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Sustainable innovation. Finproject joins the SPRING cluster.

Finproject, for the second year running, becomes member of the italian cluster of green chemistry, SPRING, aimed at developing the bio-industries in Italy through a holistic approach to innovation, meant to revive the Italian chemical sector under the name of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

The cluster’s aim is stimulating research and investments in new technologies in the bioeconomy sector, while constantly engaging in a fruitful dialogue with the stakeholders in the local areas, in full respect of biodiversity.

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The Finproject Industrial Group donates 200.000 euros to the territory

In this difficult moment of health emergency for the whole country, the Finproject Group takes the field to support health structures in the territories where it is present with its production sites.

The Marche-based company has allocated 200,000 euros to the ASUR of the four areas where the production sites are located, three of which in the Marche and one in Emilia-Romagna.

With the aim of speeding up the operation and making the funds immediately usable, the Group has therefore announced its commitment to directly transfer the funds to each of the 3 ASURs under the responsibility of the Marche Region – that is Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno – and AUSL Emilia-Romagna district of Fidenza, territory in which the Group is present with the subsidiary Padanaplast.

This gesture of solidarity is part of the corporate culture that has driven Finproject for 55 years and which sees the core values ​​of its work in the sense of belonging to the territory and in social responsibility.


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Finproject supported Mind Festival in Coronavirus fundraising

Finproject supported Mind Festival in the “Coronavirus – Insieme per le Marche” fundraiser, for the purchase of equipment necessary for the intensive care units. Together we will do it.



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Finproject opens its capital to VERSALIS

The Group of the Marche Region chooses an outstanding industrial partner to strengthen its leadership in the sector of polymers for special applications.

An agreement for the transfer of 40% of its shares was signed today

Finproject, Industrial Group of the Marche Region, leader in the production of cross-linkable and thermoplastic compounds and in the moulding of products for the footwear industry as well as products in ultra lightweight material, under the XL EXTRALIGHT® brand, is announcing the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of shares of its capital by Versalis, Eni’s chemical company.

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Shoes, the secret of the XL EXTRALIGHT® sole

A special material for the sole of shoes. The first choice of Prada, Armani, Zegna, Hogan, Timberland. A patent that bills 220 million. Here is the happy story of Finproject and its patent of wonders

GQ 10th January 2020 – A sole for made in Italy shoes that weighs three times less than a traditional model: there are comfort details that make a substantial difference in everyday life and, in this case, they put wings on their feet.
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Sustainability at your feet

Finproject confirms its commitment in terms of environmental safeguard by providing articles made through the reusing of the by-products resulting from the processing cycle.

The XL EXTRALIGHT® product is still the flagship technology of Finproject, the Marche-based industrial group leader in the manufacturing of extra-lightweight materials based on cross- linked, expansible polyolefins. An ingredient brand that keeps evolving steadily through the research and development of compounds able to intercept and be a step ahead of footwear market trends.

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“Vulnerabile bellezza” triumphs in Florence: the docu-film on the earthquake is the best Italian work

Finproject considers social issues an integral part of its business ethics, which is why it has long been committed to improving the quality of life and socio-economic development of national and international communities.

After the tragic effects caused by the 2016-2017 earthquakes that hit our land, Finproject decided to support some of the valuable initiatives that took shape as a reaction to the facts.

An example is precisely the project “Vulnerabile bellezza” that wants to tell the beauty of the Marche Region, of the people who live it and their ties, already existing ties or that were formed after the earthquake.

The reason why Finproject decided to contribute through its XL EXTRALIGHT® brand to the realization of the project is precisely in the involvement of the people who strongly wanted it, making resources and capacities available, each according to their possibilities. A gesture for our territory, for the rebirth of countries and for the fight against their desertification.

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Finproject receives the ELITE certificate in London of Borsa Italiana

The prestigious award is reserved for entrepreneurial excellences that have distinguished themselves in international markets and are attractive to investors

London, 27th October 2019 – Borsa Italiana assigns the ELITE certificate to the Finproject Group, an award that demonstrates the growth path that has led the Marche company to become a leader in the production of special plastic materials through technological innovation and a business model vertically integrated.

“This recognition is an exceptional piece that is placed in a context that sees our company in strong expansion and increasingly attractive – says Maurizio Vecchiola, CEO of Finproject – Receive this certificate, by virtue of the judgment of authoritative professionals who have observed and measured the industrial performance of our Group, testifies that Finproject’s is a winning strategy and gives an extraordinary impulse to our desire to innovate to pursue ever more important objectives “.

The award was presented at the ELITE day organized in London, where in 2014 Borsa Italiana proposed the program – launched in Italy in 2012 – which supports the best Italian and international companies in the realization of their growth projects, allowing to seize new opportunities for visibility and networking, facilitating the approach to financial markets and improving the reputational capacity towards the various stakeholders.

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Finproject triumphs at the MF supply chain awards for the best innovation category

The award rewards the company from the Marche for having revolutionized the footwear sector and because it continues to innovate by investing in sustainability.

The MF Supply Chain Awards, dedicated to the most dynamic and innovative companies in the supply chain, the supply chain that is one of the distinctive values ​​of the Italian fashion system, were delivered today to the IBM studios at the end of the first day of the Milan Fashion Global Summit. .

The Finproject Group triumphed in the best innovation category, whose commitment to sustainable innovation was recognized by a jury of experts composed of Fulvia Bacchi (CEO of Lineapelle and dg of Unic concerie Italian), Carlo Capasa (President of the National Chamber of Italian fashion), Raffaello Napoleone (President of Pitti Immagine), Paolo Panerai (editor-in-chief and CEO of Class Editori), Giulia Pessani (Director of Gentleman), Stefano Roncato (Director of MF Fashion) and Flavio Sciuccati (partner of The European House – Ambrosetti).

The motivation with which the jury awarded the company is the following: “Since the 70s, Finproject has revolutionized the world of soles, with the monobloc soles in PVC leather (the George funds, patented in 1978) and the soles in thermoplastic rubber TR. Today it continues to innovate by investing in sustainability ”.

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Finproject Group appoints Matteo Ragni creative director of XL EXTRALIGHT®

The two-time winner of the Compasso d’Oro will lead the brand from the Marche Region, result of the research and creativity of Finproject Industries, which has revolutionised the footwear industry and stimulated innovation, technology and creativity in many other fields, from design to the automotive.
The main challenge will be to make the personality of an ingredient brand explode, ideal for creating extremely versatile, light and surprising products, both for everyday use.
Born in Milan in 1972, Matteo Ragni graduated in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan and since 1994 he has been designing and dealing with design in the most diverse fields of industry and crafts, with an interest that focuses more and more on vault design to combine typological function and innovation.
He has worked for many companies, for which he has often integrated the creative director activity into a designer, creating perfectly synchronized communication and production systems.
Relations with Italian and international entrepreneurs allow him to build a modus operandi that respects the DNA and history of each individual brand, in the belief that only in this way can the profession of the designer have an ethics and a function of true evolution.
Over the years he has received some prestigious awards such as the Compasso d’Oro ADI (2001, 2014), the Wallpaper Design Award (2008), the Prize for the Prize for Innovation of the Presidency of the Italian Republic (2012) and the Good Design Award ( 2015).
Finally, he is also a teacher in various Italian and international universities, an art director and an architect.