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Ecomaterials

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The aim of the EcoMaterials Division is to contribute at reducing the environmental impact caused by the use of polymeric materials, promoting sustainability, economic and social development committed to protecting the environment. The strategy for achieving this goal is the use of natural polymers from biomass (cellulose, starch, proteins, vegetable oils, bacterial polymers, chitosan etc.), resources of agricultural wastes (agrofibers  from cotton, sisal, jute, etc) or forest resources (wood fibers or flour) in the development of new materials.

The creation of the EcoMaterials Division in 2009 was the result of the union of researchers with similar interests, who have been working on related topics since 1991. The group was pioneer in working on natural fiber composites and biodegradable polymers, further extending their research range and experience to developments in biopolymers and bio-nanocomposites with both structural and functional applications.

The Division has a long history of successful collaborations with other national and international laboratories in the US, Europe and Latin America, a characteristic that is maintained today, with many of our researchers being world leaders in polymeric materials obtained from biomass.

 

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Mirna Mosiewicki

Dra. Liliana Beatriz Manfredi
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Prof. Adjunta D.E. UNMdP
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M.Sc. María Marta Reboredo
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Dra.Roxana Ruseckaite
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Dra. Mirna Mosiewicki
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Mirta Aranguren

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Dra. Norma Esther Marcovich
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Dr. Pablo Marcelo Stefani
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Dra. Mirta Inés Aranguren
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Dra. Viviana P. Cyras
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Dra. Josefa Martucci
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Dra. Mariana Pereda
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Dr. David D´Amico
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Dr. Emiliano M. Ciannamea
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MATERIALS FOR FOOD PACKAGING

  • Biodegradable mono and multilayer active films and multilayer sheets for thermoforming (bovine and fish gelatin, soybean protein, casein, alginate poly (lactic acid) (Ruseckaite-Martucci) 
  • Biodegradable films based on blends of polymers obtained from renewable resources (starch, polyhydroxyalcanoates, polylactic acid, polybutylene succinate, polyethylene glycol) y plasticizers. (Cyras-Manfredi-D´Amico)
  • Fully biodegradable bilayer films base on polyesters and cellulose carboard (Cyras-Manfredi)
  • Active films based on wheat gluten and thyme essential oil with potential applications in food packaging (Marcovich)
  • Multilayer films based on sodium caseinate and chitosan with enhanced hydrophobicity (Marcovich)

 

BIO- HIDROGELES

  • Hidrogeles biogénicos y bioinspirados (Martucci)

 

BIO-NANOPARTICLES AND NANOFIBERS

  • Preparation and modification of cellulose nanocrystals and microfibrillar cellulose (Aranguren-Mucci)
  • Non-linear optical properties of suspensions and films of cellulose nanocrystals (Aranguren-Mucci)
  • Bacterial cellulose and derived materials(Stefani)
  • Obtention of cellulose from vegetable sources (Aranguren-Stefani)
  • Electrospinning of composite fibers and nanofibers with high chitosan content (Aranguren)

 

COMPOSITES AND NANOCOMPOSITES

  • Polymeric nanocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals (polymers solubles in organic or aqueous media).  Compatible matrices and chemically modified interfaces. Optically active nanocomposite films.(Aranguren-Mucci)
  • Magnetic materials from biobased and other polymers (Mosiewicki-Meiorin-Aranguren)
  • Biodegradable nanocomposites based on matrices derived from renewable resources (starch, polyhydroxyalcanoates, polylactic acid, polybutylene succinate, polyethylene glycol) y nanofillers (clay, nanocellulose, silsesquioxanes, nanochitin) (Cyras-Manfredi-D’Amico)
  • Composite materials based on vegetable fibers and particles for structural and semi-structural applications (Aranguren-Marcovich-Reboredo)

 

BIO BASED FOAMS

  • Rigid and flexible bio-polyurethane foams (Aranguren-Marcovich-Mosiewicki)
  • Bio epoxy foams (Stefani-Ruseckaite)  (Stefani-Ruseckaite)


MACROPOROUS NANOCOMPOSITES

  • Macroporous materials based on biodegradable polymers and nanoparticles for removal of contaminants (D’Amico-Cyras-Manfredi)

 

COATINGS

  • Development of polymer coatings with lower environmental impact (Manfredi-Cyras)

 BIO ADHESIVOS

  • Adhesivos biogénicos y bioinspirados (Ruseckaite)

 

POLYMERS FROM OLEOCHEMICALS

  • Polymeric precursors from vegetable oils and fatty acids (Mosiewicki-Marcovich-Aranguren)
  • Polymers based on vegetable oils (Mosiewicki-Meiorin-Aranguren)
  • Polymers based on epoxidized vegetable oil (Stefani)
  • Polymer precursors from natural fatty acids and terpenes (Ruseckaite-Stefani)
  • Bio- waterborne polyurethanes. Modifications including reinforcing with nanocellulose. (Aranguren-Mucci)

 

 

POLYMERS WITH FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES

  • Biopolymers with magnetic properties for water remediation (Marcovich-Mosiewicki)
  • Microencapsulation of essential oils in alginate based systems with potential use in the cosmetics sector (Pereda)
  • Biobased polymers with shape memory behavior (Mosiewicki-Meiorin-Aranguren)
  • Foams for acoustic insulation (Mosiewicki-Marcovich)

 

MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

  • Controlled delivery devices for biological control applied to veterinary and bee hives (Ruseckaite-Martucci) 

 

BIODEGRADATION

  • Biodegradation behavior under indoor conditions (soil, liquid medium) (Ruseckaite)

 

BUILDING MATERIALS

  • Particleboards based on renewable resources (Stefani)
  • Self-compacting concrete from local aggregates (Stefani)

 

AGING AND DEGRADATION

  • Study of materials degradation: thermally, in compost and accelerated aging under controlled conditions of UV, humidity and temperature (Cyras-Manfredi-D’Amico)
  • Aging and properties of bio-based polymers and composites (Aranguren-Meiorin-Mosiewicki-Mucci)

 

BIOENERGY GENERATION

  • Profitable residual biomass resources for bioenergy generation (Cyras-Manfredi)

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