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.