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ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). 

The overall objectives of the project are (a) improved urban environmental quality in the urban regions of the project, (b) improved living conditions in the target regions, and (c) improved production technologies. The cities where the project is implemented are Delhi NCR, Chandigarh and Mohali, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Pune and Chennai.

Specifically the 4-year action aims to introduce technology innovation as well as resourse efficiency  in the metal finishing companies (SMEs) that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution through advanced water treatment measures and energy efficient processes.

 

Backgound

The project's target industries cover:

  • Electroplating of metallic parts

  • Painting of metallic parts

  • Anodising of metallic parts

  • Any surface treatment industry using acids

 

The project will also contribute to:

Enhance Innovation: Implementation of technology innovation and resource efficiency by enhancing the rate and scale of innovation by Indian companies.

Enhance Competitiveness: Sustainable Production in the metal finishing industry will help to reduce risks and reduce costs, to increase options, to gain customers and to propel the company towards global competitiveness.

 

The project will improve the environmental / economic performance of the SMEs by:

  • Exposing target SMEs to training on resource efficiency using the ECOPROFIT approach. This is expected to lead to increased use of environmentally friendly practices and enhanced sustainable production technologies in metal finishing SMEs.

  • Exposing target SMEs to acid recovery technologies along with firsthand experience with the pilot units developed under the project.

  • Creating awareness among major customers and government bodies on measures that can be adopted by SMEs and specific policy and financial support needed to facilitate this. This will lead to customers who are sensitized to adopt green supply chain. Further government bodies will be able to better communicate with SMEs using improved schemes and policies.

  • Creating structures for the replication of project outcomes in the region. This is achieved through:

    • Source for best practice examples established and used

    • SMEs willing to share demonstration equipment post project

    • Auto manufacturers adopting groups of metal finishers under CSR initiative

    • Dialogue between technology suppliers for the closed loop technologies, project team members and European suppliers to explore possibilities of tie-up, after sales support, branding etc.

    • Improved market penetration

       

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ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACIDLOOP is targeted specifically at the Indian metal finishing industry.  It aims to introduce technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.  The activities is taking place in various locations in northern, western and southern India.

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