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High Performance Modular Composite Pole for Orchard Hail Protection

Objective

PLASTICAL is a well-known plastic manufacturing company which designs and produces a variety of plastic components within different sectors by means of Injection Molding technology. The purpose of this project is to address a common problem that farmers encounter relating to the effects of hailstorms on crops. Farmers are seeking cost-effective solutions to protect their crops and increase their profitability and productivity in a sustainable manner to meet with European consumer demands. Our project SYSTEMPOLE is focused on the development of composite poles (plastic matrix reinforced with pultruded material) to be used in anti-hail netting structures and replace the current alternatives (wood and concrete poles), offering a high-strength, durable, lightweight and maintenance-free solution to farmers. This eco-innovative solution will contribute to reduce the environmental impact and greenhouses gas emissions, along with the cost savings associated in terms of transportation and installation, thus, offer an alternative with optimum and better mechanical properties, helping our end users - farmers - to reduce the long-term investment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2015
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

PLASTICAL SRL
Address
Via Xx Settembre 12
40057 Cadriano Granarolo Emilia
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000