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

  • 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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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
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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 ...

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