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

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.
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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Address

Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 260 850

Participants (12)

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STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 494 937,50

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 374 946,25

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 195 750

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 848 000

SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 259 091

TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 250 731,25

FURKA REIBBELAGE AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 237 125

MIRKA OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 427 875

BERNDORF BAND GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 640 207,75

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 457 648,75

INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 302 678,75

ACONDAQUA INGENIERIA DEL AGUA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 50 400

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 760601

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 599 711,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 800 241,25

Coordinated by:

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland