Research Topics

This research line studies the selection and development of new polymer/composite based materials for powder bed fusion (Laser Sintering - LS) and extrusion (Fused Deposition Modelling - FDM). Also the development of printing heads is being studied and the use of AM metal inserts for mould making.

This research line investigates the use of conventional processing techniques (injection, blow/film/plate (twin/co)-extrusion, thermoforming) for advanced materials and/or applications. Current topics include conductive polymers, biomaterials and micro-fibrillar composites.

In this research line, we develop the necessary scientific tools to enable the improved mechanical recycling of polymer-based materials. Research topics include the compatibilization of mixed recycled polymers, recyclability of additives, Design for and from Recycling, and recycling of multi-layer packaging materials.