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Surface functionalisation of cellulose matrices using cellulose embedded nano-particles

Objective

The projects main R&T objective is to create new, smart and bio-based surface nanostructured polymer composites showing exceptional surface functionality (mechanical, chemical, selective interaction properties). These new materials will be composed of nano-scaled polysaccharides layers with embedded nano-particles, coating different celluloses matrices. The compounding is restricted to the biopolymers surface and outer layers, providing the “filler” to the area where it is required and avoiding the deterioration of the matrix materials mechanical properties. The project will investigate these new effects - cellulose dissolution, structuration with nano-particles and irreversible coating – will develop their understanding and mastering and exploit their applicability. Several routes will be opened to prepare a completely new class of high-value biobased materials with tailored functions and properties applicable in many different fields: • Separation technologies: providing selective interaction properties tuneable by environmental properties • Technical fibres and foils: Specific surface modifications (strength, abrasion, thermal and chemical stability, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity …) • Improved properties as flame resistance, conductivity, antimicrobial activity, barrier properties • Medical and hygienic devices: Formation of depots for humidity, drugs (controlled release), antimicrobial compounds. • Sensors, displays, electronic devices: performing structural changes under the influence of an external field. The project will have impact to Nanoscience by the development of knowledge and new strategies to handle nanoparticles and to design multifunctional nanostructured composite materials based on renewable resources. Nanotechnology by the development of technologies to design new materials based on the elaborated scientifice knowledge.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 093 295,55
Administrative Contact
Volker Ribitsch (Prof.)

Participants (13)

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 614 403
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Niko Samec (Prof.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 445 983
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Helleux (Mr.)
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 416 147,60
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus Bongartz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 496 841,80
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Parkinson (Mr.)
THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 479 180
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 97
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Schubert (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 024,25
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Roelofs (Ms.)
NANOMEPS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 293 180
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederic Dumestre (Dr.)
X-FLOW BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 296 299,40
Address
Marssteden 50
7547 TC Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingo Blume (Mr.)
INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 253 800
Address
West Street The Coach House 7
CA7 9PD Wigton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Hewitt (Mr.)
PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 307 588
Address
Kidriceva 1
1270 Litija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Zorec (Mrs.)
CHT R. BEITLICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 282 708
Address
Bismarckstrasse 102
72072 Tubingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brückmann Ralf (Dr.)
MONDI UNCOATED FINE & KRAFT PAPER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 263 344,40
Address
Kelsenstrasse 7
1032 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Kornherr (Dr.)
MONDI SCP AS

Participation ended

Slovakia
Address
Tatranska Cesta 3
03417 Ruzomberok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jana Ondrikova (Ms.)