The AIMPLAS Plastics Technology Centre based in Spain had a total turnover of €8.6 million in 2014, 5% more than in 2013, while the number of its associates grew 6% up to 540. During the year AIMPLAS says that it has participated in a total of 133 R&D projects, 98 corresponding to national projects and 35 to European projects. At a national level, it has collaborated with approximately 80 companies, half of them from Valencia.

Most of the projects have come from the packaging sector, which represents 35 % of the activity of the center. The building sector (13 %) and the automotive sector (12 %) and the recycling and environmental sector (10 %) are the other recipients of innovation projects along with electrics-electronics (9 %), aeronautic (6 %) and nautical, the agricultural and the leisure industry.

Nanotechnology, composites, sustainable materials and other advanced materials represent more than a half of the investigation activity of AIMPLAS. Last March, the Plastics Technology Institute opened a center for the investigation of nanomaterials, materials that come from renewable resources, composites and intelligent materials. With a total area of 4500 m2 over three floors, the new installation allows AIMPLAS to increase the number of its investigation projects made annually.

AIMPLAS has collaborated with around 40 companies from Valencia, Spain.
AIMPLAS has collaborated with around 40 companies from Valencia, Spain.