AXIOMA

Smart release of biocides in finishing materials for the sector of construction

 Coordinatore NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO 

 Organization address address: Schoemakerstraat 97
city: DEN HAAG
postcode: 2600 JA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bart
Cognome: Erich
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152763291
Fax: 31152763016

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Sito del progetto http://www.axioma-project.eu/
 Totale costo 4˙518˙583 €
 EC contributo 3˙162˙416 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2008-SME-2
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-01-01   -   2013-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

 Organization address address: Schoemakerstraat 97
city: DEN HAAG
postcode: 2600 JA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bart
Cognome: Erich
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152763291
Fax: 31152763016

NL (DEN HAAG) coordinator 708˙193.20
2    Strikolith BV

 Organization address address: Lissenveld 9-13
city: Raamsdonksveer
postcode: 4940AB

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nico
Cognome: Karper
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 162514750
Fax: +31 162522483

NL (Raamsdonksveer) participant 305˙000.00
3    Nearchimica Spa

 Organization address address: Via Fratelli Rosselli 50-52
city: LEGNANO
postcode: 20025

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Roberto
Cognome: Camera Magni
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0331 576777
Fax: +39 0331 572140

IT (LEGNANO) participant 299˙040.00
4    JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV

 Organization address address: Turnhoutseweg 30
city: Beerse
postcode: 2340

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Putteman
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 1460 3278
Fax: +32 1460 3278

BE (Beerse) participant 264˙000.00
5    IBZ-SALZCHEMIE GMBH & CO KG

 Organization address address: "Gewerbegebiet ""Schwarze Kiefern"""
city: Halsbruecke
postcode: 9633

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gerald
Cognome: Ziegenbalg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 3731 200155
Fax: +49 3731 200156

DE (Halsbruecke) participant 256˙219.60
6    UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

 Organization address address: PIAZZA ROMA 22
city: ANCONA
postcode: 60121

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gian Marco
Cognome: Revel
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 071 2204441
Fax: +39 071 2204813

IT (ANCONA) participant 199˙200.00
7    ACCIONA INFRAESTRUCTURAS S.A.

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE EUROPA 18
city: ALCOBENDAS
postcode: 28108

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Miguel Angel
Cognome: Paris Torres
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 91 7912024
Fax: 34917912101

ES (ALCOBENDAS) participant 172˙500.00
8    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

 Organization address address: HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15780

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ioannis
Cognome: Paspaliaris
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 7722176
Fax: +30 210 7722168

EL (ATHINA) participant 155˙629.00
9    UNIRESEARCH BV

 Organization address address: Elektronicaweg 16c
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628XG

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jaap
Cognome: Struijk
Email: send email
Telefono: 31152754000
Fax: 31152754005

NL (DELFT) participant 150˙467.20
10    KERABEN GRUPO SA

 Organization address address: CTRA VALENCIA BARCELONA KM44.3
city: NULES
postcode: 12520

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Miguel Angel
Cognome: Bengochea Escribano
Email: send email
Telefono: 34964659500
Fax: 34964674245

ES (NULES) participant 148˙380.00
11    D'APPOLONIA SPA

 Organization address address: Via San Nazaro 19
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16145

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laura
Cognome: Giovanelli
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 010 362 8148
Fax: +39 010 362 1078

IT (GENOVA) participant 143˙564.00
12    Van Wijhe Verf B.V.

 Organization address address: Russenweg 2-4
city: ZWOLLE
postcode: 8041 AL

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Bob
Cognome: Ten Thij
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 38 429 11 11

NL (ZWOLLE) participant 132˙600.00
13    ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE

 Organization address address: CAMPUS UNIVERSITARIO RIU SEC
city: CASTELLON
postcode: 12006

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Vicente
Cognome: Sanz
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 964342424
Fax: +34 964342425

ES (CASTELLON) participant 117˙120.00
14    LECHLER SPA

 Organization address address: VIA CECILIO 17
city: COMO
postcode: 22100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Massimiliano
Cognome: Baretti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 031 586223
Fax: +39 031 586 218

IT (COMO) participant 67˙063.00
15    UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON

 Organization address address: AVENIDA VICENT SOS BAYNAT S/N
city: CASTELLON DE LA PLANA
postcode: 12006

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Christina
Cognome: Villarroya-Berges
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 964 728727
Fax: +34 964 728730

ES (CASTELLON DE LA PLANA) participant 43˙440.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Bioresistancy of building and finishing materials usually requires addition of dedicated bioactive chemicals, so-called biocides. The usual increase in biocide concentration only results in a minor prolongation of the material service-life. For example, coatings usually exhibit biocidal functionality between 0.5 and 2 years – depending on environmental loads –, whereas the desired service life in building practice is at least 10 years. This relatively short service life results in early replacement and a high impact on the environment. In this proposal we will therefore focus on extending the service-life of bio-active agents in finishing materials by the introduction of a ‘smart’ concept of bio-inhibitor release. This smart release mechanism will consists of an induced response on external stimuli. Our aim is to increase the activity of the bio-inhibitors with at least a factor of 5. Within this project we will focus on applying the concepts in several materials for construction such as paints and plasters for indoor use. The applied technologies will be selected based on their market impact and broad applications in other products for the construction sector.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Biocides are added to building and finishing materials to prevent the growth of microorganisms, but they are relatively ineffective and have negative environmental impact. Novel smart release technology using safer biocides could soon be the solution.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

A large EU-funded consortium investigated triggered-release concepts to safely extend product service life through the project 'Smart release of biocides in finishing materials for the sector of construction' (http://www.axioma-project.eu/ (AXIOMA)). Scientists focused on algal and fungal growth on indoor and outdoor coatings and plasters as well as on fungi growth on kitchen and bathroom tiles and grout.

Nanoclays with different surface modifiers were added to the building materials. Scientists demonstrated that nanoclays can be introduced in the conventional production of paints and plasters at concentrations required to achieve desired results. Differences in formulations had important impact on biocide release rate, which was nevertheless significantly improved by the nanoclay technology.

BioSwitch technology imparts the ability to switch biocide activity on and off in response to the presence of enzymes secreted by the microorganisms. The biocide zinc pyrithione is already widely used in toiletries and has potential for inclusion under the simplified active substances scheme of the Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012. Cost effective and active against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, this biocide was the focus of project studies. Notably, restrictions on biocide use became even tighter during the course of the project.

The team inserted biocides into two biopolymer classes: proteins and fats. Tests demonstrated that the enzymes can reach the biopolymers in the coatings and release biocide in response to artificial enzymes. Further optimisation will focus on particle size and prevention of leaching and early triggering.

Modelling provided important insight into the effects of coating formulation, environmental conditions and subsequent biocide release. A special software tool was developed to predict fungi and algal risk in both indoor and outdoor environments. It is available on the project website. A life-cycle assessment supported a clear positive environmental impact of the novel materials and technology compared to base materials.

AXIOMA researchers have significantly advanced the technology for smart release of biocides in construction materials. Extended service life of construction materials using cost-effective and green biocide technology will provide an important boost to a sector facing increasing environmental restrictions and the effects of a prolonged economic crisis.

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