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Product Creation Process


We apply a management and support tool for project development

SPPS (Simoldes Plasticos Project System)

With this process we guarantee the early involvement with our Customer and Suppliers improving:
- Speed of the total project
- Reduction of the initial costs
- Global solutions
- FMEA and use of learned lessons
- Error proofing concept (Poke-Yoke)
- Continuous cost reduction and quality improvement

Partnership


Total Quality
Customer Service Centers
Project Organization

R&D


P&P research
Benchmarking
Concept Engineering
CAD Design
CAE Simulation
Moldflow Analysis
Prototyping

Industrialization


Process Concept
Tooling
P&P Testing
Dim&Lab Validation
Logistic Concept
Manufacturing expert
After sales

Some Examples of I&D Projects


MouldCork Automotive - Development of a new composite combining cork to produce an engine cover part.
Plascork Automotive - Project development to pursue sustainable , ecological , technical as well as aesthetic solutions for vehicle interiors.
Lightfillers - Development of Light Density Particles to apply on thermoplastics to be used on injection moulding parts, for weight reduction.
Mucell (Light Weight components for automotive with Mucell system for visible parts) - Production of light weight visible components using Mucell system for weight reduction.
Green Materials - New composites using Miscanthus, jute, wood particles and fibers cellulose, biomaterials for injection moulding parts to reduce emission of C02.
ITechinovcar - Development of fully integrated lighting and sensor-actuator systems directly into/onto injection moulded parts for automotive interiors.
TPO - Optimization of process Vaccum Forming to improve a soft touch product with excellent aesthetic propriety.
One Shot - Local injection of a coating or cover during the same cycle , without assembling or finishing processes.
Seat Module - Development of a seat module , incorporating innovative solutions :plastic-metal structure , seat –pad in cork composite.
JOSPEL The aim of the JOSPEL project is the development of a novel energy efficient climate system for the optimization of interior temperature control management in electrical vehicles.The JOSPEL project consists of 14 project partners from 9 EU countries. The project runs from May 2015 – October 2018.
The project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement n° 653851

CHROMIUM LIKE project aims at the development of innovative solutions for car interior plastic components without using chromium but both the looks and cold touch of chrome, enhancing the performance for thermal tactile perception, producing a metallic touch. With an overall investment of 628.745,68 €, this project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 Program in 340.809,25 €, from European Regional Development Fund.
CHROMIUM LIKE project will be in force for three years, having started in January 2016 and ending in December 2018, with Simoldes Plásticos as promoter, and CeNTI as co-partner



S-CONSOLE
S-Console project aims the development of a new floor central console for the automotive interiors, integration of innovative functionalities, smart materials and communications electronic systems with distinct sensing and illumination.
With an overall investment of 661.448,06€, this project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 Program, under the Operational Program for Competitiveness and Internationalization (COMPETE 2020), in the amount of 437.365,06€€, from European Regional Development Fund.
S-Console project will last for three years, from October 2016 to September 2019, with Simoldes Plásticos as promoter, and CeNTI as partner.



SIM –T-RTM
The SIM T-RTM project aims the development of a thermoplastic matrix reinforced with graphene nanoparticles embedded fibers, for moulding technology via T-RTM, to produce components for lightweight car body construction, without impairing performance with regard to its properties . With an overall investment of 1.489.782,66€ this project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 Program in 840.768,93€ from European Regional Development Fund. SIM-T-RTM project will be in force for three years, having started in November 2016 and ending in September 2019, with Simoldes Plásticos as promoter, and ESAN- UA as co-partner



FACS (Future Automotive Cockpit & Storage)
The FACS (Future Automotive Cockpit & Storage) project aims at the design, development and demonstration of a new architecture and new modules for the interior of professional vehicles (van type), seeking to anticipate the evolutionary trend of the automotive industry towards autonomous vehicles as well as the opportunities that this evolution brings to the commercial vehicles’ interior. With an overall investment of 1.620.560,39€, this project is co-financed under Portugal 2020 Program in 1.104.117,76€ from European Regional Development Fund. FACS project will be in force for three years, from November 2017 to October 2020, with Simoldes Plásticos as promoter, and CEiiA as well as PSA Mangualde as co-promoters.



33166 - PLASTAZE 2020 - 4.0 Excellence and Scalability in Industrial Efficiency and Innovation

Investimento Total: 8.447.130 euros

Incentivo Reembolsável: 3.021.252 euros

OLIVEIRA DE AZEMÉIS
Ao posicionar-se como fornecedor de topo para o setor cliente automóvel, entre outras indústrias, a Plastaze tem sido confrontada com um aumento muito expressivo de encomendas e tem procurado encetar estratégias de criação de novos produtos a nível mundial.

A sustentação sólida de uma resposta a este ritmo de crescimento da procura só é exequível se forem criadas condições para responder com elevada qualidade, fiabilidade e eficiência, em prazos curtos, de acordo com requisitos dos clientes e com preços competitivos.

Nessa medida, este projeto aposta numa maior e melhor resposta aos desafios da empresa no mercado. Este projeto prevê a introdução de automatismos vários integrados entre si, de equipamentos e sistemas produtivos avançados e da interação instantânea entre a empresa e os clientes, otimizando fluxos de materiais, peças, pessoas e informação, indo assim de encontro às solicitações que o mercado evidencia.


33125 - INPLÁS 2020 - 4.0 Excellence in Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation

Investimento Total: 10.846.042 euros

Incentivo Reembolsável: 3.857.963 euros

OLIVEIRA DE AZEMÉIS
A Inplás pretende, através deste projeto, aumentar e melhorar a sua capacidade instalada pela inovação nos processos e organizacional e pelo alargamento da sua oferta, associados a um conjunto de automatismos e de conetividades entre equipamentos, softwares e pessoas que permitem aumentos de eficiência, tendentes a reduzir tarefas redundantes, utilização excessiva de mão-de-obra, tempos de paragem de máquinas, anomalias e rejeições e vocacionados para aumentos de qualidade final, segurança, rigor, customização e flexibilidade, convergindo para um melhor time-to-market e para uma oferta inovadora/diferenciada.


HightechWrap
HightechWrap is a project of manufacturing investment of new technologies and infrastructures to cover thermoplastics products with different foils like PVC`s, TPO`s, Alcantara and fabrics in order to provide to the final product different characteristics on appearance, touch and perceived quality. Simoldes will add new technologies like In Mould Graining, Laminating by Vacuum Thermoforming and press covering laminated with hot melt adhesives. HightechWrap project will enable Simoldes Plásticos to offer special to the Automotive market news products with more added value and product differentiation. The new plant will be located at Oliveira de Azeméis and will bring to the national market new technologies that does not exist in Portugal. Project supported by the Compete 2020.

Projeto nº POCI-01-0249-FEDER-014366
Apoio no âmbito do sistema de incentivos à Inovação Empresarial
Designação do Projeto: HighTech Production Line for Wrapping
Custo Total Elegível: 9.003.249,00 EUR
Apoio Financeiro da EU: 4.051.462,05 EUR
Localização do Projeto: Oliveira de Azeméis





Our participation and involvement in the production of electric cars (MEB Supplier Event 2018 – VW)