The R&D department, composed of 6 people with different high level curricula, focuses on the constant development of the products and process transformation, making innovation the strongest point of the company’s global competitiveness. The team includes engineers, industrial chemists, designers, specialized mechanical experts.
The great synergy between these consolidated interdisciplinary experiences in the material science filed, chemistry and engineering process represents the starting point of the development of advanced materials and Plastica Alfa’s ability to do a real technological transfer of what has been developed on a laboratory scale.
The development of nano composite material or functionalized one represents a strategic and transverse achievement in fields like automotive, aerospace, medical, environment, transport, security and energy.
Currently the R&D department is committed in the development of innovative materials which includes organic and inorganic molecules in order to enhance the mechanical properties, the thermal stability, the flame retardant features and its chemical resistance.
The ability to develop these structural materials allows to edit the thermal stability, the optical, magnetic and electric properties of the polymeric matrices “planning” in fact a new product with high added value based on the specific request of the market.
The strong incentive towards the development of materials and innovative systems combined with the R&D Department skills has allowed, in the last years, to mainly concentrate in the development of advanced technologies like the production of energy from renewable sources (eolic, biomass) and the environmental protection with the development of photo bioreactors starting from polymer base applied in biochemical process used for CO2 conversion. These research and development activities are mainly performed in strong collaboration with CNR universities and institutes highly qualified present in the national territory.