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

  • Green approaches in rubber recycling technologies: present status and future perspective 

    Wisniewska, Paulina; Haponiuk, Josef T; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Saeb, Mohammad Reza (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2023-06-05)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    As a consequence of massive production and consumption of rubbers, rubber blends, and rubber composites for myriad applications, elastomeric products have enormously accumulated and become an environmental threat. The ...
  • "Pequeñas" modificaciones del algodón. Nanotecnología aplicada en textiles 

    Hinestroza, Juan P.; Lis Arias, Manuel José (Asociación Española de Químicos y Coloristas Textiles, 2022-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    A pesar de tratarse de ámbitos, a priori muy distintos, las capacidades de modificación de las estructuras textiles mediante la aplicación de la Nanotecnología presentan unas posibilidades muy prometedoras. En este artículo, ...
  • Surface treated PET fibers for enhanced functionalization with lavender oil microcapsules 

    Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, Jose Alexandre; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Correira, Jeferson; Da Costa, Cristiane; Aguilar Martí, Meritxell; Coderch, Luisa; López Hernández, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José (2023)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The objective of this work was to functionalize with microcapsules of untreated and treated polyester fabrics with plasma and ozone. Plasma treatment was carried out using a corona discharge at 200 W, 400 w and 800 W with ...
  • Sustainable filtering systems to reduce microfiber emissions from textiles during household laundering 

    Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; López Grimau, Víctor (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-07-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    During laundering, synthetic textiles (polyester, polyamide, etc.) can release small fiber debris with a length of <5 mm. These are a type of microplastics (MPs), usually referred to as microfibers (MFs), which are considered ...
  • Application of lavender-oil microcapsules to functionalized PET fibers 

    Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Borges Valle, José Alexandre; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; López Hernández, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-02-11)
    Article
    Open Access
    Surface treatments for textile substrates have received significant attention from researchers around the world. Ozone and plasma treatments trigger a series of surface alterations in textile substrates that can improve ...
  • Study of microcapsules of essential oils: drug delivery and particle characterization 

    Lis Arias, Manuel José; López Hernández, Arianne (Crimson Publishers, 2022-09-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Essential Oils (EOs) are a substance composed of two phases. A liquid and volatile substance that has aromatic, antibacterial, antioxidant. The properties of EOs are not new to humanity. Indeed, these began to take a role ...
  • Processing, mechanical and morphological properties of GTR modified by SBS copolymers 

    Susik, Agnieszka; Rodak, Agata; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Wang, Shifeng; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-02-22)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this work, ground tire rubber (GTR) was thermo-mechanically treated in the presence of styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) copolymers. During preliminary investigation, the effects of different SBS copolymer grades, the ...
  • Evaluation and rationale of the performance of several elastomeric composites incorporating devulcanized EPDM 

    Colom Fajula, Xavier; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando; Saeb, Mohammad Reza; Marin Genesca, Marc; Formela, Krzysztof; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier (Elsevier, 2023-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Ethylene Propylene Diene rubber (EPDM), is present in many applications. However, its crosslinked structure makes difficult its recycling. The use of devulcanized EPDM, (dEPDM) as a component of elastomeric composites, is ...
  • A circular approach to discarded textiles: using depolymerized polyester as a precursor for the synthesis of antibacterial Cu(bdc) metal–organic frameworks 

    Dias Dutra, Joyce Gabriella; de Souza Santana, Marcos Henrique; Ko, Yelin; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; Pereira Moisés, Murilo; Hinestroza, Juan P. (2022-08-31)
    Article
    Open Access
    We report on the synthesis of Cu(bdc) metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) using discarded polyester fabrics as a raw material and on the evaluation of these MOFs as antibacterial coatings. Discarded PET (polyethylene terephthalate) ...
  • Preparation of polyvinyl alcohol/graphene oxide composites and their adsorption properties 

    Dong, Yanyan; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Hu, Chengye; Wu, Wendan; Liang, Liping; Mou, Xinlan; Meng, Xu (2020)
    Article
    Open Access
    The polyvinyl alcohol/graphene oxide (PVA/GO) hydrogel was prepared. It was confirmed that the adsorption performance of polyvinyl alcohol/graphene oxide hydrogel composite material was improved, and it does not cause ...
  • A sustainable approach for cotton bioscouring: reuse of the pectate lyase containing treatment bath 

    Colombi, Bruna Lyra; Palozi, Marlon David; Siqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cássia; Andreaus, Jürgen; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Borges Valle, Jorge Alexandre (2022-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    Enzymatic scouring of cotton has established itself (slowly) as a green alternative to alkaline scouring in the textile industry, mostly due to more environmentally friendly processing at lower pH and temperatures and its ...
  • Development of biodegradable, cellulose-based, essential oil and chitosan drug delivery systems for cosmetic mask applications 

    Moreira Moreira, Joana; Lopes, Catarina; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Ferreira da Silva Assis, Luciane; Curto, Joana M.R. (2022-08-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    The goal of this research was the development of cellulose-based biodegradable drug delivery systems solutions for cosmetic mask applications. Cellulose-based materials derived from natural renewable sources provide a ...

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