PIEP is a private Research and Development Organization based at the University of Minho, providing consultancy, materials development, product and manufacturing technology development, as well as testing services.

With its main core competencies on advanced polymeric systems and composites (thermoset and thermoplastic based), and supported by highly qualified engineering and scientific staff, PIEP is actively engaged in the successful development of innovative products and manufacturing technologies for the industry.

Advanced Polymeric Materials, CFR Composites, Design & Engineering, Manufacturing Technologies, Testing & Validation.


  • High performance materials development and application
  • R&D in composite manufacturing (OOA processes)
  • R&D in thermoplastic based composites
  • Product development (design and engineering)
  • Mechanical testing of materials & structures
  • Materials characterization and performance validation
  • Concept tooling development (composites and plastics)
  • Technology transfer

Universidade do Minho Campus de Azurém
4800-058 Guimarães-Portugal
T: +351 253 510 050
F: +351 253 510 059

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