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ECOBULK is a group of designers, material and product manufacturers, waste managers and recyclers who, supported by environmental analysts, will develop new circular technologies and strategies in three sectors: automotive, construction and furniture.

  • KEAS

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:38pm

    Kastamonu Entegre (KEAS), which was established under Hayat Holding in 1969 to produce in the forestry and wood products sector, has become a regional leader with a 32% of market share. In 7 factories in Turkey, 2 in Romania, 1 in Bulgaria, 1 in Bosnia Herzegovina and 2 in Russia, KEAS is producing particleboard, MDF, laminate flooring, melamine faced boards, worktops, doorskins.

  • Granta Design

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 4:25pm

    Granta Design Ltd, an SME, was spun out from the University of Cambridge, producing and selling software and materials data to enable others to manage materials information and for materials education. Granta’s core business involves the design and development of software products including various tools for eco-design, restricted substances, critical materials assessment, information/data management, materials selection and substitution, several of which integrate with CAD/CAE/PLM.

  • Oakdene Hollins

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 30, 2017 - 1:39pm

    We are a research and consulting company advising on sustainability and the circular economy with offices in the UK and in Brussels. We work with policy makers at a governmental level and businesses wishing to effect change in their organisations. Our aim is to provide the sound, evidenced research and advice which will enable our clients to create a more resource efficient and sustainable economy.

    Our work is managed under three themes of Circular Economy, Sustainable Products and Services and the associated Enabling Technologies and Materials.

  • Technoplants

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:45pm

    Technoplants srl was born in 1984 by founder Marco Gualtieri and became from the beginning a preferred supplier for some well-known local company. In 1990 Claudio Bracali joins the company. He had accumulated a long experience as a designer of mechanical-textile machinery and contributed to the construction of new machinery, which received success both in Italy and abroad. In the middle '90s Technoplants srl discerns the demand for end-of-line machinery which can automate the final transformation processes of non woven products.

  • IRIS

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 4:27pm

    IRIS was established in Barcelona in 2007 as an advanced engineering and R&D company, specialising in the field of process engineering. IRIS has expertise in the following fields of engineering: Production Processes (with a strong specialisation in novel technologies); Smart Systems; and Optical Systems, combined with a knowledge and research capacity in food technology, materials science and environmental science.

  • Technische Universiteit Delft

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:29pm

    The Industrial Design Engineering Faculty (IDE) at TU Delft is one of the oldest and largest in the world; it has a leading role in the development of the discipline. IDE has a track record in eco-design, hosting a Design for Sustainability research group since the early 1990s and a group on Circular Product Design since 2015.The faculty is regarded as a global leader in the field of design research, with currently more than 100 researchers. Design for sustainability, circular economy and new business models are focal topics of the research at the department.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:05pm

    ITENE is a non-profit Research centre integrated with businesses, entities and institutions related to Packaging, Transport and Logistics. ITENE has participated in 39 projects from FP6 and FP7 (some of the are currently in execution) and is currently involved in 5 H2020 projects.

  • Microcab

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 4:30pm

    Microcab has pioneered the design of lean weight, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from its base in Coventry, UK, supported by Coventry University, a shareholder in the company. The Microcab team has 12 years experience in the design of hydrogen vehicles, having integrated a range of fuel cells into various new vehicle designs from 2001. All vehicles are specifically designed to improve air quality, with zero emissions at point of use, and be extremely efficient, supporting the global sustainability agenda as resources become more scarce.

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - MCIA

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:32pm

    UPC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech, a public institution for higher education and technology, is one of biggest Universities in Spain, with more than 38.000 students, 42 departments and 61 research centers. The MCIA Research Group develops its activity at the UPC. MCIA Group was established in January of 1998 in Terrassa, Spain. Nowadays, the Group has been recognized as a Consolidated Research Group and a member of the Technology and Innovation Network of the local Government of Catalonia.

  • Exergy

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 12:46pm

    Exergy is one of the UK's leading Sustainable Process & Green Construction companies with the expertise to provide services, across the globe, to develop, engineer, construct and operate projects that contribute to our goal of a low carbon and sustainable future. We have been in the industry for over 10 years, contributing to the development of the global sustainable market. We have helped to move the sustainable process from the margin to the mainstream.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on September 4, 2017 - 10:49am

    LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde. Lipor was founded in 1982 as a Municipalities Association and it has implemented an integrated waste management, recovered, developed and built infrastructures and organized awareness campaigns for the population.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:42pm

    MAIER is one of the first plastic component supplier with up to 2,000 employees in 8 countries with global sales above 212M€, being part of the biggest co-operative group in the world (global sales above 13,200 M€ and a workforce above 82,000 employees). MAIER manufactures components for the automotive industry.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 12:42pm

    KNEIA is an SME that works with public companies, research institutions, government agencies and investors to improve the ROI on R&D. The company provides assessment services on innovation management, knowledge transfer and implementation of scientific technological structures worldwide, for the improvement of the competitiveness and the technological progress of companies.

  • FCBA – French Inst. of Tech. for Forestbased and Furniture Sector

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:10pm

    FCBA’s mission is to promote innovation and technological progress and to improve productivity and quality in industry by promoting an integrated approach and highlighting synergies in the sector. Its special character lies in the diversity of the professionals on whose behalf it operates: forestry, logging and sawmills, pulp, paneling, packaging and miscellaneous products, wood construction industries, furniture, gluing, finishing, wood processing and preservation, environment, health, energy, etc.

  • Next Technology

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:26pm

    NTT ( is a private non-profit research company established in Prato (Italy) since 1972. It has a staff of around 15 people, including employees and in-house consultants. NTT represents a reference point for research and technological innovation in the textile sector in Italy. The company is actively involved in research and demonstration projects on textile processing and textile machinery design realised at regional, national and European level.

  • Conenor

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 4:22pm

    Conenor Ltd is a private management owned engineering company (SME) developing its innovative extrusion equipment and processes as well their product applications. The company is found in Finland year 1995 and started initially for several years in collaboration with the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) and co-financed by National Technology Agency (Tekes) but is acting today independent of these Finnish State owned institutions.

  • Tecnaro

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 30, 2017 - 1:40pm

    Founded in 1998, TECNARO GmbH develops, produces and markets bio-based and biodegradable materials. The business is focused on three different material families: Liquid Wood ARBOFORM®, Wood Plastic Composites ARBOFILL® and Biopolymer Compound ARBOBLEND®. ARBOFORM® and ARBOBLEND® consist of biopolymers like the wood constituent lignin or of lignin derivatives and/or other biopolymers like Polylactic Acid, Polyhydroxyalkanoates etc. used as a binder for natural fibers.

  • Bellver

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on March 20, 2018 - 4:54pm

    BELLVER PLA GROUP aware of the need of a new paradigm for the use of resources has devoted their main activities to the valorisation; recovery and recycling of scrap metal and as well or other recyclable materials. BELLVER PLA GROUP consists of 4 companies (Bellver Pla, Trans-Recicla, Desguaces Santa Ana and Fragmentadora y Metales) strategically located throughout the province of Valencia and Zaragoza, with over 50 years’ experience in the recycling sector. 

  • AkzoNobel

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:34pm

    AkzoNobel Casco Adhesives counts on more than 80 years in experience in bonding systems, especially in wood-working industry. They offer a wide know-how along with a strong customer collaboration model, generating innovative and specific bonding solutions to tackle the most challenging gluing conditions and hard-to-glue wood species. Their solutions are extended to construction boards, construction timber, doors, flooring, furniture, windows scantlings and panelboard applications areas.

  • ISWA

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 8, 2017 - 1:50pm

    ISWA – the International Solid Waste Association – is a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable, comprehensive and professional waste management. ISWA is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and public and private companies from all over the world working in the field or interested in waste management.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on March 20, 2018 - 4:52pm

    AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, is a private, non-profit Association with more than 500 associated companies created in 1990. AIMPLAS is formed by +110 highly skilled professional, more than 65% with a Masters, Engineering or equivalent degree in Chemistry, polymer engineering, materials engineering or equivalent, including 15 PhD. 

  • UNE

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on September 21, 2017 - 11:32am

    The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards, helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services. 

    As a standardization body, UNE is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

  • Coventive

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 30, 2017 - 1:37pm

    Coventive composites is part of the NetComposites Group. NetComposites was founded in 2001 with the specific objective of developing and exploiting new composite materials technologies. The company is active in materials development, web-based information services and is also well-known for its insight into emerging technologies in composites, having undertaken studies into the future of the industry for the UK Government, European Commission and private companies.

  • Centro Ricerche Fiat

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

    CRF, founded in 1978, has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies in order to improve the competitiveness of the products of the FCA. Also through the cooperation with a pan-European and increasingly global network of more than 1700 partners from Industry and academia, CRF conducts collaborative research initiatives at the national and international levels in partnership with all the key public and private stakeholders concerned with Sustainable Mobility, targeting specifically the industrial exploitation of research.

  • Cranfield University

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 12:56pm

    Cranfield is one of Europe’s largest centres for strategic and applied research, development, and design. The university enjoys a prestigious international reputation for work in the following sectors: advanced engineering and materials, aerospace and avionics, automotive technology, defense, energy and power generation, gas turbines, health andmedicines, life sciences, manufacturing, motor sports, offshore and underwater technologies, and water.

  • Vertech

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 30, 2017 - 1:43pm

    VERTECH GROUP (VTG) is a French research intensive SME with business focus on High-Tech Environmental Consultancy, International R&D Consultancy and Market Research and business development. VTG aims to create value by supporting and advising private and public organizations in various sectors (e.g. recycling, energy and waste treatment), and regions to get from research to market. VTG is also present in Spain and has expansion plans to other markets besides Europe (e.g South America).

    VTG capabilities include:

  • Istituto per i Polimeri Compositi e Biomateriali (IPCB-CNR)

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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 12:54pm

    The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the main public research organization in Italy and its original institution goes back to year 1923. Amongst the thematic Institutes of CNR, The Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB-CNR) will participate to the activities of the ECOBULK project.


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    Submitted by Jose Uribe (Admin) on August 29, 2017 - 1:46pm

    TOMRA is a market leading manufacture of optical sensors including near infra-red,x-ray,laser,camera technologies for identifying ALL recyclable materials and sorting. TOMRA Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management industry. Over 4,000 systems have been installed in 40 countries worldwide.