PARTNERS

The participation and leadership of Industrial Partners in COALINE fulfils all the criteria of the Call as the project is led by SMEs and Industrial Partners with R&D capacities and experience in innovation activities, with a 72.04% of the budget allocated to them. In particular, it should be highlighted that a 69.18% of the EC contribution has been be allocated to the Industrial and SME Partners. In section 2.1 (management structure and procedures), it can be seen that all the Project Governance Bodies (General Assembly, Executive Board, Technical Management Committee and IPR and Exploitation Board) have a majority of SMEs , having the decision-making power in all of them. All the SME/IND partners demonstrate a strong commitment to the project, understand their responsibilities and have assumed a fundamental role within the project work programme.

The COALINE partnership is composed by 12 organizations from 7 European Union countries:


AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, is a private, non-profit Association with around 450 associated companies (the majority of them SMEs). AIMPLAS has offered its services to the Plastic industry sector since 1990 and, nowadays, has a permanent staff of 110 people. AIMPLAS fields of work are related to technological research and development on plastic materials & products and their transformation processes.

Asociación de Investigación de Materiales Plásticos y Conexas, (AIMPLAS)

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Founded in 1979, MUEGGE today is a leading international manufacturer and supplier in the market area of Microwave Power Systems for Advanced Industrial Heating and Microwave Enhanced Plasma Applications. The company, located 60km south of Frankfurt-Main/Germany, is well situated to access all areas Globally and within Europe. The ISO 9001:2000 certified organization encompasses corporate and manufacturing facilities for a total of 60.000 sq ft devoted to design, production, service and support.

Roth & Rau Muegge GmbH , (MUEGGE)

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft performs applied research of direct benefit for private and public enterprises. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains roughly 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes at over 40 different locations throughout Germany. A staff of some 12,500, predominantly qualified scientists and engineers, works with an annual research budget of over one billion euros.

Fraunhofer ICT (FRAUNHOFER)

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Composites Aragon is a composite parts manufacturer company which belongs to an industrial group (ICM Ingenieria Computerizada de Moldes) which leads from more than 25 years the design and manufacturing of moulds to get plastic parts mainly for automotive field, for manufacturers such us Audi, Mercedes, Bentley, VW, Seat, GM, Renault, PSA Group, etc, besides of relations with the aeronautic industry such us ADES, AERNNOVA. CA has productive resources to ensure design, calculation and production of composite parts made mainly by RTM technology and RTM Light.

Composites Aragon S.L, (CA)

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Synthesites was founded in 2008 for the commercialisation of process monitoring and control systems in liquid composite manufacturing (RTM, LightRTM, Vacuum Infusion, Autoclaves) at lab and industrial scale applications. The new generation of monitoring systems, Optimold, was launched in December 2009 attracting great interest from manufacturing companies in the wind turbine blade, boat building, automotive and aircraft sectors.

SYNTHESITES Innovative technology Ltd (SYNTHESITES).

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Polymec, S.L. began their manufacturing activity in 1981. Dedicated to the manufacture of reinforced polyester profiles with fibreglass, carbon or basalt fiber using the system of pultrusion, more than 30 years on the market gives our products the guarantee of both quality and service. Our best guarantee is our ability to rapidly adapt to the demands of our clients. Our flexibility allows us to offer an extensive range of products, depending on the consistency, rigidity or level of corrosion which the profiles have to be able to withstand.
Riga Technical University (RTU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher technical education in Eastern Europe. At present RTU with about 16500 students serves the needs of the rapidly growing industry of the Baltic region. The Institute of Materials and Structures (IMS) has about 35 years experience in the field of characterisation, modelling, analysis and optimisation of advanced composite materials and structures. In connection with its considerable experience and proven expertise in this field, IMS (RTU) participated in some Latvian and European scientific and technological projects.

Riga Technical University, (RTU)

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Currently considered as one of the leading epoxy resin formulators in Europe. Resoltech was created in 1996 by a team of highly experienced people from the composite field.They focused on formulation and polymer engineering, developing over 800 systems. A large number of formulations were invented in partnership with customers to fit a specific application. The creativity of Resoltech has led the company to offer a wide range of epoxy and vinylester systems, while also formulating and manufacturing for third party companies.

Resoltech SAS, (RESOLTECH)

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RESCOLL is private technology centre of materials specialised in polymers, composites and surface treatment as well as adhesion and bonding technologies (RESCOLL comes from “Ressources Collages” when 20 years ago its activities begun as spin-off). RESCOLL is a service company in: industrial research and development of innovative products and processes, analysis and characterisation (ISO 17025 and ISO 9000) and manufacturing of short amount of high added value products in regulated markets.

Rescoll Société de Recherche (RESCOLL)

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Ecoinnova Termoestables S.L is a company devoted to the promotion and retail of environmental friendly products into the European composites market. The company also deals with consultancy and technical support for composite part makers. Even though the company has been recently set up, the range of activities in the compression moulding market of SMC parts has been very intense with the introduction of high performance protecting coatings.

Ecoinnova Termoestables S.L, (ECOINNOVA)

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ACCIONA Infrastructuras is a leading European construction company constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2011 was about 3,5billion€, employing by 14.000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real estate, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and transport.

ACCIONA S. A. (ACCIONA)

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The Italian company Alke' is based in Padova, 40Km far from Venice. Design, prototyping, production and after sales support of electric vehicles. Alke' started its activity in 1992 and during the first years focused its efforts on the study of innovative vehicles, vanguard and high-quality products endowed with additional value to the utility vehicles market. Since 1995 it has been producing the AT series with the 100, 250 and 400 models, which were commercialized in almost all European countries.

Alké SRL, (ALKE)

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [609149].

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