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Project Sheet

Project sheet

Project designation

CARDUR: Valuing cashew nut shell oil in the sustainable development of epoxy resin hardeners

Project code

LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-039878; POCI-01-0247-FEDER-039878

Main goal

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

Intervention region

Lisbon Metropolitan Area (Palmela); North (Guimaraes)

Beneficiary entities

RESIBRAS-Companhia Portuguesa de Resinas para Abrasivos S.A.; PIEP ASSOCIAÇÃO – Pole for Innovation in Polymer Engineering; GLOBALNAVY – Tintas e Revestimentos LDA

Approval date


Start date


Total eligible cost

619.876,04 €

Date of the conclusion


Financial support from the European Union

FEDER – 335.813,51 €


The CARDUR project is developed in co-promotion and aims at the R&D of light colored phenolalkylamines, stable to UV radiation and with a high curing speed, with a view to its application as a paint hardener for coating products operating in sensitive environments, such as saline environments.


  1. Definition of requirements and technical specifications;
  2. Research and Development of purification and synthesis processes on a laboratory scale;
  3. Process development and optimization applied to the development of products on a pilot scale.
    Construction of prototypes;
  4. Tests and Characterization Trials of products obtained on laboratory and pilot scale;
  5. Tests and trials of case studies;
  6. Management of innovation and enhancement of results (promotion and dissemination);
  7. Management.