Functional Adaptive Nano-Materials and Technologies for Energy Efficient Buildings

The FoAM-BUILD project will develop a next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS). A new, lightweight and high insulating nano-cellular foam including a non-halogenated nano-based flame retardant will be developed. Also a moisture control system, based on a sensor network which measures moisture and liquid water on the façade will be developed to prevent microbiological growth on the façade.


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FoAM-BUILD has developed next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) for new builds and retrofitting applications with environmental and economic benefits.

Project information

Project title

FoAM-BUILD – Functional adaptive nano-materials and technologies for energy efficient buildings


Project duration

September 2013 – August 2017


Project coordinator

Fraunhofer ICT


Project partners

  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT, Pfinztal, Germany
  • Smithers Rapra and Smithers Pira Ltd., United Kingdom
  • TBC Générateur d'innovation, France
  • SUNPOR Kunststoff GmbH, Austria
  • DAW SE, Germany
  • The Nuclear Research Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”  (NCSRD), Greece
  • Elkem AS, Norway
  • NEN, Netherlands
  • Ateknea Solutions, Spain/Belgium/Hungary/Poland/Republic Malta
  • Norner AS, Norway


The research leading to results in this project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°609200.

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