We develop new proprietary technologies that allow, also including proprietary catalysis, for the complete management of products and processes that are integrated or can be integrated with our industrial set-up and can also potentially be enhanced through licensing, making the most of our extensive in-house know-how in catalysis and process development.
We propose new technological platforms and specialized to develop applications in new markets with specialties that strengthen Versalis' competitive edge in research. Here are our projects for each development area.
We work to create a complete portfolio of products developed on proprietary or in-house recipes for drilling, extraction and transportation in the Oilfield Chemicals business. Alongside product development activities, we build application know-how and technology positioning in the following areas of interest: well wall reinforcement during drilling, selective blocking of aqueous phases, anti-caking agents in crude oil and gas transport, and drag reducers.
We work on increasing the specialisation of our product portfolio within the Polyethylene range to develop materials for critical sectors such as pharmaceuticals and energy production and transport by leveraging our technological platforms and integration with downstream markets. We also focus on material specialisation through the development of new catalysts with a view to improving the mechanical, optical and chemical resistance properties of our products by serving target markets with high-performance products.
We are refocusing on products to create higher value-added durable goods, moving away from production targeted at items subject to the Single Use Plastic (SUP) directive. We can rely on both our established proprietary technological platforms and innovative ones currently under development. In particular, the new One Step technological platform makes it possible to produce innovative grades characterised by low impact on the environment, reduced VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and improved performance, especially in terms of gloss, mechanical resistance and ductility, targeted at specific sectors such as e-mobility.
Our objective is to provide the tyre industry with products grades aligned around the current needs of the automotive world: from reducing fuel consumption to increasing product durability, transition to electricity and specific demands from the SUV market. For these reasons we use a network of collaborations, including a co-development agreement with Bridgestone to realise specific grades. We are also working in the EPDM area to complete our range of branched products in order to enter new application areas, such as semi-expanded profiles or injection moulding products.
Chemistry from renewables
We are committed to strengthening our competitive positioning in the chemistry from renewables sector by developing integrated technological platforms using lignocellulosic biomasses, vegetable oils and/or sugars as raw materials. This guideline is fundamental since it is capable to contribute to carbon neutrality objectives in the long term.
To find out more, visit the Chemistry from renewables.