• Green Lab Valley

    The GLV project involves the construction of a BIOMASS HUB, that of a "pilot plant" for the first experimental activities for the production of organic ch

  • LIFE12/ENV/IT/00600

    'Bio-inspired thermo / UV curable monomers and polymers' (BiMoP) European project LIFE12 ENV / IT / 00600 Background:Use of biomass based on starch waste from

  • Project FIT L46/82 - A01/2233/00/X16

    b The main purpose of the program is the development of new polymer blends and the creation of a novel polymer materilas to be used as a raw material in the

  • Green Cluster

    In recent years, the demand for biodegradable and compostable polymer materials increases, i.e. they are able to be biodegraded by bacteria present in soil or w


  • Our Products

    APM has developed various types of blends, which, depending on their use, can be applied as adhesives and varnishes.Most of these blends find applications as ph



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.

APM awarded at Ecomondo edition 2017

APM is among the awarded 10 Italian companies for its Green Economy!

Every year, the Sustainable Development Foundation gives a prize those companies that have been able to combine environmental quality and industrial competitiveness. The prize-giving ceremony, organized from the Sustainable Development Foundation and Ecomondo held in Rimini on November 9th at the Ecomondo 2017 Fair (Rimini-Italy), to give a Medal of the President of the Republic to the awarded companies.

Edo Ronchi, President of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, said that up to date more than 1,300 large, medium and small companies have participated to this award. This wide participation demonstrates that it is possible to do business by combining social and environmental goals. Infact, the motivation of the foundation is to reward companies, which with their activities produce significant environmental and innovative benefits giving also important effects in economy and employment.

In recent years, green economy has become a 'driver' for developing industrial activities with the respect both human health and the environment. In fact, the annual report on the state of the environment, presented at Ecomondo on the occasion of the General States of Green Economy States 2017, states that not only companies are in favor of this choice of environmental sustainability, but there is also a high consensus in the population for the initiatives promoted for the realization of green economy !

The fondation gave the prize to APM for its activities on the production for biodegradable and compostable extruded nets (commercially available with the trade name BioNet) for applications in flexible packaging used for mussels, vegetables and fruit. The extruded BioNet (see figure) is available in 1000 mt coils with variable weights ranging from 7 to 10 g/m. APM thanks to support of European LIFE project BiMoP (life2012/ENV/it/600/ (see begun in  2013 its activities on the green economy to develop polymers and monomers derived from renewable resources for replacing with those obtained from fossil ones.

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