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Nanostructured anti-septical coatings

Final Report Summary - NASLA (Nanostructured anti-septical coatings)

Executive Summary:
NASLA (Nanostructured Anti-SepticaL coAtings) project involved four SMEs from three different EU countries, having one common technological problem: the need of anti-septic functionality for their products.
This project aimed at creating new products and knowledge in antiseptic coatings suitable to be applied on a large variety of surfaces; results can have a clear and immediate exploitation potential to improve or develop new products currently commercialized by the four SMEs: biomedical implants for DiPro (Italy), agro/food handling equipment for ALCE Calidad (Spain) and EASRETH (Greece), textiles for personnel protective systems for Aero Sekur (Italy).
The work performed and the main results achieved can be summarized as follows:
-All samples provided by SMEs (reduced scale samples and prototypes) have been successfully coated by the antibacterial layer.
-The full characterization of the coated samples has been completed and all of them showed antibacterial activity.
The final results and their potential impact and use (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications) of the project can be listed as follows:
-a new antiseptical coating have been deposited on as received polymer substrates (Polypropylene, PP and Polyurethane, PU) to be used by DiPro to produce biomedical implants, in particular, a new artificial anus prosthesis
- a new antiseptical coating have been deposited on as received stainless steel for food handling equipment to be used in agro/food industry for ALCE Calidad and EASRETH
- a new antiseptic coating have been deposited on as received textiles to be used by Aero Sekur for personnel protective systems, and components for aerospace.
All the above mentioned products will have large impact both economical (new products for SMEs) and social (less bacteria-related disease, reduced use of detergents), as stated by SMEs involved in NASLA.