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Portugal
Partners

University of Aveiro, CTCV 

Contact

Maria Paula Seabra
Materials and Ceramics Engineering
Department & CICECO
University of Aveiro
3810-193 Aveiro
Portugal

E. pseabra@ua.pt
T. +351 234 370 041

Visit: www.ciceco.ua.pt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This project aims to develop ceramic cookware that is 100% compatible with all forms of cooking hob. The products, e.g. pans, will be based on high-fired (vitrified) stoneware, in which will be incorporated ceramic materials made from valorized industrial wastes. This project intends to result in a commercially innovative product following the actual trends of the kitchenware market, and the appreciation of alternative products made from lighter and more environmentally friendly ceramic materials.

The development will be focused in the introduction of particular properties to kitchenware products through the incorporation of ceramics selected from a wide range of oxide-based ceramics, made from wastes. The research will focus on two approaches: via the incorporation of physically and chemically compatible ceramics into the stoneware body, and by the incorporation of a ceramic layer inside/outside the product. For these purposes, a new technological process will be developed, but based on existing traditional processes.

FUNDING TYPE: National funding (QREN, SI I&DT in co-promotion)
PROJECT GOALS

The main goals is to develop novel ceramic composites for cookware, containing functional oxide materials made from valorized industrial wastes. 

BUDGET: € 300.000

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