A from forestry waste, researchers from UDT and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Oceanography hope to develop, thanks to Fondef Idea funding, a product that keeps wood free of fungi. Dr. Cecilia Fuentealba Becerra, a researcher at the Technological Development Unit, has been working for several years on research related to the use of [...]
UDT, an applied research center in the field of bioeconomy, contributes to the new reality of living with the COVID-19 virus. Thus, it is working on 4 projects related to the pandemic. Alcohol gel is a sanitizing product that will be in everyone's backpacks, purses and pockets for a long time to come. It is [...]
Bioactive materials, elastomers and containers and packaging are the lines of research, in which 3 projects were awarded by UDT within the 2020 Fondef IDeA I+D contest, 2 as the main institution and 1 as an associate.
This is a pilot program to recycle personal protection elements, a gelling agent, cellulose face masks and biodegradable face shields, all initiatives in an advanced stage.
One of the consequences of the communication digitalization is that less paper is used for printing and writing. In parallel, new uses for cellulose are being investigated, which, as nanofibers, is a promising reinforcing additive from different materials.
In Chile, the use of fossil plastics is intensive and its recycling rate is low. Therefore, it is important to develop sustainable solutions that allow recycling of traditional plastics or replacing them with biobased thermoplastic materials.