In this study, aqueous dispersions of partially
crystalline PVDF nanoparticles (NPs) were obtained
employing hydrophobin (HFB), an amphiphilic film-forming
protein able to film hydrophobic surfaces. Dynamic Light
Scattering (DLS) and Transmission Electron Microscopy
(TEM) analysis of PVDF-HFBII aqueous dispersions
confirmed the HPBII ability to film PVDF hydrophobic NPs.
Freeze-dried PVDF-HFBII bio-nanocomposites were shown to
be effectively re-dispersible in water. An aqueous
dispersion of PVDF NPs may have an impact on the
applications of this polymer in the perspective of the
development of environmentally friendly coating methods.