Mepol (Riese Pio X, near Treviso, Italy) has always adopted an economic model in which the unusable from one becomes a resource for someone else, in order to be always faithful to its corporate mission: being able to be true partners for customers, through a careful and precise advice that is then realized in the development of customized projects.
A circular process
The beginning of the circular process can only be design: as compounders, Mepol and the “sister company” ITI Poland (based in Poland) support their customers in the development of specific products, with the production of tailor-made compounds that meet technical and aesthetic requirements. The R&D laboratories are equipped with the latest generation tools to conduct all the tests and analyzes necessary to characterize the material, design and develop new products and give fast and comprehensive answers to customer requests. The product range includes high-tech thermoplastic compounds – trademarks Meplen (PP), Meplac (ABS), Meytel (PA) – and eco-sustainable compounds (Mepol Eco compounds, with at least 30% recycled materials in formulation and CSI certified recycled) based on PP, PA, PE, ABS, PC-ABS, PS charged with glass fiber, calcium carbonate, talcum and all different possible fillers.
The “industrial symbiosis”, whereby waste, secondary raw materials or by-products of an industry become the input for another production process, has been consolidated since the birth of Polar, the company of the Group that has developed its business in the processing and in the trade of plastic materials deriving from industrial waste and post-consuming certified according to the UNI 10667-1 standard. Located in Ferrara, the company produces r-polymers and distributes plastics in Italy and abroad.
A wide range of products
Sometimes, however, the application and the final result or for regulatory requirements (just think of the food contact or the medical sector) does not allow the use of material that has already undergone a cycle of use but it is necessary to use a so-called virgin material of first choice. The compounding processes support these need throught the study and testing of the produced materials in respect to specific certifications (Reg. CE REACh n. 1907/2006, Dir. RoHS 2002/95/CE, WRAS, ACS…). The subsidiary ITI Polymers has succeeded in creating a network between the major primary producers of plastics and end customers who need a targeted, professional and attentive distribution to specific needs. The range of products distributed is very wide: it includes the entire material portfolio of the MOL group (which has merged Slovnaft and TVK), the polystyrene of Synthos, the polypropylene of Chevron Philips and, exclusively for Italy, the whole range of Ruichem titanium dioxide.
In this modus operandi, integrated between all Mepol’s companies, customers and suppliers become part of a system that protects it from a regulatory point of view but also supports the approach of a sustainable economy, attentive to both the quality of the product and respect for the environment.