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UNPRECEDENTED | MAT 20-30: Valuing new materials. Success stories of application sectors

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UNPRECEDENTED: Industrial Dialogues


MAT 20-30, materializing challenges: New Materials

Success stories of application sectors

Developments in science and engineering lead to changes in materials technology. There is a range of modern materials with impressive properties, as well as traditional ones such as wood or metal. Researchers are developing cutting-edge foams, coatings, metals and other substances to make our homes, vehicles and gadgets more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly The field of materials science is discovering new formats, shapes and materials to respond to this constantly transforming world, in which change is essential to evolve.

We are surrounded by materials; and the materials are, today, the focus of innovation. For this reason, they generate an impact not only in the industry but also in society and even in its cultural values. Materials are no longer finalized at the end of the design process but are part of its early development. Additionally, consumers pay more attention to the materials they surround themselves with, are much more literate and interested in material innovation than ever before. Materials-based innovation enables the development of new industries, the search for more sustainable solutions and the implementation of more creative design processes.  The Agenda promoted by the guidelines of the European Union and the sustainable development goals has marked a path that Expoquimia bears witness to and transforms it into a reality, showing the future of today.  

This Webinar aims to highlight the innovation of new materials in different applications sectors, such as detergency, Automotive and Food. And consider if these materials could apply in different fields.  An overview of what we will discover in MAT 20-30, materializing challenges next December in Expoquimia. 



Turning the World's Products Green: 100% Bio-Based ECO Range of Surfactants

Ms Ana Sánchez, PTIC Country Sales Manager at Croda Europe


MATER-BI, current and future solutions: properties and applications of compostable bioplastics

Ms Rosa Puig, Marketing Manager at Novamont


Innovative technology for upgrading public authorities’ vehicle emission standards: The EIT Raw Materials INNOCAT Project. Members: Consell General de cambres de Catalunya, Icamcyl, Monolithos and Tecnalia.

Mr Iakovos Yakoumis, CEO at Monolithos


Session moderated by:

Mr David Amantia, Science & Director of Business Unit (Applied Chemistry and Materials) at LEITAT



UNPRECEDENTED Webinar Series was born as a transversal proposal to the challenges of Circular economy, Digitalization and Technology transfer..

Together we have prepared a series of meetings online, under the name of Industrial Dialogues,how the industry can cope with the challenges considered by the situation of the "New normal".

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  • Guest speaker
    Rosa Puig Moré Marketing Manager  @ Novamont

    Graduated in environmental sciences and specialized in environmental communication, she began her professional career in the environmental consulting sector. Focusing on waste management, the organic waste sector, the composting process and the key to closing the system obtaining a quality product. Accordingly, she was introduced to the world of biodegradable and compostable plastics; a solution for the collection of organic waste, which allows moving towards an efficient model in resource management.

  • Guest speaker
    David Amantia Director of Business Unit (Applied Chemistry and Materials) @ LEITAT Technological Center

  • Guest speaker
    Ana Belén Sánchez PTIC Country Sales Manager @ Croda

    I am Ana B. Sánchez Gorjón, Chemical Engineer by the University of Salamanca, specialized in environmental engineering. Currently, I am working as Sales Director at Croda Iberica after more than 15 years of experience in B2B sales. And recently I have been named Sustainability Manager for Croda Iberica and nowadays I am combining both responsibilities..

  • Guest speaker
    Iakovos Yakoumis CEO @ Monolithos

    Obtained his MEng. degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has published 19 Research Papers and he is the Inventor of 3 European Patents. His citation index is more than 1500 (Google Scholar) and the h-index of his work is 11.

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