The BIO-SUSHY project aims to develop innovative coating solutions that meet the EU’s chemical strategy for sustainability by creating safe and durable water and oil-repellent coatings.

The development will be based on three pillars:

  • R&I coating development,
  • computational modelling for performance,
  • toxicity assessment and SSbD methodology

This will ensure safety and environmental performance, with a decrease of 25% in environmental impact.

The project will follow and implement best practice methodology set through EU programs to ensure excellence of the research and optimized outputs through a data harmonization and management program.

  1. Project Start


    BIO-SUSHY is an EU-Horizon project involving 14 stakeholders from research and technology developers (RTDs), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a university, and a national association. It is based on an interdisciplinary approach to achieving high-quality, durable, and sustainable composite coatings to replace polluting polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS).

    The coating solutions will be developed under the Safe- and Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) concept based on bio-based thermoplastic powder and hybrid sol-gel technologies. These types of durable water and oil-repellent coatings will cover a wide range of applications and sectors, such as textile, glass cosmetic, and food packaging.

    Overall, the BIO-SUSHY project provides scientific, technological, and societal impact by delivering an SSbD methodology for applying high-quality, durable, and sustainable organic and hybrid coatings as a replacement for PFAS, and it is aligned with the EU policy ambition of a toxic-free environment.
  2. 1st Year of BIO-SUSHY

  3. 2nd Year of BIO-SUSHY

  4. 3rd Year of BIO-SUSHY

  5. Project End

The BIO-SUSHY project is broken down into 6 work packages, including

  1. aligning project specifications with internal and external framework conditions,
  2. development and validation of novel coatings,
  3. data collection and curation,
  4. building a Safe- and Sustainability-by-Design Framework,
  5. setting up and implementing a dissemination and communication plan,
  6. providing the consortium with adequate tools for guaranteeing the time delivery of all results.