GAIKER-IK4 Technological Centre, located in the Technological Park of Bizkaia, is devoted to the up-take of own knowledge and to the development of new technologies that are later transferred to customers coming from sectors such as the Pharmaceutical Industry, Chemical Industry, Human and Animal Health, Engineering and Consultancy Firms, Public Administrations, Automotive Industries, Construction, Packing and Packaging, and Home Appliances, amongst others.

From 1985, the Centre has carried out close to 1500 R&D Projects related to its Knowledge Areas: Biotechnology, Environment and Recycling and Plastics and Composites. Besides its activity in R&D, GAIKER-IK4 offers to its customers Advanced Technological Services, Analysis and Tests and Technological Dissemination Services.

GAIKER-IK4, which at present counts on more than 130 employees, was awarded in 2008 by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) with the “Prize Winner” for the best European organisation in “Management for Process and Facts”. The quality of its management based on the EFQM model has also meant other recognitions for the Centre which places it as a reference point on this matter. GAIKER-IK4 also has other certifications such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001, which show its strong commitment with quality and continuous improvement.

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RTT was founded in 1990 after the German reunification and is located in Zittau near the Polish border. There are 27 employees in the Headquarter in Zittau. RTT as an SME is an equipment manufacturing company and provides sorting solutions to the waste and recycling industries. RTT also provides the European automotive industry with customised solutions in the field of special machinery and equipments. In 1995, RTT introduced the first UniSort®, a Sorting Module for plastic bottles and other recyclable materials. From the very beginning, RTT has invested substantial resources in developing customer-oriented sorting technologies.

Cutting-Edge Technologies based on a highly selective NIR UniSort® Sensor enabled RTT to develop original and powerful analytic measurement tools to detect recyclable materials.



CORDOPLAS collect plastics waste materials, mainly HDPE and LDPE both industrial and post-consumer origins, and produces recycled plastic pellets. The production process is a complex sequence of operations that includes: selection and sorting, granulation, washing and cleaning, extrusion, palletising, packaging and storage. Applications for LDPE are irrigation pipes and films, for HDPE blow moulding, injection moulding and corrugated pipes and for PP injection moulding. The products are verified according to customer specifications. Company is a certified as authorised ECOEMBES recycler, hazardous waste manager, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 and the silver eco-label from the Municipality of Córdoba (Spain).


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