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Tungsten trioxide coating needed for ceramic foam components

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Ceramic Materials and Powders
Air filters and air purification and monitoring equipment
Manufacture of electric domestic appliances


An SME based in Northeast Italy seeks companies that specialize in surface treatments. In particular, they need to treat a product component made of ceramic with tungsten trioxide. The Italian company is willing to change its ceramic foam to another type of material, if necessary, for better air purification through photocatalysis. They seek companies with coating technologies able to treat ceramics through a manufacturing agreement or commercial agreement with technical assistance.



The start-up company is specialized in air purification and monitoring systems. They have already launched on the market two products and they have designed a new product that is in the pre-industrialization phase. This product will be very innovative and will use different technologies to purify and monitor indoor air. One of its components is a ceramic foam that needs to be coated with tungsten trioxide (WO3). The company is looking for industrial partners that are able to offer this surface treatment and so facilitate the photocatalytic activity that will purify the air. Once they have found the right industrial partner that can treat the component, the company will sign with them a manufacturing agreement to produce the coated ceramic components or a commercial agreement with technical assistance whereby the company acquires the requested coating technology to further develop its latest innovation.

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The SME is looking for companies with technical skills in coatings, to treat their ceramic foam with tungsten trioxide (WO3). They are willing to change their ceramic foam in another type of material under the partner request. To enhance the catalytic performance of coating it is necessary to have a nano-coating or to use some additives. This choice is entrusted to the future partner. They also need help from a technical point of view to understand the real added value of this kind of surface treatment. The company is not looking for collaborations with academia since they need to industrialize the product before the end of 2020. They need a technology "market ready".

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For a manufacturing agreement: partners are sought with expertise in tungsten oxide coatings that have the facilities to undertake the coating process. For a commercial agreement with technical assistance: partners are sought with expertise in tungsten oxide coatings to provide their know-how and assist the Italian company in getting its latest innovation to market.