NanoTextSurf - NanoTextured Surfaces for membranes, protective textiles, friction pads and abrasive materials

Nanotextured surfaces are densely covered with very small structures, such as dots, fibrils, cones or holes that have their smallest dimension in the nano-scale, from 0.1 nm to 100 nm. Nanotextured surfaces in general have unique physical, optical, electric, and magnetic properties that make them attractive for a wide range of applications. The patterns and architectures for durable nanostructured end-products in this project are created with different nano-scaled materials e.g. nanobiomaterials that are applied with different surface treatment application techniques, such as cast coating, foam coating, or screen-printing. Surface treatment line offers a possibility to trial new surface treatments for special applications with small material demands for fiber based, textile and plastic materials compared to traditional pilot machines.
 
The NanoTextSurf project focuses on manufacturing technologies of these surfaces with nano-scaled materials. The goal is to upgrade and optimize existing pilot lines, and use them to demonstrate of novel nanotextured surfaces.
 
In NanoTextSurf, nanotextured surfaces are created on cellulose-based and other materials with various application techniques. The suitability of these materials will be demonstrated for, e.g., membrane, textile, friction control, and surface finishing applications. Read more...

News

Good progress in the project in all end applications - moving to demonstration phase. Read more...

Successful screen printing pilot trials for textiles. Read more...

Testing of the vacuum box in Sutco pilot for friction materials. Read more...

Pilot trials for abrasive materials in progress. Read more...


NanoTextSurf is a 3-year project that started in November 2017. This project has received funding (5.8 M€) from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760601. The project budget is 6.6M€.

Cast coating

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Foam coating

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Screen printing

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