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5 European partners

The SoftSlide project is led by a mix of research centers and private companies. There are 5 partners coming from 5 European States: 2 Research Institutes or Universities and 3 SMEs, which confirms the strong industrial vocation of the project. The Consortium comprises a wealth of expertise and resources, and covers the full research and industrial development value chain: we are experts on (and passionate of) Seals, Rubber, Mould, Texturing, Laser, Friction, Sol-Gel and Coatings.


ML ENGRAVING (Coordinator) – Italy

Founded in 1999, ML Engraving is an innovative Italian company based in Onore (Northern Italy), specialised in laser engraving and laser texturing (2D and 3D finishes) on moulds for design products.


ReAgent – UK

Established in 1977, ReAgent is a family business (being the current managing director the grandson of the founder) based in UK. They are a specialist blending and packing company dedicated to providing industry leading customer service, excellent value and high quality products to businesses in industries throughout the UK and Europe.



S.K.M Aeronautics LTD – Israel

S.K.M Aeronautics LTD is one of Israel’s leading rubber industrial companies. The company specializes in producing molded and injected rubber parts for the automotive, aviation, transportation, high-tech and many other industries.



The Technological Institute of Aragón (ITAINNOVA) is a public non-profit research center founded in 1984. Its main function is to provide technological services to the industry. These services include development of new products and processes as well as implementation of advanced technologies.


Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) – Germany

The Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research (IDS) is part of the Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) established in 1831. IDS activities are devoted to experimental and model based research on dynamics and tribology. The IDS carries out applied research mainly in the field of elastomers for automotive applications. They work in close collaboration with industrial partners, in the framework of collaborative projects as well as consultancy services.