic surfaces (stainless steel and aluminium), as well as higher than 150º on glass and porous substrates (stone).
Moreover, hydrophobic coatings have been developed and tested for anti-ice on wind blades with low thickness, maintaining the weight of the blade, and high abrassion resistance. The anti-ice performance is being tested in real blades in wind farms from Spain and USA.
We offer our background in the development of superhydrophobic and anti-ice solution for the topic MG-2-5-2018 “Innovative technologies for improving aviation safety and certification in icing conditions” of H2020.
Keywords: superhydrophobic, hydrophilic, anti-ice, coating, nanomaterials.
Previous FP Projects Participated: ACP3-GA-2013-605412 HIPOCRATES
Contact Person: CRISTINA REMIREZ
Position in the Organisation: Researcher