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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Completion of the project Helada

Last December 2017, the project HELADA was completed with the final consortium meeting at INTA’s facilities. During the project HELADA, durable coatings preventing or minimizing […]

Plastic nanotechnology for food contact materials

Nanotechnology is a field that appeals to companies, researchers and public bodies. Its applications in electronics, biomedicine, construction, aeronautics, agriculture and materials technology have multiplied. […]

Nanotechnology plastics: new anti-icing coatings for wind turbines in extreme environments

The exposure of wind turbines to extreme climates, such as those representing the formation of ice on blades was, up until now, a problem, since […]

Plastic nanotechnology: Spain at the forefront of research and development of new graphene-based materials

The project GRAPHOS kicks off with the aim of developing products with advanced functionalities and improved physical-mechanical properties by integrating graphene and carbonaceous nanostructures into polymeric matrixes 

Plastic nanotechnology to optimize the treatment of prostate cancer

ERESA coordinates a project funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the programme RETOS, where AIMPLAS participates. This will allow the development of innovative polymeric tags that will improve the radiotherapy treatment in prostate cancer.