Examples of Past Projects

SuperCleanQ

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

TransCond

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.

Mold4ProdE

Intelligent Mold for Productivity Enhancement.

Alamo

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

ExtruCO2

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

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.

Criosinter

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

NanoRub

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

PolyCond

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

BioComp

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.

Trigger

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.

PROTEC

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.

FlowFree

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

T-Form

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

Ecosam

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

Recfinmix

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.

DevulCO2

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

Pegasus

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.

Emold

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.

PEPT-Flow

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

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.

ENER-Plast

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.

FLARETPOL

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.

Badana

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.

Rotoflex

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

Remould

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

UltraFibre

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.

ThermalCond

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