Advanced Polymer Materials srl (APM), is a company founded in 2007 as spin-off initiative promoted by some researchers both of the National Research Council of Italy and of the University of Ferrara. Today, the University of Ferrara continues its participation in the company as a partner. The mission of Advanced Polymer Materials was initially linked to the exploitation of the results of basic research to the development of advanced polymer and providing the technology transfer, thus helping to enhance the technological know-how of Italian companies involved in high-tech fields.
Today, APM is a dynamic company able to apply the main ASTM or ISO standards with thermal-mechanical, rheological and chemical-physical methods for the quality control of thermoplastic and thermoset industrial polymers.
In recent years, APM has successfully participated in some regional, national and European industrial research projects in cooperation with italian companies producing and processing polymer materials. APM has specialized their activities in the development and characterization methods of adhesives, paints and inks, thermal- and photo-curable monomers and polymers from renewable sources for applications in the flexible packaging. APM develops also for reactive extrusion of thermoplastic materials having in the molten state good adhesion properties for the applications with multilayer films and containers.