Fire protection for buildings

Depending on the size, condition and intended use of a building, the authorities and insurance companies have different requirements. Large-scale and fatal fires in recent years show that the measures taken so far are not sufficient. There are numerous possi-bilities to increase safety through fire protection, both in the construction of new buil-dings and the Read more about Fire protection for buildings[…]

Insulating material based on foamed polymers

Building insulation currently plays a decisive role in reducing energy consumption and consequently energy costs, and in reducing CO2 emissions from buildings, also in the context of efforts to improve the climate. At the same time, new regulations and requi-rements in the field of fire protection of buildings pose new challenges with regard to environmentally Read more about Insulating material based on foamed polymers[…]

Manufacturing the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cost-effective and recyclable

HAIRMATE, a research and development project carried out by an international consortium, received a grant from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union to manufacture and test the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cheaper and recyclable. The kick-off meeting is taking place today at Leitat headquarters in Terrassa. The Clean Sky 2 Read more about Manufacturing the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cost-effective and recyclable[…]

International research network “FlowCamp” aims to revolutionize energy storage by developing the next generation of redox-flow batteries

Renewable energy sources like wind turbines and photovoltaics need large-scale energy storage systems to balance out fluctuations in energy generation. One of the most promising solutions is redox-flow batteries. These systems store energy electrochemically, within liquid electrolytes that can be kept in tanks until the energy is required. Redox-flow batteries are efficient (>75%), safe, and Read more about International research network “FlowCamp” aims to revolutionize energy storage by developing the next generation of redox-flow batteries[…]