El grupo de investigación aplicada en polímeros del ICIPC ha obtenido la máxima categoría "A1" en la reciente convocatoria nacional para el reconocimiento y medición de grupos de investigación, desarrollo tecnológico o de innovación del Sistema Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación, Convocatoria 737 de 2015 de Colciencias.

A esta convocatoria se inscribieron 5.796 grupos, los cuales fueron avalados por las diferentes instituciones del país y cuyos registros se encuentran en el aplicativo GrupLac. En esta convocatoria, 4.434 grupos de investigación, desarrollo tecnológico o de innovación fueron reconocidos por Colciencias. Los resultados fueron publicados el 11 de abril de 2016.

Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Migrasoft

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Migrasoft® is a software tool for validation of compliance with specific migration regulations following the guidelines established in EU regulation 10/2011 (up amendment No 202/2014) on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Some features are:

  • Classification of food according to the categories defined by EU regulation 10/2011
  • Definition of the simulants assigned according to EU regulation 10/2011, depending on the food category
  • Determination of time and temperature of the migration assay following the lineaments of EU regulation 10/2011, the shelf life and storage conditions
  • Fat reduction factor (FRF) is automatically estimated according to the relationship Migrant - Simulant - Category Food
  • Combined analysis of migrants and simulants, evaluating in each case whether the specific migration limit (SML) is exceeded
  • The sum of specific migrations are considered, checking that the overall migration limit is not overflown
  • Migration limits for restricted group defined in EU regulation 10/2011 are taken into account

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Requeriments:

  • Migrasoft® is a web application that works with most internet browsers
  • Permanent internet connection is required

 

How to order?

We offer use licenses for this application. To order, please send your non-binding inquiry on the following link.

We will process your inquiry immediately and answer you as soon as possible.

 

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Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Extrutools

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Computational tools for the extrusion process

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This trademark includes the computational tools that can be applied to the thermoplastic extrusion process. They are:

  • Design and simulation of circular dies.
  • Design of extrusion screws for single-screw extruders.
  • Extruder operation curves
  • Polymer data base Matplast®

The package contains the following tools. For further information make click on each:

 

How to order?

We offer use licenses for this application. To order, please send your non-binding inquiry on the following form.
We will process your inquiry immediately and answer you as soon as possible.

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Monday, 21 September 2015 00:00

Inyectools

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Computational tools for the injection molding process

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This trademark includes the computational tools that can be applied to the thermoplastic injection molding process.
These tools allow to find answers to daily-life questions in a thermoplastic injection molding plant
The tools are the following ones:

  • Calculation of the optimal number of mold cavities
  • Cooling Time Calculation in Plastic Parts
  • Parameters for the injection molding cycle
  • Heat interchange in molds
  • Tolerances for molds and plastic parts
  • Tolerances and fits in injection molds
  • Polymer data base Matplast®

For further information make click on each:

 

How to order?

We offer use licenses for this application. To order, please send your non-binding inquiry on the following link.

We will process your inquiry immediately and answer you as soon as possible.

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Through formal or informal educational programs, the Institute offers a Master of Science in polymer processing in association with EAFIT University, specialized training and updates for the important human resources working in the plastic and rubber industry.

The objective of our trainings is:

  • To contribute to the creation, transfer and application of technologies and knowledge in materials science, products and polymer processing with the aim of being a key factor to the competitiveness, productivity and innovation of the industry and academic community.

 

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To accomplish our objective, we offer the following programs:

Our training programs offer a range of possibilities, which can be adapted to each company's interest. We are supported by the knowledge and experience of our national and international experts.

Some of the most important seminars and courses offered by ICIPC in materials and polymer processing are:

  • Polymer extrusion
  • Seminars on extrusion and injection molding, aimed at efficient use of energy: theory and practice
  • Trends in plastic films
  • Specialized seminar on design and simulation of extrusion components
  • Troubleshooting in injection molding
  • Specialized seminar on mold design and simulation in injection molding
  • Recycling of polymers
  • Rubber technology
  • Techniques of thermal analysis
  • Rheology in polymer processing
  • Thermoplastic materials and additives
  • Polymer characterization
  • Statistical process control applied to polymer processing
  • Technology and resins for modifying heat sealing

The highly qualified team of ICIPC offers advisory and consulting services in:

  • Tuning, adjustments and optimization of polymer transformation processes
  • Solving problems in situtermografia
  • Thermal and rheological evaluation of injection molds, dies and machine components for polymer processing
  • Performance evaluation and causes of failure in polymer products
  • Transfer of new technologies
  • Technological forecasting and states of the art
  • Economic Feasibility Studies
  • Technological diagnosis in process and polymer products
  • Quality control system implementation
  • Advices for technology acquisition
  • Selection and replacement of materials and additives for polymeric products
  • Intellectual property advising in polymeric materials, products and processes
  • CAE simulation in polymer processing
  • Specialized consulting in international fairs
  • Interpretation of laboratory results conducted by the ICIPC

The generation and transfer of knowledge and technologies in polymeric materials, processing, and products make an essential part of our work as Institute as is highlighted in our mission “Turning knowledge into wealth”. The ICIPC through the service of Research, Development and Design (R&D) promotes and undertakes applied research projects in partnership with the plastic and rubber sector, as well as related-sector industries, such as automotive, pharmaceutical, food, energy, health, ICT, construction, among others.

Companies that use the service of Research, Development and Design will get the tools to develop differentiation and competitiveness strategies in domestic and international markets. Additionally, they can improve their productivity and product quality according to the standards and demands of globalized markets and growing environmental regulations.

The Research, Development and Design projects developed by the ICIPC respect and make proper use of intellectual property. They are based on a comprehensive study of the state of the art and technology, and they rely on international methodologies for innovation and use of clean technologies.
 
The professional resume of some of our researchers can be seen in deeper detail by following:

The ICIPC provides R&D technological services in the area of Polymeric Materials

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  • Research in polymer modification and chemical, thermal and physical characterization of polymers and polymeric products
  • Development, characterization and formulation of rubber compounds and PVC
  • Development of compounds and polymer blends
  • Research in morphology and crystallization kinetics of polymers
  • Rheology Polymer Research
  • Research and development of new chemical, thermal and physical characterization techniques of polymers
  • Research and development of biodegradable polymers and sustainable materials compounds
  • Research and development of new compounds for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors.

The ICIPC provides R&D technological services in the area of Polymer Processing

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  • Research on modeling and simulation of polymer transformation processes
  • Research, development and design in energy efficiency and polymer processing optimization
  • Research, development, design and improvement of polymer processing methods
  • Development and design of machine components, molds and dies for polymer processing
  • Software development for applied polymer processing.

Within the process technologies for the production of thermoplastic and elastomeric articles, the ICIPC provides R&D in:

  • Twin and single screw extrusion
  • Injection Molding
  • Blow molding
  • Thermoforming
  • Rotational molding
  • Resin transfer Molding
  • Calendering
  • Extrusion of functional foods, dietary supplements and drugs (HME - Hot Melt Extrusion)
  • Others

The ICIPC provides R&D technological services in the area of polymeric products

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  • Development of sustainable products and solutions for health, automotive, energy, pharmaceutical, food, agro-industrial, logistics, construction, household and institutional sectors, among others
  • Development and design of polymeric products with the support of CAD and CAE tools to analyze thermal, mechanical and chemical performances.
  • Research, design and development in food packaging and pharmaceutical packaging interactions, allowing the shelf life estimation, its improvement and the compliance with national and international regulations
  • Development of new flexible and semi-rigid packaging including active and intelligent technologies.
  • Development of performance tests for polymer products
  • Product development with support of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing
  • Development of specialized software for product design and packaging.

Some of the technologies developed by ICIPC which have led to the creation of intellectual property can be seen in this link

 

The ICIPC has a wide range of laboratory services for plastic, rubber and related industries, providing analytical services and polymer and additives characterizations as well as services for a continuous monitoring to assure the quality of products and processes.

Our laboratory is part of the Colombian Laboratory System, offering a variety of tests under ASTM, ISO, DIN and NTC standards. The ICIPC lab has 10 accredited tests by the Accreditation Agency of Colombia (ONAC) with code 14-LAB-064, according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and certified under ISO 9001:2008.

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The ICIPC technological services are certified by the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (ICONTEC)

The ICIPC has 10 accredited tests by the Accreditation Agency of Colombia (ONAC) with code 14-LAB-064, according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard.

Some of the ICIPC equipment and services are:

 

If you require any other service, and it is not part of our list, do not hesitate to contact us. We will evaluate the feasibility of either running the service by our own or by some of our alliances.

Friday, 07 November 2014 00:00

Dos nuevas patentes para el ICIPC

La Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio-SIC- le ha otorgado al ICIPC dos patentes que solicitó en 2009.


La especialización que realiza el Instituto de Capacitación e Investigación del Plástico y del Caucho - ICIPC (c
ódigo SNIES: 1263), en convenio con la universidad EAFIT, tiene una duración de tres semestres académicos, los cuales tienen una intensidad horaria de una semana presencial al mes. Esta especialización cuenta también con opción a Maestría en Ingeniería (código SNIES: 19886).

Los aspirantes a la especialización deberán manejar adecuadamente el idioma inglés para permitirles una lectura ágil y el entendimiento de la literatura técnica de este campo, además deberán tener conocimientos básicos y capacidad para el empleo de algún lenguaje de programación de computadores y manejar un procesador de textos y una hoja electrónica de cálculo. Para conocer más detalles de este programa haga clic aquí.

 

Quienes se inscriban en esta especialización deben pasar un proceso de selección que contempla una entrevista personal y la revisión de la documentación solicitada. Para conocer más del proceso de admisión haga clic aquí.

A continuación compartimos el cuerpo docente de la especialización, todos los docentes hacen parte del equipo de profesionales del ICIPC.

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