NanoTextSurf - NanoTextured Surfaces for textiles, paper and plastics

The NanoTextSurf project aims at creating unique material properties and next generation products with surface treatments and coatings containing nanocelluloses. Nanocelluloses are plant or usually wood-based nanomaterials that have particles sizes in nanometer scale.

The nanotextured surfaces are created on textile, paper and plastic webs with various application techniques. After the treatment, the web has properties such as antifouling, pollutant capturing, improved strength, right tribological properties, enhanced durability in grinding and barrier against adhesive glue. Nanocellulose can directly provide the desired property or act as a binder for another agent on the surface. Stability of the nanocellulose dispersions or foams in the application is an example of typical challenges.

The suitability of these materials is demonstrated for filtering membranes, textile workwears, low-friction materials, and surface finishing applications.

The project also focuses on developing manufacturing technologies of these surface treatments. From this perspective, the production of the novel nanotextured surfaces offers a beneficial environment to optimize and upgrade the equipment installed in the R&D pilot lines. An important part of the work is to optimize the coating dispersions or printing pastes. Read more...

News

Due to the recent developments (restrictions in place in Austria, international events being cancelled/rescheduled, e.g. ACS in USA) we will also cancel the planned participation in the exhibition of Specialty Paper2020 Europe and postpone the first NanoTextSurf workshop to take place later this year. We come back to the details later, stay tuned.

NanoTextSurf Newsletter 2 published.
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Good progress in the project in all end applications - moving to demonstration phase. 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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