Innovation and trends in plastic materials

Though relatively new, plastic materials have been responsible for decisive advances in society in just a few decades. Their presence in our daily lives provides convenience, safety and functionality. Innovation in plastic materials continues to make incredible strides to provide a response to social challenges arising in areas of society: health, environment, industry, mobility, smart cities and more.

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WPC as an alternative material to wood

The current trend of developing environmentally friendly products leads researchers to look for alternative materials in a variety of applications. Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) is becoming

How to make plastics flame-retardant

AIMPLAS generates new knowledge and technologies that can be transferred to companies in order to help them to increase their effectiveness and competitiveness. AIMPLAS has […]

What’s new in liquid crystals?

We have probably all heard about LCD displays. We can find them in a watch or a calculator, as well as in flat-panel displays of […]

Conductive plastic materials

The huge range of design and finish possibilities of plastic materials have caused that they have a major role in industries such as the electrical-electronic […]

Do you know what plastronics is?

Plastronics is a new research and development line in the field of electronics that includes the incorporation of electronic components in plastic materials, the development of flexible electronics and the use of conductive materials based on polymers from organic and hybrid materials.

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AIMPLAS works on the development of smart traps and pheromones for an eco-friendly control of the gypsy moth in oak forests

The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidotera: Erebidae), is an indigenous species that infects oak forests in Central and Southern Europe, Asia and Africa. It […]

BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator organizes deep-dive workshop into microgravity-enabled opportunities for advanced materials

The space environment makes it possible to manufacture materials of much higher quality and performance otherwise unattainable in the gravity-induced conditions on Earth. In Phase One of […]

The BSGN Advanced Materials Accelerator invites you to discover space-enabled opportunities for driving new materials innovations

What would you do if you could take gravity out of the equation? How would you use an environment where there is no convection, sedimentation […]

Project to turn whey into coatings that extend cheese shelf life by 25%-50% and to provide probiotic ingredients for animal feed

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, each year more than 18 million tonnes of cheese are produced worldwide, a process […]

NEMOSINE Project comes to end with creation of smart packaging that extends useful life and improves preservation of cinematographic and photographic heritage

The NEMOSINE Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, has come to an end after four years of research to find a more efficient and sustainable storage solution […]