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Pre-commercial lines for production of surface nanostructured antimicrobial and anti-biofilm textiles, medical devices and water treatment membranes

Objective

PROTECT aims to introduce to the market One step antimicrobial finish processes for polymeric materials used in i) specialty textiles for public areas and hospitals, ii) water treatment membranes, and iii) implantable medical devices. Compared to main existing manufacturing routes, the proposed one-step coating technologies are simple, fast, and reproducible. For this, PROTECT uses as a starting point four existing pilot lines emanated from high successful FP7 projects SONO, NOVO and BioElectricSurface. PROTECT will upgrade the nanocoating One step process platform comprising: two roll to roll (R2R) pilots (sonochemical and spray coating) for functional textiles production, a R2R thermo-embedding pilot for antibacterial/biofilm preventing water treatment membranes, and a batch sonochemical pilot for antibacterial/antibiofilm/biocompatible medical devices. This platform will cover a wide range of applications due to their specific characteristics by the following objectives:
a) Incorporating ‘antibacterial antibiofilm biocompatible novel nanoparticles’(NPs) of the following categories: inorganic (CuxZn1-xO ,5 Ga@C-dots, Si/TiO2 composite) polymer (polypyrrole, PPy)) and biologicals (antibacterial enzymes, functionalized lipids (FSLs), hybrid antibacterials) to obtain ‘biocompatible nanostructured surfaces with antimicrobial and anti-adhesive’ properties.
b) Implementing real time characterization methods for monitoring at the nanoscale to characterise relevant materials, process properties and product features for ‘real-time nanoscale characterization’ to ensure ‘reproducibility’ and ‘quality’ of the nano-coated products
c) Improving ‘coating efficiency, production capacity, reproducibility, robustness, cost-effectiveness, safety and sustainability’ of the processes in relation to the targeted applications.
d) Introducing a Labs Network (PLN) that will include also lab scale processes of the proposed technologies for ‘training and knowledge dissemination.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Address

Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 910 275

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BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 680 125

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 408 750

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 408 625

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 561 875

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 179 156

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 266 755

Klopman International Srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 436 310

TESSITURA PERTILE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 85 050

MAROCO, LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 219 056

DEGANIA SILICONE LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 366 100

CENTRO DIAGNOSTICO BARONIA S.R.L., IN SIGLA C.D.B. S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 174 825

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 490 525

FONTE NUOVA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 86 187

STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 36 613,50

INDATECH SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 543 637

I.C.O.N.E.

France

EU Contribution

€ 500 500

SYNTHAUR OOO

Russia

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 718

PROJECT SAS DI MASSIMO PERUCCA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 286 629

NSC - NANO SONO COOPERATION LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 86 187

OSM-DAN LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 337 575

Kessler ProData GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 39 511,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720851

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 441 862,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 478 985

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain