Mechanical “factor” will be part of the company DNA during all its trasformations and, as a result, in 1962 this leads to an entrance in the dynamic and promising industry of plastic materials wherein Italian Research excels, thanks to the contribution of Giulio Natta, Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1963 for the invention of polypropylene. That was the time “Moplen” (moulded plastic) came to life.
In those years a frenetic process leads to the gradual substitution of traditional materials with the new synthetic ones.
In addition, this important process, pushes to reinvent structures and ergonomic shape of things, like everyday objects; this activity involves the most important italian designers, enamoured by the customizable design and expressive freedom offered by transformation technologies of plastic materials.
Early sixties are a moment of high expectations and these materials spread an innovation culture, unknown in our Country and support consumption growth by changing domestic environment and everyday objects and habits.
During those years, the spread of television, gives Garbarini the opportunity to produce the first manufacture of industrial series: coaxial cable for descent antenna.
Life is made up of meetings
The sixties and the early seventies see the beginning of a partnership between Garbarini and other realities like Artemide, Guzzini, Teuco and Kartell, all companies that promoted and developed plastics design with their finest production.
What characterized 80’s and 90’s is, on the other hand, a partnership with the most important companies of furnishings industry like Arc Linea, Berloni, Coopsette, Dada, Estel, Poliform, Snaidero.
This leads to planning and realizing new products and new ways to use them self. For example think about dust profile processed with primer or the one with inkwood finishing, that have rebuilded the idea of embellishment in the forniture industry. Or again, think about door-stop profiles patented for their newest way of application with staples.
Meantime the eletric industry, developped supplies of eletrical trunking system for B-Ticino and Sirti.
New millenium starts with the industrial willing of putting alongside the production of many components for industrial sectors, the planning and the creation of systems, that is to say, finished products. Precious is, in that sense, the partnership with external Designers and Architects, that increases company culture.
So patented systems Lifter 1, Lifter 2 and Lifter3, arise with the strong will of changing completely the lock world and its closing mechanisms.
Between the various company courses and recourses, there’s also a returning to the construction industry, architecture of the urban fabric and of the outdoor, by new proposals which prove a growing sensibility for eco-design, adding environmental matters in the production and the development of new products, like decreasing the consume of environmental resources or like the use of renewable and recicled materials.
This new approach employs WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) extrusion thecnology allowing the creation of systems like:
- Oikò: flooring system with elevated decking boards
- Hortus: equipped vertical garden
- Talete: sun-blind system
"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough." (A. Einstein)
It’s not easy to say how much longer “plastics” could keep on improving our daily life, and, more generally, on changing our way to “think” about objects.
But we can imagine, rather, as workers in the sector, we must promote and suggest the evolutionary lines that plastics will follow to express themselves in the next future.
Sensousness – Not only through original chromatic effects, but also thanks to finishings, reliefs, transparency and opacity effects.
Complementarity – In synergy with other materials, included the natural ones: plastic will be joing even more metal, glass and wood, for both aesthetic and performance reasons, to reach high expressive and functional quality.
Identity – Plastic will voluntarily express its technological disposition, showing itself with its authentic appearance, without transformations.
Metamorphosis – New composite materials will arise from the crossbreeding of technoplastic polymers with other materials and theirs characteristics will be considerably different from those of basic polymer, with a consequent improvement of purpose possibility.
If you’re interesting in this continuous evolution of plastic concept, you can follow the updates on our website, summary of our company work in thermoplastic exstrusion industry during over fifty years of activity. Our aim is to offer our customers a complete product, from the manufacture planning service, to the realization of supply chains with our own workshop division, and even to series production with a qualitative standard guaranteed by UNI EN ISO 9001.
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Entrepreneurial origins of Garbarini date back to 1929 and are connected to mechanical industry and to the production of wheels with revolving supports and carriages, destined to textile industry, which was the main business during those years in Busto Arsizio and Olona Valley district. Mechanical “factor” will be part of the company DNA during all its trasformations and, as a result, in 1962 this leads to an entrance in the dynamic and promising industry of plastic materials wherein Italian...