El premio ha sido anunciado en el acto de cierre del I Certamen de Materiales Innovadores de Galicia, organizado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación (GAIN) a través de la Materioteca de Galicia. El acto se ha celebrado en el CIS Tecnología y Diseño de Ferrol.
El material premiado es un recubrimiento conductor térmico y eléctrico creado por el equipo de Innovación en Materiales de CTAG. Se trata de un material de confort concebido para el interior de vehículos, pero que también podría ser aplicable a mobiliario o textil. Sus propiedades permiten lograr superficies calefactadas y funcionales, sea cual sea la base sobre la que se aplica (tejido, plástico, madera, cerámica…)
Su carácter sostenible radica en el ahorro, tanto de energía, ya que permite una sensación de confort con menor temperatura, como de componentes, dado que permite prescindir de tubos de calefacción o radiadores.
Toda la información sobre este material en la Materioteca de Galicia: https://www.materioteca.gal/bd/materi/ver/211
El 4 de noviembre, a las 15:30 h, tendrá lugar el webinar BIOECONOMÍA FORESTAL: productos y aplicaciones de base forestal.
Empresas del sector automovilístico, textil y forestal van a presentar los productos innovadores desarrollados a partir de materias primas forestales.
El evento se integra en el proyecto BIOTECFOR (www.biotecfor.com) que busca fomentar el uso de recursos forestales para el desarrollo de nuevos productos y aplicaciones, promoviendo la bioeconomía circular.
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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.
For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit https://mindtechvigo.com/
- 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.
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If you are interested in attending the congress, you can register through https://matcomp19.com/inscripciones/
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.
For more information about the show please visit
The XIII National Congress of Composite Materials – MATCOMP’19 has opened the ABSTRACT submission period, which will remain open until December 20, 2018. Please visit the following link to find the instructions for authors and submit your ABSTRACT online.
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.
For more information about the KrEaTive Habitat project please visit http://cms.kreativehabitat.eu/index.php?lang=es
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.