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INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CO-OPERATION




Bilateral Actions


- Portugal-France Scientific and Technical Program of Collaboration.
Portuguese participation: M. J. S. Silva, A. M. Ramos, M. E. Amaral, A. P. Costa, J. Silvy.
French participation: J. C. Roux, Ch. Voillot, J.M. Serra Tosio, J. F. Bloch, from "École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble", France

- Scientific Project Luso-Français: "Nonwoven Materials-Structures and Properties"
Portuguese team: M. J. S. Slva, J. Silvy, L. R. Salvado
French team: J. Y. Dréan, A. Sinoimeri, M. Renner, from "École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Textiles de Mulhouse", France

- Scientific Project Luso-Tunisine: "Composite Materials Based on Cellulosic Fibres Modified by Chemical Surface Treatments"
Portuguese team: A. P. Duarte, P. J. Almeida, N. Belgacem
Tunisine team: Boufi Sami, Ben Salah Abdelhamid, Meki Abdelmoula, Ahlem Kabadou, Ben Hassen Rached from Faculty of Exact Sciences, Sfax University, Tunisie

- Bilateral Co-operation Agreement in the field of SOCRATES/ERASMUS Programme with the following Universities:
-Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) – École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble (EFPG)
-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Terrassa) (ETSEIT)
-University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) – Department of Paper Science.


International Networks

European Network in the scope of the COST Program:
- COST Action E7 “Multi Phase Flows in Paper Making”
Portuguese team: A. M. Ramos, M. E. Amaral, A. P. Costa

- COST Action “Control of Migration by Photothermal Analysis”
Portuguese team: J. Silvy, A. P. Costa, M. F. Nunes, J. M. Lucas; F. F. Franco

- COST Action E10 "Wood Properties for Industrial Use"
Portuguese team: R. Simões

- COST Action E11 “Characterisation Methods for Fibres and Paper”
Portuguese team: A. P. Costa, J. Silvy, J. Curto

- COST Action E23 “Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry", Working Group 2 “Mechanisms for the action of biocatalysts on fibre raw material”
Portuguese team: A. P. Duarte


Joint European Research Projects and Concerted Actions

- TMR Program - Training Mobility Researcher
Team: M. N. Belgacem (UBI), Ana Ramos (UBI), Emília Amaral (UBI), Ana Paula Costa (UBI), J. P. Maume (Facility manager), V. Morin (Co-ordinator) (CTP-France).

- Co-operation Agreement INTAS OPEN 97-0487
Joint research project entitled “Physico-chemical study of liposomes interaction with the surface of fibrous materials in textile dyeing”, financed by INTAS (International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Brussels).
Partnership among:
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (Unit of Textile and Paper Materials)
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russia
Ivanovo State University of Chemical Technology, Russia

- Specific RTD Program-Inco/Copernicus
Concerted action called “Netecoflax – Network clean technology for ecological high quality “cottonized” flax fabrics from worthless raw material”, being carried out in the Co-operation with Third Countries and Internatinal Organizations, financed by The European Community, Commission of the European Communities, DG XII.
Participants:
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Universidade da Beira Interior - Portugal (Unit of Textile and Paper Materials)
Technical University of Lodz, Polone
Research Development Centre of Flax Processing, Polone
Zaklady Przemyslu Bawelnianego im Armii Ludowej “Alba” SA, Polone
Centro Tessile Cotoniero e Abbigliamento SpA, Italy
Technische Universitat Liberec, Czech Republic
Vutz – Inotex, Czech Republic

- Programmme EU "Training Mobility Research" – "Effect of the glass transition temperature of the adhesive on the surface properties of coated paper" – acess to CTP’s (Centre Technique du Papier) high-speed coater (1998 – 2000).
Team: M.N. Belgacem, A.P. Duarte, Paulo Almeida, J.-P. Maume

- Programme EU "Enhancing Access to Research Infrastructure" – "CTP Bleaching Pilot Plant for Advanced Eco-Bleaching and Chemical Treatment" – "Bleaching of Pinus pinaster kraft pulp" (2000 – 2003).
Team: A.P. Duarte, R. Simões, C. Baptista, C. Chirat, B. Brochier, C. Mateo.

- Fusion IP 109-IP 127
Joint research project entitled "Uso de los desechos de la agroindustria y sus derivados"
Participants:
Universidad Mar de Plata, Argentina
Universidade da Beira Interior - Portugal (Unit of Textile and Paper Materials)


Research Projects with Other Groups

- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain (Prof. A. Manich Bou, Profª Maria Dolores De Castellar, Eng. R. Sauri)
- École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Textiles de Mulhouse, France (Prof. A. Kirschner, Prof. J. Y. Dréan, Prof. A. Sinoimeri, Prof. M. Renner)
- Biological and Chemical Engineering Centre, Superior Technique Institute, Lisbon, Portugal (Prof. Joaquim Cabral)
- Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Spain (Prof. Davis Martin, Prof. Miguel Galán-Serrano, Prof. J. Gonzales Urones)
- University of Cincinnati, Department of Chemical Engineering, USA (Prof. Neville Pinto)
- Superior Technique Institute, Lisbon, Portugal (Prof. Luis Ferreira, Prof.ª Helena Maria Vasconcelos Pinheiro, Prof.ª Norberta de Pinho)
- Chemical Department, Faculty of Science, Lisbon University, Portugal (Profª. Amélia Pilar Rauter)
- Vegetal Citogenics Group, National Agronomics Station, Lisbon, Portugal (Eng. Tristão Mello-Sampayo)
- INETI-National Institute of Industrial Engineering and Technology, Biotechnology Department, Lisbon, Portugal (Drª. Alda Clemente)
- "École Française de Papeterie et des Industries Graphiques de Grenoble", France (Prof. J. C. Roux, Prof. Ch. Voillot, Prof. J.M. Serra Tosio, Prof. J. F. Bloch)
- Centre Technique du Papier - Grenoble, France, (Prof. D. Lachenal)
- Miami University - Oxford, USA, (Prof. R. Peterson)
- Coimbra University, Chemical Engineering Department, Portugal (Prof. Almiro e Castro)
- Coimbra University, Botanics Department, Portugal (Profª. Rita Vieira)
- Coimbra University, Biochemical Department, Portugal (Profª. Helena Gil)
- Clemson University, School of Textiles – Clemson, USA, (Prof. Hassan M. Behery, Prof. John Jefferson Porter)
- CQFM - Molecular Chemistry Physics Centre, Photochemical Group – Interdisciplinary Complex of Superior Technique Institute, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal (Prof. Luis Filipe Vieira Ferreira)
- South-eastern Technology Centre – Augusta, USA, (Dra. Regina S. Porter)
- UTAD-Trás os Montes and Alto Douro University, Synthesis Group, Portugal (Prof.ª. Lucinda Vaz dos Reis, Prof. Paulo Fernandes da Conceição Santos)
- UTAD. Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry Institute, University of Minho, Portugal (Prof.ª Ana Paula da Assunção Esteves, Prof.ª Maria José Feio Medeiros)
- IPO-Portuguese Institute of Oncology - Lisbon, Portugal (Prof. Jorge Manuel de Oliveira Soares)
- UTAD. Faculty of Exact Sciences, Sfax University, Tunisie (Prof. Boufi Sami, Prof. Ben Salah Abdelhamid)
- Universidad Mar de Plata, Argentina (Prof.ª Patícia Marino)
- Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Químicas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina (Prof.ª Maria Cristina Area)
- Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche, Quebec, Canada (Prof. Guy Provost)
- RAIZ-Research Institute of Forest and Paper, Aveiro, Portugal (Eng. Serafim Tavares)
- Genetics Department, Faculty of Medicine, New University of Lisbon, (Prof. José Rueff Tavares)


Conventions, Protocols and Co-operation Agreements

- Université de Haute Alsace, France (École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Textiles de Mulhouse)
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales de Terrassa)
- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Barcelona, Spain (Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica y Textil)
- Centro de Cooperação dos Industriais de Máquinas e Ferramentas
- Força Aérea Portuguesa
- Superintendência dos Serviços do Material da Armada
- International Wool Secretariat
- Direcção-Geral das Indústrias Transformadoras Ligeiras
- Direcção-Geral da Indústria (DGI)
- Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxteis e do Vestuário (CITEVE)
- Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Industrial (LNETI)
- Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria do Vestuário do Sul (CFPIVIS)
- Associação Nacional dos Industriais de Lanifícios (ANIL)
- A Penteadora - Sociedade Industrial de Penteação e Fiação de Lãs, S.A.
- Empresa Têxtil Riopele, S. A.
- Bayer Portugal, S.A.
- Focor - Fornecedora de Corantes e Químicos, Lda.
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