About us

A leader in creating and promoting innovative solutions for the plastics industry

Proplast was founded in 1998 as a company specialized in personnel training. Because of the market evolution, Proplast decided to face with new growth strategies following the traces of the industrial sector.  Nowadays, Proplast is a technology centre whose mission is the creation of a multidisciplinary network focused on research and innovation in the polymer and composite sector, by integrating the industrial and academic worlds and harmonizing their competencies, approaches, and needs.  Among the main strengths: a strong portfolio of network and collaborations between customers, members, clusters, polymer and machinery producers, transformers, industry associations, universities, and training organizations. Proplast’s competitive advantage is represented by its business models that combine all the stages of the value chain and the best performing skills. Proplast has the control of the whole process from materials research to production process through testing, compounding, product engineering, prototyping. The control and the management cycle of the phases guarantee expertise and know-how, identify synergies and operating methods to optimize services, quality, and competitiveness. Attention to the environment is a priority ethical commitment, over the years Proplast has always addressed with great interest all aspects related to the sustainability of plastic, both in its declination linked to bioplastics and with regard to the issue of recycling.  The international expansion plan has transformed Proplast into a global competence centre. 

Giuseppe Augugliaro


Davide Vizzini

Sales director

Rosalba Mancino

plastics academy

Certifications and awards

Silver Label - Cluster Organisation Management Excellence

Since 2012 the Proplast consortium has been awarded the Bronze Label and since 2015 the Silver Label – Cluster Organization Management Excellence (quality label) awarded by ESCA, the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, on behalf of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) (03/2013). The award was renewed and confirmed in 2018.

ISO 9001 - Quality Management

Since 2002, the PROPLAST Consortium has been UNI EN ISO 9001 certified for the field of application: “Performing laboratory analyses on polymeric material”. The Management pursues the objective of maintaining and continuously improving the standards of the services offered, guaranteeing the technical competence, awareness and professionalism of the resources involved in performing the analysis.

Innovation Cluster Management

Since 2008, Proplast has been recognized by the Piedmont Region as the manager of the regional Innovation Cluster “New Materials” and since 2016 as the co-manager of the regional Innovation Cluster CGREEN – Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials, under which it offers specific services to companies in Piedmont.

Improve Management Assesment

IMP³rove – European Innovation Management Academy takes a holistic approach to the assessment of innovation management capabilities and performances as key drivers for competitiveness. Based on international standard compliant assessment tools and the world´s largest benchmarking database on innovation management, companies can compare their innovation management capabilities and performances against the average scores of thousands of direct or indirect competitors.

With these parameters, it was demonstrated that Proplast has an innovation management capacity higher than the average of the 254 Research and Technological Development sector companies based in Europe. The report also shows that Proplast has an innovation management capacity superior to the Growth Champions, i.e. 10% of the best performing companies in our reference sample.



The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform

Proplast is a Board Member of ECP4 – The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform.
ECP4 is an industry-driven collaboration that unites members from 13 countries amongst the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organisations of plastics and composites converters.


Institute for the Promotion of Plastics for Recycling

Since 2010, Proplast has been a member of the Board of Directors of IPPR. IPPR wants to be an education and promotion context that can make culture of recycled plastics. It also wants to be a store of the eco-friendly product made from recycled plastics, certified by the “Plastics Second Life” label.


Italian Association for Science and Technology of Macromolecules

Proplast researchers are members and actively participate in the initiatives of AIM. The association brings together Italy’s leading experts in the field of polymer synthesis and processing and organizes conferences, events and academic profile training activities.

Del Barba Consulting Group

Proplast is partnering with Gruppo Del Barba Consulting to provide its members with Facilitated Finance, Consulting 4.0, and Internationalization services. Gruppo Del Barba Consulting has been operating in the field of Facilitated Finance for more than 20 years, helping companies in their growth path through access to government grants and subsidies.

SPRING Cluster

Proplast is a member of the SPRING Cluster. The SPRING Cluster brings together networks and supply chains of the Italian biobased industries with the aim of contributing to the creation of favorable conditions for the development of an attractive, dynamic, innovative, competitive and growing industrial and academic context. To achieve its objectives, it identifies and exploits existing and potential synergies with the most important players at regional, national, European and global level.