Project objectives: Nanosystems with absorbed biocides were synthesised and applied in different materials related to the furniture, wood, construction, ceramics and textile sectors, in order to improve their efficiency.
The use of biocides reagents for exterior materials related to the furniture, construction, ceramics and textile sectors have always problems due to:
- The low efficiency of the biocide.
- The lost of the biocide in a relatively short time.
- The toxic substances that are used and that can cause environmental problems.
- The problems with the aesthetic image of the product after the application of the biocide.
To solve these problems, different nanosystems were synthesised during the project. The chosen biocides were incorporated inside these structures in order to get the isolation of active and unstable biocides from the outside and achieve a much lower release of the biocide with the time.
Some of these systems proved to be much more efficient than the biocide itself, and their effects with the time were longer.
Fungal resistance assays against nanobiocides based on the standard UNE 56 705
Efficacy assays with Reticulitermes spp. termites against nanobiocides following the standard UNE-EN 117
Duration: from January 2006 to December 2008
European Union | European Regional Development Fund, ERDF
Partners: AIDIMA (coordinator) | AIDICO | AITEX | ITC | Supramol (UV) | IQMA (UPV)