AMANAC (Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Cluster) is the cluster of all the Advanced Material and nanotechnology PPP-EeB projects under FP7. The cluster is an extension and further development of the Nano-E2B-Cluster, formed in 2011. It exploits the up-to-date experience gained through the clustering of Nanotechnology-EeB projects and extends the scope of the existing cluster to include similar projects of the Advanced Materials domain. It broadens the field of activities of the 26 currently participating projects in a self- sustaining way. AMANAC currently represents ca. 255 project partners, out of which 63% are Large Enterprises or SMEs.

The cluster brings together projects under different thematic areas , as follows:

  • Nano-Insulation
  • HVAC
  • Lightweight Components
  • Embodied Energy
  • Smart Windows
  • Indoor Air Quality


More information about the other projects below:


High Performance Insulation Based on Nanostructured Encapsulation of Air

The main aim of the HIPIN project is to develop a sustainable and cost-effective technology to produce a nanostructured aerogel that can be incorporated into paint, plaster and panel applications which can be used in both retrofit and new constructions.


Highly Sustainable and Effective Production of Innovative Low Cost Vacuum Insulation Panels for Zero Carbon Building Construction

VIP4ALL project aims at developing a true technical and cost-effective VIP solution by using natural minerals and/or renewable organic by-products, as low cost VIP core materials through careful microwaving and doping of minor fumed silica, which will not only cut its final price by 50%, but also guarantee a superior thermal performance and eco-friendly status.


Multifunctional facades of reduced thickness for fast and cost-effective retrofitting

 The project aims to deal with the numerous requirements of facade panel retrofitting by developing a lightweight, durable, cost effective and high performance panel. Its layered structure allows for separate but also synergistic function regarding high thermal and acoustic insulation, excellent mechanical properties, up to standards flame retardancy and photocatalytic activity. Employing nanofillers such as CNTs, TiO2 and perlite nanoparticles and cellular nanofibers, will lead to reduction of facade panel weight and thickness by at least 40%.

Furthermore, individual components have a definite environmental orientation, taking advantage of recycled materials and biomass foams, low energy and low toxicity processes. Finally, performing a Life Cycle Analysis in order to optimize individual processes will ensure project viability and sustainability. Hygrothermal behaviour and thermodynamics will also be simulated and modelled to ensure the high performance of the panel.



Resseepe Project       REtrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Edification.

RESSEEPE will bring together design and decision making tools, innovative building fabric manufacturers and a strong demonstration programme to demonstrate the improved building performance through retrofitting.