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Our laboratory was born in 2016 from the synergistic collaboration of our founding partners as an Innovative Start-up and INSTM Spin-off.
The union of worlds sometimes too distant, the academic world of Prof. Chiellini and on the industry in which both the Administrator Landini and the President Sandias worked, led to the birth of the research and development laboratory for polymeric materials mainly focused on ecological, biodegradable and compostable ones, always with a view to sustainable development.
Certainly, this combination has managed to put together a dynamic environment with varied experiences like university but with the speed of a private company.
Recently converted into an innovative SME, the company is active and operates in various sectors.
From the beginning we have always been aware of the importance of sustainability in industry and of the Circular Economy, which have become two of the founding values guiding our work. In fact, since the early years we have become a signatory member of ICESP (Italian Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform), the Italian platform of the circular economy, and then we obtained the “A” Rating – of Circulytics by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Basically we share a common vision and a commitment to foster sustainable innovation to address environmental challenges and drive positive change in the polymer industry.
Because we strongly believe in these values:
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.
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.
obtained the Diploma in Accounting at the Commercial Technical Institute of
been working at LMPE since 2021 as Head of Accounting, after 23 years of
experience gained in different realities.
Psychological Sciences and Techniques.
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
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.
obtained a Diploma in 2018 in Industrial Chemistry at the E. Ferrari Technical
Institute in Borgo a Mozzano.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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
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.