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Treating frequently touched surfaces with antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral coatings could help reduce the spread of infectious diseases in busy environments.
Alongside COVID-19, we face a continual challenge from other serious transmittable diseases, including influenza, hospital superbugs such as MRSA and Candida albicans, and stomach infections.Learn more
Nanomaterials are any kind of material that is structured at the scale between 1 and 100 nanometers, in at least one of their dimensions. They are much smaller than can be seen with the naked eye, but larger than individual molecules.Learn more
We consider substitute materials for coatings that do not come from fossil fuels, are biodegradable and safer for the environment. Bio-based materials obtained from sustainable sources can contribute to all these goals.Learn more
Triple-A-COAT will develop antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral coatings based on nanocellulose that has been modified to enhance its activity against pathogens.Learn more
In Triple-A-COAT we work with the three main forms of nanocellulose, produced by three of our industry partners, with diverse structures and properties.Learn more
Triple-A-COAT partners KU Leuven, Stellenbosch University and Imperial College have developed exciting new approaches to combat pathogens. This research will now be developed further in Triple-A-COAT to create antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral nanocellulose based coatings.Learn more
The project will investigate how to improve the adhesion of nanocellulose to four model surface materials: metal, plastic, glass and seat fabric. To enhance adhesion, various “linker” compounds will be tested.Learn more
Life cycle assessment
Life cycle assessment
In Triple-A-COAT, life cycle assessment specialists 2.-0 LCA consultants will assess the environmental impact of our coatings in terms of their production, use and disposal, and compare their environmental performance with competing products.Learn more
The Triple-A-COAT consortium involves 13 partners. The project is supported by €5.4 m of EU, UK and Swiss funding.
Triple-A-COAT meeting and 6 month update
The Triple-A-COAT consortium held its 2nd meeting in Kortrijk, Belgium, home of the KU Leuven Sustainable Materials Laboratory, in the first week of March 2023. Over 20 project team members gathered over 2 days to discuss the progress so far. So far, the project has been running for 6 months. In Kortrijk, Triple-A-COAT partners shared results of their first experiments and tests. Work has started on the …Learn more