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R&D …. Technology

  • All the companies of the group have an active R&D dept. for the development of new products and new

production techniques. R&D departments are coordinated by the Global R&D Division of the holding company in Greece/Thiva.

  • The Global R&D Division implements a fast Know-how transfer within the group and assists the group companies in the :

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      Improvement of the production machinery,

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      In-house engineering, i.e. construction of new design tools to exactly suit the manufacture of each individual

pipe or hose.

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    Development of new formulations and introduction of new materials. Formulations are tailored made to achieve

product requirement, cost optimization, good processability and trouble free operation. The company’s in-house laboratory facilities and modern compounding unit constitute a major help to the development of formulation and new products.

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    Circulation of European legislation among the group companies in Europe, for matters concerning product

quality or operational practices.

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    Specification of products

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    Product rationalization by merging different products with slight variations to each other , towards one main

product , less start up operations , longer production runs and stock reduction are obtained.

The combination of raw materials , machinery, production methods and final product is schematically shown on the following tables :

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