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Advanced Low Friction Engine Coating (ADEC)
Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The consortium behind this project – a group of European SMEs, surface coating technology providers and engine manufacturers – aims at developing a new innovative type of super lubrication wear-resistant surface coating for internal walls within internal combustion engines.The coating will reduce friction and provide better tolerances between cylinder and piston, decrease the wear of the components, increase the fuel efficiency, increase the engine power as well as increase the overall engine lifetime, reduce the CO2 emissions and even reduce the overall pollution of e.g. soot particles and formation of NOx.A new coating embedded with nano-diamond will be developed and tested.The AdEC project will initially target primarily the small engine market with 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines, it is foreseen that there will be a significantly larger market in connection with conventional car engines after successful implementation in small engines. The implementation of AdEC will therefore open up a significant market potential for the SME consortium, targeting an initial potential market of € 650 million.

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