General information

SBO project
Started: 01/08/2014, Duration: 48 months
Status: Ended
Project contact: Christophe Detavernier (UGent)


Knowledge institutions: UAntwerpen, UGentVITOVUB

The FUNC SBO project is about ‘dry’ nano-functionalization of particles and fibrous materials via atmospheric plasma technology and atomic layer deposition.

Powders with different size, shape, chemical composition and degree of porosity will be tested.

The objective is to develop a toolbox enabling the application of chemical groups or nm-thin coatings on the surface of the particles to improve the process-ability or to add extra functionalities.

Organic functionalization and inorganic coating of polymer particles may be applied to steer the wettability and flow-ability behavior of self-healing additives or 3D printing powders. Surface modification of fibrous materials might be required to improve dispersion and enhance the stress transfer in composites.

This project is part of:

Tools for rational processing of nanoparticle based materials. The aim is at strengthening the scientific base for the rational processing of nanomaterials and creating technology platforms.

General information

Started: 01/07/2014
Status: Closed SIM Program
Program manager: José Spinnewyn (SIM)