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Type
Private research centre
Address

16 Rue Atlantis
87068 Limoges
France

Description

CITRA is a Technological Resources Centre with 20 years of experience in industrial support, technology transfer, consulting and innovation in the field of advanced surface treatment.

Thanks to a multi-process machine park (wet & dry processes and associated characterisation tools), and a team consisting of doctors, engineers and technical experts, CITRA provides tailor-made services to meet and find the best solution of industrial needs.

CITRA

CITRA

Contact Person
Fanny Gouraud

E-mail
gouraud@citra-limousin.com
european.project@citra-limousin.com
is SME contact
Equipment

CITRA's expertise concerns surface treatments and coatings by wet processes, thermal spraying and vacuum deposition and also characterization of produced coatings.

-Thermal Spraying: thanks to its robotic booths, CITRA offers multiprocesses possibilities : Flame, Wire Arc, HVOF, APS and Cold Spray. These thermal spray techniques can be tailored for the
development of new products or coatings.

- Vacuum Deposition: CITRA is equipped with a magnetron type PVD/PECVD able to work up to 300 °C. Coating can be carried out on metallic, ceramics or polymer substrate, owning to the flexibility to adapt the tooling and the machine to the client’s needs.

- Wet Process: CITRA offers coating solutions via electroplating and electroless process. Thanks to the flexibility of the CITRA pilot’s plant containing 30 tanks of 80 L, any development
request can be considered ; from the application of new commercial formulations to the development of specific preparation steps.

- Characterization: Among its activities, CITRA offers laboratory services for the characterizations, analyses and expertise on coatings and bulk materials. It relies on strong partnerships with its nearby
ecosystem (IRCER laboratory, ENSIL-ENSCI) in order to complete its characterizations offer thanks to the pooling of specific equipments.

 

Services

CITRA offers dedicated industrial facilities for coating developments and their characterizaton. In addition of its R&D studies, it offers custom-made training and technical assistance.

Service for Industry and SMEs
Yes