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Novel release system and Bio-based Utilities for insect repellent textiles and Garments

Final Report Summary - NO BUG (Novel release system and Bio-based Utilities for insect repellent textiles and Garments)

Executive Summary:
The No Bug project operates within the 7th Framework Programme of the EC for research, technological development and demonstration. The project is a collaborative project for SMEs. The duration of the project was 48 months.

No Bug: Novel release system and bio-based utilities for mosquito repellent textiles and garments

In several applications of professional textiles and clothes mosquito repellency is an important issue. Two major problems arise: repellents currently in use are harmful, resistance to conventional repellents increases, and the lifetime of release systems is too short. Solving these two problems are the main goals of the No Bug project.
Novel biorepellents have been selected. They have been combined with four release systems (multilayer coating, textile bio-aggregates, masterbatches and micro-capsules). This allows to repel mosquitoes transmitting malaria or dengue. The novel release concepts are multilayer coatings and in-situ release of the active compounds. Targeted prototypes are textiles for health workers and bed nets (mosquitoes).

Project Context and Objectives:
see attached file D8.5A
Project Results:
see attached file D8.5A
Potential Impact:
see attached file D8.5A
List of Websites:
NO BUG website
http://www.no-bug.info/content/about

Coordinator of the project: Prof. Lieva VAN LANGENHOVE
Ghent University - Department of Textiles
Technologiepark 907
B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium
lieva.vanlangenhove@ugent.be