ChromiumLike - Development of chromium-free polymer-based automotive components with improved touch sensation (cold touch)

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This project aims the development of innovative solutions allowing, without the use of chromium, to produce plastic components for the car interior, with a chrome effect for a more appealing aesthetic look and with improved performance in terms of feeling to the touch, producing a perception of metallic touch (cold touch).

Main goals

1. Development of plastic components with improved properties in terms of touch sensation and aesthetics;

2. Development of plastic parts with a chrome appearance without the use of chromium (chromium free);

3. Reinforce research, technological development, and innovation.

-The main goals of the project are:

Project number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-3412

Approval date: 22 september 2015

Project duration: January 2016 to December 2018

Total eligible cost: 628 745.68 €

Financial support EU: ERDF – 340 809.25 €

Project type: SI I&DT Empresarial – Copromoção 

Intervention region: North of Portugal


  • New functional composites with embedded nanoparticles of high thermal effusivity combined with chromium-free coatings, resulting in plastic-based substrates with chrome visual effect and cool touch;
  • Functionalised parts with high thermal effusivity nanostructured materials;
  • High performance substrates to improved cool touch and chromium-like effect;
  • Developed product performance and process implementation in regular injection and coating production lines for the manufacturing of coated plastic parts;
  • Participation in different events for project dissemination and communication.

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