Development of Nanostructured Coatings for Functionalization of Auto Parts Surfaces
Project i4REV aims the research and development of technological solutions for manufacturing of relevant components to the future of automotive industry, related with improvement of vehicle driving conditions and, as a direct consequence, the safety of both driver and passengers.
The challenges that this project intends to answer are centred around developing innovative solutions in the scope of nanostructured coatings by vacuum deposition technology, namely physical vapour deposition (PVD).
These coatings will endow polymeric and glass parts with advanced functionalities, such as anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint, creating added value solutions for automotive industry.
- Study and development of a new process, through combination of materials in a multilayer structure, for development of multifunctional coatings on polymeric and glass substrates;
- Improvement of durability, characterized by good adhesion and intended performance, of coatings currently applied, namely on plastics and on surface of entire 3D pieces;
- Study and characterization of morphological, physical, chemical, and optical properties of developed functional and nanostructured films, assessing their effect on desired surface properties.
Project number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-042783
Approval date: 11 March 2020
Project duration: February 2020 to February 2023
Total eligible cost: 1 567 315.03 €
Financial support EU: ERDF – 1 011 142.89 €
Project type: SI &DT Empresarial – Copromoção, Clube de fornecedores Bosch
Intervention region: Centre and North of Portugal