RIVIERASCA SPA 

RIVIERASCA SPA 

Rivierasca S.p.A. is a SME (Small Medium Enterprise) founded in 1963, producing fiberglass-reinforced polyester laminates for the construction industry. It produces ondulated rolls, special flat laminates, transparent and opaque sheets for roof, wall and ceiling, in many kinds of civil, industrial, sport, agricultural and zootechnical application.


In a nutshell Rivierasca produces 4,5 million square meters a year of laminates, consuming 4.000 tons of raw materials (mainly glass fibers and unsaturated polyester resins), has 30 employees and a turnover of about 10 million euros.

In 2001 Rivierasca starts looking for suitable solutions to recycle its internal scraps and develops/tests several technologies till 2012 when reaches promising results and gives to this new material the name “Glebanite”. 

Glebanite is GRP recycled into GRP again and a new way of thinking and designing products.

ROLE IN THE PROJECT

 

In the DeremCo project Rivierasca brings its expertise in mechanical and thermochemical recycling and several reprocessing technologies.

Open mold casting (dry and wet) Hybrid 3D printing and milling
Wrapping & plastering (hand lay-up) BMC/SMC
Closed mold pressing Centrifugal casting
Continuous cold extrusion (patented) Filament winding
Continuous lamination Rotomolding
Hybrid pultrusion Hybrid RTM

It collaborates with strategy 1 (mechanical recycling) demo cases and is leader of strategy 2 (thermochemical recycling) demo case 2.5 focusing on “recycled glass fibers mat”.

Partner

Region
Lombardy (Italy)
Type of Organization
SME
Role in the project
Demonstrator
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