Innovation in the entire product chain

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Ercros's innovation and technology activity focuses on developing new products with high added value, searching for new uses for existing products and improving production processes in order to reduce the environmental impact generated by its industrial activity and increase the performance of its production facilities, as well as improving technical and commercial assistance.

The company has four R&D centres located at the facilities at Aranjuez, Monzón, Sabiñánigo and Tortosa that serve the Pharmaceuticals, Plastics, Basic Chemicals and Intermediate Chemicals divisions respectively.

Development of new products
  • Research on new materials based on PLA (polylactic acid) that are printable with the greatest possible range of 3D printers on the market and comply with special requirements such as high temperature resistance, improved mechanical properties compared to the base material and distinguishing characteristics. This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union under the ERDF Operational Program in Catalonia 2014-2020 with a grant of 63,312.59 euros.
  • The submission of the patent application for the technology to manufacture self-plasticized PVC polymers and co-polymers.
  • The different formula to manufacture new bioplastic materials, produced with annually renewable and biodegradable or biocompostable raw materials, which make up the portfolio of ErcrosBio®, a trademark registered by Ercros.
  • The project to increase the productivity of the microorganisms with which the different active pharmaceutical ingredients are prepared by fermentation, from process strains owned by the company.
  • A line for the manufacture of oxidants and water treatment products with substances that contain active oxygen.
Improvements in processes and new uses of existing products
  • The improvement in the manufacture of potassium chlorate by electrolysis to reduce energy costs by 10%.
  • The cost reduction in raw materials for the PVC process by diversifying suppliers.
  • Quality and reproducibility improvement in PVC resins, especially in the color parameter.
  • Reduction in the consumption of raw materials in the production processes of pantaerythritol and dipentaerythritol and in the preparation of new qualities to supply new market segments.
  • The increase in productivity and quality in the manufacturing process of molding compounds, and the obtainment of new qualities to increase the customer portfolio.
  • The development of new types of resins that improve reactivity and reduce the emission of formaldehyde in the applications for which they are intended.


Collaboration agreements

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