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Microgel technology for preservation of cultural heritage

Project description

Cultural heritage preservation based on gellan gum microgels

The EU-funded MICROTECH project goes beyond previous Modelling Microgels’ experiments to propose a more cost-effective and ready-to-use formula in preservation of paper artecrafts. Thanks to their natural properties, gellan gum microgels are recently proven to be more efficient and rapidly acting compared to hydrogels previously used in similar applications. The researchers’ ambition is to optimise the interaction of these smart nanoparticles with various surfaces apart from paper, aiming to contribute a great deal to cultural heritage preservation, amongst other uses. Private companies’ already expressed interest is expected to boost project success by testing microgel technology on real samples and conducting all necessary analyses for patent commercialisation in order to deliver a finished product.


Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
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