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Materiais Têxteis e Papeleiros
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Textile Materials Textile Materials

Research in:
· Performance and optimisation of textile materials and processes
· Studies of textiles and fibres structure, including renewable materials and composites
· Textile materials: health, and well-being
· Textile materials, processes and environment: recycling waste from textile and paper industries; modification of dyeing properties.

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Paper Materials Paper Materials

Research in:
· Raw materials (cardoon, giant reed, acacia, cypress, eucalyptus, pine)
· Chemical pulping and bleaching (biobleaching), and refining (influence of fibres; biorefining)
· Papermaking chemistry (mechanisms involved in fibre/additive interaction)
· Paper physics and printability (paper structure and surface characterisation; pysical and chemical mechanisms involved in printing)
· Paper recycling (fibre behaviour in refining; use of enzymes).
· Modifying paper surface by coupling agents using cold plasma
· Forest by-products and new materials (optimisation of hemicelluloses extraction from spent grain and other materials)

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Fundamental Sciences Fundamental Sciences

Research in:
· Decreasing contaminants rejected by textile dyeing and finishing steps (bioreactors with oxidation or adsorption).
· Electrosynthesis of new compounds.
· Green chemistry in medicinal plants from Angola.
· New functional dyes
· Synthesis of new pseudo-C-nucleosides
· Rheology and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

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