EXTRACO, the first construction company in the “Materials Library of Galicia”

Extraco is the first company in the building and construction services sector that collaborates with the “Materials Library of Galicia”. It is a singular space for the dissemination of innovative materials that combines an exhibition and archive of sorted samples of new types of materials, developed by technological centers, research organizations and companies of the community.

Extraco has contributed to the permanent exhibition and to the archive of the “Materials Library” with hot bituminous mixtures with lignin. These mixtures are the result of the “Innobiorresiduos” project, developed by the company during the 2016-2018 period with research groups from the universities of Vigo (UVigo) and Santiago de Compostela (USC). This initiative sought the valuation of agri-food waste in order to obtain bioproducts of high added value and innovative uses, such as the construction of new types of eco-friendlier surfaces. The project was supported by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) in the call ConectaPeme 2016 (Ref. IN852A 2016/128).

The “Materials Library of Galicia” is located in Ferrol (A Coruña), at the CIS Technology and Design facilities, an entity of reference for the Innovation program of the Galician Regional Government. It offers specialized services of material technology transfers to the Galician business fabric, as a key element to improve its competitiveness and modernization.

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