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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do we need to become a member of IFP SICOMP to consult you?

A:

No, you do not need a membership for consulting us at IFP SICOMP.

Q:

What kind of courses do you give?

A:

We give basic courses in polymers, composites and textiles but also custom-made courses in our different fields.

Q:

What is the difference between R&D programmes and subprogrammes?

A:

The R&D-programme can consist of several small projects. If you as a company sign up for an R&D programme you automatically become a member of IFP SICOMP. When you sign up for a subprogramme you participate in one specific project and there is no automatic membership in IFP SICOMP.

Q:

When my company consults IFP SICOMP, how can I be assured that my results do not reach any of my competitors?

A:

All the results are confidential and the report is not an public document.

Q:

What is an industrial research institute?

A:

As an industrial research Institute, we serve all the companies in our fields with research and development, and also function as a network provider.

Q:

If I do not want to become a member of IFP SICOMP but still want to be updated with information from you, what can I do?

A:

You can subscribe on our newspaper "STRUKTUR" which comes out six times per year with the latest news from IFP Research and for news from SICOMP you can subscribe to the Newsletter.

Q:

How can you tell which material/product is the most environmentally or ecologically friendly?

A:

By doing a lifecycle assessment, whereby a material/product is followed from the "cradle to the grave" and evaluate the sum of environmental effects.

Q:

What is Oeko-Tex?

A:

Oeko-Tex is an international association whose purpose is to improve the safety of textiles with respect to human health by setting standards that limit the content of noxious chemicals in textiles. IFP Research is one of the 13 independent institutes worldwide that execute the tests and analyses needed for a company to become certified according to Oeko-Tex.