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Development and implementation of a contact biocide polymer for its application as antimicrobial and anti-deposit surfaces in the food industry

Obiettivo

There is a common need for preventing and eradicating microbial contamination across the supply and production chain in the food industry, especially in the food processing and packaging industries in the EU. Therefore, it is important that all surfaces which come in contact with food and foodstuffs are free of potentially hazardous microorganisms. Compared to conventional antimicrobial agents, polymeric biocide materials compounded in different elastomeric and non-elastomeric surfaces have the advantages of being non-volatile, chemically stable and do not release degradation products of low molecular weight into the environment. BIOSURF aims to develop aminofunctionalised norbornene polymers for their implementation as biocide antimicrobial and anti-deposit surfaces in different applications in food industries. BIOSURF also aims to develop anti-deposit and microbial monitoring modules, in order to assess the efficiency of the biocidic surfaces in its antimicrobial and anti-deposit functions. In addition, the project, will implement, test and optimise under real production conditions the biocide surfaces in combination with the monitoring modules, aiming achieve marketable products. The R&D activities will be based on initial patent-protected concepts developed by KEKELIT and LAGOTEC (SME participants). The project is centred on complementary technological problems and innovation needs of the participating SMEs, for which further R&D activities from joint initial research represent a clear exploitation potential for the businesses. KEKELIT manufactures plastic equipment for different industrial applications such as plastic pipe systems, pipe insulation and pre-insulated pipes; LAGOTEC develops industrial monitoring technologies (biofilm control/microbial plant safety); and COASA is specialized in the production, packaging and distribution of farmhouse cheese, honey, jams, canned food and cider.

Invito a presentare proposte

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinatore

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Indirizzo
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Austria
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 45 947
Contatto amministrativo
Eva Bradacs (Ms.)

Partecipanti (5)

KE KELIT KUNSTSTOFFWERK GMBH
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 427 900
Indirizzo
Ignaz Mayerstrasse 17
4020 Linz-donau
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Elmar Ratschmann (Mr.)
LAGOTEC GmbH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 523 172
Indirizzo
Breitscheidstr. 51
39114 Magdeburg
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Daniel Goll (Mr.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 4 966
Indirizzo
Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Birte Ostwald (Ms.)
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 2 851
Indirizzo
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Qi Zhao (Dr.)
COMERCIALIZADORA ASTURIANA DE ALIMENTOS, S.A.
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 114 876
Indirizzo
Carretera As-17; Km 29,800; Fonciello-tiñana
33199 Siero
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Javier Martinez Alonso (Mr.)