ASOCIACION VALENCIANA DE EMPRESARIOS DE PLASTICOS - AVEP

Spain: Valencia
Cristina Monge
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Overview

About us

The Association for Valencian companies in the Plastics industries a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 1977. Nowadays AVEP represents around 140 companies (mostly SMEs) being the most representative industrial association of the plastic processing industry in Valencian region. AVEP network offers the following services to the local business companies:

  • Represent the common interests of its members to regulatory and other authorities; Including Trade Union relationship fixing the labour regulatory framework for Plastic Industries in Valencia.
  • Provide fiscal, legal, administrative, financial, economic and technological assistance to its members.
  • Elaborate studies and publish reports and bulletins including information about production, import, export and consumption figures. Own magazine to promote and disseminate information at national and international level.
  • Active participation in RTD and Innovative projects including EU calls such as: Research for SMEs and AGs, COSME, LIFE and Life +.
  • Commercial promotion in fairs and commercial missions at international level, such us: K fair (Düsseldorf), Plast (Italy), Brasilplast (Brazil), Emballage (Paris), Equiplast (Barcelona), Plast Expo (Morocco), Plast Alger (Alger).
  • Active contribution to European Plastic Network Clusterplast exchanging knowledge, experiences and transferring technology within plastic cluster network group.

To serve as an effective network among Research entities, Companies and public sector. The main focus is to promote the applicative innovation and commercial promotion to plastic companies in Valencia Region.

Main activities of the cluster organisation:

  • serve as a forum for the generation of ideas and detection of business needs of the Valencian plastics industry;
  • enhance its innovative culture supporting the participation of plastic industry companies in activities of R+D+i;
  • boost competitiveness and the expansion and diversification of the commercial offer of companies of the sector.
Established - 29 June 1977
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 159
    Cluster Members
  • 100
    SME's
  • 0
    Number of start-ups among SME's
  • 7
    Large Companies
  • 6
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Number of civil society members
  • 46
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
Catalan English French Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Cristina Monge
Cluster Manager
Etelvina Ortiz
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME Other

Name & description

Project name

EU Programme

Year

Project Identification or Contract Number

Applicant/Beneficiary Name

ULTRAMELT - Innovative Energy Saving Development for the Injection Moulding Sector

2002

IPS-2001-CT-98011

AVEP

Horizontal Research Activities involving SMEs - Collective Research. FREEFLOW "The development of a high output processing method for the extrusion of solid thermoplastic sheet and profile"

2005

COLL-CT-2005-516225

AVEP

Programme "Capacities" FP7-REGIONS-2008-2. PLASTIVAL "RTD-based Cluster initiative to target future challenges of the Valencia plastic processing industry"

2008

Project nr: 229935

AVEP

Programme "Capacities" FP7-REGIONS-2008-1. CLUSTERPLAST "Inter-cluster initiative to target the future challenges for the European polymer converting industry"

2008

Proposal Number: 230019

AVEP

Life + Environment Policy and Governance. WETCOMP "Wet-laid technology application for textile residues revalorization in composites industry."

2012

LIFE10 ENV/E/431

AVEP

Research for the benefit of specific groups SME-2013-2: Research for SME Associations. SLIPSAFE " Development of safe and resilient flooring with controlled slip under varying environments"

2013

SLIPSAFE FP7 606691

AVEP

Research for the Benefit of SME-Ags. GREEN PACK "Fully recyclable 100% PET package for food contact with O2 barrier, improved transparency and low CO2 footprint"

2013

GREENPACK FP7 605698

AVEP

RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF SMEs FP7-SME-2013-1. BANUS "Definition and development of functional barriers for the use of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging”

2014

BANUS 606572

AVEP

COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02-1. MATERIALIX “Strengthen cluster management excellence along the industrial new materials value – chain”

2016

MATERIALIX 696673

AVEP

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Algeria
Brazil
India
Morocco
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Italy
Portugal
Slovenia

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 06.02.2018
ICTPlast: Development of a Training Program on Advanced ICT Tools for enhancing Manufacturing Process Planning competences in Plastic Industries SMEs

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