Aimplas opens new circular economy facilities

With the assistance of IVACE, the Plastics Technology Centre is adding more than 2,000 m2 to its facilities, which will be used for R&D&I in polymer synthesis, medicine, and the circular economy.

The opening ceremony for AIMPLAS’ new facilities, which have allowed company to increase its presence in Valencia Technology Park, was place on July 12. Local and regional government officials as well as business representatives attended the event.

The technological center will be able to respond to the rising demand from society and businesses to strengthen the circular economy through R&D&I thanks to the new facilities, which were supported by the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE) to the tune of 2.47 million euros. A total of 2,200 square meters have been added for pilot plants, laboratories, and work spaces. These spaces were created with environmental sustainability standards in mind. The first R&D building in Spain to receive BREEAM accreditation is this one.

These new facilities include a pilot plant for polymer synthesis chemical processes and research into the use of CO2 as a renewable raw material and will also be used to develop new chemical recycling processes and conduct research in the medical industry. This collaboration with the Valencian Department for Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Labour, through IVACE, has been key to developing and consolidating the innovation model advocated by both entities.

These new facilities include a pilot plant for chemical processes used in polymer synthesis and research into using CO2 as a sustainable raw material. They will also be utilized to create new chemical recycling procedures and carry out research in the medical sector. The innovation model that is supported by both organizations has been developed and solidified in large part as a result of the engagement with the Valencian Department for Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade, and Labor through IVACE.


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