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Materfad: Materials centre

Materfad, Barcelona’s materials centre, ​​performs research and technology watch in the field of new materials and provides consulting and training services to businesses, professionals, universities and technology centres. Materfad covers all materials families (biomaterials, ceramics, composites, polymers, etc.) and its cross-cutting approach makes it into a catalyst for innovation by universities, technology centres, companies, designers, industrialists, engineers and architects.

The materials centre has a ‘materials library’ featuring a range of consultation and interaction options for over 3,500 materials and innovative projects which are constantly updated (see terms and conditions and rates). Located on the building’s first basement floor, Materfad also displays its work in technology watch to the public in the ‘What’s next? Materials that will shape the future’ exhibition.

There are also videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MaterFAD

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