Multi-Million Euro Investment in Italy and China Announced by SAPICI

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  • Driven by its continued business success and fast-growing global customer-base, SAPICI is going to further increase its aliphatics product offering differentiation and flexibility, along with adding more capacity to sustain its dynamic commercial strategy worldwide.
  • This new significant investment in two SAPICI’s modern and large plants in Italy and China accelerates the implementation of the company’s strategy to strengthen and further expand its qualified presence in the global polyurethane specialty chemicals industry.

CARONNO PERTUSELLA (VARESE, ITALY¬¬¬) – JANUARY FEBRUARY 10, 2014. Driven by its continuous business success and commitment to sustainable growth, SAPICI S.p.A. disclosed today its new multi-million Euro investment. The investment is aimed at both expanding in San Cipriano Po (IT) the aliphatic derivatives product range that the company manufactures in Italy and commercialises at a global level through direct sales and its capillary network of distributors, and at further developing the production capacity of the Zhuhai (PRC) Facility improving its ability to provide its fast-growing customer base in China and the Asia region with a wider portfolio of locally manufactured, specialty and tailor-made products and services.
“We are rapidly progressing with the implementation of our company’s new multi-million Euro investment decision in Italy and China. We are going to extend our aliphatics production output and our ability to provide our clients with new, customised and competitive specialty chemicals products and services worldwide,” commented Cristian Furiosi, SAPICI General Manager.
“This new significant investment in the production of isocyanic prepolymers and hardeners for coating and adhesives will allow our large and technologically advanced manufacturing plants in San Cipriano Po (Italy, inaugurated in 2004) and Zhuhai (China, 2006) to produce a wider range of specialty and customised products that we will use to serve our clients globally and – specifically from Zhuhai – the Asia regional market.
SAPICI has developed extensive in-house engineering know-how that allows it to design and run its large manufacturing plants while maintaining the necessary flexibility in terms of production range and volumes. At the completion of the on-going works, the company’s plant in San Cipriano Po will be able to synthetize 100% solid content products as well as to prepare customised dilutions and derivatives for every sector and coating needs, including wood, coil, automotive, and others. By enlarging our isocyanic prepolymers and hardeners manufacturing capabilities in Zhuhai we are going to further enhance our customised offering and level of service to our clients in the region; SAPICI’s specialty products offering in Cina and Asia is currently sourced also from Italy, and we have decided to further improve our local ability to directly support our clients’ growth, differentiation and success,” Furiosi elaborated.
This new large investment in Italy and China will expand SAPICI’s aliphatics product range and the company’s ability to develop, manufacture and commercialize low free-monomer isocyanate prepolymers for special applications. SAPICI plans to significantly increase its participation in international projects for the development of innovative polyurethane-based solutions in various applications and industries, including aerospace.

The company anticipates that its customers will be able to benefit from the enhanced capabilities and flexibility made available by SAPICI’s investment ¬before the end of 2014.

About SAPICI – Established in Italy in 1936, S.A.P.I.C.I. S.p.A. is a global innovation and full-quality driven developer and manufacturer of advanced and high-performance polyurethane products for such applications as Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks, and more. SAPICI combines its product offering with direct and tailored services to its customers worldwide including continued technical assistance, research and development, and industrialization. SAPICI technical knowhow and testing and analysis equipment allow its highly qualified workforce to anticipate and satisfy the needs and requirements of its most demanding customers, contributing to paving their way to further sustainable success. Over 160 SAPICI employees located in the Company’s commercial offices and in the three production sites in Italy and China serve their customers supported by a capillary technical and commercial global organization. More information is available at