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 will offer technical assistance to Valencia’s new lighthouse construction works

Valencia’s new lighthouse is a good example of composites potential role in the construction sector. This is a unique project as the new lighthouse has […]

Development of new formulations: compounding

Compounding includes actions intended to physically or chemically modify a polymer adding substances in order to provide the polymer with features it lacked before. AIMPLAS […]

Food contact packaging: research on plastic packages made with surplus cheese production

About 40% of whey is thrown away and managed as food industry waste On average, the cheese making process generates 9 tonnes of whey for […]

New plastic products development

The development of a product is divided into 4 phases: Study of materials Analysis of the applicable regulations Design Industralisation Study of materials The study […]

Natural Fibres, a green alternative for polymer reinforcement

Luis Roca, Head of Compounding at AIMPLAS talks about the advantages of natural fibre polymer reinforcement in his exclusive interview with Smithers Rapra. Roca, who […]