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Surface functionalisation of cellulose matrices using cellulose embedded nano-particles

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214653

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 996 704,01

  • EU contribution

    € 5 472 795

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

Objective

The projects main R&T objective is to create new, smart and bio-based surface nanostructured polymer composites showing exceptional surface functionality (mechanical, chemical, selective interaction properties). These new materials will be composed of nano-scaled polysaccharides layers with embedded nano-particles, coating different celluloses matrices. The compounding is restricted to the biopolymers surface and outer layers, providing the “filler” to the area where it is required and avoiding the deterioration of the matrix materials mechanical properties. The project will investigate these new effects - cellulose dissolution, structuration with nano-particles and irreversible coating – will develop their understanding and mastering and exploit their applicability. Several routes will be opened to prepare a completely new class of high-value biobased materials with tailored functions and properties applicable in many different fields: • Separation technologies: providing selective interaction properties tuneable by environmental properties • Technical fibres and foils: Specific surface modifications (strength, abrasion, thermal and chemical stability, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity …) • Improved properties as flame resistance, conductivity, antimicrobial activity, barrier properties • Medical and hygienic devices: Formation of depots for humidity, drugs (controlled release), antimicrobial compounds. • Sensors, displays, electronic devices: performing structural changes under the influence of an external field. The project will have impact to Nanoscience by the development of knowledge and new strategies to handle nanoparticles and to design multifunctional nanostructured composite materials based on renewable resources. Nanotechnology by the development of technologies to design new materials based on the elaborated scientifice knowledge.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Address

Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 093 295,55

Administrative Contact

Volker Ribitsch (Prof.)

Participants (13)

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 614 403

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 445 983

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 416 147,60

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 496 841,80

THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 479 180

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 230 024,25

NANOMEPS SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 293 180

X-FLOW BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 296 299,40

INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 253 800

PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 307 588

CHT R. BEITLICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 282 708

MONDI UNCOATED FINE & KRAFT PAPER GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 263 344,40

MONDI SCP AS

Slovakia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214653

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 996 704,01

  • EU contribution

    € 5 472 795

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

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