Actualidad y noticias


7 viernes julio 2017

The European Res Urbis project aims to obtain bioplastics from organic waste

Res Urbis

More than 300 million people live in urban areas in Europe, and each individual produces an average of 3 kilos of organic waste every month.

7 viernes julio 2017

From surfboards to food packaging: bioplastics are expanding

bioplastics are expanding

The expansion of bioplastics is unstoppable. So far they just represent about one percent of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced worldwide annually. .

7 viernes julio 2017

Interview with Gerald Rebitzer

Gerald Rebitzer

Gerald Rebitzer: "There is still a lack of cooperation in the plastics value chain"

7 viernes julio 2017

Interview with Steven Burns

Steven Burns

Steven Burns: "Our technology is producing 99% pure feedstocks that create more value for everybody in the supply chain"

23 viernes junio 2017

Entrevista al director comercial de Centrotécnica-Aoki

Águstín Durán

Águstín Durán: "El sector está evolucionando hacia la especialización y la fabricación de productos técnicos de mayor valor añadido"

21 miércoles junio 2017

La química del futuro

La química del futuro

Desde plásticos capaces de biodegradarse en el agua en pocas semanas hasta hierro microencapsulado para alimentos. Todos estos avances estarán en Expoquimia.

6 martes junio 2017

Entrevista al consejero delegado y director técnico de Itoplas

Rafa Itoplas

Rafael Berengena: "Nos hemos convertido en Artesanos del Plástico"

29 lunes mayo 2017

Entrevista al consejero delegado de Guzmán Global y nieto del fundador de la compañía

Fidel Garcia Guzman

Fidel García-Guzmán García: "El mercado ibérico del plástico está creciendo"

23 jueves marzo 2017

The best ice-repellent coating invented so far

Glazed frost, is a smooth, transparent and homogeneous ice coating occurring when freezing rain hits a surface. Its effects can be seen in plants but also in Power lines, cars windshields, and aircrafts wings.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Elena Ibáñez: "Foodomics is one of the ways towards personalised nutrition"

Elena Ibañez is a Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC) in Madrid. Her activity includes the development of environmentally clean processes and foodomics, an innovative discipline that studies food and nutrition to improve our health.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Guanidine: an antimicrobial surface coating not only for medical use

A guanidine surface coating for PVC materials has already been proved to be an effective antimicrobial solution in biomedical devices, but its use could even go way beyond that, according to Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Málaga and one of the participants in this new development.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Maurits van Tol: "If the EU can set a good common framework for the whole industry, then we can move from a linear to a circular economy"

Maurits van Tol is Senior Vice President of Innovation and Technology of the Borealis Group. He has spent almost 20 years in the chemical industry holding various international managerial roles. He has a a broad experience in leadership positions in R&D and innovation as well as business development and business management.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Recycled plastic: an essential element in an innovative electric generation system

It is common to see solar panels on roofs and even in windows. Now a Hungarian company -Platio- has gone one step further by installing solar panels in sidewalks.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Antonis Mavropoulos: "The plastics industry will be enormously transformed by the 4th industrial revolution"

Antonis Mavropoulos is the founder and CEO of D-Waste and the president of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) He has been involved in solid waste management projects for 20 years. His recent research work deals with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

9 jueves marzo 2017

Bernd Roegele: Entrevista al presidente de Equiplast, el Encuentro Internacional del Plástico y el Caucho

El director general del Grupo Roegele, Bernd Roegele, es el presidente del comité organizador de Equiplast desde su última edición en 2014. El grupo que dirige fue fundado en 1963 por Helmut Roegele y, desde entonces, es una empresa líder en el ámbito de la distribución de maquinaria para la transformación de plástico.

3 viernes febrero 2017

Barcelona Industry 4.0 Week reúne relevantes eventos industriales, en el recinto Fira Gran Via, convirtiendo a Barcelona en capital de la innovación industrial.

El próximo otoño Fira de Barcelona se convertirá en una de las mayores plataformas feriales mundiales para la industria, tanto en el ámbito comercial como del conocimiento.

3 viernes febrero 2017

Pilar Navarro: "En Equiplast, las demostraciones de maquinaria y proceso tomarán el recinto de Gran Via" El recinto de Gran Via acoge la 18ª edición de Equiplast

El recinto de Gran Via acoge la 18ª edición de Equiplast, el Encuentro Internacional del Plástico y el Caucho. La directora del certamen, Pilar Navarro, explica cuáles son las principales novedades y los objetivos de la edición que tendrá lugar del 2 al 6 de octubre próximos.

26 jueves enero 2017

Lourdes Ramos: "Miniaturization is a key factor for a greener chemistry"

Lourdes Ramos is a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, in the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Expert in miniaturization of analytical methods, her team has even patented new instrumentation in this field. She has been recently included in the first all-women Power List by the Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences worldwide.

26 jueves enero 2017

‘Cleverscope': a plastic adapter and a smartphone get a low-cost video-laryngoscope

Direct laryngoscopy allows seeing the local cords and leading the tube to the right place, but its margin of error, depending on the patients physical characteristics, might get over 20% and develop complications. The event is unforeseen and only shows at the moment of the intubation. Video-laryngoscopes are the most effective solution in these cases, but its high cost limits their use and they are not present in all operation rooms.

26 jueves enero 2017

New treatment seeks to reduce wastewater from petrochemical industry

The petrochemical industry consumes a great deal of water and it generates an estimated volume of 1,750 million m3 of wastewater a year only in Europe. Now a new and ambitious project, LIFE-REWATCH, is seeking to validate an innovative reclamation system for wastewater from the petrochemical industry to obtain high-quality water for reuse in the same industry.

26 jueves enero 2017

Breakthrough in Nitrate-polluted Water Treatment

The first world electro-denitrification plant to supply drinking water to a municipality is expected to start operating in the small village of Borrassà (province of Girona, Spain) in February 2017. This initiative is carried out by Hydrokemós, a spin-from the Chemical Institute of Sarrià, one of the most important science educational institutions in Barcelona.

26 jueves enero 2017

A whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry for a sustainable future

Driving chemical reactions using solar energy is not just possible, but also necessary for a sustainable future. That is the main conclusion of a recently published whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry published by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) after a series of presentations and brainstorming workshops held in Berlin in October 2015 with participant experts from all over Europe.

25 miércoles enero 2017

Plastic manufacturing: a revolution ahead?

A new technology could drastically reduce the costs and carbon emissions in the manufacturing of the world's plastics supplies

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Pilar Navarro: "Las innovaciones en proceso productivo es la gran apuesta de Equiplast 2017″

Del 2 al 6 de octubre de 2017, el recinto de Gran Via acoge la 18ª edición de Equiplast, el Encuentro Internacional del Plástico y el Caucho. La directora del certamen, Pilar Navarro, explica en esta entrevista cuáles son las principales novedades y los objetivos de la edición que tendrá lugar en octubre del año que viene.

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Antireflective surfaces reach high efficiency by mimicking nature

Moth's eyes have evolved to prevent light from reflecting off them. This particular feature is becoming important for producing better antireflective nanostructured surfaces.