Plastic Materials

R&D

Plastic materials research

We are a technological partner for manufacturers of raw materials with respect to the development of new materials, improvement of their properties and optimisation of the transformation process. Our investigation rows of plastic materials are focussed on:

  • Sustainable materials: renewable sources, biodegradables and recycled materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials with advanced properties: electrical and thermal conductivity, fire resistance and elimination of smoke, active and intelligent materials, high barrier, insecticides, etc.
  • Functional coatings: self-cleaning, superhydrophobic, superhydrophilic, scratchproof, wear-resistant, barrier properties, etc.
  • Improvement of physical and mechanical properties of traditional materials and high-tech materials
Technical assistance

plastics materials assessment

We assist you in resolving technical problems of your material (degradation, odours, contaminants, incompatibility between materials...).

Moreover, we provide technical assistance in the development of new formulations and in relation with your industrial criteria.

  • New formulations of additives
  • Assistance in relation with industrial criteria
  • Studies and improvement of the dispersion in fillers, fibres and pigments
  • Solution of technical problems
  • Elimination of contaminants and odours
  • Degradation problems
  • Incompatibility between materials
Analysis and testing

Raw Materials Testing

Our laboratory has the widest range of ENAC accreditations according to ISO/IEC 17025 at a national level in the plastics industry. We put the most modern technology and a qualified staff of specialists at your disposal, to provide quality controls of your raw materials or the identification of materials.

  • Characterisation of raw materials
  • Technical data sheet
  • Compliance with legislation: REACH, product standards, etc.
  • Physical, thermal, optical, rheological properties and resistance to external agents, etc.
Competitive intelligence

Establishment of states-of-the-art concerning innovations and regulations in relation with modifications of polymers, additives, fillers, fibres...

(www.observatorioplastico.com)

Training courses

plastic materials training

  • Training course: "Compounding: The art of Plastic Compounding"
  • Course: Additives and Fillers
  • Master in Plastic Materials and its Processing Technologies
  • Web-conferencing of different topics related with compounding
  • Customised courses for compounding
  • Extruder co-rotating compounding
  • Compounding and recycling