Skip to main content

Nanotextured surfaces for membranes, protective textiles, friction pads and abrasive materials

Objective

Cellulose, the most abundant polymer on Earth, is a classic example of a high reinforcement materials produced from renewable resources. Cellulose nanomaterials produced either with chemical and/or mechanical means from cellulose fibres are safe, biodegradable, ultra-strong, durable and suitable for novel functional applications. Cellulose nanomaterials strengthen the production of lean added value products. They enable novel functional products and improve the competitiveness of European industry. However, it is necessary to further develop application processes for cellulose nanomaterials.

NanoTextSurf aims to upgrade existing pilot lines for manufacturing and demonstrating nanotextured surfaces with mechanically enhanced properties. The focal approach of the surface manufacturing concept is to construct nanostructured surfaces based on nanoscale biomaterials. Formation of surfaces will be realised by utilising these building blocks with on-line application techniques (cast and foam coating and screen-printing), which enable the formation of the true nanotextured architecture. This approach will guarantee that robust, efficient and easily up-scalable processes with in-line controlling methods will be available as open access services with reasonable costs.

The nanotextured products and their mechanically enhanced performance will be demonstrated as value added products of the existing and novel bio-based membranes at liquid purification, functional textiles for fire retardant fabrics and linings, novel friction materials for transport applications and abrasive materials for surface finishing. Their economic feasibility, safety and environmental acceptability will be evaluated with life cycle sustainability assessment. The results can be exploited in the existing manufacturing lines. Besides these products, NanoTextSurf partners have recognised additional markets such as hospital textiles, industrial wipes, air purification filters and food packaging materials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food packaging
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2017
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 260 850

Participants (12)

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 494 937,50
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 374 946,25
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 195 750
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 848 000
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 091
Address
August-spindler-strasse 11
37079 Gottingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 250 731,25
Address
Tovarniska 15
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FURKA REIBBELAGE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 237 125
Address
Passwangstrasse 20
4226 Breitenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIRKA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 427 875
Address
Pensalavagen 210
66850 Jepua
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BERNDORF BAND GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 640 207,75
Address
Leobersdorfer Strasse 26
2560 Berndorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 648,75
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 302 678,75
Address
Research Avenue North, Riccarton 45
EH14 4AP Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACONDAQUA INGENIERIA DEL AGUA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Calle Santos De La Piedra 2
46117 Betera Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)