Join us to strengthen the image of the polymer and composites industry

Explore your role as an innovation partner

Exchange of ideas for strong and high added-value proposals for EU-funded R&D projects


 Who we are

  • ECP4, The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform is an industry-driven collaboration that unites the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organisations of plastics and composites converters.

  • ECP4 brings innovation partners together to identify opportunities for collaborative Research and Development efforts which yield industrial innovation. Research and Innovation will support plastics and composites sectors in Europe to improve their competitiveness in the global economy.
  • ECP4 facilitates informal networking among innovation partners and makes use of the different levels of expertise to identify opportunities to increase the ‘return on investment’ and to inspire and support innovation partners in their leadership.

For more information

Flyer 2016

Membership Guide ECP4 – 2016

Introduction to SRA – brochure 2016

Upcoming events

Project Building Session

Only for ECP4 members – Project Building WEBINAR

Date: March 2017

More information available in due course



Latest News

Düsseldorf, 20 October 2016 – ECP4 presented the Introduction to a SRA for the European Plastics and Composites Industry at the K trade fair 2016.


Fraunhofer Institute hosted the event which was followed by a cocktail party.


Guimarães, 18 May 2016 – ECP4 Annual Meeting. Research investment essential for plastics and composites to be globally competitive.


The ECP4 conference was opened by the Portuguese Minister of Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral (right).