The Industry Night Gala, organised by the Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales, gathered in Vigo 500 professionals from the sector to celebrate the IV Premios Galicia awards.
Luis Moreno, general director of CTAG, received one of the Galicia Industria awards for FORTAPE, a European research project led by CTAG that combined the experience and knowledge of the automotive and aeronautical sectors to develop new, more efficient and lightweight solutions for plastic parts.
Two other companies from Vigo were also awarded, Norlean, for its innovative solutions for the digital transformation, and Xesol Innovation S.A., which develops its own technology based on machine vision and neural networks. The prize list was completed by the Ourense company Aceites Abril, which received the Concello de Vigo Award; Luis Abelleira Álvarez, manager of Aerolugo; and the Lugo company PCM+n.
CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.
Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.
This is the XIII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2019), to be held in Vigo from July 3 to 5
The Congress, promoted by AEMAC and organised by CTAG and the University of Vigo, is the most important in the field of composite and high-performance materials in Spain
In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP
Less than a month away, there are very few places left
The president of CSIC, Rosa María Menéndez López, Gilles Ausias, from the University of Southern Brittany, Juan José Vilatela, from the IMDEA Materials Institute and Luis Miguel Requejo Morcillo, governmental expert from the European Defense Agency, will be some of the experts that will participate in the event
CTAG and the University of Vigo, as co-organisers, will focus the theme of this edition on the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy
From July 3 to 5 Vigo will host the event of reference at academic, scientific and business levels in the field of composite materials. The Spanish Association of Composite Materials, AEMAC, will hold the XIII Edition of the National Congress of Composite Materials, MATCOMP 2019 in which the latest advances in composites will be shared with national and international experts.
CTAG, Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia and the University of Vigo (UVigo) promoted the selection of Vigo as the venue for the event, so MATCOMP will be held for the first time in its history in Galicia. In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP.
With CTAG and the University of Vigo as co-organisers, this edition will give a greater presence to the automotive sector, due to the challenges and barriers that new materials must overcome to access such a competitive environment in terms of costs and times. In this way, during the Congress, a thematic session will be held with international experts on the use of composites in automobiles and their role in the transformation of the automotive industry.
On the other hand, the congress will also try to reinforce the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and on the Circular Economy, betting on the automation of processes, as well as on technologies that promote recycling and sustainability of composite materials, so that processes and products will be more efficient from the environmental point of view.
This congress is open to the participation of all those companies, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals and students interested in sending their scientific contributions, presenting their products or attending the congress.
The EU-funded Project, in which CTAG is a key partner, held a kick off meeting on 20-21 February 2019 at the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The project consortium, led by Belgian R&D centre CENTEXBEL, consists of 17 partners from across Europe from across the value chain including design, manufacturing, NGOs, and research and innovation.
The focus of the consortium is on coated and painted textiles and plastic materials which are not currently recyclable. Ambitious plastic recycling targets of 50% have been set by the European Plastics Industry, and to meet these targets, smart solutions to enable the circular use of textile and plastic parts with multi-layer coatings must be considered. Many materials consist of more than one chemical component, hindering their recyclability, such as coated and laminated products. Ideally, all the components of an object after its end-of-life should be separated and fed to the most suited recycling streams.
DECOAT has therefore been established to investigate triggerable smart polymer material systems and appropriate recycling processes. The solutions will be based on smart additives (like microcapsules or microwave triggered additives) for the ‘coating’ formulations that will be activated by a specific trigger (heat, humidity, microwave, chemical).
The bold aim of the four-year project is to decrease landfilling of ca. 75% of the coated parts considered in the DECOAT use cases, which cover clothing, electronic goods and automotive. A reduction in the carbon footprint by at least 30% for the considered products is aimed for. By enabling the recycling of such materials, DECOAT is expected to generate on medium term a novel market of over 150 million in Europe.
The event will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 March. CTAG will show its latest R&I results based on multifunctional and high-performance composites created to promote innovative solutions on thermal (heating/cooling through Joule/Peltier effects with integrated capacitive activation and near field sensor ability), visual (integrated lightening, natural materials for noble aesthetics) and acoustic comfort (acoustic surfaces) for vehicle interiors.
This is the most important event in Europe concerning composites, where exhibitors will present innovations in different sectors such as the automobile, aerospace, building, civil engineering industry, etc.
Our Materials Innovation Area researchers and the commercial team will be at our stand and are at your disposal to set up a meeting beforehand. You will find us in Hall 6, Stand G84, next to AUTO PLANET where we will be pleased to receive you.
MATCOMP is the most important event for the scientific, academic and business community in the field of composite and high-performance materials in Spain. It is a biennial congress promoted by AEMAC to encourage research and use of composite materials.
This edition, organized jointly by AEMAC, CTAG and the University of Vigo, will be the first to be held in Galicia, and will focus on strengthening the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and on the Circular Economy for strategic sectors such as the automotive industry, the naval industry, aeronautics, renewable energy and the construction sector, among others.
CTAG’s facilities in O Porriño hosted the conference “Emerging technologies and innovative materials in the construction sector” organized by the KrEaTive Habitat project, co-financed by the ERDF through the Interreg SUDOE O.P. The technology demonstrators showroom allowed more than 50 attendees to check the performance of the prototypes developed during the project, evaluating their functionality, usability and advantages. The 5 presentations of the experts and researchers in the field of nanomaterials and advanced materials were very well received by the attendees.
We thank the speakers and partners for their participation and all those who decided to join us for their attendance to the conference and for sharing their impressions.
Representatives of CTAG visit these days Mulhouse, France to participate in Salon Industries du Futur. It is an event aimed at European experts in Industry 4.0, which serves as a meeting point for exhibitions, conferences and meetings.
CTAG has a stand (0-14) where you can learn about its sustainable and efficient production lines for the Factory of the Future 4.0, connectivity for predictive and proactive processes, flexible logistics and assistance to operators using exoskeletons and wearables. You will also be able to learn about the lines of research in new materials developed at CTAG and see some of the prototypes manufactured in this department.
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Desde CTAG nos complace invitarle a La jornada “Tecnologías emergentes y materiales innovadores en el sector de la construcción”, que se celebrará el próximo martes 27 de noviembre en las instalaciones de CTAG.
Esta jornada gratuita se engloba dentro del proyecto europeo KrEaTive Habitat, cofinanciado con fondos FEDER a través del P.O. Interreg SUDOE. En este proyecto, CTAG desarrolla materiales inteligentes para el sector de la construcción, uniendo las funcionalidades que aportan los nanomateriales con los materiales base tradicionales: cerámica, mármol, corcho, entre otros.
KrEaTive Habitat pretende promover la investigación conjunta aplicada a una serie de materiales del sector del Hábitat Arquitectónico, a través del acercamiento, adaptación y validación de las Tecnologías Facilitadoras Esenciales (materiales avanzados, nanotecnología y biotecnología). A través de estas tecnologías se pretende mejorar las prestaciones técnicas de los materiales e introducir características completamente nuevas, nunca antes presentes en estos materiales, que permitan hacerlos atractivos para su uso en aplicaciones de Arquitectura Singular, Diseño y en general de la Industria Creativa.
Durante la jornada, investigadores y expertos en materiales avanzados de entidades tales como 3M, GAIRESA, CeNTi, Universidad de Vigo, CTC y CTAG presentarán los últimos avances en este campo. Además, durante el evento se mostrarán los prototipos que se han desarrollado en KrEaTive Habitat, dando la oportunidad a los asistentes de comprobar su funcionalidad y compartir sus impresiones, dando su opinión en cuando a usabilidad y diseño.
CTAG’s facilities in O Porriño hosted a workshop on technologies and innovations to improve energy efficiency in electric vehicles. The workshop, organized by the JOSPEL project, brought together partners from three European projects (JOSPEL, OPTEMUS and XERIC) that work on a common research line, aimed at developing solutions to improve the energy efficiency in electric vehicles.
Around 100 people attended the workshop in which there were eight presentations by professionals from various companies and international organizations. Some of the aspects explained during the event were the latest air conditioning systems for electric vehicles, the innovative heating / cooling systems based on the Joule and Peltier effects, the integrated thermal management systems and the innovative battery pack with low energy consumption. In addition, the attendees had the opportunity to visit the JOSPEL demo lab at CTAG.
JOSPEL project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n° 653851.
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