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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Polymers and photovoltaic solar energy: use, challenges, and considerations

The industry of solar energy has experienced significant growth during the last few years. This occurred thanks to the recent interest in renewable energies. Solar […]

Reactive extrusion: Unleashing the future of advanced materials

Reactive Extrusion has been presented in recent years as a key technology for the synthesis and chemical modification of polymers. Reactive extrusion is a ground-breaking […]

Scrap plastic reduction

Scrap, cast offs or organic waste during processing production, can propose a problem for many companies in the plastic sector, especially for those that are […]

New luminescent materials in plastics

The luminescent materials are compounds capable of emitting visible light or low infrared to the appropriate stimulus. Thanks to this particularity, these materials are used […]

D-CARBONIZE recruits 12 doctoral candidates with an innovative approach to using biomass to produce bioplastics

This month saw the launch of the D-CARBONIZE Project, a joint network of doctoral candidates (DCs) that aims to promote new approaches in circular chemistry […]