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Your competitiveness cluster in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the major region in which the cluster is based and operates, with a strong economy dedicated to chemistry and materials on an international scale and considerable potential for project development.

With its chemical and plastics valleys, it is also France's leading rubber-producing region in terms of workforce, thanks to the presence of the world's leading tire manufacturer Michelin, the only CAC 40 company to have its headquarters in the region. The cluster is in line with the regional guidelines for the industry of the future and is part of the network of 13 regional clusters with which it collaborates.

Resources and means


head office



Strategic partners

Industry partners:
  • IPC
  • Polyvia
Regional partners:

Universités Lyon St Etienne, Grenoble-Alpes, Clermont-Auvergne
CEA Tech, AxelOne, Itech, PlastiCampus, LPSE, CTCPA…
Techtera, Minalogic, Axelera, Cimes…

Funding partners:

Regional targets 2020-2025

Rubber, Plastics & Composites Ecosystem



by 2025

Innovation Project Reactor



new projects
each year

European and international visibility



new actions
and projects each year

Innovation Project Reactor


Intercluster actions within the framework of regional strategic domains and  intercluster regional working groups
(industry of the future, composites, circular economy)

Key figures


Members by the end of 2023


Projects financed
over 2020–2023


Rubber industry companies



Plasturgy and composite industry companies


The news

A look back at the CRADLE-ALP Interreg project meeting

We have just concluded two rewarding days where we were able to welcome, in Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon, our European partners in the CRADLE-ALP Interreg project.

What is the CRADLE-ALP project?

This project aims to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the circular economy in the Alpine region. The aim is to create an environment where businesses can access tools and knowledge to adopt more sustainable and circular practices, through "cradle to cradle".

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New governance for POLYMERIS

The Annual General Meeting on June 4, held in conjunction with the FIP trade show at Groupama Stadium, was attended by 250 shareholders, including 120 in person, to mark an important turning point in the governance of Polymeris.
Strengthening and continuity of governance
At the meeting, the Board of Directors elected a new governance structure. Joël Viry, head of his new company WiPack, was appointed Chairman, inaugurating a mandate focused on innovation, sustainable development and the notion of multi-materials. The new board is made up of 14 members, representing various Polymeris innovation sectors and covering the cluster's major priority issues: support for SMEs, academic collaboration, circular economy, green chemistry and advanced materials (rubbers, plastics, composites).

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Meet our members at FIP 2024

A flagship event for the entire industry, the FIP show brings together all the players involved to promote the performance of a high-tech, competitive and responsible plastics industry, with over 10,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors.

Offering a global vision of the latest market changes, FIP is the privileged meeting point for those shaping tomorrow's world. The next edition of FIP will take place from June 4 to 7, 2024, and many of our members will be present at the show, so don't hesitate to meet them on their stands!

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PLAIRE works on high-performance recycled plastics

A regional consortium has just received a grant from France 2030 to develop new materials based on recycled plastics.
Labelled Techtera - Polymeris, the PLAIRE multi-partner project has just received 990,000 euros from France 2030. The consortium comprises four entities from the Aurhalp region. The project initiator is Cycl-Add (Maillat / Ain), an SME founded in 2016, which markets recycled plastics (mainly polypropylene and polyamide) using a process that supplies 100% recycled materials, including additives. The company is supported by a parent company, CRE-ADD, which includes a design office (Creastuce). Cycl-Add has in-house skills in eco-design and life-cycle analysis.

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Upcoming events

Find all our upcoming events by theme

Technical days


International congresses

Collective missions


Partners events

Technical Day: Sustainable solutions in flexible packaging printing

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FAKUMA International Trade Fair 2024

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National Polymer Recycling Conference

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Past events

Webinar to report on trends and innovations observed at the show

Idealist project: Polymeris supports a member SME in an exploratory mission on new advanced materials technologies

The Polymeris board of directors invites all members to the cluster’s general meeting

Polymeris partner of the FIP 2024

Addresses and contacts

Maison des entreprises

180 rue Pierre et Marie Curie

Maxime ANDRÉ
+33 (0)6 42 64 42 79

Sophie DUEZ
+33 (0)6 76 59 80 96

Laurence MERCIER

+33(0)4 74 12 19 23

Campus Région du Numérique

78 route de Paris
69260 Charbonnières-les-Bains

Jean-Jacques LEGAT
+33 (0)6 88 39 54 07

+33 (0)6 31 31 04 50

+33 (0)6 48 18 88 76

+33 (0)7 86 46 68 94

+33 (0)6 42 14 02 34

Annabelle SION
+33 (0)6 33 70 06 74

Plastic Velay

13, rue de la Grand Croix
43600 Les Villettes

13, rue de la Grand Croix
43600 Les Villettes
+33 (0)6 30 50 20 15

Hall 32

32 rue du Clos Four
63100 Clermont-Ferrand

Adrien SIMON

+33 (0)6 07 08 66 07

Bureau Lyon 8e

1 Boulevard Edmond Michelet
69008 Lyon

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