AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, is a private, non-profit Association with about 400 associated companies (the majority of them SMEs). AIMPLAS has offered its services to the Plastic industry sector since 1990 and, nowadays, has a permanent staff of 110 people. AIMPLAS’ fields of work are related to technological research and development on plastic materials & products and its transformation processes. AIMPLAS has a lot of knowledge and experience in the development of new biobased composites, working with many different fibres (rice husk, paper pulp, wood flour, modified and functionalised wood fibres, jute, hemp, kenaf, flax, cotton, asparagus' fibre, linseed) and a broad range of biopolymers (starch, PLA, PVOH, PCL, aliphatic and aromatic polyesters) and oil based (polyolefins and thermoset resins). [Website]


AVANZARE is a supplier of high-performance nanomaterials and nanotechnology based solutions used in a wide range of products for everyday life. AVANZARE develops nanomaterials and nanocomposites, creating an added value and competitive advantages for our customers. AVANZARE principal customers are automotive, aeronautic, fabric, wood, paper, plastic, rubber and building industries, the wire & cable sector and manufacturers of household appliances and packaging. It produces costeffective nanomaterials for the materials industry: plastic, paints, thermoset, concrete, greases and lubricants, wood, textiles, paper and food industry. It has a production of 800 Kg/h of nanomaterials and 4000 Tm/year; in 2010 the production will be increased to 12.000 Tm/year and in 2011 to 20.000 Tm/year... [Website]

» Technische Universität Darmstadt

The Technische Universität Darmstadt has been an internationally-oriented university ever since its founding in 1877. The university has built its worldwide reputation on education, research, and providing answers to crucial questions of the future. Its focus on technology — from the perspectives of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences — ranges from basic research to applications for day-to-day life. The university’s innovative power has earned the support of business, science, government and society. Collaborations between selected partners in all of these areas and the university exist. The university’s goal is to be one of the top three universities of technology in Germany and it strives especially to provide international leadership in the increasingly important fields of energy and mobility, information and communications, and construction and housing. [Website]

» Alfa Polimer Inovasyon Plastik San ve Tic A.S.

Alfa is a 9001-2008 ISO certificated joint-stock company. Have 2 main extruders with over 30.000 tons annual capacity. Also have 26 mm lab scaled extruder. Main focused production area is polyolefin and PA groups, specifically FR based compounds. [Website]

» Bada AG

BADA develops, produces and sells high quality special compounds based on engineering plastics. One of the key strategies is the development of customer-oriented product solutions. In sum, we have an overall production capacity of 24000 to/a, considering our two production sites in Bühl, Germany and Huesca, Spain. [Website]

» Sciences Computers Consultants

SCC develops and commercializes numerical simulation software aimed at the material transformation. That simulation software proposes to predict the material behaviour during their industrial transformation, taking into account the particularities of the different processes (continuous mixing, batch mixing). [Website]

» A&E Produktionstechnik

A&E Produktionstechnik GmbH is a creative partner for manufacturers of plastics (via injection moulding) and for manufacturers of injection moulders concerning the development and realization of innovative techniques, especially with respect to combined processes and multi-component injection moulding. We specifically offer you an easily implementable solution for the sandwich moulding process (co-injection mouldings process) with regards to conventional two-component injection moulding machines at a reasonable price. [Website]

» Akumplast JSC

Akumplast is an SME, established in 1985 in Dobrich, Bulgaria. The main activities of Akumplast are: Injection molding of plastics /ABS, PS, PC, PP copolymer and homopolymer, PE-LD, PE-HD, PA/; Production of injection moulds; Recycling. Injection molding machines are with molding capacities ranging between 0.001to4 kg.
The products of the company are: Plastics sets for starter batteries; Plastics crates for drink and food; Technical parts. The number of employee is 35. [Website]

» Polyraz Plastics Industries

Polyraz is a leading manufacturer of very high quality multi-layer coextrusion rollstock sheets for the industry. Specializing in rigid plastics for food packaging sector and other non food applications (automotive, industrial machinery, technical parts, etc…). With over three decades of extrusion experience Polyraz's state-of-the-art equipment and sophisticated R&D are the key factors contributing to the ongoing success of its advanced product lines. Having a reputation for innovation, quality and reliability, and an extensive worldwide base of satisfied customers, Polyraz is dedicated to maximizing the qualities of a wide range of polymers. ISO 9001/2000, FDA, and EEC certified, Polyraz can be counted on to deliver excellent quality products that are compliant with all major international packaging and food contact standards. Polyraz provides each customer with comprehensive service ranging from the consultation stage, an extensive R&D stage for delivering the perfect solution, customization of products to suit customer’s needs, the on-site testing and implementation of the product on the customer’s machines, and ongoing support afterwards. [Website]

» Von Roll Switzerland AG

As one of Switzerland’s longest established industrial companies, Von Roll focuses on products and systems for power generation, transmission and distribution. Von Roll’s business portfolio is divided into different business segments: materials for electrical insulation, composites, transformers and water treatment. Von Roll has R&D centres in the Americas and Europe. The R&D centers are linked globally, using an in-house developed innovation database. This enables our R&D staff to access all R&D projects carried out worldwide and to exchange knowledge and information. The database allows the management to control and monitor the progress of the projects. [Website]

» Grupo Revi

Established in 1960, REVI is placed on the marked group of companies specializing in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, specifically in low-voltage electrical conductors, copper wires and plastic pipes. [Website]

» Arcelik A.S.

Arcelik A.S (Turkey) having operations in durable consumer goods industry with production, marketing and after-sales services, offers products and services around the world with its 23,500 employees (>1000 R&D Employees), 14 different production facilities in 5 countries, its sales and marketing companies all over the world and its 10 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Altus, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel and Defy). With our vision “Respects the Globe, Respected Globally”, environment-friendly products and production activities are in the core of our business. Since 1993, Arçelik R&D is actively participating to EUREKA and EU Framework Programmes. With its ongoing 8 projects, including a Marie Curie CIG project started in 2012, Arçelik A.S. is the performance leader of Turkish Private Sector at EU Seventh Framework Programme. Arçelik is Turkey’s leading producer of technology and patents. Developing its own technology and protecting technology with patents has become part of Arçelik’s corporate culture. Average annual international patent application is 145 , more than 1/3 of all international patent applications from Turkey. Arcelik won 2nd prize of the Fraunhofer IP Management Award 2012. Arçelik became the only company from Turkey in the World International Property Organization’s listing of the top- 500 patent applicants, where it took the 95th place in 2010. Arçelik R&D organization has expertise on its own products as well as on the engineering disciplines that are related to product functions; such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, vibration and acoustics, materials, electronic control, computer aided engineering. [Website]

» Arctic, S.A

ARCTIC industry is located in Gaesti Campus, at 70 km from Bucarest. Their core business is the production, marketing and after sales service of a full range of household appliances, such refrigerators. [Website]

» Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille

The National Graduate School of Engineering Chemistry of Lille (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, ENSCL) is a public institution of higher learning supervised by the Ministry of National Education and Research and authorized to award the ENSCL engineering degree (equivalent to a Master’s degree). Research at ENSCL is based on 3 high level labs managed jointly with the University of Lille-1. The lab involved in this project is 'Unité Matériaux et Transformations' (UMET) associated to CNRS (UMR 8207). The group of 'Reaction and Resistance to Fire' of UMET will be involved in this project. It works in particular on flame retardancy of polymeric materials and surface treatment engineering (group leader Prof. Serge Bourbigot). [Website]

» Fraunhofer ICT

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft performs applied research of direct benefit for private and public enterprises. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer- Gesellschaft maintains roughly 80 research units, including 56 Fraunhofer Institutes at over 40 different locations throughout Germany. A staff of some 18.000, predominantly qualified scientists and engineers, works with an annual research budget of over 1.5 billion euros. [Website]

» Fraunhofer ITEM

Is focusing its scientific work on health research. The range of expertise embraces preclinical and clinical drug research, occupational as well as environmental toxicology, consumer protection, and testing of chemicals, biocides and persticides. As a prerequisite for the recognition of studies by international environmental and health protection authorities, the institute carries the GLP Certificate. [Website]

» Fraunhofer LBF

Looks back on more than 75 years of experience in the field of structural durability and nowadays has expanded this core competence with the expertise in adaptronics, system reliability and plastics. The Fraunhofer LBF hosts the largest R&D group on smart structures including function integrated lightweight design in Europe. Since July 1st, 2012, the German Institute for Polymers (DKI), a renowned research service provider for manufacturers, processors and users of plastics, became a division of Fraunhofer LBF, Thus, the possibilities in the field of plastics so far available for synthesis, processing, analysis and testing of functional and engineering plastics are extended by component and system testing up to approval and release. [Website]


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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [310187].