Cidaut knowledge areas - Circular economy

Circular economy

Engine of crecimiento or economic sector. sustainable and job creator

Cidaut, aware of the obsolescence of the linear economy model, based on extract, produce and consume, contributes with its knowledge and experience to a development and growth model that optimizes the use of available resources, maintains their value for as long as possible and in which waste generation is reduced to a minimum.

The Circular Economy has positioned itself as one of the strategic pillars of Cidaut, which has already established itself as a reference center that promotes sustainable economic growth and generates new jobs, and where the promotion of R&D&i is a crucial element.

We work to promote the circular economy as a factor of competitiveness and an engine of sustainable economic growth and generator of jobs.

Cidaut R&D Strategy

It is based on a multidisciplinary approach that addresses efficiency in the use of resources and raw materials in various sectors, aligning with the objectives of the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy.

Materials – Product – Process

Energy and environment

Industrial Security

Information technology

Infrastructure and laboratories

The CIDAUT Circular Economy area has the following infrastructure and laboratories:

  • Micro and Macrostructural Characterization Laboratories to characterize the properties of the developed materials and final products, using the most advanced analytical techniques for the morphology characterization (SEM scanning electron microscopes, optical microscopes, image analysis software, etc.), rheological (dynamic rheometer, capillary rheometer, fluidity index meter, etc.), thermo-mechanical properties (universal mechanical testing machine, HDT-Vicat, impact pendulum, durometers, dynamic stiffness measurement system, etc.) and thermal and spectroscopic properties (DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR-ATR spectrometer, etc.), among others. In addition, it has devices to condition materials and prepare samples such as: crusher and mills for plastics, ovens, dryers and dehumidifiers, analytical balances, microtome with cryogenic chamber, etc.
  • Pilot plants for the synthesis and processing of plastic materials: in-situ polymerization reactors, reactive extrusion and compounding, calendering, additive manufacturing, compression molding, injection, RTM+autovlave, infusion, foaming technologies, etc.
  • Design and Manufacturing Laboratory which provides support in obtaining specific tools for each investigation (molds for test tubes, demonstrator molds, etc.).