Spin-PET is an innovative company born from university research. Spinoff of the University of Pisa, it maintains its characteristics of originality, uniqueness, scientific / technological solidity and carries out activities in the field of new polymeric materials for:
build a bridge between scientific research and industrial innovation
facilitate and support the transfer of technologies to SMEs
create qualified job opportunities
create economic development in the area in which it operates
Francesco Ciardelli, Full Professor of Polymer Chemistry since 1975, at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa, and President of SPIN-PET. He coordinated and participated in several research projects at European, national and regional level, also co-financed by private industry, concerning the synthesis, characterization and development of new polymeric materials and in particular those obtained by "reactive extrusion" also starting from recycled plastic materials.
Cosimo Bruni, chemical engineer (Degree at the University of Pisa, 1973) SPIN-PET administrator. Skills in the selection of polymeric materials in the design of manufactured articles, in manufacturing processes (injection molding, thermoforming), as well as economic and environmental impact analysis. Consultant for companies operating in the field of plastic materials recycling (ROMEI s.r.l, Scarperia), as well as in the design of products in thermoplastic material (MPT-Plastica s.r.l).
Aleandro Pancani, mechanical engineer (Degree from the University of Florence, 1982) is a SPIN-PET partner. He worked for 23 years within an engineering company of which he was one of the founders (ENSECO SpA - Scandicci (FI)) holding various positions, from Quality and Environment Manager to Commercial Director to Technical Director. In this context, he has followed important multidisciplinary jobs both as an engineering coordinator and as a Project Manager. He is Quality Systems Evaluator compliant with ISO 9000 and ISO 10011 standards and expert in 6 SIGMA methodology ("Green Belt" certificate). Since 1982 he has been a tenured professor of "Materials Technology" at ISS "Leonardo da Vinci" Florence and also works as a freelancer.
Valter Castelvetro, graduated in Chemistry in Bologna in 1985, then obtained the Specialization in Chemistry from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa in 1992. He has been University Researcher since 1995 for the CHIM / 04 sector (Industrial Chemistry) at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa (DCCI) and since December 2007 he is Associate Professor at the same Department. He has been a SPIN-PET partner since its foundation.
Maria-Beatrice Coltelli, graduated in Chemistry in 2001 and with a PhD in Chemistry in 2005, at the University of Pisa, administrator of SPIN-PET. PhD thesis on the chemical modification of Nylon and PET. He has participated in several research and development projects at European, national and regional level. Currently Associate Professor at DICCISM-UNIPI.
Flavia Bartoli, graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 2010 at the University of Pisa, with a thesis entitled "Materials with modulated and flame-resistant thermo-mechanical properties from post-industrial PET / PE mixtures". The thesis was awarded with two awards: PlasticsEurope Italia Prize for specialist degree thesis promoted by Federchimica and First Prize in the competition for degree thesis: 11th Laura Conti Ecology Prize 2010 - Special Prize "Recycling of plastic" offered by CARPI (Autonomous Consortium Recycling Plastic Italy). Award ceremony at the ECOMONDO 2010 International Fair in Rimini. He has been working at SPIN-PET since September 2010 carrying out research applied to problem solving and characterization activities in the sector of polymeric materials.