Quality and R&D

The success and growth of VINAVIL is based on the capacity and the ability of the organisation to meet the requirements and expectations of our clients, in compliance with current legislation, while promoting the safety of the production plants and processes and safeguarding the environment and the health and safety of our employees and partners.

VINAVIL is fully aware that, in order to operate successfully at international level within the framework of a system with so many qualified and experienced competitors, it is vital to have the availability of efficient research structures, competitive technology and an experienced, effective marketing division.

VINAVIL is committed, therefore, to continue to invest in our technological structure and to do everything possible to become the leader in terms of quality products and services. 

The aim of VINAVIL is to excel in the way they analyse market trends and forecast future needs, in the way they produce goods and service the needs of their clients and in the way they carry out internal research, design and administration activities.

Certifications

To enable the company to comply with mandatory standards and requirements, VINAVIL has an ISO 9001 Quality Management System that was certified for the first time in 1995 by Certiquality. Over the course of the following years, the company was also awarded certification for their ISO 14001 Environmental Management System BS OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems.

These certifications were awarded at company level and include all company processes carried out at head-office in Milan and at the manufacturing sites in Ravenna and Villadossola covering the "Research and development, engineering, production, sales and technical assistance for solids, solutions and dispersions of vinylacetate, ethylene, acrylic and styrene-acrylic resins and for admixtures for mortars and concrete, by means of processes of polymerization and salification." 

The Raviflex BLS line of products, which is manufactured at the Ravenna plant, has also been certified according to ISO/FSSC 22000 standards for the “Research, development and production of synthetic polymers for the food industry”.

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Research & Development Centres

The main Research & Development Centre is in Villadossola, Montedison’s historical site, which saw the developmentof many precursors of today’s key products and of complex reaction technologies, still highly competitive to date. Villadossola also houses the Technology Centre, which provides technical service for the development of new products and their applications.

A research unit also operates at Mapei Milan-based laboratories, mainly in the area of exploratory synthesis. It also provides assistance in the Ravenna manufacturing activities, whose original methods, developed by ANIC (Azienda Nazionale Idrogenazione Combustibili), differ from those developed by Montedison, followed in Villadossola.

The Mapei R&D Centre in Laval, Canada also has a ten-member team dedicated to the development and improvement of VINAVIL Americas’ products and technologies.