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

  • GTR/NBR/Silica composites performance properties as a function of curing system: sulfur versus peroxides 

    Zedler, Lukasz; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Formela, Krzysztof (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-09-15)
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    In this work, conventional sulfur and two types of organic peroxides (dicumyl peroxide (DCP) and di-(2-tert-butyl-peroxyisopropyl)-benzene (BIB)) curing systems were used to investigate the possibility for tailoring of the ...
  • Analysis of lignin content in alkaline treated hemp fibres: thermogravimetric studies and determination of kinetics of delignification 

    Mijas Vélez, Gabriela Dayana; Manich, Albert; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Riba, Marta; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Cayuela Marín, Diana (2021)
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    The ease of cultivation, structure and properties of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), provide it a great potential for industrial applications; nevertheless, the unfavourable high content of lignin complicates its processing, ...
  • Analysis of lignin content in alkaline treated hemp fibres: thermogravimetric studies and determination of kinetics of different decomposition steps 

    Mijas Vélez, Gabriela Dayana; Manich, Albert; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Riba Moliner, Marta; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Cayuela Marín, Diana (2021-09-02)
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    Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a plant of which, its ease of cultivation, structure and properties, provide it great potential for industrial applications; nevertheless, the unfavorable content of lignin complicates its ...
  • Recent study on production and evaluation of antimicrobial microcapsules with essential oils using complex coacervation 

    López Hernández, Arianne; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Maesta Becerra, Fabricio; Vilaseca, Mercè; Vallès, Betina; Prieto, Remedios; Simó Cima, Mercedes (2021-05-10)
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    Nowadays, the needs and requirements to avoid infections during surgical operations, require to be more imaginative than ever. The one-use textiles substrates that are used in hospitals can be, also, a way to transport ...
  • Têxtil: um tema de pesquisa no mundo e no Brasil 

    Sisqueira Curto Valle, Rita de Cassia; Marangoni, Cintia; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Borges Valle, José Alexandre (2021-01)
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  • Study analysis of thermal, dielectric and functional characteristics of an ethylene polyethylene diene monomer blended with end-of-life tire microparticles amounts 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mudarra López, Miguel; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-02)
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    The recycling and disposal of disused tires is a topic of great concern to today’s companies, researchers, and society in general. In this sense, our research aims to recycle end-of-life tires (GTRs) through the separation ...
  • ß-Cyclodextrin: Disperse yellow 211 complexes improve coloristic intensity of polyamide dyed knits 

    Maesta Bezerra, Fabricio; de Carvalho Cotre, Dayane Samara; Plath, André; Beraldo Firminio, Helen; de Lima, Miliane Aparecida; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Samulewski, Rafael Block; Murilo Pereira, Moisés (2021-06-09)
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    Dyes are complex molecules that can sometimes cause damage to the aquatic environment and harm human health. They are often not completely removed from effluent by the usual treatments; therefore, efforts have been made ...
  • Influence of the time of alkaline delignification on moisture uptake behaviour of hemp 

    Manich, Albert; Perez Renetero, Sonia; Marti, Meritxell; Mijas Vélez, Gabriela Dayana; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Riba, Marta; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Cayuela Marín, Diana (2021)
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    Raw hemp fibres are alkaline delignified at different times in order to evaluate the effect of time of delignification on moisture uptake behaviour of hemp. Lignin content of samples is measured. Samples of original and ...
  • Influence of alkaline delignification on moisture uptake behavior and bonding enthalpies of hemp 

    Manich Bou, Albert M.; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Perez Renetero, Sonia; Algaba Joaquín, Inés María; Martí Gelabert, Meritxell; Cayuela Marín, Diana (Wiley, 2021-05-14)
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    Raw hemp fibers are alkaline delignified to evaluate the effect of lignin on themoisture uptake behavior of hemp. Samples are subjected to moisture absorp-tion/desorption isotherms from 5% to 95% relative humidity at three ...
  • Hemp cottonization 

    Mijas Vélez, Gabriela Dayana; Rafael Graciano, Montserrat; Cano Casas, Francesc; Lis Arias, Manuel José; Riba Moliner, Marta; Cayuela Marín, Diana (International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists (IFATCC), 2021)
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  • Isothermal vulcanization and nonisothermal degradation kinetics of XNBR/Epoxy/XNBR-g-Halloysite Nanotubes (HNT) nanocomposites 

    Paran, Seyed Mohamad Reza; Naderi, Ghasem; Movahedifar, Elnaz; Jouyandeh, Maryam; Formela, Krzysztof; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Saeb, Mohammad Reza (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-27)
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    The effect of several concentrations of carboxylated nitrile butadiene rubber (XNBR)functionalized halloysite nanotubes (XHNTs) on the vulcanization and degradation kinetics ofXNBR/epoxy compounds were evaluated using ...
  • Diffusional approach on electrospun PLLA membranes for caffeine delivery 

    Serafini Immich, Ana; Tornero García, José Antonio; Cano Casas, Francesc; Lis Arias, Manuel José (Book publisher international, 2021-05-07)
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    One of the great advantages of electrospun fibers is the large tridimensional area produced, capable of storing any type of material. The aim of our investigation is to study the electrospinning technique to produce polymer ...

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