BIOPLASTICTRAIN – New training contents for plastic transformation technicians about bioplastics and biopolymers

Project description:

projekt bioplastictrain logoBIOPLASTICTRAIN will develop innovative leaning outcomes to train plastic transformation technicians on the use of bioplastic and biopolymers. These training contents will be newly produced products based on the results of a recently closed European research and development funded project results and lessons learnt.

BIOPLASTICTRAIN project aims to develop the training contents for bioplastic injection technicians. To carry out this objective we will create different trainings, perform dissemination of project results, celebrate project meetings, a common training workshop and finally two different conferences, of which one will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Key results of the Bioplastictrain project will be the e-learning platform and the training contents available online and free for everyone. The training units, including the SoA of biopolymer materials and processing technologies will be the following: IO1: Bioplastics and biopolimers (delivered by Pisa University - UNIPI), IO2: Extrusion compounding (delivered by TECNOPACKAGING), IO3: Injection moulding (delivered by TECOS), IO4: Blow extrusion moulding (delivered by AITIIP), IO5: Biocoatings (delivered by Fraunhofer ISC).

Tecos' role:

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the 4 major topics associated with injection moulding of bioplastic materials. 4 educational units (learning outcomes, LOs) will be created under the Intellectual Output 3, each covering a distinct subject area:

  • LO3.1: Injection Moulding: General Concepts and Applicative Process Technologies
  • LO3.2: Mould and Part Design: Fundamentals for Bioplastic Processing
  • LO3.3: Process Validation: Design of Experiments with Real Process and Simulation Moldflow® Insight's
  • LO3.4: Moulding Defects: Troubleshooting & Solutions for Bioplastic Parts & Process


  • Project status: Running
  • Duration: 01.11.2016 – 31.10.2018
  • Programme: Erasmus+ KA2: Strategic Partnership
  • Coordinator: AITIIP (ES)
  • Other partners: AITIIP (ES), UNIPI (IT), TECNOPACKAGING (ES), TECOS (SI), Fraunhofer ISC (DE)


  • Project status
    Running
  • Duration
    01.11.2016 – 31.10.2018
  • Programme
    Erasmus+ KA2: Strategic Partnership
  • Coordinator
    AITIIP (ES)
  • Other partners
    AITIIP (ES), UNIPI (IT), TECNOPACKAGING (ES), TECOS (SI), Fraunhofer ISC (DE)


Why choose TECOS?

  • Vast Experience
  • Highly Trained Staff
  • Short Response Time
  • One Contact For All Your Problems
  • State-of-the-art Equipment

Sample Project

Quickly to precise 3D model of a mill for manufacturing of replacement parts

Quickly to precise 3D model of a mill for manufacturing of replacement parts

The client had to renew a wore down rotor with knife segments for which they didn't have any documentation. With precise 3D scanning of the original and creation of functional CAD model we provided them with data for production of replacement.

Thermoplastic oil filter housing warpage prediction due to injection moulding

Thermoplastic oil filter housing warpage prediction due to injection moulding

The customer has presumed problems with excessive warpage in the stage of tool design. The material is PA66 with 30% of glass fibers. With the help of advanced injection moulding analysis we predicted the trend and values of warpage and thus successfully eliminated the problems.

Analysis of Deep Drawing Process

Analysis of Deep Drawing Process

Our client has planned a single phase deep drawing process for the presented case, however several doubts about manufacturability arose. The conducted analysis has cleared all doubts.

With Autodesk Advanced Material Exchange and Abaqus to precise results of structural FEM for fiber reinforced materials

With Autodesk Advanced Material Exchange and Abaqus to precise results of structural FEM for fiber reinforced materials

We made a comparative study between experimentaly and numerically determined strength of a fibre reinforced product, which yielded extremely good match of the results from both methods.

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