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Polymeris 2020-2025 strategy
The project led by POLYMERIS aims to become a leading, recognized and acclaimed competitive cluster, bringing together all the Rubber, Plastics & Composites players, around a POLYMERIS roadmap built around 2 major strategic axes: Industry of the Future and the Circular Economy.
With the second edition of A-RING newsletter we are pleased to further introduce you to the project and its consortium. In this volume, four A-RING project partners are presenting themselves, sharing the most relevant details of their institutions, their role in the project and main activities. The 2nd part of the newsletter is dedicated to an update on what has been achieved within the three A-RING work packages and a highlight of the latest events. Finally, you will find details about the partnership and the website and social media links, for learning in greater detail about ongoing and finalized activities, as well as about news and upcoming project events.
2021 has been an important year for the ELCA network. We have continued with the consolidation of the community by engaging in activities to stimulate cooperation among our members and foster innovation. In this period, the ELCA platform has proved to be a relevant tool to foster innovation campaigns linked to ongoing projects (RIGHTWEIGHT, ELCA COSME, AMULET), as well as to share funding opportunities (Horizon Europe and EIT calls for example) and technology offers among our members.
Meet our members at JEC WORLD from May 3 to 5, 2022
JEC World is the leading international trade show dedicated to composite materials and their applications. Every year in Paris, JEC World is the industry's leading event, welcoming all the major players in a world of innovation, business and exchange. Polymeris will be present on the Composites-Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Hall 5 Booth E70 with the other partner clusters and on the Polymeris stand Hall 5 Booth R80.
GUATECS, labelled hi France in March 2022
Since 2010, the French Competitiveness Clusters have been helping innovative companies strengthen their equity capital through a national label, the Innovative Company of the Clusters (EIP) label. In 2021, the French Competitiveness Clusters, within the French Association of Competitiveness Clusters, wanted to give a new impetus and strengthen their support to the search for private funding for the growth and internationalization of startups and innovative companies. This national labeling process enhances the scientific base and market potential of innovations developed in France by drawing on the combined expertise of technological and market experts from the public and private sectors.
Meet our members at the FIP show from April 5 to 9
Évènement phare et référent pour toute la profession, il fédère tous les acteurs pour porter haut la performance d’une plasturgie high-tech, compétitive et responsable avec plus de 10 000 visiteurs et 800 exposants dont de nombreux adhérents sur pôle !
Exchanges between Polymeris, Elastotech, Cycl-add and Olga GIVERNET
The Ain, France's leading industrial department, is renowned for its expertise in plastics, rubber and polymer manufacturing. The region has a dense network of highly qualified SMEs that are always looking for innovation and competitiveness.
ELCA has just released its 1st video!
Learn how ELCA aims to strengthen the cooperation between the experts in lightweight materials in strategic industries to increase eﬃciency and environmental sustainability. Hear from a selection of ELCA partners to learn the value of the ELCA network.
You want to position yourself on the export market? We can help you !
Do you want to position yourself internationally?
Polymeris, through the International Club, supports you in your export projects in several ways:
1) Trade fairs: we are present at the main events in the sector.
How do we support you?
- On our booth, we prepare the trade fair together.
- Through webinars on trade fairs and country focus to allow you to monitor and identify opportunities.
Announcement of DigiPrime Open calls for SMEs and Expert Evaluators
The H2020 project DigiPrime (www.digiprime.eu) is developing a new concept of Circular Economy digital platform overcoming current information asymmetry among value-chain stakeholders by operating a federated model of digital platforms for cross-sector business in the Circular Economy.
EPOXY resins - Launch of the European project VIABLE
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a commodity chemical produced in large quantities each year worldwide. It is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonates. However, its endocrine disrupting properties and fossil-based composition raise concerns about its environmental impact and health toxicity, as well as its durability.
The VIABLE (Valorization of lignin bIomass into competitive components grAdually replacing BPA in the formuLation of Epoxy resins) project aims to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of epoxy resin manufacturing by reducing the BPA content in epoxy resin formulation by 20-50%.
Launch of the community for materials and the circular economy
Since 2020, the Polymeris, Materalia and Plastinnov Technology Platform clusters have joined forces to organize a cycle of webinars dedicated to Circular Economy approaches in the materials field and in which you have participated. These events provided the groundwork for the launch of the "COMETE" community (Community for Materials and the Circular Economy), which was initiated this summer.
COSMEBOOSTE: Creation of a digital expertise platform in cosmetics
Creation of a digital expertise platform for cosmetics, to assess the risk levels of content/container
The CosmeBooste project is financially supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in order to "Boost the competitiveness of strategic regional sectors". Supported by a regional consortium of 7 public and private partners in the cosmetics and plastics industries, its ambition is to achieve three objectives:
On the road to smart materials and the digital transition of the polymer industry
The DIH (Digital Innovation Hub) Polytronics project aims to support polymer manufacturers in their digital transition for the plastics, textiles, composites and elastomers sectors, by offering them the opportunity to use the data obtained via AI. their products and their manufacturing processes. Polytronics combines expertise in AI and from these 4 sectors to meet the needs of businesses in a personalized, comprehensive and easy-to-access manner via a one-stop-shop powered by Polymeris.
Opening of a third place for innovation in the plastics industry
In order to meet this expectation of the plastics industry present in Haute-Loire, Polymeris has launched a third-place project thanks to the support of the Region, a unique place for meetings and exchanges between plastics professionals.