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The second European Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Porous Polymers (EUROMOF2017) will take place this year October 29 – November 1 at the Delft University of Technology (Delft, The Netherlands). Academia experts, industry players, and new start-ups will gather to dialog on the progress that has been made in the area. Among the sponsors of the conference is novoMOF AG, a start-up at PARK INNOVAARE that has developed a cost-efficient, scalable procedure for producing customized MOFs.
Material Science drives innovations in multiple industries: the construction, textile, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, energy sector, and even food. Since we encounter them daily, it is all the more exciting to learn more about ground-breaking developments in this area. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), first developed in 1999, were one such exciting breakthrough: thanks to its unique properties, one gram of this material can have a surface area comparable to that of a FIFA soccer field. Nowadays, MOFs are the fastest growing class of materials in chemistry.
This year leading academia experts, industry players and emerging start-ups will be gathering for the second European Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Porous Polymers at the Delft University of Technology. In the course of plenary lectures, presentations, and poster sessions, participants can exchange their views on the latest development and achievements in the field, such as new ways of synthesizing and producing MOFs. Being one of the main sponsors of the conference, novoMOF AG, a new high-tech company at PARK INNOVAARE, will also be sharing its expertise in cost-efficient, scalable MOFs production.
The company has developed a new approach using an improved heat management system that enables them to produce MOFs with consistent quality – independent of scale. It is already collaborating with leaders across different industries wanting to enter markets with products based on MOFs or wishing to drive innovation through the functionalities of MOFs. In addition to its presentation at the EUROMOF2017 conference, the company’s CEO, Daniel Steitz, will be giving a talk at the workshop “Advanced porous materials for industry: Metal-Organic Frameworks, porous polymers and beyond”, organized by Fraunhofer IWS, on November 2.