27/28 june 2019 in Frankfurt


plastic free logoAt PlasticFree World Conference Vittorio Bortolon of Plantura Italia will talk about "Soft and rigid biomaterial for the automotive sector".

Textile talks @ Fablab a Venezia


textile talks logoDialogues and experimentations between textiles and digital manufacturing. 9 May / 7 june 2019

June 06 - 3D printing and thermoplastics: examples, experiences, considerations, and opportunities for 3D printing on fabric. Exemplification of 3d prints on fabric. The following spoke: Vittorio Bortolon, Plantura Italia managing director.

Eight events to talk about creative contaminations between fabric and new manufacturing. Eight meetings organized at Fablab Venezia, to explore new production models and design of the textile project with words but also, and above all, with practical experiences. Digital manufacturing in recent years has helped to outline new scenarios for the manufacturing sector, but the potential of new numerical control machinery suggests horizons and design possibilities also for the world of design and creativity. Even the textile sector is starting to feed on these new trends and possibilities, which show interesting creative horizons but still almost entirely to explore. The purpose of these meetings is two fold: on the one hand to offer an insight into the possibilities offered by the dialogue between fabric and digital technologies, with examples, references, suggestions; on the other to propose a moment of exchange and comparison between the future actors of this innovation: local companies, students and those who already master the knowledge necessary to make new designs and innovative processes possible. The project includes six meetings in the form of a lesson with a workshop or a comparison; the path will open with an open day for the presentation of the project and the local and international experiences conducted on the topic and will conclude with another day open to exhibit the results of the meetings and proposals on how to follow up the issues addressed. The six talks provide, each, the intervention of a different guest, a personality of the creative or productive world, who will hold a small lesson on one of the identified themes; to follow, a moment of debate or practical experimentation.

From the Corriere della Sera


conifera2MILAN Salone del Mobile 2019
Bio Architecture. As many as 700 bioplastic bricks make up Conifera, the 3D printed structure, at Palazzo Isimbardi.

Milan, Salone del Mobile 2019


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Plantura in collaboration with COS and architect Arthur Mamou-Mani provided the biocompatible polymers for the installation at the Isimbardi Palace. "Conifer" the installation presented in the out-of-salon, was visited by thousands of people with great success. Produced thanks to the use of WASP 3D printers, and in collaboration with the "FAB LAB" printing labs in Milan, Venice and London.

vela chairLa Vela  "The chair with a green soul".
Calligaris, a leading company in the production of Italian design furniture, presented the new "Vela" chair in Plantura biopolymer during the Salone del Mobile. This seat, completely produced from materials from renewable sources, wooden legs and Plantura biopolymer seat, guarantees for its mechanical characteristics an extraordinary result in the pursuit of environmental sustainability without neglecting the mechanical and aesthetic properties of the chair.

Benvic Europe / Plantura Italia

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Benvic Europe, a French company controlled by Invest Industrial, has acquired the majority of the start-up Plantura Italia srl, which will provide the necessary know-how for the development and start of polymers production from renewable sources and non-vinyl technopolymers.
This acquisition marks an important step in the growth of Benvic Europe, today the European leader in PVC compounds.
Luc Mertens CEO of Benvic Europe has stated that through Plantura's technology and its market position it will allow the group to become the strategic partner of current and future customers with an offer of high performance, environmentally friendly biopolymers for different sectors : as automotive, food packaging, cosmetic and medical sectors.

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