Pharmaceutical and Macromolecular Technologies in the Spirit of Industry 4.0
Well designed (multilayer, adaptive, reactive) interphases, being a key element of multicomponent structures, could be tailored to different requirements through controlled technologies. This is the link connecting various green, safe, healthy materials and innovative pharmaceuticals. Upgraded recycling could be performed by interfacial consolidation of self-reinforced composites, the flame retardancy of which is feasible with surprisingly low amount of flame retardant. Examples are shown how the reinforced and foamed forms of thermosetting and thermoplastic biopolymers can play a significant role (after flame retardant modification) in the development of airplanes and electric cars. Biopolymer nanofibres, such as polycaprolactone and polyhydroxybutyrate, could be formed with increased productivity for various medical uses. Raman-based control of the units of integrated continuous technologies has been elaborated including controlled formation of crystals with polymer interlayer for direct tableting.