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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.
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K 2019 Düsseldorf, 16-23 October 2019

This year, too, as every edition, we will take part to the World’s No. I Trade Fair for Plastic and Rubbers K 2019. The exhibition will take place from 16 to 23 October at the Düsseldorf exhibition centre. An extensive supporting programme supplements the exhibitors’ presentations. Especially noteworthy are the special show titled “Plastics shape the future” and the Science Campus as the forum for exchanges on science and research.

Come and visit our booth from 16 till 23 October 2019 Booth Hall 7 B08


LINEAPELLE Winter 20/21. 4-6 October at Fieramilano Rho (Milano)

This year, too, as every year, we will take part in the International exhibition of leather, accessories, components, synthetic materials, fabrics, models for footwear, leather goods, clothing and furniture called “Lineapelle” at Fieramilano Rho (Milan).

Come and visit our booth made entirely of XL EXTRALIGHT® from 4 till 6 October 2019.

Hall 24 – Stand G21-G29 H22-H30

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XL EXTRALIGHT® is taking part in the International exhibition for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain. Foam Expo is Europe’s first free-to-attend trade fair for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies, as well as the entire foam supply chain. Come and visit our booth from 10 till 12 September 2019.

Halle 10 Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH Messepiazza 1 70629 Stuttgart Germany
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The Finproject Group receives the ELITE certificate from Borsa Italiana

The Finproject Group has received the ELITE certification, issued by Borsa Italiana and reserved for excellent companies with high growth potential.

This certification represents an important recognition of excellence that confirms the Group’s growth path, which is even more competitive today in the international markets and more visible and attractive vis-à-vis investors and the market.


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Finproject chosen to “RACCONTARE L’ECCELLENZA. L’informazione ANSA per diffondere il meglio delle Marche in Italia e nel Mondo” – 20 maggio Museo Tattile Statale Omero Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona

Finproject was chosen by ANSA to participate in the event “RACCONTARE L’ECCELLENZA. L’informazione ANSA per diffondere il meglio delle Marche in Italia e nel Mondo” The event had the aim to put the best of the Marche at the center, a ‘plural’ and manufacturing region, rich in history, art and culture, and to focus on the role of ANSA to support the promotion and enhancement of the Marche region’s excellence.



XL EXTRALIGHT® and SCUOLA POLITECNICA DI DESIGN SPD present A.X.A.P. as extra as possible

XL EXTRALIGHT® and SCUOLA POLITECNICA DI DESIGN SPD present A.X.A.P. as extra as possible. Project curated by Matteo Ragni Studio. The Litta Variations / Opus 5 9-14th April 2019 Palazzo Litta Corso Magenta 24, Milan.


La Repbblica “A Palazzo Litta “A.X.A.P. As Extra As Possible” 9 Aprile 2019 
Ansa “Materiali extra leggeri, ali di farfalle” 10 Aprile 2019 
Il Giorno “Fuorisalone 2019, materiali extra leggeri come ali di farfalla a Palazzo Litta” 10 Aprile 2019 
Corriere della sera Abitare “Fuorisalone in 5Vie, gli eventi da non perdere” 10 Aprile 2019 
Vogue “Fuorisalone 2019 guida completa: date, eventi e installazioni” 12 Aprile 2019 
Corriere della sera “Milano, sacro, profano e design: il Fuorisalone delle 5Vie arriva in Sant’Ambrogio” 13 Aprile 2019 
Corriere della sera Living “Barocco e contemporaneo a Palazzo Litta” 13 Aprile 2019 
Icon Design “A.X.A.P: design e funzionalità secondo venti studenti internazionali”
domus N.1035 Maggio/May 2019 pag. 579 “Skeddle e/and Pausa”

Finproject opens a new plant in Mexico to grow in the world

Finproject today announced the opening of new plant in Mexico – Leon (MX), which will implement the research, development and implementation of high-tech products for the footwear and other industrial segments.

The aim is to continue the process of internationalization, continue the expansion in the three sectors that distinguish it – footwear, technical products and compounding – and consolidate its leadership in the segment of cross-linked plastic materials obtained thanks to the acquisition of 2017 by PADANAPLAST, the first Italian company to develop crosslinkable halogen free flame retardant materials.


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The ultralight plastic has conquered the sneakers.

CORRIERE DELLA SERA L’Economia 04-03-19 http://tiny.cc/fb8u3y

Investire con successo in ricerca e sviluppo può cambiare il destino di un’azienda. Specie se si riesce ad applicare la tecnologia anche in maniera trasversale. Il successo di un prodotto, a volte, ha alle spalle anni di studi e investimenti in innovazione.


Finproject for communities in solidarity in the world. The rehabilitation center was inaugurated in Dar es Salaam.

The community-based rehabilitation center opened in Dar es Salaam “KILA SIKU CBR”. Kila Siku in Swahili language means every day. And Kila Siku is the name of the first rehabilitation center inaugurated on February 14th. The inauguration, attended by many parents and children with disabilities, was attended by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Tanzania, Ummy A. Mwalimu and the Italian Ambassador Roberto Mengoni.

More info on the website: www.solidalinelmondo.org/kila-siku/