Research / about Biosurf.
Within the scope of BIOSURF aminofunctionalised norbornene-based polymers will be developed for their implementation as biocide antimicrobial and anti-deposit surfaces in different applications in food industries. Furthermore, anti-deposit and antimicrobial monitoring modules will be developed, in order to access the efficiency of the biocidic surfaces in their antimicrobial and anti-deposit characteristic. In addition, the project will implement, test and optimise under real production conditions the biocide surfaces in combination with the monitoring modules in order to achieve marketable products. The R&D activities will be based on initial patent-protected concepts developed by KEKELIT and LAGOTEC (SME participants). The project is centred on complementary technological issues and innovation needs of the participating SMEs, for which further R&D activities from joint initial research represent a clear exploitation potential for the businesses.
KEKELIT manufactures plastic equipment for different industrial applications such as plastic pipe systems, pipe insulation and pre-insulated pipes. LAGOTEC develops industrial monitoring technologies (biofilm control/microbial plant safety) and COASA is specialized in the production, packaging and distribution of farmhouse cheese, honey, jams, canned food and cider.
The three involved RTD performers, TUGRAZ, TTZ and UDUN are supporting the SMEs to achieve the desired objectives.