In only seventy years, plastic has changed our lives, becoming strategic in almost every business area: from packaging to medical devices, from building to automotive applications, from electronics to communications, from furnishings to textiles.
In fact, today it would be impossible to imagine a world without plastic.
It is the light, tough, and ductile material par excellence. It has adapted to all different market needs, to public opinion. The entire production and transformation chain for plastics has had to innovate continuously to improve performance and the sustainability of the products and processes.
The Piovan Group has always been on the cutting edge of research for integrated eco-sustainable, high-efficiency solutions that optimise the use of raw materials and energy resources, allowing for intelligent transformation of polymers, sustaining the evolution of material recycling techniques. These solutions allow and will continue allow us to use plastics in the future, taking advantage of all its virtues, with full respect for the environment.
Packaging is the main market outlet for auxiliary automation systems for the storage, transport and treatment of polymers and plastic powders. Global demand for rigid and flexible plastic packaging will continue to grow in both the consumer and industrial markets, for increasingly varied, safe and sophisticated uses, with a strong and necessary focus on recycling processes.
The combination of functional properties, reduced costs and reduced energy consumption has led to the progressive replacement of traditional materials, such as wood or metal, with more versatile and efficient plastic materials in our homes and in all newly designed buildings. With the aim of increasing the potential of the plastic material, giving it a second life through recycling or enriching it with special additives, it is possible to create new composite materials with superior performance.