Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2

Abstract:
In 2012 the ICN2, ICREA and Chemipol signed a licence agreement for the joint development of innovative antifungal paint based on micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies. This technology has been on the market since 2015, and is the third commercial product to emerge from the ICN2.

A new product to help combat mouldy walls, thanks to technology developed at the ICN2

Barcelona, Spain | Posted on December 14th, 2017

The Terrassa-based chemical solutions company, Chemipol, and the ICN2 have been working together since 2009 to develop new products for the paints and coatings sector. The idea was to create a range of low-toxicity fungicides for use in paints to prevent the growth of mould and algae on treated surfaces. But how to achieve this?

The Encapsulation Division of the Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group, led by ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch and Dr. Mary Cano, stepped in with its micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies and the idea that by containing fungicide molecules within nanocapsules, the active ingredient would remain intact and Ďunusedí until such a time as environmental conditions triggered its release. A series of preliminary joint R&D projects with Chemipol proved that not only was this possible, but that the process could also be scaled up to the levels required for commercialisation.

At this point, in 2012, a licence was granted to Chemipol for the further development and commercialisation of this product. Put on the market in 2015, it is an example of a long-term collaboration between the ICN2 and industry to bring advanced research in nanotechnology to the service of real consumer needs.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
ņlex ArgemŪ

Copyright © ICN2

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication July 13th, 2018

UMBC researchers develop nanoparticles to reduce internal bleeding caused by blast trauma July 13th, 2018

Materials/Metamaterials

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Barium ruthenate: A high-yield, easy-to-handle perovskite catalyst for the oxidation of sulfides July 13th, 2018

Carbon is the new black: Researchers use carbon nanotubes to develop clothing that can double as batteries July 10th, 2018

High-power electronics keep their cool with new heat-conducting crystals July 6th, 2018

Announcements

In borophene, boundaries are no barrier: Rice U., Northwestern researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains July 17th, 2018

Tuning into quantum: Scientists unlock signal frequency control of precision atom qubits July 16th, 2018

Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication July 13th, 2018

UMBC researchers develop nanoparticles to reduce internal bleeding caused by blast trauma July 13th, 2018

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Changing the grocery game: Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging June 26th, 2018

Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory: A process similar to guitar tuning improves storage time of quantum memory May 24th, 2018

Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds May 22nd, 2018

Leti Silicon Photonics Design Kit Available in Synopsis OptoDesigner Suite: Kit Contains Design Rules and Building Blocks for Multi-Project Wafers And Custom Runs on Letiís Si310 Platform April 5th, 2018

Home

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel April 27th, 2018

This Wired Wallpaper Could Turn Your Whole House Into A Fire Alarm April 2nd, 2018

Rice lab expands palette for color-changing glass: Nanophotonics team creates low-voltage, multicolor, electrochromic glass March 8th, 2017

Chemists Cook up New Nanomaterial and Imaging Method: Nanomaterials can store all kinds of things, including energy, drugs and other cargo January 19th, 2017

Industrial

Carbon is the new black: Researchers use carbon nanotubes to develop clothing that can double as batteries July 10th, 2018

New sensor technology enables super-sensitive live monitoring of human biomolecules July 3rd, 2018

Researchers present new strategy for extending ductility in a single-phase alloy June 28th, 2018

Cleaning or Etching Items with Unique Geometries Requires Specialized Expertise June 27th, 2018

Alliances/Trade associations/Partnerships/Distributorships

Leti and Oscaro Partner on Letiís New Low-Power, Low-Cost Transceiver to Track Parcels July 12th, 2018

Leti and Soitec Launch a New Substrate Innovation Center to Develop Engineered Substrate Solutions: Industry-inclusive hub promotes early collaboration and learning from substrate to system level July 11th, 2018

Leti & Partners Launch Pilot Program to Assess New Perception Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles July 5th, 2018

Powering the 21st Century with Integrated Photonics: UCSB-Led Team Selected for Demonstration of a Novel Waveguide Platform Which is Transparent Throughout the MWIR and LWIR Spectral Bands June 19th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project