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Total life cycle approach for efficient and networking plastic injection moulding processes

Objective

The European plastics processing industry includes 39,000 companies, 85% of them SMEs, with an annual turnover of 140 billion euro. Behind the United States, Europe ranks second in worldwide production, and employs more than one million workers, which means 4.5% of the labour force and 4% of the European manufacturing value added.
It can be stated that nowadays the main technological challenges of this sector are to maintain the technological leadership for high technological content plastic products and to face the economic disadvantage associated to higher costs of both human labour and tools.
Admitting that the battle associated to mould making costs and labour costs of plastic injection processing are virtually lost, a group of IAGs have made a strategic reflection, and have agreed that the only way for the European plastic converting industry to maintain its competitive and leadership position is to offer high technological content plastic products and an enhanced service content by means of efficient and added-value injection moulding processes.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SME-COLL
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Funding Scheme

Collective - SMEs-Collective research projects

Coordinator

FUNDACIO ASCAMM
Address
Av. Universitat Autonoma, 23
Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain

Participants (16)

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE ASOCIACIONES EMPRESARIALES DE MOLDES Y MATRICES
Spain
Address
Parc Tecnologic Del Valles, Ceramistes, 2
Cerdanyola Del Valles
RAZVOJNI CENTER OROKJARSTVA SLOVENIJE (TECOS).
Slovenia
Address
Kidriceva 25
Celje
GAUGE AND TOOLMAKERS ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
3 Porge House Summerleys Road
Drinces Risborough Bucks
VLAAMS KUNSTSTOFCENTRUM VZW
Belgium
Address
E. Sabbelaan 49
Kortrijk
ELEDA CUMSA S.A.
Spain
Address
Pedro Ponce De Leon, 9
St. Just Desvern, Barcelona
PLASTIASITE S.A.
Spain
Address
Ceramistes 2,
Cerdanyola Del Vallès-barcelona
MDE B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Persephonestraat 2
Tilburg
HAIDLMAIR GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H
Austria
Address
Werkzeeugbau, Haidlmairstrasse 1
Nussback
SPRINT TOOL AND DIE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Ptl Building, Halesfield 7
Telford
PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO ORODIJ, STROJEV IN PREDELAVO PLASTICNIH MAS D.O.O ZALEC
Slovenia
Address
Cesta Ob Zeleznici 1
Zalec
ELASTOPOLI OY
Finland
Address
Nokiankatu 1
Vammala
FOS MEBTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Ruetgersstrasse 40
Schacht-audorf
FUNDACION FATRONIK
Spain
Address
Poligono Ibaitarte 1
160 Elgoibar
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATIOON FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 Delft
SMITHERS RAPRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Shawbury Shrewbury
Shropshire
ARTOOLING
Netherlands
Address
De Hoef 4
Gameren