Tuesday November 27th, 2018

A CIRIMAT project named winner of the 2018 ‘Trophées de l’Aéronautique’ in the Innovation category

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The project SOL-GREEN, developed by the RTS group of the CIRIMAT (a component of the Chimie Balard Cirimat Carnot Institute), was awarded the 2018 Trophées de l’Aéronautique in the ‘Innovation and Technology Transfer’ category.

Discover this project that explores new ways to produce anti-corrosion coatings for aeronautical applications.


The potential of sol-gel methods for the anti-corrosion treatment of aeronautical assemblies

The SOL-GREEN project is overseen by Florence Ansart, Marie-Joëlle Menu, Marie Gressier, Pascal Lenormand, Pierre-Louis Taberna and Sandrine Duluard of the Coatings and Surface Treatments (RTS) research group in the CIRIMAT.

Their objective? Explore the potential of sol-gel methods for the anti-corrosion treatment of aeronautical sub-assemblies. The developed processes would need to not only take into account current environmental constraints, but also anticipate future developments and propose a technological breakthrough compared to existing solutions.

Multifunctional sol-gel formulations were perfected in the laboratory and are currently being transferred to the industrial partners of this project.


An innovation recognised by the 2018 Trophées de l’Aéronautique

This technology transfer was rewarded during the 6th edition of the Trophées de l’Aéronautique ceremony held October 18, 2018. These national awards showcase the French aeronautical ecosystem.

More than 300 persons, including the principal actors of the European aeronautical industry, gathered at the Musée Aeroscopia in Blagnac (near Toulouse) for the presentation of these awards.