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Press Releases from AIJU (19 total)

Increase children’s creativity by web-based customization possibilities and 3D …

3D printing technologies are being considered by some innovator leaders as a production method like any other, although some adjustments, innovations and improvements are still required. Additionally, it has been detected that fully functional business models that consider AM technology within its supply chains are not yet available. Therefore, the project iBUS was conceived for the supply of custom-driven customised toys. First technical developments allowing a web-based customization to generate the

European Consortium seeks to create new platform for design and supply of custom …

The EU funded Horizon 2020 iBUS project consortium is developing a new internet based business model, providing a platform for both, the design and the implementation of a sustainable local supply chain, of demand driven customised toys, meeting all product safety legislation within the EU. Ibi, April 21th, 2016. iBUS (integrated business model for customer driven custom product supply chain) is developing a new business model, based on new developments in

The design of the pilot plant for the valorisation of zamak waste starts

The beginning of GREENZO’s compacted pilot plant will allow for first-quality zinc oxide from by-products of the Zamak transformation industry. To this day, LIFE+ GREENZO project is totally immersed in the design phase and technology testing of the pilot plant. It is expected to have the final design at the end of this month of May, when the physical development of the pre-industrial pilot plant will start, it is foreseen to

New pilot plant for the obtention of zinc oxide from zamak waste

The implementation of this pilot plant at industrial scale will allow to valorise waste coming from the zamak transformation industry and currently managed by depositing it in safety landfills, thus reducing the costs charged to manufacturing companies for its management. The new pilot plant will allow the valorisation of waste generated within the industrial processes of injection of zamak pieces for its application in products of great usability, like the manufacturing

Establishment of the composition and requirements of new formulations for bio-ba …

These formulations, filled with almond shell, are totally innovative and will allow the manufacturing of toys and auxiliary furniture on biodegradable matrixes with very appealing aesthetic characteristics. The characteristics and parameters of bio-based plastic colorants on biodegradable matrix with almond shell fillers to be processed by injection moulding have been determined within the LIFE MASTALMOND Project. These new formulations will be applied to toy and auxiliary furniture products, to adapt the

AIJU develops the project "INNOVARISK" on determination of risks in innovative c …

The methodology developed will facilitate risk assessment of innovative children products whose hazards are not covered by current safety standards. The performance of this R&D project "Hazard characterization in innovative children’s products. Development of methodologies for risk management. -INNOVARISK-", has allowed to develop a methodology for a specific integral risk management, by types of product for the main lines of innovation present in the current market of children's products. With this purpose,

SASAM project starts – Support Action for Standardization on Additive Manufact …

This project will contribute to set the Standards for Rapid prototyping and Additive Manufacturing within European Industry International and European Standards regarding Additive Manufacturing (AM) are urgently required to promote and help implement a widespread use of the AM process and to evaluate existing products. The lack of availability of International and European Standards is hampering real industrial implementation of AM technology. As a consequence, SASAM’s project, whose kick-off meeting was

Desarrollo de nuevas formulaciones de masterbatches con cáscara de almendra

The introduction of these masterbatches in consumer goods will make way for their integration into the market of new sustainable products, with high performance and profitability. The Project so called is developing new colour concentrates, based on natural resources from agriculture for diverse thermoplastics. The aim is to obtain high added value masterbatches for the market and that, due to their high innovative value, they will be without competition. The concentrates

Toys Personalized Decoration Technologies

“Water Printing” and “Digital Printing” have shown to be applicable for achieving the objective. Over the last two years AIJU has developed the Project Decoratoy, aimed at the study and applicability of diverse decoration techniques for the personalized decoration of three dimensional plastic pieces, mainly in the toy sector, carrying out decoration testing using several technologies. Those having showed great applicability are Water Printing, Digital Printing and Transference Films, among others. Water
01-10-2012 | Sports

“Plásticos Hidrosolubles” & AIJU develop Hunting Cartridge Wads based on PV …

These cartridges, completely biodegradable, will reduce the impact of hunting sports, contributing to the sustainable cycle of the products When a shot is fired, of all the cartridge components being discharged from the gun, the cartridge wad lasts longest in the environment. Generally, the cartridge wad is shot anywhere from 50 to 80 metres, which makes them very difficult to recover in spite of the shooters’ environmental awareness. According to the Spanish

AIJU carries out the Assessment of Non-Standardised Children’s Products within …

This R & D project, "Risk Assessment of non-standardised children’s products - CHILDRISK" allowed the development of a methodology for a global risk assessment of certain children's products for which there are no safety standards at European level. After the market research conducted within the framework of this project, we detected the normal marketing of over 75 products, intended for children or with a more than reasonable use by children,

AIJU researches on the influence of processing conditions on Migration

The study will determine how the processing conditions and material issues affect in the foodstuff migration Children’s products intended for use at feeding times (tableware and cutlery, cups and food containers) are subject to strict safety standards. Furthermore, complementary regulations related to the compliance of plastic materials in contact with foodstuffs (Regulation no 10/2011) must be observed. Migration from the plastic container to foodstuffs can be influenced by several factors relating to

AIJU compares the plastic processing properties on an industrial and laboratory …

One of the more attractive fronts within the plastic industry is that of new materials development with improved properties (mechanical, electric, thermal, optical, fire-resistant, barrier, etc.). In this sense, nanoparticles have achieved great importance as they offer a lot of possibilities at the time of mixing additives to conventional plastics, improving the characteristic properties of the original material. Nevertheless, these nanoparticles can be especially expensive, ranging from 100€ Kg up

AIJU & AITEX collaborate to achieve the improvement of properties in polymeric s …

In general, polymeric materials are characterised by having a low surface energy, caused by the absence of polar groups within the polymer structure. It is often necessary to modify these properties to increase their surface energy and thus, improve their moisture absorption characteristics. These treatments are fundamentally directed at activating the surface by inserting polar specimens, or at provoking modifications to the surface topography, in such a way

AIJU researches customized and automated decoration for toys

AIJU is researching the tools available for the customized decoration of toys, with the aim of thoroughly studying them and their applications, in order to optimize their usefulness in such a way that they could be used for the personalized decoration of toys, according to the final users’ or consumers’ requirements. This research funded by IMPIVA and co-funded by FEDER funds, within its R&D programme (Expedient no. IMIDIC/2010/56), has arisen due

AIJU researches on the best properties of playground surfacing

The high-impact capacity can be improved by optimising the design factors on rubber surfacing installed in our playgrounds. Rubber surfacing is an environmentally sustainable product, as a high percentage of recycled rubber from tyres no longer used is used in the manufacture of this material. This kind of material is perfect for playground surfacing, due to its impact mitigation properties in case of falling from playground equipment, such as swings, seesaws,
01-20-2011 | Science & Education

AIJU develops a new conductive plastic formulation that improves the Electromagn …

The integration of this new formulation within electronic toys will avoid the electromagnetic interference that these toys generate on other electronics devices. Electrical and electronic toys are of considerable relevance within the sector and due to the increase in videogames and similar products it is a progressively increasing sector. These types of toys produce interference on the proper functioning of other electronic appliances due to the magnetic interference they produce, and

AIJU contributes to child safety by means of the development of risk assessment …

The action protocols developed so far will facilitate risk assessment in children’s products that have no specific safety regulations. AIJU is carrying out an R&D project in the field of children's products safety called "Risk Assessment in non-standardised children’s products - CHILDRISK." The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a methodology for assessing the safety of certain children's products which can be easily found on the market, for which there

AIJU contributes to the environment with a new plastic material reinforced with …

AIJU has developed a new plastic compound made with natural dry biomass, specifically the almond shell, for industrial purposes. The result is a compound material with a wooden appearance and new properties which have been analyzed in-depth. This new material provides other eco-efficient alternatives which reduce the plastic content, derived from non-renewable sources, and at the time give value to this natural waste which is produced in great quantities in Mediterranean

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