Durawood

 Durawood Plasma treatment to enhance coated wood durability For wood to compete with other materials and be attractive to customers, the durability of treated wood facades of at least 5-8 years renovation-free should be guaranteed. New EC legislation (2004/42/EC) requires the replacement of solvent-borne coating systems with water-borne coatings for outdoor wood preservation purposes. Wooden [...]
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Milddry

 Milddry Microwave assisted the drying of food products Heat sensitive foods and products that possess excellent quality in terms of taste, aroma, texture, and appearance, such as herbs, spices, seafood, etc., pose a major challenge to food driers. Products such as garlic, ginger, spring onions and shrimps are cellular tissues containing gas-filled pores that tend [...]
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Safebag

 Safebag  Plasma treatment for in-pack decontamination of fresh cuts In 2008 a WHO report on microbial safety in fresh produce prioritised leafy green vegetables as the highest priority in terms of fresh produce safety from a global perspective. It is critical that effective decontamination steps are in place to ensure consumer protection and confidence in [...]
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Meatpack

 Meatpack Plasma treatment for in-pack decontamination of meat products Meat and poultry products are vehicles for millions of cases of foodborne illness globally each year. Controlling pathogens such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and Yersinia enterocolitica, is a primary goal for the industry. Additionally, processors are constantly striving to lengthen product shelf [...]
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Ultrachoc

 Ultrachoc  Ultrasound-based systems for tempering and monitoring chocolate production Chocolate quality is highly dependent on a stage of the manufacturing process known as tempering. Tempering is critical for reducing processing failures and ensuring a quality end product. Incorrect tempering makes the chocolate become dull, susceptible to fat bloom, soft in texture and warm in the [...]
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Babysafe

 BabySafe  Light-based decontamination system for baby formula Powdered infant formula is the most widespread and established alternative to the breastfeeding of the newborn. Despite preservation steps during production illnesses caused by contaminated formula as a result of Salmonella spp., Cronobacter sakazakii have been reported, which can often lead to brain damage or death in babies [...]
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Smartmilk

 Smartmilk  Ultrasound and pulsed electric field-based system for non-thermal treatment of milk The EU dairy industry produces 130 billion litres of raw milk each year for consumption and for application in the production of many foods, feed and pharma products. Without doubt, the quality and safety of milk and milk products are of paramount importance [...]
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Manucoat

 Manucoat Electrospray of self-cleaning nano-coatings on textile The MANUCOAT research is focused on getting the visible light photocatalytic effect of textile and wood surfaces by developing of a system for plasma treatment of textile and increase wood substrates and deposition of doped nano-TiO2, where dopants envisaged are Ag and Si in order to provide solutions [...]
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OptiNanoPro

 OptiNanoPro Processing and control of novel nanomaterials in packaging, automotive and solar panel processing lines Optimal nanomaterials processing for packaging, automotive and OPV: Nanotechnologies are the sources of unprecedented properties for polymers, both in terms of bulk and surfaces. Nonetheless, their processing at an industrial scale is still challenging. IRIS is developing tailored systems to [...]
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