INNOVATION Initiatives

Innovation should be an essential component in a business strategy and focus for increasing companies’ productivity and competitiveness.

The investment incentives for companies are key tools, and in the last five years COLTEC has developed an important set of R&D projects:

- Functionalization of laminated structures through surface modification technologies

- Replacement of leather by cork to use in footwear/clothing.

- Flexible materials coated by hot‐melt polymer deposition and high pressure.