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Gasturbin till Airbus A320neo tillverkad av Safran

The project seeks to further build on the exciting outcome of a recently concluded prestudy project carried out within the LIGHTer Vinnova program. With high interest of key earlier partners in continued development of cutting-edge environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) to protect ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), and addition of world-leading companies as partners attracted by the competence demonstrated, the consortium now covers the entire value chain.

This includes a spray equipment manufacturer (Northwest MetTech, Canada), a feedstock manufacturer (Saint-Gobain, France), an academic institute with expertise in coatings for high temperature applications (Univ. West, Sweden), a commercial coating solution provider (TSE, Sweden) and three major aerospace industries as end users (Pratt & Whitney, USA; Safran, France and GKN Aerospace, Sweden).

In present times when most aerospace companies are downsizing activities and budgets for R&D activities, such huge global interest in the project is motivated by the fact that CMCs will replace metallic super-alloy components in aerospace & space applications in the near future.

Despite the presence of world-renowned aerospace industries in Sweden, efforts aimed at developing EBCs and CMCs have been conspicuously limited. Therefore, this project aims at providing a novel solution to protect CMC components operating under aggressive environments typically encountered in aerospace engines. This will be accomplished by developing high temperature oxidation and water-vapour corrosion resistant thin EBCs using an emerging liquid feed-stock thermal spraying technology. This project addresses three of the research themes of the lightweight agenda, i.e. innovation themes 1, 2 and 4.

The three-year research project is carried out with support from the strategic innovation program LIGHTer, a joint venture of Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Research Area

  • Produktionsteknik

Research environment / Institution

  • Produktionsteknik
  • Primus (KK-miljö)
  • Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap

Project leader

Research Partner

  • GKN Aerospace
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Safran
  • Saint-Gobain
  • Northwest Met Tech
  • TS Engineering

Research funding

  • Vinnova

Project time

2021 - 2024