News and events

News and events
Friday, November 12, 2021

We are kindly invite you to our Start Circles Workshop: Compostability of polymeric materials, which will be organized on Wednesday, 17th of November 2021, at 13.00, via MS Teams.

The workshop will be led by our Vice-Dean for Education, izr. prof. dr. Irena Pulko.

The workshop is free of charge by prior registration.

 

Kindly invited.

Monday, September 20, 2021

In September, a 4-day training took place at our faculty as part of the Polyflip project, where we are developing and testing the Flipped classroom approach for engineering higher education study programs with partners from 3 countries. The project is implemented within the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnerships program, where our faculty is the initiator and leading partner of the project.

More info about the live Polyflip training HERE.

Visit also an official project webpage.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

We successfully completed the first day of the conference on circular packaging. 

Francesca Siciliano Stevens was with us, Director of the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment and lectures by industry experts from global companies (Greiner PackagingInterserohLidl GBBSH Home Appliances GroupDS Smith...) and successful small and medium enterprises (LabelProfi d.o.o.MetGenKraftPal, Bossis Valjevo...).
In the afternoon we were gaining new knowledge in the field of recycled plastics for packaging and testing biodegradability and compatibility, visiting FTPO laboratories and successfull slovenian company LabelProfi, which deals with flexible packaging and labels.

Monday, June 21, 2021

We successfuly concluded with two-day international conference FTPO on the topic of plastic gears (FTPO Conference 2021- Plastics gears), which took place on 17 and 18 June 2021 in Slovenj Gradec. The conference was organized as a hybrid, with participation in Slovenj Gradec and accessibility via the website using the MS Teams application. The conference was a great success, with a total of more than 50 participants from 18 different countries.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

As part of the Start Circles project, an international virtual conference was held on 3 February 2021, at which the existing R&D competencies in the field of the circular economy were presented, with an emphasis on plastic and wood materials in Slovenia and Austria.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

As part of the Polymetal project, we invite you to online workshop "Thermally Conductive Materials & Testing of Thermal Conductivity", which will focus on the question which materials with very high thermal conductivity are already available on the market, in which application areas they can be applied and which new developments are being targeted.

More information at: http://www.polyregion.org/events/

 

 

 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

At Faculty of Polymer Technology the composites with thermoplastic matrix and waste biomass are produced.

Check our video presentation, how waste biomass as reinforcement for plastic to make also technical parts, waste paper as biomas was compounded into PE-HD matrix. In this case, the biobased PE-HD was used. On the end of the video presentation also some injection moulded parts are presented. As you can see, our biocomposite, which is biobased, is also suitable for technical parts.

For all additional information we are at your disposal.

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Polymetal is project in the frame of the »Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovenia-Austria«. The main goal of the project is the cross-boarder cooperation, networking and joint R&D of SMEs, R&D institutions from less developed, non-urban areas and one of the leading European home appliances manufacturer on the development of polymer based solutions, which could replace stainless steel or aluminum for design demanding products in different sectors. Project partners are: Gorenje (lead partner), FTPO, MUL, PCCL, Intralighting and Hiebler. The project represents a good example of cross-boarder collaboration of R&D on a demanding technological challenge, which already led to new joint R&D activities, fostered the basis for new products&processes and led to sustainable growth and increased internationalization.

At Faculty of Polymer Technology the composites with addition of high thermal conductivity filler (boron nitride) into thermoplastic matrix (polypropylene) are presented. Check our video presentation where compounding, injection moulding and characterization are presented. As you can see, our composites can achieve high thermal conductivity values.

For all additional information we are at your disposal.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sewage sludge occurs in wastewater treatment process, regardles the wastewater technology applied. It presents up to 40% of wastewater treatment costs and therefore impacts every household water bill.

Sludge drying reed beds are a natural technology for sludge mineralisation, dewatering and stabilisation. The main benefits of the technology is its' low energy consumption and low operating costs. The technology is GHG emission-free. The case was contributed by LIMNOS Ltd.

The material obtained is humus, but in case of heavy metal containment, the material can be recycled for bioplastics.

Within the project the partner Faculty of polymer technology developed a biocomposite with recycled polypylen as matrix material and characterized it to see whether it could be used for parts for the water treatment process and with this close the waste circle.

For the compatibilization of humus into thermoplastic matrix the recycled polypropylene was chosen. To achive good distribution of humus inside the composite and also to prevent thermal and oxidative degradation lubricant, antioxidant and compatibilizer were added. Tests were done with addition of 15 wt.% and 30 wt.% of humus into the composite. The stiffness rise for 2 % and 13 %, the strength decreases for 15 % and 21 %, also the elongation at break decreases for 79 % and 87 % for the composites with 15 wt.% and 30 wt.% of humus respectively.

The sewage sludge can be used as filler for thermoplastic matrix for the static loaded parts with low deformation or low load. 

Friday, September 11, 2020

On Thursday,  24th and Friday 25th September, 2020, the Faculty of Polymer Technology is hosting an international conference MultiComp, the final meeting within the COST campaign CA15107 - Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network (MultiComp).  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Online Workshop "Thermally Conductive Materials"

The focus of the online workshop will be to show new ways to master challenges in heat dissipation of systems in various fields of application, also with polymer solutions and to exchange experiences between experts and participants in the discussion following the presentations. In addition, a short insight will be shown into what else is possible in the lighting sector besides thermally conductive polymers to achieve certain effects (transparent, diffuse and reflective white).

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In February 2020, five new pieces of equipment were acquired at the FTPO laboratory:

• Two BAOPIN BP-8176-B single-pole extruders, 

• BAOPIN BP-8170-B hydraulic press, 

• Two TOOL-TEMP TT-248 temperature control units.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

In recent days, the lives of all of us have turned upside down. We are aware of our vulnerability and, at the same time, our dependence on communication, which is fortunately enabled by modern technologies to some extent. Working from home can be quite hard, especially when we work on group projects and communication is not very clear, and we play ping-pong with e-mail documents.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Dear students / professors / business partners / visitors of the Faculty of Polymer Technology.

The links below provide up-to-date information and guidance regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):

 

-  NIJZ https://www.nijz.si/,

-  Ministrstvo za zdravje https://www.gov.si/teme/koronavirus/,

MIZŠ https://www.gov.si/drzavni-organi/ministrstva/ministrstvo-za-izobrazevanje-znanost-in-sport/,

ZMDPŠ  https://www.anticovid.zmdps.si/.

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