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30/01/2014 - Kick-off Meeting

The European Project NATURTRUCK develops biocomposites for the internal parts of trucks

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The main objectives of NATURTRUCK

The main objective of NATURTRUCK is to develop injected plastic parts for the commercial vehicles industry (mainly cabin truck parts) made with thermoplastic composite materials from renewable resources (modified polylactic acid and natural fibres), with improved thermal, flame retardancy properties and high quality surface finishing to be used in car internal parts. Those biocomposites will be a real alternative to low-gloss standard ABS grades at a competitive cost.

NATURTRUCK will allow SME’s partners, and consequently the EU industry, to fabricate new eco-friendly thermoplastic biocomposite products suitable to satisfy the commercial vehicles manufacture sector requirements, at a cost comparable to current ABS price, increasing their differentiation from competitors and creating significant market opportunities.

The consortium consists of 10 partners

NATURTRUCK consortium has been built up in order to join all the required technical and managerial expertise and capabilities and market complementarities and exploitation interests to streamline the achievement of Project results to solve the SME Participant (SMEP) needs and facilitate the exploitation of NATURTRUCK achievements, having representatives of the whole Project value chain.

AIMPLAS fields of work are related to technological research and development on plastic materials & products and their transformation processes.

Quimicas del Vinalopo is a biotechnological based enterprise specialist in natural hygiene and cosmetic products.

BAVE - Badische Faserveredelung GmbH is specialized in the pelletizing of natural fibres.

re8 Bioplastics develops, manufactures and sells biocomposites and bioplastics to the plastic converters

Polycom aims to secure the growth and development of the company through creation of new processes in production of automotive parts.

Plascam was founded in 1983 in order to supply plastic manufactured parts for Automotive Industry.

BULMA TECNOLOGÍA, S.L. has two well-defined business lines: the first line devoted to electrical installations and automation, while the second addresses the design research, development and manufacture of equipment and machinery for drying systems.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology is a center of research, advanced engineering and innovation which helps to ensure that the Volvo Group stays at the forefront of technology and competitivity.

Institute of Natural Fibres is an interdisciplinary research centre focused in natural fibres and medicinal plants.

CTAG is a Spanish Centre for innovation and technology created to offer advanced solutions to the Automobile Sector.

This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [605658].

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