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 area of 4,500 m2 and is spread over three floors. With this new unit AIMPLAS will now 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.
Currently, AIMPLAS is the only technology centre in Spain whose R&D activities are exclusively destined to plastic materials and their transformation processes. The company provide a high level specialised research team, the best functional equipment for the transformation of polymers and composites as well as a strong mission to transfer the generated R&D know-how for the improvement of the competitiveness in the plastics industry.
The research staff will be able to launch new projects 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 team want to 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. Moreover, we plan to develop new products, for example, active and intelligent packaging but also products based on recycled materials.