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PANNA: Plasma and nano for new age “soft” conservation

PANNA (Plasma and nano for new age “soft” conservation) is an FP7 three-year European Collaborative Project focusing on new techniques for cleaning and protection of cultural heritage assets. The project involves 9 partners from 4 European countries (Italy, Germany, Belgium and Bulgaria). Its total cost is 2,832,072.73 €, of which 2,136,495.00 € eligible of EC Contribution.

The project started on 1st November 2011.

ChemStream will be involved in the design and development of the removable long-lasting matrix of the self- diagnostic coating. A benchmark against the currently used protective coatings will be made. Methodology for sample preparation on metal and stone substrates will be determined. ChemStream will screen and investigate the compatibility of the probe molecules (FTIR-active and photoluminescent organic molecules) with the matrix components in order to come to stable coating concepts. ChemStream will finalize the coating formulation (i.e. rheology) with respect to the application method (plasma deposition and painting) and with respect to the stone and metal substrates. ChemStream will also help the dissemination in participating to fairs and conferences.

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