Mar 21, 2012Science and Technology
Public University of Navarre researchers participate in project for design and manufacture of composite PVC materials based on nanofillings

Researchers at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) are taking part in a project for the design and manufacture of composite PVC materials based on nanofillings, the aim being to control and optimize the photostability thermal resistance and the permeation of gases of the plastic material. Also involved in the project are the Compuestos y Granzas, S.A. (CYGSA) company and the L’Urederra Technological Centre. The project will last until December 2012. The project is to develop nanofilled polymer composite materials through the synthesis and treatment of nanoclays introduced into the matrix of the polymer. The improvement of permeation properties of materials means the development of new formulas with barrier properties for gases and low molecular weight volatile organic molecules thanks to the addition of the nanofillers. In this way reducing the diffusion of gases through the modified polymers will be achieved.

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