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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Plastic nanotechnology to combat climate change

The project GRAMOFON, coordinated by AIMPLAS, in which a total of eight partners from Europe and one from South Korea take part, has been funded with EUR 4.2 million by the European Union through the programme H2020.

New plastic materials and bioplastics at K Fair

AIMPLAS is attending from 19 to 26 October a new edition of the K Trade Fair (Hall 7 Level 1 Stand B41).

Plastic nanotechnology: Progress in the industrialization of graphene in electronic, automotive and toys sectors

The theoretical properties of graphene at mechanical, electrical and thermal level are quite attractive at industrial level. For this reason, great efforts are being made […]

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 […]

Trends on flame retardant plastics

Over the last years, conventional materials are being replaced by synthetic polymers, but most of them are flammable and in presence of a strong heat […]