Materials Engineering


The development of innovative and sustainable materials is a crucial success factor for companies, especially in a context of increasing technical and commercial competition. Our researchers, always very attentive to market trends, develop the most appropriate formulations according to the objectives of the final application and processing technologies (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding) through melt blending (compounding) and reactor polymerization technologies.


The use of biopolymers for the production of everyday objects is an opportunity to build a more sustainable future. In this area, Proplast researchers develop formulations with high environmental sustainability characteristics as an alternative to fossil-derived thermoplastic polymers

Plastic end-of-life valorization

We also promote environmentally sustainable solutions for the plastics industry through business support for other specific activities


Lightness and strength are the main properties of fiber-reinforced composites.The opportunity to achieve metal-like mechanical performance, having a significant weight reduction, is a feature of considerable interest to various industries. New sectors of the manufacturing industry, as well as the world of transportation, are looking closely at the great advantages of these materials. In this spread, thermoplastic composites play an important role in the manufacture of innovative and high-performance products. Proplast is able to support companies in choosing composites suitable for structural uses for the most challenging contexts

Conductive polymers

Plastic is an insulator, both thermally and electrically.This effectively prevents its use in many applications, where instead its processing characteristics and mechanical performance would make it desirable. For this reason, through the addition in compounds of suitable fillers, the need arises to develop thermoplastics with application-specific conductivity values

Formulation of materials for 3D printing

Consulting and development of materials for a wide variety of applications

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a method for quantifying the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life cycle of a given product/process. It takes into account the stages from extraction of raw materials to end of life disposal, considering also the production process, transports and the use phase. An LCA study of a product/process can be used for various purposes:


The mechanical, physical and aesthetic properties of plastics can be adapted to any requirement

Technology scouting and material selection

Thanks to the cross-disciplinary expertise developed in different industries and the established network of contacts with manufacturers and material suppliers, we are able to support our customers in selecting the most appropriate materials for the final applications

Technical and regulatory activities

We support companies in developing solutions and products that have regulatory as well as technical specificities