Technological Centre

October 2021

Javier Portela López | Director de I+D y Calidad de FINSA

Wood is, in essence, a circular raw material with an unbeatable degree of sustainability, far above that of other materials. This is an added value with which leading companies in the forestry sector such as FINSA work on a daily basis, promoting it through innovation to obtain new materials from waste; cutting-edge R&D projects in which CETIM collaborates. “Some of our factories can use up to 80% recycled material as raw material” says Javier Portela López, director of R&D and Quality at FINSA.

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Recently, the Galician Innovation Agency has funded REPLAY project, in which CETIM collaborates, within the framework of the Conecta Hub call.

Led by UTINGAL, REPLAY will generate the first intelligent digital integrated solution for polyamides reuse in high added value applications for the aeronautical sector.

Project’s kick-off meeting took place last Thursday, October 21st.

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The commissioning of new equipment represents an important advance in the specialization of our knowledge and expansion of our capabilities.

We set up an electrochemistry laboratory, specialized in materials for Li-ion batteries, advanced materials for energy storage, and electrochemical technologies for metal recovery.

Within the Bioprocesses laboratory, we expanded our capabilities by equipping ourselves with bioreactors ranging from laboratory scale to pre-industrial scale.

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During the 4 years of duration, the FIBERCLEAN project has investigated new textile products, more sustainable and with a low (or no) emission of microfibers, of higher quality and resistance. The consortium covers the entire value chain of the product, from the generation of the fabric, its shaping and finishing to the washing process and wastewater treatment. CETIM, we collaborated with MAGTEL, in the design, implementation and...

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