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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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 […]

AIMPLAS participates in European Space Agency project to develop new materials under microgravity conditions in the Earth’s orbit

Space exploration has always been a driver of technological and industrial innovation. Developing new products and services by taking advantage of the conditions offered by […]

AIMPLAS organizes the First International Seminar on Biotechnology Applied to the Plastics Sector

Major progress has been made in biotechnology in recent years, as demonstrated by increased biotech applications in different sectors, including the plastics industry. Biotechnology proposes […]

AIMPLAS closes 2020 financial year with 10% revenue increase to nearly €15 million

The 2020 financial year was marked by the health, economic and social effects of the COVID-19 health crisis. In this context, AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, made all its resources and […]