Examples of Past Projects


To develop quality control and quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications.


Development of film and coating products to replace conventional high volatile organic content and heavy metal filled formulations for the speciality electrically conductive coatings market.


Intelligent Mold for Productivity Enhancement.


Alamo aimed to develop technologies for the manufacture of aluminium tools with optimised mechanical & thermal properties for thermoplastic processing applications.


ExtruCO2 aimed to develop the necessary extrusion & mixing technologies to allow for the low-temperature processing of natural fibre-filled polypropylene (using liquid CO2 as a processing aid) to produce a non-woven polypropylene sheet suitable for thermoforming automotive applications.


RECIPE (Reduced Energy Consumption in Plastics Engineering) was a 3-year project to provide European plastics processors with the knowledge, justification & tools needed to reduce their energy consumption through the implementation of best practice & the introduction of new technologies.


The aim of the Criosinter project was to develop an innovative recycling process for producing recycled raw rubber with enough quality to compete with virgin rubber in highly demanding products


This EU financed project was targeted towards the development of customised nanocomposites based on rubber matrices for highly demanding applications.


The aim of the PolyCond project is to develop conductive plastic composites that are eco-friendly, cost-effective & of high added value.


The main objective of this project is to obtain a breakthrough for SMEs on the development & use of engineering thermoplastic & thermosetting materials mainly from natural resources.


The main objective of the project is to develop an agricultural plastic film which will maintain its functional properties during its lifespan, & at the same time be able to breakdown quickly & effectively after harvest.


This project will develop a highly innovative supercritical fluid processing technology that will enable European industries to develop & manufacture, in a highly controlled manner advanced multifunctional biodegradable materials possessing consistent & well-defined physical & mechanical properties, chemical composition, porosity, & degradation profile.


The aims of the FlowFree project are to increase output extrusion rates, reduce processing temperatures & reduce energy consumption in the plastics extrusion process.


Throughput-Time Reduction & Right-first-time Production for the thermoform industry by introducing a predictive mould design & manufacturing system.


The development of a novel hexavalent chrome-free environmentally sustainable pre-treatment for plastic surfaces using molecular self-assembly nanotechnology.


The overall objective of this project is to develop a novel industrial-scale separation technique that is capable of separating a waste stream of mixed polyolefin film into an LDPE fraction (95% pure) & a HDPE/PP fraction (80% pure), with the LDPE being pure enough to manufacture high-quality blown film & the HDPE/PP injection-moulded products.


Creating high added-value sustainable products from tyres using a novel supercritical fluid devulcanisation technique.


The main goal of Pegasus was to develop a new and highly innovative methodology for SMEs working in the automotive industry, specifically aimed at integrating engineering and materials and new processing concepts.


The goal of this project was to define a radically new concept of plastic injection processes, in which tools will pass from being passive elements to becoming networked active elements with embedded knowledge.


The PEPT-Flow project applied the flow analysis technique of positron emission particle tracking (PEPT) to the investigation of polymer fl ow and mixing behaviour within industrial twin-screw processes, determining the infl uence of machine design, process operation and polymer system.


Custom-IMD aimed at providing the medical industry with a breakthrough concept in customised implant production. Medical devices will be designed, manufactured, sterilised and delivered within a target timeframe of 48 hours, fitting the specific needs and physical characteristics of each patient.


The overall objective of ENER-Plast was to provide the European polymer industry and its supply chain with the information, resources and the tools needed to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact.


The fundamental aim of the project was to solve the problem of producing flame-resistant plastics based on magnesium hydroxide-filled polypropylene, with good processability and the ability to meet the most restrictive demands concerning mechanical properties and flame resistance.


Development of an automated process to extract fibres from the waste of banana food production for exploitation as a sustainable reinforcement in injection- & rotomoulded products.


Innovative rotomoulding development to improve cycle times & process efficiency whilst facilitating greater flexibility in product design & integrity for the SME-rotomoulding sector.


Research into the Development of a Novel, Scalable, Industrial Process for the Continuous Production of High Quality Re-processable Rubber Compounds.


Development of a Radial Cell Process for the Clean, Continuous, High Volume Production by Hydro-acoustic Decortication of High Quality Natural Fibres for the SME Natural Fibre Sector.


Polymeric Composite Materials with Enhanced Thermal Conductivity Properties for Heat Exchanger Applications.