Collaborative research to find solutions in the functionalisation of surfaces.

The INFUNDA project is a collaborative research business initiative carried out by seven companies (KOSTAL, WALTERPACK, TOUS, MAIER, INECFI, FLUBETECH and GOIZPER), two of which are SMEs (INECFI and FLUBETECH), which have come together to combine their knowledge and provide solutions in the functionalisation of surfaces, both in plastic and metal components.

INFUNDA is part of the latest generation of innovative enabling technologies that are at a basic level of maturity, identified by their high application potential, giving companies a differential position by giving way to new paradigms and multifunctionalities.

The project combines surface energy modification technologies, which allow more efficient cutting surfaces, improvements in the release of plastic parts and parts with surfaces with new tribological properties, with decorative and protective coating technologies, which offer new aesthetic features.

Eurecat participates in the project through its Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, the Plastic Materials Unit and the Consulting Department, contributing its experience and technological means in the development and analysis of new functional surface finishes.

In addition to Eurecat, the INFUNDA consortium is made up of four other organisations with extensive experience in innovative technologies in moulding, surfaces and electronics: TEKNIKER, MAIER Technology Centre, CIDETEC and the Public University of Navarra.

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INFUNDA – Research in advanced surface functionalisation in plastic and metallic components

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Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation within the framework of the Strategic Program of the National Business Research Consortium (CIEN) administered by the Center for Industrial and Technological Development (CDTI) and supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)