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

  • 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 ...
  • Microencapsulation Yield Assessment Using TGA 

    García Carmona, Carlos; Lis Arias, Manuel José; García Carmona, Oscar; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Pallares, Marc; De la Cruz, Noelia (2019-01-30)
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    In this study, microcapsules containing different contents of different kinds of fragrances and with a regular spherical shape, 2,0–8,0 µm diameter, were synthesized in various core:shell ratios. Mint and cuir fragrances ...
  • Método para generar hidrógeno a partir de residuos de aluminio, para alimentar la pila de combustible de un coche de radio control 

    Salueña Berna, Javier; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Dagá Monmany, José María; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2019-01)
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    La mayoría de coches de radio control con pila de combustible existentes en el mercado almacenan el hidrógeno en bombonas a presión o hidruros metálicos. En este artículo se plantea la posibilidad de generar hidrógeno “in ...
  • 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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    Open Access
    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)
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    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)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    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, Ramon Maria; Marín Genescà, Marc; Colom Fajula, Xavier (2017-10-02)
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    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)
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    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 ...

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