Antimicrobial textiles developed by Polytechninc University of Catalonia
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) leads a European project aimed at using ultrasound to produce antimicrobial textiles and devices on an industrial scale. The technology will be used to coat medical textiles, materials used in public areas, medical devices, and water treatment membranes.
Researcher and professor Tzanko Tzanov, who works on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is the leader of the European PROTECT project, which focuses on applying ultrasound technology in the industrial-scale manu-facture of textiles and devices coated with antimicrobial nanoparticles. The technology will be used to coat medical textiles, materials used in public areas, medical devices, and water treatment membranes. The project, which is expected to be completed four years from now, involves the participation of 22 partners in eight European countries, including the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Textile Industry Research Association (AITEX), of Alcoy (Alicante, Spain).
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