Winning project of Concours i-Nov de l’ADEME: « New solvent-free, VOC-free painting technology for the replacement of industrial anti-corrosion paints»

Conventional industrial anti-corrosion paint systems are solvent-based (20 to 70% VOC), and applied in a thin film, they require several coats spaced 24 to 48 hours apart to provide corrosion protection.

This KECOR project intends to develop a new one-component painting technology, strictly solvent-free (VOC), avoiding any release or emission of CO2 into the environment and which will offer unparalleled technical performance objectives. This technique will be of great economic interest compared to existing solutions (productivity gains, etc.)

-Innovation: single-component solvent-free resin

-Environment: no more emissions of VOCs, CO2

-Performance ensuring long durability of protected equipment.

-Safety and health preservation of painters / applicators using the new KECOR technique

-Significant productivity gains (x 3)


Ambitious project of materials in extreme conditions led by the CNRS of Orléans.




The NewSkin Project aims to create an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) to provide the Innovation Ecosystem (IE) with the necessary technologies, resources and services to uptake a set of game changing, efficient and cost- effective innovative processes to manufacture nano-enabled industrial and consumer products as well as the necessary testing capabilities to demonstrate nano-enhanced goods features.




«Internal pipeline coating (large and small diameters)». Project sponsored by Subsea7, Vallourec, Saipem and Technip.




New permanent, non-toxic anti-fouling coating technology.




Development of a new type of floor, wall and ceiling covering that neutralizes viruses, prevents any development of bacterial contamination which quickly disappears on contact with the covering, and protects electrosensitive people from the effect of electromagnetic waves.

This coating does not require cleaning, thus avoiding the use of toxic biocidal products which contribute to the development of resistant bacteria strains.





New asbestos removal technology by covering the asbestos with a solvent-free resin on a solid support

Some materials contain asbestos fibers in their composition, intended to improve their mechanical strength or their fire resistance. These materials exposed to air, weather, fire hazards etc. present risks of asbestos fibers being released into the air or water with health consequences.

The object of the proposed innovation is to block the asbestos fibers in their support avoiding any risk of migration or release into the surrounding environment whatever the circumstances.

The coating of the contaminated materials with a polyurea-urethane resin without solvent, odorless in a thickness of 1 to 2 mm thus allows the asbestos inert supports.

Dimensional variations of the supports, UV exposure, thermal shock, mechanical friction, etc. must not affect the protection of the supports. The coating resin application technique can be either manual (roller or squeegee application), or by mechanical spraying with a two-component solvent-free pump.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862100 (NewSkin). The output reflects the views only of the author(s), and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.