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Our international research projects



Efficient and smart technologies focusing on indoor health and well-being – CEN-20091010.

Period: 2009 – 2012

The main objective of the CENIT TECNOCAI project was to build knowledge and further develop technologies to achieve an optimal indoor environment. The developments should contribute to achieving the highest possible level of comfort and health for the occupants. This goal was realised by combining different sciences.



Antimicrobial paints based on nanotechnology – IPT-2011-1499900000.

Period: 2011 – 2013

The aim of the “APLICONS” project was to develop coatings for the construction and industrial sectors based on nanotechnology with an antimicrobial surface. The aim was to avoid the use of conventional organic biocides and to research new technologies for achieving a functional, antimicrobial surface.

Analyse Proben


Development of alternative film and preservative agents for aqueous coatings – RTC-2014-2020-5.

Period: 2014 – 2016

The objective of the FOODTECH & COATINGS PROJECT was the development of alternative preservatives and film protectors for paints and coatings based on active ingredients of natural origin. The microbial efficacy of free and microencapsulated substances from food preservatives was investigated with the aim of using them in water-based paints.

Lebensmittel Biofilm


Development of paints and varnishes for direct contact with food according to VO (EU) 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300.

Period: 2016 – 2019.

The main objective of the project was the development and certification of paints and varnishes that meet both the European and the US requirements for direct food contact coatings according to Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico de Valencia (AIMPLAS) and successfully completed.



Development of alternative preservatives based on peptides and metabolites.

Period: 2018 – 2020

The aim of this project is to further develop the successful FOODTECH & COATINGS project. The technologies evaluated and tested in this project are mainly based on the use of antimicrobial peptides and free and microencapsulated bacterial and microalgal metabolites, with the aim of using them in paints and coatings in the food sector for preservation and film protection.



Replacement of fossil raw materials in food contact paints with plant-based raw materials.

Period 2020 – 2022.

The aim of this project is to develop bio-based paints and varnishes in which raw materials of fossil origin are replaced by new raw materials of plant origin and which are at the same time suitable for use in direct contact with foodstuffs in accordance with the requirements of the European Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and the US American FDA 21 CFR 175.300.

Research / Product development

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