The University Expert on Bioplastics and Biocomposites postgraduate course is a university-accredited qualification of the Universitat de València created to respond to new market needs.
The European Union is sponsoring a new, competitive, low-carbon model of sustainable growth that makes efficient use of resources.
The plastics industry forms part of this socially responsible European framework committed to the circular economy. It bears considerable responsibility and has a great deal to offer society. Biotechnology is faced with the challenge of discovering processes to make products with more added value than current products while applying criteria of sustainability. Companies in the plastics industry need specialists to address these new challenges and social and environmental demands.
Dates and Timetable
7 October 2021 to 24 February 2022.
Pre-enrolment deadline: 24 September 2021.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Plastics Technology Centre
Gustave Eiffel 4 – Parque Tecnológico – Paterna
Training provided in Spanish
Internships at companies and access to AIMPLAS job listings
Biopolymers in the Framework of the Circular Economy.
Chemistry and Biopolymer Families.
Compounding Processes. Additives, Fillers and Reinforcements.
New Research Trends in Bioplastics.
· Synthesis of Biopolymers.
· Formulation and Additivation of Thermoplastic Polymers.
Analysis of Morphological-Structural Properties.
Analysis of Static and Dynamic Mechanical Properties.
Analysis of Rheological and Thermal Properties.
Migration and Permeability Studies.
Biodegradability and Compostability.
· Interpreting Biopolymer Data Sheets.
· Mechanical Characterization.
· Chemical Characterization.
· Sensory Characterization.
Conventional Thermoplastic Production Technologies. Continuous and Discontinuous Processes.
Conventional Thermoset Production Technologies. Continuous and Discontinuous Processes.
Bio-Reinforcements and Biocomposites: Families and Design.
Industrial Sectors with Bioplastic and Biocomposite Applications.
· Obtaining Laminated Composites.
· Characterization of Reinforced Biocomposites.
· Company Visits.
At AIMPLAS, we are committed to the labor insertion of our students. That’s why the master’s degree requires you to spend 900 hours on an internship at a company.
Once you have completed the master’s degree, your details will be entered in the AIMPLAS Job Offers platform, which specializes in the plastics industry. You may also include your profile on our talent website.