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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Plastics are Future will meet in Valencia the most spectacular innovations on new materials

The 20th century has seen how plastics were born, how they have incredibly grown and how they have extended their application fields up to levels […]

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.
 

Plastic nanotechnology for safer, more eco-friendly and competitive cosmetic packages

The use of nanoclays in the manufacture of cosmetic packages improves their barrier to gases and their mechanical and thermal properties, making possible to do without additives and reduce the amount of material used, what makes them more ecologic and reduces manufacture costs.   

New online nanocomposite characterization technologies will reduce manufacturing costs and quality rejects

NanoOnSpect project, in which AIMPLAS participates, develops an innovative control process in nanocomposites manufacturing with production adjustments by means of different sensors that control several properties. 

New environmentally- friendly pre-treatment for plastic plating

SAMDOKAN project is focused on the study of the industrialization process of a new environmentally-friendly metallization of plastic parts, applied to different sectors: automotive, electrical and sanitary.