Surface functionalization of cellulose matrices using cellulose embedded nanoparticles

Call NMP-2007-2.1-1
Grant Agreement No 214653
EC Grant 8,000,000 €
Project duration 01/12/2008 - 30/11/2012
Coordinator The Institute of Chemistry, University Graz
Contact Martin R Kulterer



[under construction]




The projects main RTD 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 polysaccharide layers with embedded nano-particles, for the coating of different cellulose matrices. The compounding is restricted to the biopolymers surface and outer layers, providing the “filler” to the domain where it is required and avoiding the deterioration of the mechanical properties of the matrix material.




Organisation Country Type of institution Contact
Institute of Chemistry, Graz University Austria Research and higher education
University of Maribor Slovenia Research and higher education
ARMINES France Research and higher education
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Germany Research and higher education
University of Hull UK Research and higher education
Thüringisches Institut für Textill- und Kunststoff-forschung e.V. Germany Research
Utrecht University The Netherlands Research and higher education
NanoMePS France SME
Pentair X-Flow The Netherlands Industry
Innovia Films Ltd UK Industry
Predilnica Litija d.o.o. Slovenia Industry
CHT R. Beitlich GmbH Germany Industry
Mondi Austria Industry