ENERGY FOR A SMART WORLD
PCMs, (piezoelectric) energy storage, new materials for photovoltaic cells, electric car, materials for protection and durability of renewable energy (anti-icing) plants, green building, CO2 management.
THE GEOMETRY OF THE FUTURE, THE PROCESSES
3D printing, new technologies for thermoplastic composites, decorative methods and finishes, process integration, new design advances and simulation tools 4D printing, metamaterials, in-mould injection, circular economy.
MEDICINE, THE GRAIL OF THE ETERNAL YOUTH
Smart markers, materials for diagnosis and theragnosis, new materials for growth and regeneration of tissues, 3D printing of biomaterials, innovation in prosthesis with new functionalities.
SECURITY. MATERIALS FOR EXTREME SITUATIONS
New high-performance composites/hybrids, high-performance materials for the aerospace and aeronautics industry, extreme radiation protection, EMI shielding, filters and contaminant absorbers. New coatings.
BIOPOLYMERS, DIRECT CONNEXION WITH THE NATURE
Improvements in biodegradable materials, lignin as a source of biopolymers, biodegradable additives (beyond oxo-biodegradables), biomass as origin of new biomaterials.
THE ART OF COMMUNICATION: MORE AND BETTER
Plastronics as a tool to boost the development of smart materials, new-generation polymeric sensors and the prevention, protection and monitoring of the cultural legacy and works of art, in-mould injection, smart labels, monitoring of fresh food, smart indicators, sport and biorhythms.