About us | What we do

Poliefun’s main objectives include supporting the Degree Course in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, spreading business culture, and offering complete R&D programs.

Joining Poliefun to support the Degree Course in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology and its specialisation in Surface Treatment Engineering can prove the best response to the growing demand for professionals able to apply different finishing technologies in the industrial world, choosing the most suitable techniques and developing the most competitive applications in terms of process, production, and management.

Poliefun’s members benefit from several services and an R&D program on advantageous terms. The program includes a free “research definition” phase and ensures organisational support for the “research carrying out” and “development and spreading” phases.

Poliefun is a concrete example of the way in which the academic and business world can join forces to greatly contribute to the Italian industrial and cultural landscape. Several companies have already joined our association, understanding the importance of this ambitious project.

We will be honoured to include among our members other companies and associations sharing our goals.

To join Poliefun, please download, fill out, and send your application form to segreteria@poliefun.org

 2018 membership application form

Our Members

AIFM | www.galvanotecnica.org

via Renato Fucini 6 / 20133 / Milano (MI)

The Italian Association of Metal Finishing for the national galvanic industry.

ANIMA | www.anima-it.com

via Scarsellini 13 / 20161 / Milano (MI)

The Federation of the Italian Associations of Mechanical and Engineering Industries is the industrial organisation that represents the companies from the mechanical and engineering fields within Confindustria.

CISP | www.cisp.it

via Matteo Bandello 5 / 20123 / Milano (MI)

CISP (the Italian Porcelain Enamel Centre) was established in 1958. In more than fifty years, it has strengthened its role as a centre for the protection and promotion of porcelain enamel. CISP promotes and supports any scientific and technical research activity relating to the application of inorganic enamels. It is a reliable reference point for the industry.

UCIF | www.ucif.net

via Scarsellini 13 / 20161 / Milano (MI)

Established in 1973 as an independent association and a member of ANIMA, UCIF represents over 70% of the Italian finishing machinery and equipment manufacturers.

UCIF is accredited by the Italian Confindustria system through ANIMA and represents the finishing industry as a whole.

2 EFFE ENGINEERING | www.2effe.com

via Brescia 45 / 25080 / Soiano del lago (BS)

Material analysis laboratory. It offers consulting services in the metallurgy field.

ABB Italy | www.abb.com

Via L. Lama, 33 / 20099 Sesto S. Giovanni / Milano

ABB is an advanced technological leader specialising in electrification, robotic, and motion control products, in industrial automation, and in electricity networks serving global customers from the utility, industrial, transport, and infrastructure sectors. This company has been innovating for over 125 years, and today it is writing the future of industrial digitalisation and driving the fourth industrial and energy revolution. ABB operates in over 100 countries with approximately 132,000 employees.

ABCS | www.abcs.it

viale Regina Giovanna, 37 / 20129 / Milan (MI) / Italy

ABCS specialises in scientific instrumentation, consultancy, and material characterisation analysis. It integrates the skills of professionals from the material research and scientific instrumentation sectors, who joined forces to support their customers and meet every technical-scientific need of the industry and of anyone requiring advice on “measurement” in its broadest sense. With its sales division, ABCS is the exclusive distributor for Italy of the products of Ostec Instruments, a manufacturer of Raman, FT- IR, and AFM spectrometers and Nano Mechanical Testing devices, and of VIAVI MicroNIRTM Solutions, a producer of process spectrometers and quality control tools.

It is one of Lombardy’s leading companies in the field of instrumentation for the chemical industrial material, life science, biopharmaceutical, environmental, and food sectors.

Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing | www.aidro.it

via Prati Bassi, 36 / 21020 / Taino (VA) / Italy

Aidro is an innovative SME, which has integrated its conventional production of oil hydraulic parts with additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) techniques. Established in 1982, this company designs and manufactures both individual components and complete systems for the hydraulic industry. A few years ago, it created an innovative department devoted to the design and metal 3D printing of new solutions. Aidro’s AM components have several fields of application, including oil & gas, mobile and industrial machinery, aerospace, and motor sports. As the use of 3D printing in the fluid power field is relatively new, Aidro has become a benchmark at the global level for any company in this sector.

ANTON PAAR ITALIA | www.anton-paar.com

via Cuorgnè 44 / 10098 / Rivoli (TO)

Anton Paar Italia is a subsidiary of Anton Paar GmbH (Graz, Austria). The Italian branch is the point of reference for the national market in terms of sales and technical assistance to Anton Paar’s customers. This company develops, produces, and distributes analysis instruments used worldwide in the research, development, and quality control fields. It also provides technical assistance for all its products.

AKZONOBEL COATINGS | www.interpon.com

via Silvio Pellico 8 / 22100 / Como (CO)

It is a part of multinational group Akzo Nobel and a world leader in the coating field. Its international Powder Coatings division specialises in the formulation, development, and production of thermosetting powder coating systems intended for the metal structures of all major manufacturing sectors.

DÜRR SYSTEMS | www.durr.com

Carl Benz Strasse 34 / Bietigheim-Bissingen (D)
DÜRR is a world leader in the supply of products, systems and services for industrial productions. In Italy, the Group operates through the following firms:

OLPIDÜRR | www.olpidurr.it

Coating, eco-friendly air treatment, and industrial cleaning plants.

VERIND | www.verind.it

Highly automated coating, sealing, robot, fluid transfer, and waste water treatment systems.


via Circonvallazione Est 8 / 27023 / Cassolnovo (PV)

Production, marketing, and commercial mediation of chemicals, plastics, accessories, machines, plants, and technologies for the shoe and chemical market.

EUROPOLISH | www.europolish.com

via Stretta 63 (Zona Industriale) / 25070 / Sabbio Chiese (BS)

Europolish® is a well-established company specialising in surface treatments since the 1960s. Thanks to constant “fieldwork”, it is able to offer an extremely complete range of products suitable not only for the most common cleaning and polishing applications, but also for particular uses such as lapping, AFM smoothing, vibratory finishing, and polishing. Europolish also produces and markets abrasive compounds and complete solutions for surface finishing processes.

FISMET SERVICE | www.fismet.it

via dello Sport 9 / 20010 / Cornaredo (MI)

This company specialises in the design and production of industrial cleaning systems, ultrasound machines, and processes using carbon dioxide and supersaturated steam. For forty years, its owners have aimed at searching for always innovative and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. It also has a testing laboratory and a unique contracting cleaning division at the European level.

GEICO | www.geicotaikisha.com

Via Pelizza da Volpedo 109/111/ 20092 / Cinisello Balsamo (MI)

With over fifty years of industrial history, the Geico Taikisha Group is a world leader in the design and construction of coating systems for car bodies.

IMF Engineering | www.imfeng.eu

via Giuseppe di Vittorio 9 / 20016 / Pero (MI)

IMF Engineering is a young and dynamic company that designs and manufactures machines and plants for the most modern industrial coating processes to meet customers’ specific needs.

ERNESTO MALVESTITI | www.malvestiti.com

via dell’Artigianato 2-4-6 / 20053 / Muggiò (MB)

Established in 1945, it is a world leader in the construction of high precision moulds for shearing and the production of sheared parts.

MERCK | www.merck-performance-materials.com www.merck4coatings.com

Via XI Febbraio 99 / 20090 / Vimodrone (MI)

Established in 1668 in Darmstadt, Germany, Merck is the oldest chemical-pharmaceutical company in the world. With over 50,000 employees, it is now present all over the world and it has become an innovative producer of advanced technologies. Its Performance Materials division deals with the development, production, and sales of decorative special-effect inorganic pigments and functional additives for the industrial sector, especially for the coating and surface treatment field.

PRAXAIR | www.praxair.com

S.S 639 Bergamo-Lecco km 23 / 23804 / Monte Marenzo (LC)

SMALTIRIVA is a division of PRAXAIR s.r.l. operating for fifty years in the field of fluorinated coatings with a non-stick and anti-corrosion function intended for the industry. Thanks to its vast experience and expertise, the company offers a wide range of products and solutions for any type of application as well as the know-how needed to match the different requirements with the right properties and characteristics of its coatings.

QUAKER CHEMICAL | www.quakerchem.com

via Carlo Magni 6 / 21049 / Tradate (VA)

Quaker Chemical Corporation is a leading global supplier of chemicals, chemical specialties, services, and technical consultancy for a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminium, automotive, mining, aerospace, pipes, coatings, and construction materials.

ROLLWASCH ITALIANA | www.rollwasch.it

via San Carlo 21 / 20847 / Albiate (MB)

This Italian company established in 1950 specialises in mass finishing surface treatments such as vibratory finishing and tumbling.

RÖSLER ITALIANA | www.rosler.it

via E.Vittorini 10-12 / 20863 / Concorezzo (MB)

Rösler Italiana Srl, a subsidiary of the German group Rösler, is a world leader in the production of surface treatment equipment and its related consumables.

TECNOFIRMA | www.tecnofirma.com

viale Elvezia 35 / 20900 / Monza (MB)

For over sixty years, Tecnofirma has been a leader in the plastic and metal finishing field. Its expertise in the industrial cleaning, coating and impregnation sectors is recognised around the world.