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Research and innovation in polymeric compounds


Polymeric compounds, based on virgin or recycled raw materials, represent our main field of interest. Specifically the main activities are:


  • Chemical-physical characterization and quality consistency analysis of polymers, additives and fillers for special compounds

  • Flame retardant additives and fillers for compounds for cables, pipes, roofing, aluminum composite panels

  • Improvement of recycling of polyolefin waste for circular economy related to plastic industry

  • Technical support to formulate and to improve roofing membranes (TPO, PVC and bitumen)

  • Comparative tests and bench marketing of raw materials for flame retardant compounds

  • Industrialization support: production process development, problem solving and marketing

  • International networking support: companies collaborations, new markets and new possible applications for the products/ technologies

  • Start-up of R&D laboratory inside the companies by operating the instrumental selection and training of the technical staff

  • Training about Flame retardancy (properties, methods and materials) for technologists in the companies.

Scientific publications, lectures and presentations


“Flame Retardancy with Low Smoke and Low Acidity: current status, future trends and competition between last generation of PVC and polyolefin compounds” (pdf)


Lecture at NIST, Washington (USA). April 5, 2019.


"Green and competitive solutions for flame-retardant PP" (pdf)

Lecture at Fire Retardants in Plastics 2019, Pittsburgh (USA). April 2-3, 2019.

“Combination of mineral fillers 3rd phase evolution: opportunities and drawbacks for the CPR complying cables" (pdf)

C.Cardelli, M.Badalassi.
Lecture at Fire Resistance in Plastics 2018, Cologne (Germany). December 10-12, 2018.

“Mineral and polymeric additives as new synergist for HFFR compounds" (pdf)

Lecture at Polymers in cables 2018 (AMI), Philadelphia (USA). June 19-20, 2018.

"Mini-SBI for testing of fire retardant properties of HFFR compounds for cables(pdf)

C.Cardelli, A.Cardelli, M.Badalassi, A.Castrovinci, A.Decorso,S.Martinelli.
Lecture at AMI’s Fire Resistance in Plastics 2017, Cologne (Germany). December 5-7, 2017.

"Physical and chemical characterization of representative samples of recycled rubber from end-of-life tires(pdf)

A. Re Depaolini, G. Bianchi, D. Fornai, A. Cardelli, M. Badalassi, C. Cardelli, E. Davoli

Chemosphere 184 (2017) 1320-1326.

"TPV Based Insulation for Medium Voltage Applications" 

A. Galanti, S. Dossi, A. Magri, C. Cardelli

Proceeding of 65th IWCS Conference, 531-537, Providence (USA), October 2-5, 2016.

"Idrossido di magnesio come Flame retardant: caratteristiche, applicazioni e mercato"

C. Cardelli.Lecture at Università degli studi di Palermo (Italy), Dipartimento dell'Innovazione Industriale e Digitale (DIID) - Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica. October 12, 2016

"Boehmite as synergist for Flame Retardant polyolefin compounds" (pdf)

Poster presentation at 9th International Conference on Modification, Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers (MoDeSt 2016), Cracow (Poland). September 4-8, 2016

"Combined numerical, finite element and experimental-optimization approach in the production process of medium-voltage, rubber-insulated electric cables vulcanized with steam water. Part 1: DSC and rheometer experimental results" (pdf) 

G. Milani, A. Galanti, C. Cardelli, F. Milani, A. Cardelli
Rubber Chemistry and Technology 88 (3), 482-501, 2015

"A combined experimental–numerical rheometric and mechanical characterization of EPM/EPDM rubber for medium voltage cable applications vulcanized with peroxides" (pdf) 

G. Milani, A. Galanti, C. Cardelli, F. Milani
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 131 (8), 2014.

"Effects of poly(dimethylsiloxane) and inorganic fillers in halogen free flame retardant poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate) compound: A chemometric approach" (pdf) 

A. Cardelli, G. Ruggeri, M. Calderisi, O. Lednev, C. Cardelli, E. Tombari
Polymer Degradation and Stability 97, 2536-2544, 2012.

"Optimization of a Flame-retarded EVA composite(pdf)

Poster presentation at 13th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymers (FRPM11), Politecnico di Torino, Alessandria (Italy). June 26-30, 2011.

"Actual use and trends in mineral-based Flame Retardant Solutions for Polyolefin compounds"

Lecture at Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest (Hungary). April 5, 2011

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