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.
Three were the selected initiatives that had a period of mentoring and technical support by UDT to boost their projects. Cicla 3D was the winner, a proposal that seeks to innovate in the filament market for 3D printers.
The Technological Development Unit (UDT) of the Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) invites students from doctoral programs in Chile and abroad, to conduct a research stay at its facilities for a minimum of six months. Deadline Friday, November 22, 2019.
Research groups from Chile and Germany collaborate on an international project that seeks to develop new catalysts with applications in the sustainable production of energy from biomass.