El grup centra la seva recerca en 3 grans línies: a) modificació i optimització de processos relacionats amb polímers (síntesi, modificació i tractaments) i les variables utilitzades en les seves aplicacions industrials (drug-delivery, inserció de biomolècules i encapsulació de matèries actives), b) caracterització de nous materials sostenibles, formats per neumàtics fora d’ús (NFU) desvulcanitzats mitjançant irradiació amb microones i barrejats amb elastòmers nous per aconseguir aplicacions dins el mateix àmbit, i c) aprofitament de recursos biogènics per a la preparació de materials biocompòsits. En concret, condicionament de residus cel·lulòsics o queratínics, mitjançant pretractaments d’estabilització de baix cost i de mínim impacte ambiental, per obtenir materials tècnics que puguin ser manipulats industrialment.

The study of the micro- and macro-characterisation of polymeric materials and chemical systems related to the textile and/or chemical industries. The modification and optimisation of processes related to polymers such as synthesis, modification and treatment, and of the variables used in their industrial applications, such as drug delivery, biomolecule insertion, active matter encapsulation, chemical species absorption and composites. The monitoring of the properties of the final products, such as permeability, desorption kinetics, colour, mechanical properties, surface characteristics and durability.

The study of the micro- and macro-characterisation of polymeric materials and chemical systems related to the textile and/or chemical industries. The modification and optimisation of processes related to polymers such as synthesis, modification and treatment, and of the variables used in their industrial applications, such as drug delivery, biomolecule insertion, active matter encapsulation, chemical species absorption and composites. The monitoring of the properties of the final products, such as permeability, desorption kinetics, colour, mechanical properties, surface characteristics and durability.

Recent Submissions

  • Preliminary investigation on auto-thermal extrusion of ground tire rubber 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Kowalkowska-Zedler, Daria; Vahabi, Henri; Reza Saeb, Mohammad; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Wang, Shifeng; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-06-28)
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    Ground tire rubber (GTR) was processed using an auto-thermal extrusion as prerequisite to green reclaiming of GTR. The reclaimed GTR underwent a series of tests: thermogravimetric analysis combined with Fourier-transform ...
  • Kinetics of dyeing in continuous circulation with direct dyes: tencel case 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Meng, Xu; Qian, Hongfei; Immich, Ana Paula (2019-07-16)
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    Due to the special characteristics of Tencel fibres, it is important to gather new data and information in order to improve our knowledge of their performance during dyeing. Kinetic equations are used to describe the ...
  • Environmental impact assessment of sound absorbing nonwovens based on chicken feathers waste 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2019-06-28)
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    Chicken feathers (CFs) are currently a biogenic solid waste generated on a large scale and around the world. Its valorization could provide a great opportunity to manufacture environmentally friendly materials and increase ...
  • Mathematical models for drug delivery from textile 

    Martí Gelabert, Meritxell; Martínez, Vanessa; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Coderch Negra, Luisa (2019-06-24)
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    Gallic acid was microencapsulated in poly-¿-caprolactone by the solvent evaporation method and was applied onto biofunctional textile substrates, cotton, and polyamide fabrics using a finishing process. A higher content ...
  • Microwave treatment in waste rubber recycling – Recent advances and limitations 

    Formela, Krzysztof; Hejna, Aleksander; Zedler, Lukasz; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier (2019-06-01)
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    Environmentally-friendly microwave heating is increasingly used in polymer chemistry and technology. The selectivity and highly efficiency in the heat transfer present a huge advantage in systems based on recycling, improving ...
  • Application of Aloe vera microcapsules in cotton nonwovens to obtain biofunctional textile 

    Fielder, Juliana Oliveira; García Carmona, Óscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Souza Plath, Andre Mathias; Samulewski, Rafael Block; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (2019-06-01)
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    The microencapsulation of essential oils and its application in textile articles allows the aggregation ofdifferent functionalities to the substrates, imparting them antimicrobial properties, cosmetic effects, UVprotection, ...
  • Antennas based on low-cost thermoplastic polymer substrates for communication in the industrial, scientific and medical radio band 

    Gil Galí, Ignacio; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2019-05-10)
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    This work addresses the design guidelines, manufacturing process and experimental test of several antennas based on low cost and low loss thermoplastic polymer substrates. The proposed antennas are based on patch topologies ...
  • Comparative Study of The Finishing Effects Imparted by Enzymatic Treatments Applied to Undyed and Dyed Wool Fabrics 

    Riva Juan, Ascensión; Prieto Fuentes, María Remedios; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2019-05)
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    The use of enzymes in the finishing of wool fabrics could be an alternative to the traditional finishing with chemicals. The main objective is to obtain some finishing processes that are more environment-friendly than the ...
  • GO/rGO as reinforcing nanofiller in aramid fiber/epoxy resin composite systems 

    Sanjuan, Gemma; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Li, Jiahui; Coldea, Paul Florin; Lopez de Prada, Jorge; Fernández, Jorge; Ruffini, Guido (2019-04-25)
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    Compatibility between matrix and reinforcement plays an important role in final properties of composite materials, which is why many works are focused in modify- ing interfacial interactions between both components ...
  • In-situ direct synthesis of HKUST-1 in wool fabric for the improvement of antibacterial properties 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Caruzi, Bianca Bastos; Gil, Guilherme Andreoli; Samulewski, Rafael Block; Bail, Alesandro; Pereira Scachetti, Fabio Alexandre; Moises, Murillo Pereira; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-04-19)
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    Open Access
    The use of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) such as HKUST-1 in textiles is an alternative with regard to the development of technologies that are increasingly seeking for functionalities, mainly in the fields of health and ...
  • Biofunctional textiles 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Martí, Meritxell; Coderch Negra, Luisa; Alonso, Cristina; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Immich, Ana Paula; Tornero, José Antonio (2019-04-15)
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    The aim of the chapter is to state different new possibilities that textile substrates offer for more specialized functions as Biomedical devices, Cos-metics, Skin treatment, and which are ...
  • Go/rGo as reinforcing nanofiller in carbon fiber/epoxy resin composite systems 

    Sanjuan, Gemma; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Li, Jiahui; Coldea, Paul Florin; López, Cristian; Fernandez Vela, Jorge; Ruffini, Guido (2019-02-26)
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    Interfacial interactions between matrix and reinforcement of composites influences greatly in final properties of the material. Carbon Fibers are characterized for to have low interactions with resins when forming a ...

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