Between October 26 and 29, the Expocentre Central Exhibition Complex functioned as the site of the 24th International Exhibition of Chemical Industry and Science, where Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies mounted a stand demonstrating their developments in specialized fields of chemical industry.
RTU MIREA traditionally takes part in this exhibition, since Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies with its long history is part of the University. On the University premises there are various laboratories equipped with high-tech devices and facilities where students have an opportunity to implement all their ideas in research.⠀
“This site is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the developments of the students and attract a large number of manufacturing firms and industrial enterprises working at the intersection of science and industry. This year, we represent at the exhibition the Departments of chemistry and technology of elastomer processing, processing of plastics and polymer composites, biotechnology and industrial pharmacy. The departments of our Institute are actively working on the research and creation of numerous materials and technologies to solve the problems facing manufacturing companies in large-scale production. Our University is working on a project aimed to create mega-laboratories; this project gives us an opportunity to expand the resource base of the departments working on research and development, and create more laboratories with a certain chemical specificity,” said Mikhail Alexandrovich Maslov, Director of Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies.
This year at the exhibition, the Department of Biotechnology and Industrial Formation demonstrated an installation for microfluidic synthesis of pharmaceutical substances, nano-emulsions and particles. This technology allows creating molecules by synthesizing a wide range of substances that are subsequently used for creation of products used in many areas of life, in particular for the production of antiseptic components. The active molecule created in the laboratory together with students passed various tests showing positive activity when various viruses, including coronavirus infection, hit the surface of the created film. This development was patented by a partner company and the product is manufactured in large production volumes.
The interdepartmental educational and research Center for Additive Polymer Technologies was also represented at the exhibition. Its developments allow achieving high-precision printing with a 3D printer. The created technology allows maintaining the required temperature, due to which – and the good adhesion of the layers – it is possible to increase the strength of the material.
The Chemistry International Exhibition has been held in Moscow since 1965 and is one of the most prestigious events in the industry that has a significant impact on the development of chemical industry not only in Russia, but throughout the world.