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The European Commission visits industrial demonstrators

The European Commission visits industrial demonstrators

On February 24th, the European Commission visited the LIFE-FLAREX project during its last monitoring visit along with the IDOM-NEEMO monitoring team. AEI Tèxtils, as project coordinator, welcomed Mr. Manuel Montero, project adviser at EASME – the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises from the European Commission, and Ms. Mariona Salvatella from IDOM-NEEMO, the monitoring team subcontracted by the EC.

The visit started with a tour at E.CIMA industrial facilities, one of the two Catalan companies that participated in the industrial demonstration tests of the project earlier this year. The other Catalan company, and also AEIT Tèxtils’ member, is BONDITEX.

The tour in E.CIMA started with a presentation about the company by Jordi Mota, R&D manager, followed by a discussion of the implications of the project results for the company to drive chemical substitution for flame retardants towards safer and environmentally friendlier alternatives. After the discussion, Jordi Mota offered a quick tour to the finishing facilities where the tests were conducted.