The FUNC SBO project is about ‘dry’ nano-functionalization of particles and fibrous materials via atmospheric plasma technology and atomic layer deposition.
Powders with different size, shape, chemical composition and degree of porosity will be tested.
The objective is to develop a toolbox enabling the application of chemical groups or nm-thin coatings on the surface of the particles to improve the process-ability or to add extra functionalities.
Organic functionalization and inorganic coating of polymer particles may be applied to steer the wettability and flow-ability behavior of self-healing additives or 3D printing powders. Surface modification of fibrous materials might be required to improve dispersion and enhance the stress transfer in composites.