Coordinator: UNILAB Laboratori Industriali s.r.l.
Partners: Groeneveld Group – Emer Spa, a member of the Westport Fuel Systems Group – Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies
Primary objective: To develop advanced strategies for the application of “CLEAN” methodologies in companies
Beneficiaries: all participants and their direct customers
Possible financial support: Legislative Decree on Tax credits for Business networks
Project development and partners involved:  February 2017 – March 2018


The second edition of the Clean Production project is now well underway, and this edition has been further enhanced compared to 2016 with new technical and experimental content linked to the theme of Industrial Cleanliness.


The kick-off meeting was held in February 2017, and was followed by a ‘two day’ session dedicated to basic technical training, the second of the project’s four phases. This will be followed by the other collaborative activities involving technical analysis, the conducting of laboratory tests and subsequent comparison of test results with other laboratories.

This year the participating companies will be able to apply the analysis criteria required by ISO 16232 to their products and production processes with an ISO 17025 accredited methodology, since Unilab Srl was recently recognised as the First laboratory in Italy to achieve UNI EN 16232 accreditation.


Similar to the previous event, the 2017 edition involves the participation of the following partner companies:

  • Groeneveld Group: an international group active in the design, production and sale of lubrication and greasing systems in the on-road, off-road vehicles and industrial machinery.
  • EMER Spa of Brescia, a member of the Westport Fuel Systems Group: leading manufacturer of valves and CNG and LPG components for the automotive industry
  • Zoppas Industries Heating Element Technologies: manufacturer of electric heating elements and heating systems complete with electronic controls for domestic and industrial applications

We’re laying the foundations for the third edition of the ‘Clean Production’ research project, and have already established new partnerships.


Participation in the next edition will aim to further increase technological knowledge, provide the latest news about regulatory issues, and provide a forum for companies tackling the same issues to exchange information, given that:

  • We are the first laboratory in Italy to achieve accreditation according to ISO EN 17025 for the execution of Industrial Cleanliness tests in accordance with ISO 16232, the reference standards within the sector.
  • We have a vast database of field tests, both product and environmental, and participants can study these to evaluate their own “status” of cleanliness by comparing them to average values recorded in different production facilities
  • We offer an improvement in the efficiency of the production system, training and refresher courses for the personnel involved, and increased company quality standards and competitiveness
  • The training activity may include updates to both ISO and VDA standards, which are expected in 2017

For those interested in the subject and who would like to have detailed information on the 2018 edition, you can call us at 0429/781280, fill out the CONTACTS form or send an email to