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12 Tuesday September 2017

Expoquimia reunirá a las empresas líderes de la química aplicada más inteligente e innovadora

supercritical fluids

La 18ª edición de Expoquimia, el Encuentro Internacional de la Química de Fira de Barcelona, será la más innovadora de su dilatada historia.

26 Wednesday July 2017

Cuestionario Grupo Lleal

Frank Koppens

Con más de 140 años de historia, Lleal es una de las empresas de referencia del sector químico. Especializada en el diseño y fabricación de equipos e instalaciones para la industria de procesos, es uno de los grandes clásicos de Expoquímia 2017.

7 Friday July 2017

Supercritical fluids improve textile impregnation with bioactive compounds for skin treatments

supercritical fluids

There is no doubt that exploring new renewable energy sources is one of the key topics for research centres all over the world. And nanomaterials might have a big say in this field.

7 Friday July 2017

New nanomaterials for a cleaner energy generation

nanomaterials

There is no doubt that exploring new renewable energy sources is one of the key topics for research centres all over the world. And nanomaterials might have a big say in this field.

7 Friday July 2017

Frank Koppens: "We expect to take graphene from the laboratories into real products very quickly"

Frank Koppens

Professor Frank Koppens is Group Leader at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, where they work on both the fundamental science and applications of two-dimensional materials, including graphene. He is also a member of the executive board of the Graphene Flagship project, the largest European research initiative ever, and leader of the optoelectronics activities within this program. In this interview, he explains the current research and the future applications of both graphene and other one-atom-thick new materials that are already changing technology as we know it.

7 Friday July 2017

Hugo-Maria Schally: "We need all levels of government and of civil society to move towards circular economy

After working for the UNDP, the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, he joined the European Commission in 1998 and has been since Head of Unit in several directorates general.

7 Friday July 2017

Francesc Gòdia:"Industrial Biotechnology favours the circular economy"

Francesc Gòdia is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). His teaching activity is focused on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. He is the coordinator of the Biotechnology programme at UAB. Chairman of the European Congress of Biotechnology (ECB) in 2007 and 2009, and the meeting of ESACT in 2003 and 2015. He is author of more than 85 papers, 5 patents, and advisor of 28 PhD theses.

21 Wednesday June 2017

La química del futuro

La química del futuro

Desde plásticos capaces de biodegradarse en el agua en pocas semanas hasta hierro microencapsulado para alimentos. Todos estos avances estarán en Expoquimia.

17 Wednesday May 2017

El pilar de la industria 4.0

Expoquimia, la exhibición de referencia del sector químico español, sirve de pilar central de la consolidación de las ferias industriales de Fira de Barcelona

17 Wednesday May 2017

El polo químico de Tarragona, el gran protagonista de la química española

Expoquimia 2017 volverá a ser el escaparate de un sector como el químico, fundamental para el bienestar, en el que Tarragona ocupa un lugar destacado

12 Wednesday April 2017

Interview with Josep Miquel Piqué, president of Asociación Internacional de Parques Científicos y Áreas de Innovación

"The sector should be connected to the Global Innovation System, identifying and learning from disruptive technologies and solutions"

23 Thursday March 2017

The best ice-repellent coating invented so far

Glazed frost, is a smooth, transparent and homogeneous ice coating occurring when freezing rain hits a surface. Its effects can be seen in plants but also in Power lines, cars windshields, and aircrafts wings.

23 Thursday March 2017

Guanidine: an antimicrobial surface coating not only for medical use

A guanidine surface coating for PVC materials has already been proved to be an effective antimicrobial solution in biomedical devices, but its use could even go way beyond that, according to Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Málaga and one of the participants in this new development.

23 Thursday March 2017

Recycled plastic: an essential element in an innovative electric generation system

It is common to see solar panels on roofs and even in windows. Now a Hungarian company -Platio- has gone one step further by installing solar panels in sidewalks.

23 Thursday March 2017

Elena Ibáñez: "Foodomics is one of the ways towards personalised nutrition"

Elena Ibañez is a Research Professor at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL-CSIC) in Madrid. Her activity includes the development of environmentally clean processes and foodomics, an innovative discipline that studies food and nutrition to improve our health.

23 Thursday March 2017

Manuel Suárez: ‘In the last few years, there has been a spectacular improvement in water quality'

Interview with the president of the Spanish Association for the Defence of Water Quality (ADECAGUA). Founded in 1967, ADECAGUA has more than 100 members and is the leading Spanish association involved in the management of water quality. On 2-6 October, ADECAGUA will be taking part in the first edition of the World Chemical Summit, held at the same time as Expoquimia, Eurosurfas and Equiplast, making Barcelona the global capital of applied chemistry.

23 Thursday March 2017

Avelino Corma: "It is possible to combine fundamental research and the transfer of knowledge to industrial application"

Avelino Corma is a Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ITQ-CSIC-Universitat Politècnica de València), which he founded, and one of the most highly cited researchers in the world. For over 30 years he has been carrying out research in heterogeneous catalysis both in academia and in collaboration with companies.

7 Tuesday March 2017

Expoquimia convoca una nueva edición de sus premios de investigación

Expoquimia, el salón Internación de la Química, ha abierto el plazo de inscripción para los premios 2017. El objetivo es colaborar en la promoción y difusión de la investigación en sus dos categorías: el área química y el área biotecnológica.

3 Friday February 2017

Barcelona Industry 4.0 Week reúne relevantes eventos industriales, en el recinto Fira Gran Via, convirtiendo a Barcelona en capital de la innovación industrial.

El próximo otoño Fira de Barcelona se convertirá en una de las mayores plataformas feriales mundiales para la industria, tanto en el ámbito comercial como del conocimiento.

3 Friday February 2017

Las principales innovaciones químicas, en "smart chemistry, smart future"

Organizaciones y empresas líderes de la industria química española mostrarán en el salón internacional Expoquimia una exposición con las últimas innovaciones y soluciones que brinda la química para contribuir a los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sosteniblede Naciones Unidas.

31 Tuesday January 2017

Expoquimia 2017 apuesta por las innovaciones en el proceso productivo

La directora de la feria, Pilar Navarro, revela sus principales novedades. La decimoctava edición de Expoquimia , el Encuentro Internacional de la Química, una feria organizada por Fira de Barcelona, se celebrará en el recinto Gran Vía de la Ciudad Condal del 2 al 6 de octubre de 2017. La directora del certamen, Pilar Navarro, explica en cuáles son las principales novedades y los objetivos de su próxima edición.

26 Thursday January 2017

Lourdes Ramos: "Miniaturization is a key factor for a greener chemistry"

Lourdes Ramos is a Scientific Researcher at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry, in the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Expert in miniaturization of analytical methods, her team has even patented new instrumentation in this field. She has been recently included in the first all-women Power List by the Analytical Scientist magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the analytical sciences worldwide.

26 Thursday January 2017

‘Cleverscope': a plastic adapter and a smartphone get a low-cost video-laryngoscope

Direct laryngoscopy allows seeing the local cords and leading the tube to the right place, but its margin of error, depending on the patients physical characteristics, might get over 20% and develop complications. The event is unforeseen and only shows at the moment of the intubation. Video-laryngoscopes are the most effective solution in these cases, but its high cost limits their use and they are not present in all operation rooms.

26 Thursday January 2017

Interview with Antón Valero, President of FEIQUE and EXPOQUIMIA

"Expoquimia has the necessary elements to achieve its goals and beat its own records in terms of visitors"

26 Thursday January 2017

A whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry for a sustainable future

Driving chemical reactions using solar energy is not just possible, but also necessary for a sustainable future. That is the main conclusion of a recently published whitepaper on Solar-Driven Chemistry published by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) after a series of presentations and brainstorming workshops held in Berlin in October 2015 with participant experts from all over Europe.

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