The GreenSTAMP project is about designing novel, green, high-performance, boundary-film contacts for stamping that satisfy technological and increasingly strict legislative requirements that will reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. This is a critical requirement for stamping and other heavy-loaded lubricated mechanical components because existing European and national regulations has already placed severe restrictions on the use of many of the most effective lubricant additives and so are affecting the performance of some modern machinery.

In this intra-sectorial and interdisciplinary project the two world-leading groups will search for a breakthrough answer: an academic team that has pioneered much of the research in boundary films and boundary lubrication (Laboratory for Tribology and Interface NanoTechnology; TINT); and the R&D team of Hidria corporation, one of the world’s top-4 leading producers of high-quality stamping electrical steel laminations for stacks and EM for the most prominent OEMs in the automotive segment. Hidria, which is among the leading European companies in high-tech sustainable and green technologies, is determined to be the first to introduce novel, advanced, green lubrication in heavy-duty stamping, and so satisfy the stringent environmental regulations and at the same time achieve improved performance.