Nanotechnology applications in the plastics industry

Nanotechnology applied to plastic materials makes it possible to improve their properties in different ways, such as by increasing their hardness, UV resistance and flame retardancy. Nanoparticles can also be used to provide advanced functionalities such as electrical and thermal conductivity, absorption of gases and hydrophobicity. This technology offers endless possibilities because it can be applied in any industry or sector.

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New materials for capturing CO2 could be used to reduce industrial emissions and as catalysts

New nanomaterials will enable capturing CO2 from industrial emissions with improved CO2 desorption. These materials have also been shown useful as catalysts in the recovery of CO2 for the synthesis of chemical products.

Ultrahydrophobic materials: from the nature to the industry

Is possible that a drop of water bounces over a surface without wetting it? An interaction exists among solid and liquid materials that makes difficult […]

Plastic nanotechnology: how to improve the surface properties of materials

Five technology centres, coordinated by AIMPLAS, have developed new coatings for plastics, wood, metal, ceramics and glass, which allow giving new properties to these traditional materials.  

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Two new pilot plants will test carbon capture technology developed by European CARMOF project at industrial level

Coordinated by AIMPLAS since early 2018, the European CARMOF project is now setting up innovative CO2 capture demonstrators at two industrial facilities in Greece.

New materials for capturing CO2 could be used to reduce industrial emissions and as catalysts

New nanomaterials will enable capturing CO2 from industrial emissions with improved CO2 desorption. These materials have also been shown useful as catalysts in the recovery of CO2 for the synthesis of chemical products.

Antibacterial Film Based on Essential Oils for Hospital Use

The European FLEXPOL project has developed an innovative antibacterial plastic film using nanoencapsulated essential oils that is more eco-friendly than current hygienization methods.

New nanomaterials-based and 3D-printed materials to revolutionize the existing technology for CO2 capture

AIMPLAS coordinates the European project CARMOF, which tackles the environmental challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere.
 
 

Plastics are Future consolidates itself with a second edition that shows how the materials of the future will be

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, closed last week the second edition of an international seminar on plastic materials that had around 130 attendees from different […]