Authors: IVA REZIĆ, MAJA SOMOGYI ŠKOC
Faculty: Sveučilište u Zagrebu Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet
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Antimicrobial, water repellency, durability and flexibility are the main advantages of an ultrathin coating for polymeric biodegradable materials. The textile carrier or 3D printed material is modified with an antimicrobial layer. A specially formulated antimicrobial coating contains a mixture of substances that are formulated by mathematical modeling, and then applied to the surface of the material by a deep immersion process. After processing the material, its surface has special antimicrobial properties that can be adjusted so that they are maximally effective against certain strains of microorganisms, and in the case mentioned, the antimicrobial coating showed a positive effect on a wide range of model microorganisms, including gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms, as well as fungi. Furthermore, by changing the formulation, we achieved an effect on the selected target microorganism golden Staphilococcus Aureus, MRSA. In addition to textile carriers, antimicrobial protection can be applied to any other biodegradable materials, including 3D printed medical materials. By testing the finished product, it was confirmed that its properties of water repellency, durability and flexibility were maintained.