Asociación Empresarial de Investigación Centro Tecnológico del mueble y la Madera de la región de Murcia (CETEM)
C/ Perales s/n
30510 Yecla Murcia- Spain
Phone:+34 968 752040 Fax: +34 968 751331
E-mail: fj.melero (at) cetem.es
Contact: Mr Francisco José Melero Muñoz (Project Manager)
CETEM is a non-profit private technology centre funded in 1994, with 30 employees. CETEM’s main goals is the support and promotion of local industries through the research and innovation in technologically advanced areas. Besides advanced technological consulting services for local companies, CETEM’s strongest areas of expertise in R&D are materials, adhesives, coatings, nanotechnology, embedded system design, sensor networks, ambient intelligence, automation and robotics. CETEM has the UNE 166002: 2006 certificate in RTD and innovation management. Furthermore CETEM is recognized as Technological Innovation Centre (CIT No 83) and as Technology Transfer Office (TTO No 165). Experienced offered: CETEM´S Materials, Adhesion and Polymers research group is studying and developing new materials for the furniture industry. The Materials, Adhesion and Polymers research group will be involved in the FREFOAM project in formulation and characterization of polyurethanes, testing the performance of different formulations.
Technologías Avanzadas Inspiralia S.L. (INSP)
C/ Estrada, 10B, 5ª Planta
28034 Madrid – Spain
Phone: +34 91 4170457 Fax: +34 91 5563415
E-mail: info (at) inspiralia.com
Contact: Mr Alfredo Sanchez (Director)
Tecnologías Avanzadas Inspiralia, S.L. is a unique private initiative involved in Research, Development and Innovation services to companies. It offers its clients a complete cradle to grave service from product or process conceptual design to the delivery of market-oriented technology. It provides technical support to industrial companies, offering them R&D services and strategies for production improvement, increasing the competitiveness of their product offering. Within Inspiralia technical capabilities, its Advanced Materials department is composed by a multi-disciplinary team with more than 35 years of combined experienced in delivering R&D to the industry in the technological fields of: functional / smart materials, surface technology, coatings and adhesives and materials processing. In FREEFOAM project, Inspiralia’s Advanced Materials department will be involved in the development of microencapsulation processes for isocyanate microencapsulation. Moreover, INSP will develop a new and improved shell covering material based on hybrid organic / inorganic materials by self-assembly and templating technology.
Founded in 2000 in proximity to Bordeaux, PolymerExpert is a French company at the forefront of polymer research and development. PolymerExpert’s goal is to apply its expertise and skill in the development, research, and production of innovative polymers with excellent return on investment for its clients. PolymerExpert is a contract research and development firm, working in partnership with its clients in one of the following fashions:
- Technology transfer
- Research and development contracts
- Licensing of intellectual property
- Production contracts
Partners benefit not only from PolymerExpert’s skill and experience, but also from its extensive intellectual property portfolio. PolymerExpert is a company dedicated to the spirit of innovation, and its quality is backed by ISO 9001 certification. Clients are always assured of the utmost confidentiality in any work. PolymerExpert works with its partners in their projects of innovation, and invests more than 50% of its resources in these technologies so as to anticipate their demand, and to be the first to market with the products of tomorrow.
PolymerExpert will be involved in those R&D activities regarding the development of macromolecular surfactant with polyurethan nature. Synthesis, characterization and study of suitable amphiphilic surfactant will be developed by this RTD centre.
British Furniture Manufacturers’ Association (BFM)
9 Amersham Hill, High Wycombe
Bucks HP13 6NR – United Kingdom
Tel: 01494 523021 Fax: 01494 474270
Contact: Ms Jackie Bazeley (Managing Director)
The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is a trade association; an employers’ organisation and member of the European Furniture Manufacturers’ Association (UEA). BFM has been funded in 1947, and accounts 6 employees representing the interests of the furniture industry for more than 60 years. The main mission of BFM is “To represent the membership, safeguarding the interests and promoting the standards and competitiveness, both nationally and internationally, in conjunction with the provision of services which have an impact on members’ businesses”. The key expertise offered by BFM concerns the relationship with government, media and industry constituting an effective voice in furniture, serving the interest of this industry providing a continuously developing and first class range of services to assist members to compete successfully at home and overseas.
Alongside the rest of SME Associations in the project, BFM will be in charge of indirectly validating results, for dissemination of project results and benefits firstly among its members and also SME community and for the Exploitation of the project results.
Wood Industry Cluster combines 32 companies and institutions from Forestry Wood processing and Furniture sector, energetic and chemical industry. WIC members jointly contribute at different projects, which are chosen in accordance with the needs of member companies. The Wood Industry Cluster (WIC) and his members have a very comprehensive knowledge on the fields of Forestry, Wood-processing, Project management of joint projects and Networking. The staffs of the WIC office have more than 22 years of working experience in the wood-processing sector, especially in the field of clustering, development, project coordination and management, participation in EU projects as well as in TQM.
WIC, alongside the rest of SME Associations in the project, will be in charge of indirectly validating results, for dissemination of project results and benefits firstly among its members and also SME community and for the Exploitation of the project results.
Zväz chemického a farmaceutického priemyslu Slovenskej republiky (ZCHFP)
831 03 Bratislava 3 – Slovakia
Phone: +421 2 48209001 Fax: +421 2 4363 8047
E-mail: zchfp (at) zchfp.sk
Contact: Ms Silvia Surová (Secretary-General)
The Association of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry of the Slovak Republic was established, as a voluntary association of entrepreneurial entities active in the field of the Slovak chemistry and pharmacy, on November 30, 1991. At present it represents 50 members employing more than 12,000 people.
Alongside the rest of SME Associations in the project, ZCHFP will be in charge of indirectly validating results, for dissemination of project results and benefits firstly among its members and also SME community and for the Exploitation of the project results.
Cosmetic Valley Association (CV)
1 place de la Cathédrale
28000 Chartres – France
Tél : +33 2 37211211 Fax : + 33 2 37200381
E-mail : cosmetic-valley (at) cosmetic-valley.com
Contact: Mr Christophe Masson ()
Cosmetic Valley is the leading worldwide resources centre in perfumes and cosmetics, from raw materials to testing through to the finished products and packaging. This cluster joins together 800 companies including Dior, L’Oréal, Guerlain, Hermès, Coty, Paco Rabanne, Shiseido, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel…& 78% SMEs , 7 universities, CNRS, INRA, 136 training institutes, 226 research laboratories which are working in partnership with firms to develop innovative, competitive and sustainable projects for the beauty of tomorrow.
Alongside the rest of SME Associations in the project, CV will be in charge of indirectly validating results, for dissemination of project results and benefits firstly among its members and also SME community and for the Exploitation of the project results.
Tagra is a technology-based SME company, fuunded in 1998 providing innovative, proprietary, and custom-tailored, technical solutions to the health and wellness industries. Tagra’s microencapsulation technology enhances product performance to generate newer, and more cutting edge technology-based topical/dermatological products that now spearhead growth of the consumer care and pharmaceutical markets.
Tagra offers advanced microencapsulated raw materials and custom-designed delivery systems, as well as licensing opportunities.
Tagra will be involved in those activities regarding microencapsulation of isocyanate and dispersion on polyol. Chemical stabilization of microcapsules, releasing method design.
Plama-pur is a producer of flexible polyurethane foams with over 50-years-experience. It was founded in 1955 and accounts 221 employees. Our products are sold all over the world. Most of them are used in automotive industry, upholstered furniture and mattresses industry, building and shoe industry. They are appearing also in packaging and consumption goods industry. Experience offered: PU foams production in real conditions, industrial testing and evaluation of results.
Industry testing of the new developed PU foams in real end-user products like mattresses, 3D shaped foam. Plama-pur will collaborate at those activities regarding the foam manufacture: design, production, laboratory testing, storing and curing. In addition, Plama-pur will be involved in those activities regarding polyurethane foam moulding/ final use.