Author Archives: Cristina García

New procedure for recycling end-of-life vehicle plastics set to reduce their carbon footprint by 75%

Pursuant to Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, by end 2020 a reuse and recovery rate of at least 95% of a vehicle’s weight has to be achieved. Bearing in mind that about 20% of vehicle weight corresponds to plastic components, recovery of plastic materials in vehicles is of vital importance today. At present in Spain, […]

Valencia’s regional Ministry of Economy earmarks €400,000 in financing for the first 4.0 smart industry demonstrator for the footwear sector incorporating advanced technologies

The Valencian Regional Minister for Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Labour, Rafa Climent, recently presented the first 4.0 smart industry demonstrator for the footwear and auxiliary industries sector in the town of Elda, with fifty leading entrepreneurs from the trade in attendance. This demonstrator was developed by the footwear technology institute INESCOP with a […]

Director-General for Environment of the European Commission, Daniel Calleja, presents the new European environmental policy at the REDIT board of directors

“We are faced with four major ecological crises of a planetary nature. Of the top 10 global risks detected by companies, five are environmental in nature. This is why we are preparing the European Green Pact within the European Union, where the environment will be a key factor in our future economic growth.” This was […]

INESCOP wins the “Best National Innovation in Biotechnology 2019” award for its materials biodegradation team

INESCOP came off with the “Best National Innovation in Biotechnology 2019” award for its biodegradation team. This award is an initiative promoted by the Spanish Inventors Club Association, which has been giving prizes to the best innovations in Spain for over 40 years. The winning entry was the result of close teamwork between INESCOP’s Biotechnology […]

Elisa Martín Garijo, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at IBM Spain: “Europe may have an opportunity on the technological level if it can find its own space”

“Europe may have an opportunity on the technological level if it can find its own space. If we just compete by doing the same as others, it’ll be too late, because we won’t be able to pick up enough speed.” This is what Elisa Martín Garijo, Technology and Innovation Officer at IBM, stated in her […]

IEEE stages world meeting in Valencia on 3D human body scanning

Digitally measuring the human body in 3D has become a valuable tool in sectors such as textiles and footwear, in which new types of products like clothing, accessories and custom shoes are being developed. This in turn is leading to innovation in products, services and business models based on 3D anthropometry of people around the […]

ECOGLUE I project to develop new bioadhesives from renewable sources

AIMPLAS and INESCOP focus research on bioadhesives for the footwear, construction and transport sectors Additive manufacturing is considered one of the enabling technologies in the process of evolution and convergence of companies in the plastics sector towards the industry 4.0 concept. This technology makes it possible to manufacture functional, high-added-value parts to compete with traditional […]

A packaging with two temperatures, bags and bottles with high recycled content and sustainable barrier packaging were exhibited at MeetingPack 2019

Companies from the entire plastic food packaging industry such as Danone, SP GROUP, Klöckner Pentaplast, Knauf Industries, Comexi, Cadel Deinking, Artibal or Plásticos Romero showed the attendees and the media their latest developments in a space designed to exhibit their innovations. The event organised by AIMPLAS and AINIA was a meeting point for more than […]

The IV edition of our Compounding workshop to be held at AIMPLAS’ facilities

On 29 and 30 May 2019, the IV edition of the compounding workshop ‘The art of mixing, reinforcing and incorporating additives to plastics’ will be held at AIMPLAS’ facilities in Valencia, Spain. Luis Roca, head of the Compounding department of AIMPLAS, will lead the workshop discussing the latest innovations in the field of compounding. This […]

MeetingPack 2019 to boost the circular economy regarding plastic barrier packaging for food and beverages

By 2030, all plastic packaging placed on the EU market should be reusable or recyclable. The achievement of this objective gives rise to an unprecedented time of changes and a boost of technological innovation in the packaging, retail and consumer goods’ sectors. The commitment to the circular economy, based on the principles of reducing, reusing […]

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