Padaplast history

Our history

Padanaplast began life at the Roccabianca factory in Parma. Initially it produced PVC compounds.
In the 1978 began the production of innovative silane crosslinkable polyolefin-based compounds. Thanks to the high thermo-mechanical material performance quicly found many applications and became extensivly used on Wire& Cable and in Pipes-Fittings sector, enlarging the company WW expansion. 
In the 1990 PVC compounds divison was sold, and Padanaplast became a leader on crosslinkable polyolefin-based compounds. In 2000, Padanaplast was aquired by Solvay Group, strengthening its leadership of specialty ambient cure crosslinkable compounds.
In 2017, Padanaplast was acquired from Solvay by Finproject, a company with international reach and a vertically integrated structure consisting of nine operating and production units in Italy and worldwide.

1971

Padanaplast S.p.A. established to produce PVC compounds

1978

Production begins on XLPE silane crosslinked polyethylene compounds (Sioplas®)

1982

Production starts on both thermoplastic and crosslinkable Halogen-Free Flame Retardant (HFFR) compounds (Sioplas®)

1984

Production gets underway on crosslinkable compounds, XL-Elastomer, elastomer-based XLEPR (Sioplas®)

1990

End of PVC compound production

1994

ISO 9002 certification obtained

1998

ISO 9001 certification obtained

2000

Padanaplast S.p.A becomes part of Solvay Group, strengthening its positioning and leadership in the pipe and cable market special compound segment

2002

ISO 9001 Vision 2000

2011

ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001

2017

Padanaplast acquired by Finproject Group

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