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)
“Combination of mineral fillers 3rd phase evolution: opportunities and drawbacks for the CPR complying cables" (pdf)
“Mineral and polymeric additives as new synergist for HFFR compounds" (pdf)
Lecture at Polymers in cables 2018 (AMI), Philadelphia (USA). June 19-20, 2018.
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.
A. Re Depaolini, G. Bianchi, D. Fornai, A. Cardelli, M. Badalassi, C. Cardelli, E. Davoli
Chemosphere 184 (2017) 1320-1326.
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
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
G. Milani, A. Galanti, C. Cardelli, F. Milani
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 131 (8), 2014.
A. Cardelli, G. Ruggeri, M. Calderisi, O. Lednev, C. Cardelli, E. Tombari
Polymer Degradation and Stability 97, 2536-2544, 2012.
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.