Our history

The increasing research on materials used in the various areas leads to a strong increase in the use of organic polymers. However, the regulation evolution towards a greater fire-safety tends to control the use of many materials and imposes consequently a technological survey and permanent improvements.

In this context, CREPIM - Material & Fire Test Expert - is one of the major European Laboratories for development and the approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas featuring the mass transportation sectors (railways, aircrafts and boats), in the building, electrical, and textile sectors. All these studies underlie the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of material and with the environment impact..

Its activities feature 5 areas, all focus on fire safety and material, taking into account the end of life

  • Fire reaction
  • Fire resistancy
  • Thermal transfer
  • Surface functionalization
  • Recycling issues taking into account the end-of life of the materials and assemblies

The laboratory works on thermoset and thermoplastic resins, on composite materials, as well as fire-retardant paints. CREPIM's aim is the development of fire-retardant materials that do not release opaque and toxic smokes.

This offer, which covers the whole chain from upstream to downstream, is unique in Europe. The board of CREPIM, which gathers academic, institutional and private own partners settles a base on which CREPIM’s teams can drain scientific knowledge to turn over upper edges services towards customers. Contracts with partners feature a large array of collaboration types, from spot testing and consulting, up to technological development and long term study.

At the beginning, the legal statutes of GIP CREPIM results from a collaboration contract made between the members of the Group and approved by a ministerial decree of August 20, 92.

This process should stop one day and our ministry decided to freeze the renewal process in 2013, so we have been working for one year, up to the dead line of the 27th of august 2014 to study different “phased” out scenarios

The scenario that has been chosen consists to gradually stop the activity of GIP and transfer assets and liabilities to a new structure, the CREPIM limited company (S.A.S. under French regulation).

The phased out balance sheet & statement of GIP CREPIM becoming the phased in balance sheet and statement of SAS CREPIM, the 27th of August 2014.

August 27- 2014 at midnight, the CREPIM Limited company has taken over all the activities previously carried by GIP CREPIM.

Nothing changes: management, teams, organization, contact point, facilities and address, - Phone, e-mail website-, all remains the same. This continuation of activity saves the job of 18 people, while remaining aligned with the original mission of GIP CREPIM. 

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