Financed Projects

On this page a list and a brief description of the Funded Projects in which we have participated as Partners.

Progetti EcoReLabel

Project For The Development Of Detachable And Recyclable Eco-Labels

Progetti EcoReLabel

LMPE has been involved as a partner in the project that sees as the leader Irplast, involving CNR IPCF, UNIFI, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Novis.

EcoReLabel is the name of the project, co-funded by the Tuscany Region, for the development of products and processes that allow removable label production from bottles with a sustainable approach. In this way, it will be possible to separately recover the materials to recycle and/or reuse them. The project involves the participation of three major local companies and three Tuscan research centers of international caliber. Thanks to the support of the Tuscan Regional Authority, the six partners are called upon to design and create eco-labels that can be removed from bottles and totally recyclable. Within the project will also be developed a new process of separation of labels with low environmental impact.

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Progetti GlycoG

Project For The Development Of A Timeshare Nanoadditive With Absorbent And Preservative Capacity

Progetti GlycoG

Project For The Development Of High Security And Reliability Smart Units In Favor Of An Industry 4.0 Aimed At The Interception And Control Of Gaseous And Liquid Co2 In Future Carbon Capture & Storage Applications

The project involves the creation of smart valves for the transport of fluids and gases that can provide data on their performance and predict maintenance and intervention times. LMPE has contributed to the selection and testing of polymer materials used as gaskets in the developed valves.

LMPE has participated as a partner together with Valis Engineering Srl, Errequadro Srl, and the University of Florence – Department of Information Engineering DINFO. Velan Abv Srl was the leader.

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Project Aid Aimed At The Containment And Countering The Epidemiological Emergency Covid-19

Project Beetle Barrier For Paper

The project, funded by the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, aims to solve the problem of the larvae of Lasioderma Serricorne, an insect that can penetrate into the packaging of cardboard and ruin the leaves of tobacco and other food.

Insects such as Lasioderma Serricorne, which infest foodstuffs such as dried fruit, flours, spices, tissues, seeds of various plants, chamomile, dried fish, and products such as paper, tobacco, and cellulose are currently being eradicated using insecticides or traps to attract male beetles and decrease the number of larvae. Both methods have significant negative aspects, the first for the presence of substances dangerous to human health, the second because they do not resolve.

The intent was to develop innovative functional packaging (“smart packaging”) that could, through the application of nanoparticles and essential oils on cardboard, provide a physical and chemical barrier against this insect.

Development began with laboratory testing, in which NEST’s advanced knowledge of nanotechnology research was combined with the experience of LMPE (Laboratory for Eco-Friendly Polymeric Materials) on sustainable polymers and with the expertise of “Quality Center Laboratory for Paper of LUCENSE” for the paper substrate for packaging.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Luigi Rolandi (Director of NEST). It is based on the development of a bi-functional nanostructured material capable of combining the dissuasive effect, due to the presence of naturally sourced substances suitably confined in the layers of the material (e.g. natural insecticides, pheromones, repellents), to an effective physical barrier against larvae, whose teeth are able to overcome most of the materials currently used for packaging.

LMPE has developed within the project the capsules containing essential oils able to ensure the chemical barrier repellent.

LMPE participates as a partner while the Nest Laboratory of the Scuola Normale Superiore is the project leader in collaboration with Lucense.

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Project Afrodita – Advancing Fertility And Reproduction Through Dedicated And Innovative Technological Applications

LMPE will participate as a partner in the European Horizon project (2021-2027).
The project involves several European companies and universities and consists of the design and production of innovative biomedical devices to increase the performance of assisted reproduction technologies (ART).
ART is a rapidly developing area of human medicine and is the subject of much research and experimentation. Although they undoubtedly had a very positive impact on the lives of couples and individuals suffering from infertility, some potentially negative effects on the health of offspring resulting from the use of such technologies have been reported. The mechanisms involved and their consequences are poorly understood therefore there is an increasing need to advance research on the consequences of such techniques to propose solutions, and to develop innovative training programs to prepare new researchers to address these concerns.
AFRODITA starts from the central working hypothesis according to which the environment and the ART procedures exert stressful effects during the critical periconceptional period on gametes and embryos and this has an impact on the development of the embryo and on the long-term health of the offspring. The aim of the project is to create an artificial environment where in vitro fertilization takes place as similar as possible to the physiological environment to reduce the negative effects of ART.

team commerciale

Giulia Landini

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2015, Master’s Degree in Government and Corporate Management in 2020.


He has been working at LMPE since 2023 where he works for Project & Sales Management.

Dr. Mattia Simoncini

He graduated in 2019 in Chemistry for Industry and the Environment from the University of Pisa, and in 2022 he obtained his Master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry with an experimental thesis about “The optimization of the extraction of bioactive components from sage and rosemary and their introduction into PVA films” carried out at the ICCOM institute of the CNR in Pisa in collaboration with the DCCI of the University of Pisa.

In 2023, he attended the SINT Master’s program sponsored by the QUINN Consortium in collaboration with the University of Pisa on “Integrated Management Systems for Sustainability” obtaining certification as Lead Auditor for ISO standards in Quality, Energy, Environment and Occupational Safety and Health and certification as Lead Auditor for SA 8000 standard about Business Ethics Certification.

Since 2023, he has been working at LMPE where he conducts R&D and collaborates within the management team for LMPE’s SGI.

team amministrazione

Clarissa Dinelli

She obtained the Diploma in Accounting at the Commercial Technical Institute of Pescia.

She has been working at LMPE since 2021 as Head of Accounting, after 23 years of experience gained in different realities.

team amministrazione

Francesca Landini

Graduate in Psychological Sciences and Techniques.

She has worked at LMPE since 2018 and is responsible for administration, human resources, management and reporting of funded projects.

In 2021 he completed the Master EU Projects Design & Management 2021-2027

team r&d

Dott.ssa Caterina Rosellini

Graduated in Biological Sciences in 2019 at the University of Pisa and later graduated in the Master’s course in Science in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Pisa and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa with an experimental thesis on polymer devices of the organ-on-chip for high-performance drug toxicity screening. Since 2021 she has been qualified to practice the profession of Biologist Section A at the University of Pisa.

He has been working at LMPE since 2022 as a biologist in the Research & Development section, carrying out research activities on the action of microorganisms on plastic products, extrusion and processing of polymeric materials, and device manufacturing techniques for biomedical applications.

team analisi&servizi

Arianna Domenichelli

She obtained a Diploma in 2018 in Industrial Chemistry at the E. Ferrari Technical Institute in Borgo a Mozzano.

She has been working at LMPE since 2019 as a laboratory technician in the Analysis & Services section, performing mainly chemical and instrumental characterization of polymeric materials and plastic products.

Since 2021 she has been qualified to the profession of Industrial Chemical Expert at the Order of Industrial Experts and Graduate Industrial Experts of Pistoia. Currently affiliate near the Faculty of Managerial Engineering.

team R&D

Dott. Guazzini Tommaso PhD

Graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 2013 at the University of Pisa with a thesis on polymeric materials, he deepened the topic during his Ph.D. in Chemical and Material Sciences, awarded by the University of Pisa, held at the IPCF Institute of the CNR of Pisa where he worked until 2018.

He has been working at LMPE as a researcher since 2018 carrying out research activities on polymeric, water-soluble, and biodegradable materials, guiding the customer from the idea to the patent.

He is currently the Manager of the Research & Development section of LMPE.

team analisi&servizi

Dott. Barsi David PhD

Graduated in Applied Molecular Chemistry in 2010 and subsequently graduated from the Master’s course in Industrial Chemistry in 2012 at the University of Pisa with a thesis on intelligent polymeric materials for marine applications. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical and Materials Sciences, awarded by the University of Pisa, held at the IPCF Institute of the CNR of Pisa in the field of nanotechnological and polysaccharide-based products.

He has been working at LMPE since 2018, currently with the function of Laboratory Manager carrying out analysis activities on polymeric, water-soluble, and biodegradable materials. It also carries out consultancy activities for the development of sustainable products and in a Circular Economy key.

Soci : Luca Landini Fondatore e Amministratore Delegato

CEO Luca Landini

CEO, he leads the organization with competence and passion.

Expert in PVOH-based water-soluble polymers, of which he owns the first patents on the market since 1981. He is also the holder of many awards especially in the packaging sector linked to the applications of water-soluble films.

He has built and led many companies in the production of water-soluble polymers in Italy, Spain, the USA and Mexico.

It has contributed to the realization and engineering of systems for companies that process these products, developing not only the formulations but also a 5-stage process that starts from mixing the basic raw material up to the finished product (film – bags – pellets for molding by injection).


President Eng. Francesco Sandias

President Eng. Francesco Sandias, responsible for Business Development, Sustainability and Corporate Benefit Impact. For 30 years in the Top Management of Multinationals he innovated in Procurement, with R&D and Marketing, in FMCG companies including P&G in Brussels, Reckitt Benckiser in Venice and Seda Packaging in Naples. RINA certified as Sustainability&Innovation Manager

Soci : Emo Chiellini Fondatore ed Ex Presidente

Prof. Emo Chiellini (1936-2020)

After graduating in Chemistry in 1963 at the University of Pisa in the research group of prof. Piero Pino (one of Giulio Natta’s main collaborators), carried out his academic career at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Pisa and in European and non-EU Universities such as the University of Liverpool (UK), Moscow State University (Russia), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo & Campinas (Brazil), University of Nagasaki (Japan) and University of Mogadishu (Somalia).

In 1980 he was appointed full professor of Chemical Foundations of Technologies at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Pisa, where he taught until 2010, teaching courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Materials Science and Technology. The passion for fundamental and applied research to the resolution of industrial and environmental problems has led prof. Chiellini to develop innovative research in the field of biodegradable polymers and to study their technological applications in the creation of new materials to be used in the biomedical and environmental fields.

He was among the promoters of the foundation and during his long career he also held the role of Member of the Scientific Council of the INSTM Consortium. He founded and coordinated the BIOlab  (Laboratory of Bioactive Polymeric Materials for Biomedical and Environmental Applications) Reference Center of INSTM, where researchers with expertise in materials science and technology, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, pharmaceutical technologies, microbiology and environmental chemistry. He was the founder and president of LMPE S.r.l. SB., spin-off of the INSTM Consortium, responsible for numerous research contracts financed by industries from the European Community and the Tuscany Region.

He is the author of more than 500 publications, holder of 35 patents. He has presented more than 300 invited lectures in scientific institutions and industries. He is editor/co-editor of 20 books and has been a member of the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals in the field of polymers. Particularly noteworthy was his participation, from 1996 to 2008, in the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) group, engaged in the program relating to “Sustainable development in developing countries and countries in transition” mainly focused on polymeric materials and related environmentally friendly plastic products. Professor Chiellini has been awarded various awards throughout his career, including the Giulio Natta Prize for Chemistry in 2018.