Trash-2-Cash – Designed high-value products from zero-value waste textiles and fibres via design driven technologies

Start – End (year) 2015-2018
Funding scheme H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage (IA)
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals
  • Integrate design, business and technology to a coherent discipline to establish new creative industries.
  • Develop new material and product opportunities via creative design from waste or process by-product.
  • Reduce the utilization of virgin materials; improve material efficiency; decrease landfill volumes and energy consumption
Website http://trash2cashproject.eu

RECYSITE – Production of fully recyclable and reusable green composites based on bioresins and natural fibres.

Start – End (year) 2016-2019
Funding scheme LIFE 2015
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals LIFE RECYSITE’s goal is to demonstrate the recyclability and reuse of a new generation of high-performance fibre-reinforced thermoset composites from renewable resources.

Background knowledge of all the partners in recyclable thermosets will be combined  with renewable resins and fibres for the eco-design of a novel family of composite materials.

Website http://recysite.eu/

Plasticircle – Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach

ECP4 Member involved in the project Proplast
Full name Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach
Start – End (year) 2017 – 2021
Funding scheme H2020 – CIRC-01-2016
Country Spain, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Belgium
Description of the main goals (max 50 words) The goal of PlastiCircle is to improve the Circular Economy of Plastics, applying a holistic process developed for the reintroduction of plastic packaging into the plastic value chain. The approach is based on innovation in the four stages associated with plastic packaging post-use treatment: collection, transport, sorting and recycling.
Website Not available yet

OCEANIC Low-Impact surface protection of devices and structures in the marine environment.

 

Start – End (year) 2015-2018
Funding scheme OCEANERA-NET Project funded by CDTI & SPRI (EVE)
ECP4 Member involved in the project GAIKER
Description of the main goals (max 50 words) The OCEANIC project will fuse together this new antifouling technology with the established thermal spray aluminium coating to give in a one fit all protection system for long-lasting corrosion and biofouling resistance in the marine environment. This will be called TSA-TSP or just OCEANIC coatings.
Website http://oceanic-project.eu/

NANOPILOT – A Pilot Plant for the Production of Polymer based NanoPharmaceuticals in Compliance with GMP.

Start – End (year) 2015-2018
Funding scheme PILOT-NMP-08-2014
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals NanoPilot  will set-up a flexible and adaptable pilot plant for the cost-efficient production of small batches of polymer-based nanopharmaceuticals, suitable for pre-clinical and clinical trials. The plant will be operating under Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Website www.nanopilot.eu

Materialix – Strengthen cluster management excellence along the industrial new materials value-chain

ECP4 Member involved in the project Proplast
Full name Strengthen cluster management excellence along the industrial new materials value-chain.
Start – End (year) Jan. 2016-Jan.2018
Funding scheme Cluster Excellence Programme under COSME Programme (Call ID COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02-1)
Country Spain, Italy, Portugal, France
Description of the main goals Materialix intends to strengthen cluster management excellence in the field of industrial new materials as a way to provide more professional business services to European industrial SMEs through clusters and therefore contribute to the development of world-class clusters in the EU in this field.
Website http://www.eu-materialix.com/

KaRMA2020: Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin-based MAterials

Start – End (year) 2017-2019
Funding scheme SPIRE-3–2016: Industrial technologies for the valorisation of European biosources into high added value process streams
ECP4 member involved in the project coordinator CIDETEC
Description of the main goals KaRMA2020 Project aims to the industrial manufacture and the exploitation of  underutilized feather waste for the production of valuable raw material that will be employed to develop products for cross-sectorial applications, such as hydrolysed keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings, spun bonded non-wovens and thermoset biobased resins.
Website http://www.karma2020.eu/

INORCAP – Research on functional microcapsules with high mechanical and thermal resistance

ECP4 Member involved in the project AIMPLAS
Project full name Research on functional microcapsules with high mechanical and thermal resistance
Start – End (year)
Funding scheme IVACE (the Valencian Centre of Business Competitiveness) and ERDF Funds
Countries
Description of the main goals The final goal of this project is to microencapsulate flavours and natural extracts with antimicrobial and insect repellent activity and to demonstrate their antimicrobial functionality. In addition, the functionality of the microcapsules will be validated by extrusion processes of food, plastics and footwear manufacturing.
Press release   INORCAP-press-release.pdf (49 downloads)

IN LIGHT – Innovative bifunctional aircraft window for lighting control to enhance passenger comfort

Start – End (year) 2012-2015
Funding scheme FP7-AAT-2012-RTD-1
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals Contribute to the improvement of the passengers’ comfort through the development of high-performance plastic electrochromic aircraft windows based on modified transparent nanostructured electrodes and solid polymeric electrolytes, in combination with TOLED lighting elements.
Website http://inlight-project.eu/

ICT Plast

ECP4 Member involved in the project Proplast
Full name Development of a Training Program on Advanced ICT Tools for enhancing Manufacturing Process Planning competences in Plastic Industries SMEs
Start – End (year) 1st September 2016 – 31st August 2018
Funding scheme Erasmus+ 2016 KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Country Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Slovenia
Description of the main goals (max 50 words) ICTPlast will

  • Improve achievement high-level ICT/Digital Skills of Technicians of Plastic SMEs.
  • Promote work-based learning, with a training methodology fully based in “learning-by-doing” and focused in the application of the concepts and tools to real cases of each company.
Website http://ictplast.blogs.upv.es/en/project/

HAPPINESS Haptic Printed and Patterned Interfaces for Sensitive Surface.

Start – End (year) 2015-2017
Funding scheme H2020 Project funded by European Commission
ECP4 Member involved in the project GAIKER
Description of the main goals The main goal of the HAPPINESS project is to develop a smart conformable surface able to offer different tactile sensations via the development of a Haptic Thin and Organic Large Area Electronic technology (TOLAE), integrating sensing and feedback capabilities, focusing on user requirements and ergonomic design.
Website https://www.happiness-project.eu/

ECOGEL CRONOS – High productivity manufacturing process of composite parts based on zero emissions fast curing coatings and heated moulds

Start – End (year) 2013-2016
Funding scheme CP-FP – Small or medium-scale focused research project. (FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD))
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals The main aim of the EcogelCronos project was to develop an innovative and high productivity RTM process by using fast curing “zero VOCs emissions” powder gel coats and to develop electrically conductive hot skin mould technologies based on laminates made of carbon-fibre-plastics to mass production parts for automotive and transport sector.
Website http://www.ecogelcronos.eu/

ECOXY – Bio-based recyclable, reshapable and repairable (3R) fiber-reinforced EPOXY composites for automotive and construction sectors.

Start – End (year) 2017-2020 (approved, to be started the 1st of June)
Funding scheme Horizon 2020/BBI-JU
ECP4 member involved in the project CIDETEC
Description of the main goals ECOXY aims at developing innovative bio-based epoxy resins and fibre reinforcements to produce new sustainable thermoset composites by targeting advanced functionalities: reparability, reprocessability, and recyclability (3R). The manufactured parts will be validated for the demanding construction and automotive sectors.
Website Under construction

BIO4SELF – Fibre-based materials for non-clothing applications

ECP4 Member involved in the project CENTEXBEL (Coordinator)
Project full name BIO4SELF – Fibre-based materials for non-clothing applications
Start – End (year)  2016-2019
Funding scheme H2020
Description of the main goals The BIO4SELF project aims to develop bio-based composites with unprecedented stiffness by combining PLA (the largest used biopolymer) with a bio-LCP (Liquid Crystalline Polymer) to create extra reinforcement. The PLA’s temperature resistance and the durability will be optimised as well, the latter property by adding well-chosen anti-hydrolysis agents.
Website www.bio4self.eu

 

Alpine – Smart Specialization Strategies to build an Innovation Model for Alp Clusters

ECP4 Member involved in the project Proplast
Full name Smart Specialization Strategies to build an Innovation Model for Alp Clusters
Start – End (year) 01/11/2016  –  30/04/2019
Funding scheme Alpine Space Programme
Country Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, France, Italy
Description of the main goals The S3-4AlpClusters aims to better implement smart specialization strategies (S3) through clusters in order to gain sustainable and inclusive growth, generating critical mass. Implementation tools must be developed to fully benefit SMEs. Hence, the S3-4AlpClusters objectives are to improve framework conditions for innovation induced by clusters and SMEs and to create new jobs.
Website http://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/s3-4alpclusters/en/home

ADVANCRTM – Development of automotive market fitted, CRTM manufacturing process

ECP4 Member involved in the project MONDRAGON CORPORATION
Project full name Development of automotive market fitted, CRTM manufacturing process
Start – End (year) 2016-2019
Funding scheme EUROSTAR
Countries Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy
Description of the main goals The objective of ADVANCRTM is to generate expertise to design the molds and presses for advanced compression resin transfer molding (CRTM) process, with the potential to substantially reduce cycle time and costs tuning in the manufacture of high performance composites, and search of its physical and geometrical limits.
Website http://www.advancrtm.eu/index.php