Advanced Polymer Materials S.r.l. (APM), is a company founded in 2007 as a 'spin-off' business initiative promoted by some researchers of the National Research Council and the University of Ferrara. The University of Ferrara still participates in the society as a member. The mission of APM was initially linked to the exploitation of the results of fundamental research for the development of new polymeric materials and services for technology transfer, collaborating to enhance the know-how and technologies of Italian production with positive effects in the high sectors -tech.
Today, APM is a dynamic company able to apply the modern methodologies in use for quality control with thermo-mechanical, rheological and chemical-physical methods applying ISO or ASTM standards for industrial polymers, thermoset and composites.
In addition, APM successfully participates in regional, national and European industrial research projects in collaboration with converters and end-users of polymer materials. In recent years APM has been deeply involved into the development of adhesives, such as paints and thermo- and photo-polymerizable inks, and hot-melt adhesives prepared by reactive extrusion methods of some thermoplastic materials.
In the last two years APM has developed polymer mixtures made of polymers derived from renewable origin to produce biodegradable and compostable flexible packaging. With these bioplastics APM today produces extruded nets, wires and tapes used as flexible packaging for the packaging of mussels, meats and fruits.