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.

http://futur.upc.edu/POLQUITEX

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/POLQUITEX

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/POLQUITEX

Enviaments recents

  • Synergistic effects of bitumen plasticization and microwave treatment on short-term devulcanization of ground tire rubber 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Klein, M.; Saeb, M.R.; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-11-13)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Ground tire rubber (GTR) was mechano-chemically modified with road bitumen 160/220 and subsequently treated using a microwave radiation. The combined impact of bitumen 160/220 content and microwave treatment on short-term ...
  • Biofunctional wool using ß-cyclodextrins as vehiculizer of citronella oil 

    Bezerra, Fabricio Maesta; García Carmona, Oscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Souza Plath, Andre Mathias; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2018-11-29)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The use of biopolymers such as cyclodextrin in textiles for the development of biofunctional fabrics is an alternative for the development of eco-friendly textiles. Cyclodextrins can create covalent interactions with the ...
  • Inclusion complexes of citronella oil with ß-Cyclodextrin for controlled release in biofunctional textiles 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; García Carmona, Oscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Bezerra, Fabricio Maesta (MDPI AG, 2018-11-29)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Biofunctional textiles with integrated drug-delivery systems can help in the fight against vector-borne diseases. The use of repellent agents derived from plants and oils is an alternative to DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-methylbenzamide), ...
  • Assessment of the delivery of citronella oil from microcapsules supported on wool fabrics 

    Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Lis Arias, Manuel José; García Carmona, Oscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Murilo Pereira, Moisés; Zanin, Gisella Maria; Faria Moraes, Flávio (2018-11-14)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Essential oils are complex, volatile liquid mixtures that can be extracted from various parts of plants. Their main characteristics are strong fragrance and biological properties. Studying the characteristics of oils along ...
  • Vehiculation of active principles as a way to create smart and biofunctional textiles 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; Coderch, Luisa; Marti, Meritxell; Alonso, Cristina; Garcia Carmona, Oscar; García Carmona, Carlos; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio (MDPI AG, 2018-11-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    In some specific fields of application (e.g., cosmetics, pharmacy), textile substrates need to incorporate sensible molecules (active principles) that can be affected if they are sprayed freely on the surface of fabrics. ...
  • Thermoplastic elastomers filled with GTR 

    Formela, Krzysztof; Haponiuk, Josef T; Wang, S.; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018-10-03)
    Capítol de llibre
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Rubber is used in a vast number of products, from tyres on vehicles to disposable surgical gloves. Increasingly both manufacturers and legislators are realising that recycling is essential for environmental sustainability ...
  • Surface treatment of rubber waste 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Marín Genescà, Marc; Formela, Krzysztof; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018-10-03)
    Capítol de llibre
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Rubber is used in a vast number of products, from tyres on vehicles to disposable surgical gloves. Increasingly both manufacturers and legislators are realising that recycling is essential for environmental sustainability ...
  • Análisis de los diferentes tipos de desvulcanizado en la caracterización de nuevos materiales elastoméricos formados por la mezcla de estireno butadieno-caucho natural y mezclados con neumáticos fuera de uso (GTR) 

    Mujal Rosas, Ramón María; Marín Genescà, Marc; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2017-10-02)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This article proposes the creation of a new material useful for the industry from the mixture with rolls of two 50% virgin elastomers, styrene-butadiene (SBR) and natural rubber (NR) with tires out of use (GTR). These tires ...
  • Preparation and characterization of natural rubber composites highly filled with brewers' spent grain/ground tire rubber hybrid reinforcement 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Reza Saeb, Mohammad; Formela, Krzysztof (Elsevier, 2018-07-15)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Brewers' spent grain (BSG) and ground tire rubber (GTR) were applied as low-cost hybrid reinforcement natural rubber (NR). The impact of BSG/GTR ratio (in range: 100/0, 75/25, 50/50, 25/75 and 0/100 phr) on processing and ...
  • Preparación de soportes biomateriales de naturaleza proteica mediante electrohilatura 

    Erencia Millán, Marisa; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2018-06-19)
    Article
    Accés obert
    La electrohilatura se ha postulado como un método sencillo, versátil y escalable a nivel industrial que permite obtener nanofibras por aplicación de un campo eléctrico de alto voltaje entre la punta de una aguja, donde se ...
  • Structural and physico-mechanical properties of natural rubber/GTR composites devulcanized by microwaves: influence of GTR source and irradiation time 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Marin-Genesca, Marc; Mujal Rosas, Ramón María; Formela, Krzysztof; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier (2018-03-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    Ground tire rubber from car and truck was modified using microwave irradiation at variable time. The irradiated ground tire rubber was used as filler in composites based on natural rubber. The composites, with high content ...
  • Effect of chemical treatments and additives on properties of chicken feathers thermoplastic biocomposites 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Durán, Gemma; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2018-11-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The valorization of chicken feathers (CFs) waste was researched in this work through the preparation of composites using ground chicken feathers as a filler (20 % v/v) and polypropylene (PP) or low-density polyethylene ...

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