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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Nanotechnology and plastics: a firm commitment for the future

Although the concept of nanotechnology was introduced for the first time by the Nobel Prize for Physics Richard Feynman in 1959, its use when developing […]

Researches to improve the surface properties of materials by means of nanotechnology

Five technology centres, coordinated by AIMPLAS, are working in the development of new coatings for different materials that gives them new properties.

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 […]

Free Webinar: nanocomposites from bacteria

Next Wednesday, 25th June, from 3pm to 4pm, AIMPLAS will organize a free webinar about nanocomposites from bacteria. This Webinar will show the results of […]