BELLVER PLA GROUP aware of the need of a new paradigm for the use of resources has devoted their main activities to the valorisation; recovery and recycling of scrap metal and as well or other recyclable materials. BELLVER PLA GROUP consists of 4 companies (Bellver Pla, Trans-Recicla, Desguaces Santa Ana and Fragmentadora y Metales) strategically located throughout the province of Valencia and Zaragoza, with over 50 years’ experience in the recycling sector. 

BELLVER PLA GROUP is an Authorised Treatment Centre of Vehicles and a member of the Spanish Federation of Recycling (FER). When the vehicle reaches the end of their useful life, they get decontaminated and treated at our facilities. Once decontaminated they are then transported and fragmented at the shredder plant that we have in Calatayud, Zaragoza. During the whole process, all relevant paperwork and certificates are issued. BELLVER PLA GROUP has a modern and advanced classification system that allows sorting metals according to their size, as well as the recovery of other material light fractions. In BELLVER PLA GROUP over 200,000 tons of materials, both ferrous and non-ferrous, are treated every year.



Coventive composites is part of the NetComposites Group. NetComposites was founded in 2001 with the specific objective of developing and exploiting new composite materials technologies. The company is active in materials development, web-based information services and is also well-known for its insight into emerging technologies in composites, having undertaken studies into the future of the industry for the UK Government, European Commission and private companies. NetComposites has participated and coordinated several EC projects in the areas of biocomposites, nano materials, thermoplastic composites and recycled materials. They have successfully developed products from research into commercial products, sold through a sister company.

Coventive is actively developing the next generation of composite materials and process technologies.

Our team of chemists, material scientists and engineers is working alongside leading suppliers and end-users to bring new composite products to market. Examples of our technologies that have been commercialised successfully include the Biotex range of natural fibre reinforcements and Ecopreg biobased prepregs; both of which are marketed by Coventive’s sister company, Composites Evolution.

Our ongoing in-house developments include:
  • Biobased fibre reinforcements, resins and prepregs
  • High quality continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic tapes
  • Long natural fibre reinforced thermoplastic pellets for injection moulding
  • Self-reinforced thermoplastics with low mass and high impact resistance
  • Functionalisation of composites through nanoadditives

Your partner for innovation
Whether you are looking for an independent and knowledgeable partner to assist you with your own product development, or you have an interest in licensing one of our already-developed proprietary technologies, Coventive has the skills and experience to help you bring a new technology to market. Our innovation services include:

  • In-house composite material and process development
  • Licensing of our proprietary technologies
  • Preparation of proposals and partnering for grant-funded research programmes (European Commission, Innovate UK, etc.)
  • Project management

Moretti Compact

Moretti Compact

Since its founding in the ‘70s, Moretti Compact is synonymous of commitment and constant investment in technology, research and development. Today, the company has confirmed its status as a leading market force in the children’s bedroom furniture industry: products realized by Moretti Compact are 100% made in Italy and their certifications are a guarantee of safety, respect for the environment, cutting-edge technology and modern, functional designs. Nowadays, the company has 4 showrooms and 9 production facilities, divided into 19 departments, for a total of over 48.700 covered square meters.



AIMPLAS, Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, is a private, non-profit Association with more than 500 associated companies created in 1990. AIMPLAS is formed by +110 highly skilled professional, more than 65% with a Masters, Engineering or equivalent degree in Chemistry, polymer engineering, materials engineering or equivalent, including 15 PhD. 

AIMPLAS’ fields of work are related to technological research and development on thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials & products, its transformation processes and their recyclability and sustainability. AIMPLAS generates new knowledge and technologies that can be transferred to companies in order to help them to increase their effectiveness and competitiveness. AIMPLAS has a broad expertise in the fields of recycling, compatibilization, reactive extrusion, biopolymers and renewable source materials, special assisted processing technologies and nanocomposites, gained during the last years in the frame of EU and national projects.

AIMPLAS, as RO is focused to help companies in the plastic sector to develop new products and increase their competitiveness through innovation, has more than 20 pilot plants representing the most relevant polymer/plastics/composites production technologies present in the industry nowadays and has state-of-the art test facilities for chemical, optical, morphological, mechanical and physical characterisation. These pilot lines and laboratories are used by many customer’s every year allowing them to test new materials, optimize production processes and launch new products to the market, supported by AIMPLAS technical staff, resulting in more than 5000 assays, 170 technical assessments and 120 training actions to more than 1500 clients per year.

AIMPLAS has 8500 m2 state-of-the-art facilities, including thermoplastics and thermoset pilot plants, analysis and testing laboratories (physical-techanical, chemical, packaging, automotive and construction) and training areas. AIMPLAS is member of several international networks and organisations, such as ECP4, AESICOM or BIC and standardisation committees (ISO and CEN). AIMPLAS is also member of SUSCHEM and BBI JU. 


LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the eight associated municipalities: Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde. Lipor was founded in 1982 as a Municipalities Association and it has implemented an integrated waste management, recovered, developed and built infrastructures and organized awareness campaigns for the population. Every year, Lipor treats about 500,000 tons of municipal waste – MW – that are produced by about 1 million inhabitants. Based on modern MW management concepts that stand for the implementation of integrated systems and reduction of waste disposal in landfills, Lipor has developed an integrated strategy for the recovery, treatment and confinement of MW, based on three main areas: Multi-material Recovery, Organic Recovery and Energy Recovery, which are complemented by a Landfill where rejected and previously prepared waste is sent to. 

The motto of LIPOR’s strategy – Towards Sustainability – depicts a sustainable management that combines the three main principles of Sustainable Development and defines LIPOR’s current and future action. In this context, in all its activities, products and services, as well as in relationships with all stakeholders, Lipor defined, as part of its sustainable management strategy, as its policy for quality, environment, energy, health and safety, social responsibility and innovation. The External Recognition of the Organization is the result of collective commitment, engagement and dedication of the Board of Directors, Employees, associated Municipalities and all of our Partners, always in search of Excellence. This recognition can be stated by several awards that Lipor has received over the years. 

A bold and multidisciplinary project like Lipor cannot be developed without any cooperation. Based on this principle, LIPOR strongly invests in the cooperation and engagement with national and international entities and institutions. The conjoint efforts and sharing of experiences between several entities facilitate the fulfilment of the defined goals, increase our chances of success and allow us to respond more quickly. LIPOR is always aware of the collective development in terms of environment, and particularly waste, thus developing an international approach that involves closer connections with Associations and
Institutions and the participation in work groups. The exchange of experiences contributes to the implementation of new projects.


The Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) is a non-profit-making, private, independent and multisector organisation, recognised at National, European and International level. Through the development of technical standards, helps improve the quality and competitiveness of companies, products and services. 

As a standardization body, UNE is the national representative and member of the European (CEN/CENELEC), International (ISO/IEC) and Panamerican (COPANT) Standards Organizations, and a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

 UNE is participating in many Research and Innovation projects (Horizon 2020, FP7, Life+, CIP, etc.) representing the European Standardization Organizations CEN and CENELEC to support and manage the integration of standardization activities in the projects, fostering the dissemination of their results to the relevant European stakeholders and facilitating their introduction into the market. It is also an active member of the CEN-CENELEC Strategic Group ‘STAIR’ (STAndardization, Innovation and Research), which develops the guidelines for the practical integration of standardization and research.



ISWA – the International Solid Waste Association – is a global, independent and non-profit making association, working in the public interest and is the only worldwide association promoting sustainable, comprehensive and professional waste management. ISWA is open to individuals and organisations from the scientific community, public institutions and public and private companies from all over the world working in the field or interested in waste management. ISWA is the only worldwide waste association, which allows you to net-work with professionals, companies and institutional representatives. ISWA was founded in 1970, has members in more than 100 countries, thereof National Member Organisations in 39 countries and has some 1,400 members worldwide and additionally some 100,000 members associated with our National Member Organisations.

ISWA achieves its mission through:
  • Promoting resource efficiency through sustainable production and consumption
  • Support to developing and emerging economies
  • Advancement of waste management through education and training
  • Promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices
  • Professionalism through its programme on professional qualifications.


VERTECH GROUP (VTG) is a French research intensive SME with business focus on High-Tech Environmental Consultancy, International R&D Consultancy and Market Research and business development. VTG aims to create value by supporting and advising private and public organizations in various sectors (e.g. recycling, energy and waste treatment), and regions to get from research to market. VTG is also present in Spain and has expansion plans to other markets besides Europe (e.g South America).

VTG capabilities include:
  • Sustainability Assessments of processes and strategies.
  • Analysis of ecological footprint.
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cost Cycling of innovative processes and products Environmental Technology Verification.
  • Socio-economic impacts of innovative products by Social Life Cycle Assessment.
  • Techno-economic, environmental, social and legal analysis and risk assessment.
  • Exploitation of R&D results and exploitation plans.
  • Dissemination activities.

Vertech Group is member of the French Life Cycle Assessment Platform (Avnir). The company is based in Nice, in the French EcoValley, that is the first example of a real sustainable urban environment.

Oakdene Hollins

Oakdene Hollins

We are a research and consulting company advising on sustainability and the circular economy with offices in the UK and in Brussels. We work with policy makers at a governmental level and businesses wishing to effect change in their organisations. Our aim is to provide the sound, evidenced research and advice which will enable our clients to create a more resource efficient and sustainable economy.

Our work is managed under three themes of Circular Economy, Sustainable Products and Services and the associated Enabling Technologies and Materials.


Founded in 1998, TECNARO GmbH develops, produces and markets bio-based and biodegradable materials. The business is focused on three different material families: Liquid Wood ARBOFORM®, Wood Plastic Composites ARBOFILL® and Biopolymer Compound ARBOBLEND®. ARBOFORM® and ARBOBLEND® consist of biopolymers like the wood constituent lignin or of lignin derivatives and/or other biopolymers like Polylactic Acid, Polyhydroxyalkanoates etc. used as a binder for natural fibers. ARBOFILL® is made from petrochemical polymers like Polypropylene or Polyethylene p artially blended with biopolymers and reinforced/filled with natural fibers like hemp, flax or wood.

TECNARO performed several national and international research projects regarding material development based on natural resources. Together with Fraunhofer ICT, TECNARO owns several patents in this field. TECNARO won several awards for innovation, sustainability and in the category supplier: Green Brand Germany 2013, Dieselmedaille 2011, European Inventor Award 2010, Deutscher Industriepreis (German Industry Award) 2009, Werkbund label 2008, VR Innovationspreis (Innovation Award of VR Bank) 2007, Golden Euromold Award.