The EPD tells a story

RadiciGroup makes use of LCA analysis and EPD declarations in order to communicate environmental results in a transparent manner Sustainability is one of those words that can mean everything or nothing. When accompanied…

Mini-bonds: a solution to the credit crunch

The Italian Government has introduced legislation to facilitate the issue of debt instruments for non-listed companies: the mini-bond. An opportunity to invest in companies with growth potential and concrete projects, that is already proving a success in the plastics and rubber industry

There are many well-run small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy able to create added value and jobs even in these times of recession, that are struggling to raise sufficient funds to initiate projects…

How to make yourself known to prospective investors

From the end of July the mini-bond issued by GSI Group has been traded on the ExtraMOT Pro market of the Italian Stock Exchange. Here the point of view of Giovanni Bettinaglio, CFO of the GSI Group

From the end of July the mini-bond issued by GSI Group – Global System International has been traded on the ExtraMOT Pro market of the Italian Stock Exchange. The Banca Popolare di Vicenza…

Innovative start-ups

The factory follows the site

Producing plastic pipes where they are needed. The Walking Pipe project was developed by the Italian company Supertech Industrie Plastic pipes are light, but they take up a lot of room: transporting them…

BMW i3: carbon fiber body

All the secrets of the new BMW i3, the first electric car designed for mass production

Composite

New age starts in the car

Increasingly versatile, sustainable and light, composites have found a way to move beyond niche markets and reach the automotive industry

Plastic bags

Italy imposes a ban

Only the European Commission can now block Italy’s ban on non-biodegradable, compostable bags. The verdict is expected in mid-June

Shale gas

The new black gold

Shale gas fields are paving the way for low-cost production of polyolefins. This is an opportunity that the United States is keen to seize, but that sees the European authorities rather more hesitant,…

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