Eco-innovating an industrial process with the support of a European project

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The conference will aim to present the results obtained in the context of the European project Life + HPRS (High Pressure Resination System) and to stimulate technology transfer activities between the subjects involved in the project with the companies of the Emilia-Romagna region.

The project, coordinated by IMAL, company from Modena active for over 40 years in the field of wood-based panels, has led to the design and development of a mixing process based on an innovative resin application technology, capable of drastically reducing the use of glues, the environmental impact, energy consumption and the costs of the entire wood panel production process. At the base of this innovation there is a new type of variable opening spray nozzles, which allows a homogeneous and high pressure distribution of the resins.

The HPRS project was implemented through the collaboration of a group of 4 partners, lasted 30 months and was co-funded by the European Commission under the LIFE + Program (LIFE12 ENV / IT / 000307).


14.00 Registration of participants

14.30 Welcome greeting and opening of works – Gian Carlo Muzzarelli, Mayor of Modena and Valter Caiumi, President of Confindustria Modena

15.00 Technical and innovative aspects of the project – Mario Lugli and Lauro Zoffoli (IMAL)

15.30 Presentation of the pilot plant – XILOPAN

16.00 Coffee Break

16.15 Scouting activities and technology transfer to support eco-innovation projects – Michele Frascaroli (CRIT)

16.45 The role of communication within the project – ACIMAL

17.15 How to finance a research project – Ciaotech

17.30 The application of CFD techniques to the project – Prof. Montorsi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

18.00 Closing of works and welcome aperitif

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