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 :
Improvement of the production machinery,
In-house engineering, i.e. construction of new design tools to exactly suit the manufacture of each individual
pipe or hose.
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.
Circulation of European legislation among the group companies in Europe, for matters concerning product
quality or operational practices.
Specification of products
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 :