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The objective will be to bring companies closer to the opportunities that biocides can offer in their sector, to show the main trends, regulatory aspects and novel solutions emerged in the market. Moreover, the importance of the selection of the appropriate validation in the plastic sector will be addressed and examples of products which have incorporated antimicrobials to add value to their products will be shown.



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Registration period
29 of June 2021 or until full capacity

Date and Schedule

29 of Jun 2021


7 class hours




AIMPLAS members 200€

Non-members: 250€


  • 09:00 Opening and welcome remarks | Belén Monje, AIMPLAS
  • 09:10 Biocidal solutions in the plastics sector: needs and strategies | Ludovico Agostinis, AIMPLAS
  • 09:40 Biocides: Definition, types, classification and requirements for commercialization | Lidia Ferrer, Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública
  • 10:10 Evaluation of antiviral activity in cell culture | Rafael Sanjuan, Universidad de Valencia
  • 10:40 Highly Heat Resistant and Easily Dispersible antimicrobial products for innovative polymer & coating formulations | Roberto Spogli, Prolabin
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:15 Needs in the healthcare environment for antimicrobial materials and validation | Héctor Martínez, IIs LA FE
  • 11:45 Antiviral and Antimicrobial Polypropylene Yarns and Reusable Textiles in Medicine | Balogova Alena, Chemisvit Fibrochem
  • 12:00 Evaluation of antimicrobials in the pre-clinical model of Caenorhabditis elegans | Patricia Martorell, ADM BIOPOLIS
  • 12:30 TAYG Clinic. Nosocomial Diseases. Bacterial clean Spaces & Storage | Antonio Hostalet, TAYG Clinic
  • 12:45 How can we achieve the antibacterial effect of polymer nanocomposites using light? | María Kovacova, Polymer Institute of Bratislava
  • 13:15 Break
  • 14:15 Antimicrobial products, Cristina Prieto, Bioinicia
  • 14:30 Bacteriophages: a promising approach against pathogenic bacteria, Pilar Domingo-Calap, Universidad de Valencia
  • 15:00 Trends in disinfection in the food industry, regulatory framework | María Sanz, Betelgueux
  • 15:15 Biobased antimicrobial | Lidija Fras Zemljič, University of Maribor
  • 15:45 Antimicrobial Masterbatch | Erick Danilo Tello Rendón, Ancor Technologies
  • 16:00 Break
  • 16:20 Antimicrobials as both friends and foes in human health | María Cecilia Girón, University of Padova
  • 16:50 Effective Biocidal photocatalytic materials based on Modified TiO2 | George Kiriakidis, PCN MATERIALS
  • 17:05 Methods to combat bacterial and fungal biofilm in infection and disease | Marilyn Bruno, Aequor
  • 17:20 Biofilms, VBNC’s, other Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Eladio Gómez, Vesimin
  • 17:50 Closure

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