The Polymer Technology Laboratory, first accredited laboratory in Spain for determining the Strain Hardening in polyethylene pipe grades

The recent development of ultra-resistant polyethylene grades for water and gas conduction (PE100RC) represents a significant breakthrough for the industry due to a substantial improvement in the resistance of these new materials to slow crack growth, which is the primary long-term failure mode of polyethylene pipes during service.

LATEP will carry out tests to validate new ultra-resistant pipes

LATEP has signed an important collaboration agreement with the company CEIS for the investigation and evaluation of the new PE100RC (Resistant to Crack) pipes.

LATEP finds innovative solutions to reuse recycled polyethylene fishing nets

LATEP research team, within its line of research focused on the recycling of plastics and the transition towards a Circular Economy, has carried out a study focused on the search for possible uses for recycled polymer resins obtained from discarded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fishing nets, which critically affects the marine flora and fauna.

LATEP presented its latest research on polymer recycling in Guangzhou

LATEP was invited to give a presentation at the 6th China International Plastic Pipe Conference, celebrated in Guangzhou (China) 18-19th November 2019. This work entitled: “Incorporation of recycled HDPE to PE100 resins for pipe applications”, was previously presented at the prestigious world congress on plastic pipes, Plastic Pipes XIX, held in Las Vegas (United States).

LATEP takes part in the world conference on Plastic Pipes (PPXIX)

LATEP has actively participated in the last world plastic pipe conference (PPXIX) held in Las Vegas (USA). This last edition has had 450 delegates from more than 40 countries, including Carlos Domínguez representing the Rey Juan Carlos University. This congress is one of the largest international meetings between the companies and the most relevant research groups in the petrochemical sector.