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Development of innovative materials improving aesthetics in automotive based on nanotechnology and environmental friendly products and processes


Automotive sector is a major consumer of material technologies, and at the same time it is highly driven by aesthetics and consumer preferences developing high added value cost efficient solutions, but also high added value luxury solutions. In this way, continuous improving of the performance of the existing technologies for car industries is required. With this purpose, the present project is focused in the improvement of aesthetic performance of interior and exterior automotive parts.

Description of Projectidea

The present project is focused in the improvement of aesthetic performance of interior and exterior automotive parts by applying innovative nano-based materials such as nanocomposites and nanocoatings, optimising the production processes and proposing new environmental friendly alternatives to current materials and processes used in the car industry.

The project will be focused in improving aesthetics of interior structures based on natural fibres composites, polyurethane skins and exterior and interior chromed parts improving at the same time mainly scratch and UV resistance of these parts by the introduction of nanomaterials.

Consortium of partners, already involved

Lurederra RTD (coordinator)
Italian companies&RTDs

Partners sought to complete the consortium

- RTD with expertise in PVD processes
- RTD with expertise in PU deposition (spraying and slush) for skins
- Company with expertise in recyclability of polymers of automotive
- Experts in nanosafety assessment of the products
- Company for development LCA and LCC analyses
- Expert in standardisation aspects
- Consultancy for aspects related with aesthetics and design of products, assessment of design trends, validation of market, dissemination…

*Preferably partners from other countries different to Spain and Italy


Advanced materials and innovative design for improved functionality and aesthetic in high added value consumer goods


Lurederra Centro Tecnológico
Centro Tecnológico LUrederra
Area Industrial Perguita, Calle A, Nº1
Phone: +34948640318
Organisation: Research Organization

Brokerage Events

12.05.2016, Mainz, EU Brokerage Event on KETs in Horizon 2020 (expired)

Responsible NCP

Nieves González
CDTI- Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial
Telephone:+34 91 581 55 66