Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has announced that its 123 R&D projects undertaken in 2015 generated 12.6 million euros for the companies involved.
The R&D projects were mainly aimed at the packaging, transport, construction and automotive sectors, says Aimplas, involving a total of 227 companies.
Aimplas, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, says that it has increased its income to 8.7 million euros.
Acting as a technology partner, Aimplas has worked together with companies when carrying out these R&D projects, representing 71 percent of the total invoice, 18 percent of implementation of technical assessment services, analysis and testing, and 6 percent of training activities.
During 2015, the organization saw more than 6,500 technology services developed and 158 training activities organized, where 2,518 attendees from 889 companies got 3,963 training hours.
Last year Aimplas also introduced a new filaments extrusion line at its technological 2,000 square meter center, so as to enable it to 3-D print parts.