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http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gifProgramme: ERA –NET MANUNET
Financed by National Programme PN II: Partnerships in Priority Domains
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Poject title: INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR TEXTILES APPLICATIONS AND WOOD PROTECTION
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gifAcronym: MANUCOAT
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Programme web address:  http://www.manunet.net/
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Contract UEFISCDI No.7-073/07.06.2013

http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Time table of the project: 07.06.2013 – 31.12.2013
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Total costs of international project: 549417 euro
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Total costs paid from the state budget through the PARTENERIATE programme:  268100 euro(1233260 lei)
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Total own funds:30150 euro ( 138690 lei)
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gifParteneri:
● The National R&D Institute for Textiles and Leather-INCDTP (RO) – coordinator
National R&D Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals -IMNR (RO) - partner
● S.C. MGM STAR CONSTRUCT S.R.L-MGM (RO) - partner
INNOVACIÓ I RECERCA INDUSTRIAL I SOSTENIBLE S.L. –IRIS (ES)- partner
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gifAbstract
MANUCOAT research is focused on getting the visible light photo-catalytic effect on textiles and wood surfaces by optimizing advanced physical methods (RF sputtering plasma) to obtain the thin layers, homogeneous, transparent, flexible nanostructured of doped and un-doped TiO2. Additionally the research aims the development of TiO2 nanoparticles with sizes below <20nm, obtained by hydrothermal procedure at low temperatures (≤ 200 ° C) and high pressure (> 200 atm.) in a single step.
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http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gifMain objective:
Developing new textiles and wood materials with photo-catalytic properties, stable in environmental conditions and with sensitivity in the visible region of the solar spectrum.
http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Innovation elements:
1-Obtaining “in situ” of TiO2nanoparticles doped with Ag, with reproducible phase composition and surface properties , by a low cost and scalable hydrothermal procedure starting from soluble inorganic salts of Ti. Hydrothermal procedure takes place at low temperatures (max.2000 C) and high pressure (>200 atm) enabling the formation of stable nanostructures in which the dopant enters in B sites of TiO2 lattice.
2- Development of plasma treatment to create active sites for the deposition of large quantities of nanoparticles with uniform, homogeneous, and well controlled composition.
3- Development of DC/RF sputtering technology to coat the  textile and  wood supports with thin, transparent, nanostructured  layers  with high photocatalytic efficiency.
Until now, the only commercial applications for DC/RF reactive magnetron sputtering are mainly for electronics.  It will develop the DC/RF sputtering method and equipment for work at low temperature and will create the possibilities to select deposition parameters to obtain thin  film.
4- Developing a "reference standard" to allow comparison of photo catalytic results from different methods of nanoparticles deposition on different textile substrate.

http://www.certex.ro/images/bullet1.gif Expected exploitable results:
● The hydrothermal technology to obtain  to larger scales in  pilot installation of the doped/nondoped TiO2 nanoparticles;
● Sputtering technology for manufacturing the antimicrobial, self-cleaning textiles and wood;
● Versatile equipment for sputtering treatment of textiles and wood;
● Versatile equipment for plasma treatment of textiles (IRIS partner).
●Textiles products  with antimicrobial antifungical and self-cleaning properties;
● Wood product with high resistance to weathering.