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21 viernes julio 2017

Josep Vilar: "La innovación es la clave para el desarrollo y para
hacer frente a la competitividad"

La 26ª edición de Eurosurfas, el Encuentro Internacional del Tratamiento de Superficies de Fira de Barcelona, que tendrá lugar en el pabellón 3 del recinto de Gran Via, vuelve a contar con el congreso Eurocar, que llega a su novena edición, como uno de sus grandes atractivos. En esta entrevista, su coordinador Josep Vilar, avanza algunos de sus contenidos.

7 viernes julio 2017

Carles Colominas: "Functional surfaces drive us into the knowledge and added value economy"

Carles Colominas is Doctor in Chemistry and Industrial Engineer (IQS-URL, 1998), post-doctoral researcher (Stanford Research Institute, 1998-2000) and currently professor at the IQS School of Engineering (present). He is also director of the Laboratory of surfaces (GEMAT-IQS) and coordinator of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering at IQS School of Engineering at the Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona.

7 viernes julio 2017

Ultrasound and nanoparticles to produce antimicrobial textile and devices

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Every year over 4 million patients acquire an infection associated with a hospital stay, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization. Hospital-acquired infections have a cost of €7 billion and have generated direct and indirect mortality of 137,000 patients a year.

7 viernes julio 2017

Ultrathin superconducting film might bring new aerospace and medical applications

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A new superconducting nanomaterial has been developed by a research group led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University, Germany. Besides conducting energy without loss below -200 ºC, as other superconductors do, this one is especially interesting because it is ultra-thin and as flexible as cling film, the one used for wrapping food.

21 miércoles junio 2017

La química del futuro

La química del futuro

Desde plásticos capaces de biodegradarse en el agua en pocas semanas hasta hierro microencapsulado para alimentos. Todos estos avances estarán en Expoquimia.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Elena Ibáñez: "Foodomics is one of the ways towards personalised nutrition"

Elena Ibañez is a Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC) in Madrid. Her activity includes the development of environmentally clean processes and foodomics, an innovative discipline that studies food and nutrition to improve our health.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Joan Serret: "Eurosurfas will allow us to showcase our innovations and engage in a dialogue with our active and potential clients"

With more than 30 years of experience in the surface treatment sector, Joan Serret has collaborated with companies such as: Tratamientos Anódicos S.A.; Diversey; and Novamax Technologies. At Henkel Ibérica SA, he has held various positions in the commercial and technical departments of the Adhesives Technologies business unit and currently he is the Functional Coatings Manager of the Adhesive Technologies General Industry business unit..

23 jueves marzo 2017

Guanidine: an antimicrobial surface coating not only for medical use

A guanidine surface coating for PVC materials has already been proved to be an effective antimicrobial solution in biomedical devices, but its use could even go way beyond that, according to Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Málaga and one of the participants in this new development.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Juan José Damborenea González: "Corrosion costs 2.5 billion dollars globally every year"

Juan José Damborenea joined at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London in 1988 as a Research Fellow and that same year he began working as scientific collaborator at the CENIM (Spanish acronym for National Centre of Metallurgical Research).

23 jueves marzo 2017

The best ice-repellent coating invented so far

Glazed frost, is a smooth, transparent and homogeneous ice coating occurring when freezing rain hits a surface. Its effects can be seen in plants but also in Power lines, cars windshields, and aircrafts wings.

23 jueves marzo 2017

Recycled plastic: an essential element in an innovative electric generation system

It is common to see solar panels on roofs and even in windows. Now a Hungarian company -Platio- has gone one step further by installing solar panels in sidewalks.

3 viernes febrero 2017

Barcelona Industry 4.0 Week reúne relevantes eventos industriales, en el recinto Fira Gran Via, convirtiendo a Barcelona en capital de la innovación industrial.

El próximo otoño Fira de Barcelona se convertirá en una de las mayores plataformas feriales mundiales para la industria, tanto en el ámbito comercial como del conocimiento.

26 jueves enero 2017

New treatment seeks to reduce wastewater from petrochemical industry

The petrochemical industry consumes a great deal of water and it generates an estimated volume of 1,750 million m3 of wastewater a year only in Europe. Now a new and ambitious project, LIFE-REWATCH, is seeking to validate an innovative reclamation system for wastewater from the petrochemical industry to obtain high-quality water for reuse in the same industry.

26 jueves enero 2017

Giampiero Cortinovis: ‘The situation of the market in the last few years has improved considerably'

Moth's eyes have evolved to prevent light from reflecting off them. This particular feature is becoming important for producing better antireflective nanostructured surfaces.

26 jueves enero 2017

A whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry for a sustainable future

Driving chemical reactions using solar energy is not just possible, but also necessary for a sustainable future. That is the main conclusion of a recently published whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry published by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) after a series of presentations and brainstorming workshops held in Berlin in October 2015 with participant experts from all over Europe.

26 jueves enero 2017

‘Cleverscope': a plastic adapter and a smartphone get a low-cost video-laryngoscope

Direct laryngoscopy allows seeing the local cords and leading the tube to the right place, but its margin of error, depending on the patients physical characteristics, might get over 20% and develop complications. The event is unforeseen and only shows at the moment of the intubation. Video-laryngoscopes are the most effective solution in these cases, but its high cost limits their use and they are not present in all operation rooms.

26 jueves enero 2017

Breakthrough in Nitrate-polluted Water Treatment

The first world electro-denitrification plant to supply drinking water to a municipality is expected to start operating in the small village of Borrassà (province of Girona, Spain) in February 2017. This initiative is carried out by Hydrokemós, a spin-from the Chemical Institute of Sarrià, one of the most important science educational institutions in Barcelona.

26 jueves enero 2017

Lourdes Ramos: "Miniaturization is a key factor for a greener chemistry"

Lourdes Ramos is a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, in the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Expert in miniaturization of analytical methods, her team has even patented new instrumentation in this field. She has been recently included in the first all-women Power List by the Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences worldwide.

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Antireflective surfaces reach high efficiency by mimicking nature

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24 jueves noviembre 2016

Molecules made machines: chemistry taken to a new dimension

It might still seem sci-fi for most, but molecular machines are already a reality. And the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France), Sir J. Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, US) and Bernard L. Feringa (University of Groninger, the Netherlands) for its design and production.

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Interview with Jacqueline Cramer, professor in sustainable innovation at Utrecht University:

"Today mechanical recycling is used, but in the future it will be mainly chemical".

24 jueves noviembre 2016

Fungi found out to get sustainable biomass heat production

Obtaining sustainable energy from clean sources is one of the biggest challenges in our century, and has a crucial role in the circular economy.

22 lunes junio 2015