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PROPLAST
PROPLAST - Consorzio per la promozione della cultura plastica

Italy: Piedmont
Susana Remotti
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Overview

About us

PROPLAST is a technology center focused on research and innovation in the polymer and composite sector, recognized as a European Cluster (ESCA Silver Labelled), whose mission is to foster enterprises’ competitiveness by supporting their technological progress and promoting industrial cross-fertilization.
Proplast technologists and researchers can provide a full range of consultancy support about polymer processing and formulation development. Proplast facilities include pilot lines for the main polymer processing technologies, such us extrusion and compounding, injection molding and thermoforming, 3D printing and fiber composite production. Proplast has also a fully equipped product design center (CAD/CAM, FEM analysis, processing simulation) and a testing lab. Moreover, Proplast offers a wide range of training and HR services.
Proplast is active in in several collaborative projects at European (H2020, Life+, Interreg Program, Erasmus+) and national level. Since 2008, Proplast is recognized as one of the managing bodies of the green chemistry and advanced materials innovation cluster in Piedmont region.

Established - 01 January 1998
Staff in the management team - 6-10
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
  • On-the-job training
  • Vocational training
  • Involvement in a local skills strategy

Cluster composition

  • 178
    Cluster Members
  • 152
    SME's
  • 6
    Large Companies
  • 12
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Number of civil society members
  • 7
    Other Ecosystem Actors
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English Italian Spanish
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website
Other label
Certificato ISO 9001

Management team

Cluster manager
Susana Remotti
Cluster Manager
R&D Project Manager
Marco Monti
Project Manager

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Professional, scientific and technical activities:M72 Scientific research and development
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Advanced Packaging
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Circular Plastics Ecosystems:Mobility-Transport-Automotive
Technology fields
C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Combinatorial technology
S3 EU priority areas
KETs:Advanced materials - Sustainable innovation:Resource efficiency - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Communication
Support of Research, Development and Innovation
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce

On-the-job training - Vocational training - Involvement in a local skills strategy

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 CIP/COSME INTERREG LIFE ERASMUS+ Other

Name & description

Piedmont Region (POR-FESR 2014/2020)

National Programme: PON Ricerca e Innovazione  2014 – 2020 e FSC 

Project name

 H2020-LC-GD-2020 : EcoFISHent - Demonstrable and replicable cluster implementing systemic solutions through multilevel circular value chains for eco-efficient valorization of fishing and fish industries side-streams. (2021-2026)

H2020-LC-GD-2020 : FrontSH1p - A FRONTrunner approach to Systemic circular, Holistic & Inclusive solutions for a new Paradigm of territorial circular economy (2021-2025)

ERASMUS+ : PackAlliance: European alliance for innovation training & collaboration towards future packaging (2020-2022)

ERASMUS+: 4ZEROPLAST - Development of a training program for enhancing the adaptation of plastic SMEs business models to Industry 4.0 (2018-2021)

ERASMUS+ – Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices: ICT PLAST - Development of a training software of SMEs production management

Alpine Space 2014-2020: S3-4ALPCLUSTERS - Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) to build an Innovation model for Alp Clusters.

COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04-02-1 Topic: COSME-12-2015: MATERIALIX -  Development of a European Meta-Cluster Sviluppo (group of Clusters). Strengthen cluster management excellence along the industrial new materials value-chain.

H2020 CIRC-01-2016/17: PLASTICIRCLE - Improvement of the plastic packaging waste chain from a circular economy approach.

European Regional Development Funds (ERDF): Alcotra 2007-2013 – EDEN “EcoDEsign Network”

FP7 funds: “FIRE-RESIST - Developing Novel Fire-Resistant High Performance Composites” – development of flame retardant engineering composite materials for the transport industry (air, naval, railway)

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Switzerland

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany
Portugal
Spain
Finland

Transnational support activites

Promotional Activities - Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Membership in cluster networks, meta clusters and national associations of clusters

Profile name Location Network type
PROPLAST

Italy

ECP4

Membership in Cluster Partnerships or initiatives

Profile name Location
Wiintech2020

France

PROPLAST

Italy

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