MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A.

MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A.

MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A. (Italy) was established in 1994 with core business being concentrated in the development of mechanochemical reactors for the production of nanophased materials produced by high energy ball milling. With an industrial production capacity of a hundred ton/range, MBN’s mission is to bring nanotechnology from research environment to everyday life products offering to the market innovative nanomaterials adaptable to conventional and new powder metallurgy and deposition processes. The industrial production is focused on environmental friendly (Co free) alloys for diamond grinding tools and high performance thermal spraying powders (Ti, WC-Co, MMC’s). All materials produced by MBN represent the direct outcome of scientific and technological research initiatives performed at National and European level in collaboration with Universities, Research Institutes and Industries. MBN is also working in the development of innovative material solutions in many application fields such as nanostructured metal and polymeric powders for high resolution additive manufacturing, polymer based alloys for textile and consumer goods and advanced Mg and Ni based alloys for hydrogen storage.
Previous relevant experience related to the project’s aims: MBN has a wide experience in participating EU, national and regional research projects. The most relevant project in which MBN has particpated in the last 10 years are:MICROMAKING G1RD-CT99-0195 (1999), NANOSPRAYING G5RD-CT-2001-00465,(2002), MANUDIRECT NMP2-CT-2006-026467 (2006), BEARINGS, FP6-2005-Aero-1 030937 (2006); SUPERSONIC FP7-NMPLARGE-2 CP-IP 228814-2 -(2010). From 2005 to 2009 MBN has participated to a Italian national project (FISR prot.1758) addressed to the development of materials for hydrogen storage that result in the production of about 500 material variants.

EDEN Project | Main Roles

MBN Nanomaterialia S.p.A. is leader for the storage material development tasks, offering is wide experience in producing materials for hydrogen storage. It has a production capacity of Mg based materials in the range of kg/day and known different consolidation techniques for powder compaction like uniaxial cold/hot pressing, HIP and cold isostatic pressing and extrusion. MBN has a leading role for material development, production, consolidation and activation (WP1) and into the system laboratory testing for demonstration activity (WP4)