Impress is a European project aimed at developing a technological injection moulding platform for serial production of plastic components incorporating micro/nano-scale functional features.

This project, supported through the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU, is led by PEP - Technical Centre of Plastic & Composite Engineering and involves 13 partners including Compose:


The platform gathers three innovative modules:

  • a tool manufacturing module involving several technologies of micro/nano direct manufacturing
  • an innovative plastic injection moulding platform
  • a metrology and process intelligence module

Three demonstrators for different industries were developed:

  • Energy: a photovoltaic demonstrator
  • Health: a patch with micro-needles for drug delivery
  • Biotechnology: patterned cell culture slide
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