Sustainable Surfaces & Membranes (S²M)

Antimikrobielle Oberflächen und innovative Membrantechnologien – eine neue Generation nachhaltiger, umweltverträglicher multifunktionaler Materialien“

The Sustainable Surfaces & Membranes (S²M) project focuses on the two key areas of antimicrobial surfaces for various applications (“Antimicrobial”) and a wide range of innovative and customized membrane technologies (“Membranes”).

The project is located in industrial research. The questions asked by companies from different sectors (sanitary engineering, coatings, paints, sealants, adhesives, photovoltaics, fuel cells, food production and storage, etc.) will be addressed in cooperation with universities and research institutions. The use of conventional biocides and heavy metal compounds is consistently avoided in the production of antimicrobial surfaces; instead, intrinsically antimicrobial polymers (thermoplastic and cross-linked), high-energy nanoparticles and polydopamine are used, tested and developed for specific applications.

The central objective of the project is to develop antimicrobial coating materials for outdoor use and in hygienically sensitive areas, antimicrobial adhesives and sealants for sanitary facilities and refrigeration rooms, antimicrobial components for sanitary engineering, antimicrobial composites and gel coats, antimicrobial films and coatings for solar modules, antimicrobial membranes, packing membranes for humidity control in food storage, repair resins for membrane grouting, ceramic materials and membranes for fuel cells.

In addition, a technical method to characterize biofilms and a standard test method to characterize bacterial contamination in emulsion paints will be developed.


Planned project

6.531.635,70 €

Project Duration

1.1.2016 - 30.6.2019


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

Netzwerk Oberfläche NRW e.V.

Project partners

Fachhochschule Münster, Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV, Transferagentur FH Münster GmbH, Universiteit Twente, Smart Material Printing B.V., CTP Advanced Materials GmbH, Emsa GmbH, J.W. Ostendorf GmbH & Co KG, nanoAnalytics GmbH , Parthian Technology B.V., X-Flow b. v., SABA Dinxperlo b. v., Wedi GmbH, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e. V, Van Wijhe Verf B.V., Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH, Aquamarijn Micro Filtration BV, Wydo NBD


Financer Amount
Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV 0,00 €
Transferagentur FH Münster GmbH 0,00 €
Van Wijhe Verf B.V. 0,00 €
Netzwerk Oberfläche NRW e.V. 6.967,70 €
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie 24.961,00 €
Universiteit Twente 37.986,00 €
Wedi GmbH 38.996,00 €
DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e. V 41.801,00 €
Wydo NBD 47.695,00 €
SABA Dinxperlo b. v. 59.715,00 €
nanoAnalytics GmbH 106.695,00 €
Aquamarijn Micro Filtration BV 121.980,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 122.469,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 122.469,00 €
Parthian Technology B.V. 125.670,00 €
Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH 135.753,00 €
Smart Material Printing B.V. 137.456,00 €
Fachhochschule Münster 157.607,00 €
X-Flow b. v. 161.120,00 €
Emsa GmbH 174.613,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 178.962,00 €
J.W. Ostendorf GmbH & Co KG 191.139,00 €
CTP Advanced Materials GmbH 267.446,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 470.911,00 €
MWIDE NRW 536.894,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 3.262.330,00 €