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Targeted research action on polymer materials

Objective



TRA ON POLYMER MATERIALS PROJECT OVERVIEW
The general aim of this Targeted Research Action (TRA) is to secure added value to EC funded research projects by helping participants in complementary projects, covering different technologies of the programme, to coordinate their activities around a specific objective. As such, the action is of importance to a wide range of industries made up of users and producers - including SMEs - as well as research centers and universities. The main objective of the TRA on Polymer Materials is to establish an efficient interface between the related RTD projects on Polymers supported by the EC.

In particular the TRA aims at:
- providing a European forum for the development, dissemination and exchange of scientific and technological knowledge and ideas relating to all aspects of Polymer Materials and their industrial processing;
- accelerating the dissemination and exploitation of research results;
- improving the synergy and coordination of research being carried out in the EC programmes;
- inform EC RTD programme planners about technological trends and research needs and priorities for the future The approach to meet objectives includes the following activities to facilitate the transfer and dissemination of technology and expertise:
- cluster meetings and network steering meetings and an annual TRA workshop, in which all the projects will be represented;
- publication of quarterly bulletins, project database containing the non-confidential project information both as a hard copy as on disk;
- publication of an annual TRA report with project achievements and the results from the workshop and meetings;
- round table meetings with representatives of industry, government and society;
- create opportunities and coordinate activities with related TRAns.

EUROPEAN DIMENSION AND PARTNERSHIP:
The added value for implementing the network can be classified in three categories: the (research) consortia/partners, the programme and the Community.
- For the partners in the projects increased exchange of mutually relevant information on technological aspects for future exploitation;
- For the programme a better coherence between running projects;
- For the European Community in general strengthening of industrial competitiveness will result in the development of sound and proven scientific and technological frameworks, and increased dissemination of quality information to the European producers and converters of polymers. The TRA on Polymer Materials is a real trans European Initiative. At this moment it encloses 27 different research projects coordinated by 26 different project leaders. In the 27 projects a total of about 100 industrial enterprises, universities and research organisations from many European countries are active. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS The TRA stimulates the creation of scientific knowledge infrastructures. Transfer of new technological results from one market sector to another can offer new potential. The chances for industrial application of new technological knowledge's are thus increased by a network approach. Special attention will be given to reach SMEs, which would without the network have only limited opportunities to obtain information on polymer research.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

E3T CONSULT BV
Address
34,Dokter Lothlaan 2
2480 AA Woubrugge
Netherlands

Participants (32)

AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
75, Quai D'orsay
Paris
Association of Plastics Manufactures in Europe
Belgium
Address
4,Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse
1160 Bruxelles
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
France
Address
43,Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918
69616 Villeurbanne
Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute
Greece
Address
University City
54006 Thessaloniki
Consorzio sulle Applicazioni dei Materiali Plastici e Problemi di Difesa dalla Corrosione
Italy
Address
Via Nuovo Macello
80131 Napoli - Portici
DOW Benelux NV
Netherlands
Address
5,Herbert Dowweg
4530 AA Terneuzen
DSM Performance Polymers BV
Netherlands
Address

6130 AA Sittard
Dr. GOTHLICH Lutz
Germany
Address
65,Woogstrasse
67117 Limburgerhof
ERA Technology Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Cleeve Road
KT22 7SA Leatherhead
EURO - PROJECTS (LTTC) LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Off Brakback Road, Pocket Gate
LE12 8RS Woodhouse Eaves - Leicestershire
EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Belgium
Address
Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4 Bt 1
1160 Bruxelles
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh
Bte 4 Bruxelles
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio, Edificio 202
Zamudio
Hoechst Portuguesa SA
Portugal
Address
249,Estrada Nacional
2725 Mem Martins
Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI)
United Kingdom
Address
Wexham Road
SL2 5DS Slough
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Austria
Address
69,Altenbergerstraùe
4040 Linz - Auhof
Jowat Lobers und Frank GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
Address
19,Wittekindstraùe
32709 Detmold
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem
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PCD Polymere Gesellschaft mbH
Austria
Address
21-25,Mannswörther Straùe
2323 Schwechat-mannswörth
PIRA INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Randalls Road
KT22 7RU Leatherhead
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION - PERA
United Kingdom
Address
Technology Centre, Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
RAPRA TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Shawbury
SY4 4NR Shrewsbury
SCIENTIFIC GENERICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Harston Mill
CB2 5GG Cambridge
Sinco Engineering SpA
Italy
Address
Triverno Zona Industriale Sn
86077 Pozzilli Isernia
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Sweden
Address
36,Blekholmsterrassen
106 48 Stockholm
Thomson Marconi Sonar SAS
France
Address
525,Route Des Dolines
06903 Sophia Antipolis
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
2,C/ Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2
28006 Madrid
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
2,Place Sainte Barbe 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds