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Designação do projeto | Projeto PORLANTSURF – Filmes superhidrofóbicos inspirados na superfície de folhas e pétalas de plantas do Norte de Portugal

Código do projeto | POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029785 / PTDC/CTM-REF/29785/2017

Objetivo temático| Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação.

Região de intervenção | Norte | Centro

Instituição proponente | UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS OS MONTES E ALTO DOURO

Instituição participante | UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO| UNIVERSIDADE DA BEIRA INTERIOR | LABORATÓRIO IBÉRICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA | REQUIMTE – REDE DE QUÍMICA E DE TECNOLOGIA – ASSOCIAÇÃO

Data de início | 1 de Outubro de 2018 Data de conclusão | 31 de Março de 2022

Custo total elegível | 192.598,75€

Custo total elegível UTAD | 132.598,75€

Resumo:

PORPLANTSURF aims at developing superhydrophobic films mimicking the surfaces

of plant leaves and petals collected in Northern Portugal. These innovative bioinspired

materials will display a series of unique effects (“self-cleaning”, “anti-acing”,

“anti-fogging”, “anti-fouling” and “anti-drag”) with great technological potential for the

production of advanced innovative coatings. PORPLANTSURF will involve: (1) Selection

of different taxa exhibiting superhydrophobicity. (2) Analysis of the wax chemistry,

histology, hierarchical structure and wettability behaviour of the plant leaves and petals.

(3) Selection of the taxa displaying the most marked superhydrophobic effect(s). (4)

Synthesis and characterization of hydrophobic hybrid and biopolymer films doped (or

not) with hybrid powders. (5) Production of the synthetic replicas through imprinting of

the leaves or petals surface roughness on optimized films. (6) Validation and up-scale by

Barbot-Indústria de Tintas S.A.