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The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) opened its new installations in the Technology Park Paterna (Valencia - Spain). The centre is destined for the research of nanomaterials, materials from renewable sources, composites and intelligent materials which contribute to the enlargement and completion of the technology centre´s capacity in relation with R&D.
The new building has a total surface of 4,500 m2 and is divided into three floors. Thus, Aimplas will be able to increase the number of research projects that are implemented every year, not least because of its new equipment. Another objective will be an easier transfer of the obtained know-how to the enterprises of the plastics industry in Valencia but also throughout Spain.At the moment, Aimplas is the only technology centre in Spain whose R&D activities are exclusively destined to plastic materials and their transformation processes.Starting its work in these new installations, the research staff will be able to improve the capacity to launch new projects, which are related to high-value added plastic materials and innovative transformation processes as well as its use in new applications in knowledge-intensive sectors, for example, packaging, the aeronautics sector, the automotive industry, the construction sector and the medical field. More specifically, the company implement projects in relation with the development and improvement of renewable polymeric materials, nanocomposites, flame retardants as well as the improvement of their properties and processes.More information: www.aimplas.net