NANOMATCH is based on the development and production of two products which belong to the class of metal alkoxides. One of which is responsible for preserving stone and wood and the other is an aluminium alkoxide. The latter alkoxide was synthetised in the EU project CONSTGLASS, which focused on conservation of glass.
The project will identify the synthesis routes of metal-alkoxides for wood and stone. Their performance will be improved by use of biocides, prototyping the aluminium alkoxides for glass, and identifying the corresponding suitable solutions and sols for applications. The performance and safety of these formulations will be tested on various substrates. Model samples and real surfaces will be used. Finally the best products will be manufactured on a small scale and they will be optimized ad fully tested to be introduced on the market.
The idea behind NANOMATCH is to refresh the conservation products market. This will improve measures for the protection of Europe’s valuable heritage with new advanced, compatible and sustainable molecular precursors of nano-structured consolidants as an alternative for conventional conservation products.


Title: Nanosystems for the conservation of immoveable and moveable polymaterial Cultural Heritage in a changing environment

Instrument: FP7 SME targeted Collaborative Projects

Duration: 36 months

Start Date: 1/11/2011

Consortium: 14 partners from 7 countries

Project Coordinator: CNR-ISAC, Padua (Italy)

Key Words: weathering of cultural heritage,material degradation, stone consolidation, wood consolidation, glass consolidation, new consolidant products, environmental attack