Development of applicators/ovens for heating materials

The two main problems in energy-intensive industries are the high cost of energy and increasingly restrictive environmental regulations. Many industrial processes require the heating of materials. This heating has been done in conventional ovens, where heat is transferred through conduction, radiation and convection.

Our research institute offers the advanced service of designing and developing microwave applicators and ovens for efficient material heating. We leverage the advantages of microwave energy to provide superior heating solutions that significantly reduce processing times and costs, consuming up to 70% less energy than traditional heating methods.

Our microwave applicators and ovens offer precise, uniform, and rapid heating capabilities, providing enhanced control over the heating process. We develop tailored solutions that fit your specific material heating needs, all while promoting energy efficiency and sustainability.

With our innovative microwave technology, you can achieve superior performance, save time, and significantly reduce energy costs. Our team of dedicated experts is committed to delivering practical, innovative, and energy-efficient solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.


  • Food Industry: For efficient and uniform heating in cooking, baking, and thawing processes.
  • Ceramic and Glass Industry: Improve quality and efficiency in firing, glazing, and annealing processes.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Enhance drug manufacturing processes, including drying, sterilization, and chemical synthesis.
  • Chemical Industry: Enable faster, more controlled reactions and processes.
  • Textile Industry: For improved dyeing, drying, and other heat-intensive processes.
  • Plastic and Polymer Industry: Enhance moulding, curing, and other heat treatment processes.
  • Mining and Metallurgy: Improve efficiency in ore processing and metal heat treatment.
  • Environmental Applications: Assist in waste treatment processes like sludge drying and waste volume reduction.


José Manuel Catalá Civera
ITACA Institute – Universitat Politècnica de Valencia
Camino de Vera, s/n. Edificio 8G, Acceso B, piso 0
46022 Valencia (Spain)

Phone +34 96 387 78 21 (Extension: 77821)

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