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Antibacterial Textiles and Non-Woven Materials

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Coordinator SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB - Kemi, material och ytor, Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2013 - January 2014
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

The initial aim ´to create an interdisciplinary consortium to define problems, opportunities and approaches for a collaboration project about antibacterial textiles has been well met. We have contacted and talked to many health care providers and related organizations to define the problem, but also met many in the industry that has given their view. The work has resulted in an application for a collaborative project where we considered these comments. Some of these discussion partners have become project members.

Results and expected effects

We have created a new consortium with participants from several different scientific disciplines (textile, medicine, chemistry, biology, production, finance, communication, psychology) and completely different sectors (health care, cleaning, textile producer, bacterial supplier, clothing, laundry and pulp supplier) which has resulted in some change in the project description. An application for a collaborative project is written and filed. We have conducted a review of antibacterial technologies and examined their potential.

Approach and implementation

The project has been led by Jesper Hedin, SP, assisted by Philip Gillgard, Swerea IVF. Three workshops have been held in Stockholm and Mölndal. The original parties have jointly taken the decisions about possible changes in the consortium and how we should tackle the problem of HAI. Discussions with external parties has taken place both nationally and internationally.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2013-00905

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