S²M – The project Sustainable Surfaces & Membranes (S²M) focuses on the two key activities antimicrobial surfaces for different applications (“antimicrobial”) and a wide range of innovative membrane technologies (“membranes”).
The Sustainable Surfaces & Membranes (S²M) project focuses on the two key areas of antimicrobial surfaces for various applications (“Antimicrobial”) and a wide range of innovative and customized membrane technologies (“Membranes”).
The project is located in industrial research. The questions asked by companies from different sectors (sanitary engineering, coatings, paints, sealants, adhesives, photovoltaics, fuel cells, food production and storage, etc.) will be addressed in cooperation with universities and research institutions. The use of conventional biocides and heavy metal compounds is consistently avoided in the production of antimicrobial surfaces; instead, intrinsically antimicrobial polymers (thermoplastic and cross-linked), high-energy nanoparticles and polydopamine are used, tested and developed for specific applications. The central objective of the project is to develop antimicrobial coating materials for outdoor use and in hygienically sensitive areas, antimicrobial adhesives and sealants for sanitary facilities and refrigeration rooms, antimicrobial components for sanitary engineering, antimicrobial composites and gel coats, antimicrobial films and coatings for solar modules, antimicrobial membranes, packing membranes for humidity control in food storage, repair resins
for membrane grouting, ceramic materials and membranes for fuel cells. In addition, a technical method to characterize biofilms and a standard test method to characterize bacterial contamination in emulsion paints will be developed.
INTERREG V Deutschland-Nederland
Project number : 142087
S2M- The project Sustainable Surfaces & Membranes (S2M)