The Company

S.A.P.I.C.I. is the acronym of: Società Azionaria Per l’Industria Chimica Italiana That means Limited Company for the Italian chemical industry.


Established in Italy in 1936, SAPICI is a global leading company in high-performance polyurethanes for Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks, and more.

SAPICI is an expert company that produces custom prepolymers with very flexible capabilities to fit any kind of request. SAPICI is one of the few companies capable to manage every kind of isocyanate: TDI, MDI, HDI, IPDI, H12MDI, XDI.

SAPICI is always focused on the future to maintain its leadership so other than the standard products is also able to produce:
• <0.1% free monomer content polyisocyanates and prepolymers;
• Very low viscosity polyisocyanates;
• Tailor made polymers.
• 25,2% of 2018 turnover is represented by products < 5 years old


SAPICI keeps investing significant resources to gain, protect and expand its recognized leadership positions at a global level. In addition to its directional, commercial and administrative offices in Caronno Pertusella (Varese, IT), the company operates two production sites in Italy (Cernusco sul Naviglio, Milan, and San Cipriano Po, Pavia). The SAPICI commercial organization includes distributors and agents worldwide, providing its customers with products and services that best meet their needs. Click here to discover SAPICI's locations.



Key Milestones. Over 80 Years of Continued Growth with our Customers

2016 SAPICI wins Horizon 2020 European project with its BIOCOMPLACK, a Bio-based biodegradable and compostable new flexible food packaging
2016 SAPICI launches Polurene NPF, a Nonylphenol free product. Sapici replaces the toxic Nonylphenol with an eco-friendly blocking agent
2016 SAPICI announces new develpments in the flexible packaging adhesive introducing the monomer free range
2015 SAPICI launches a new revolutionary anti-corrosion primer system for metal
2014 Italy Driven by its global success, SAPICI invests to expands its production capabilities in aliphatics in Italy
2013 SAPICI launches its new Polurcast range of electrically conductive prepolymers for polyurethane casting applications
2012 SAPICI adheres to the Italian Confindustria’s Charter of Environmental Sustainability Principles
2012 SAPICI enriches its waterborne product offering by introducing its coalescent-free PUD Bluepur range
2011 SAPICI wins the Product Stewardship Award assigned by the Italian Federchimica Association for its continued commitment and the results achieved in the development of new products and their responsible management
2009 SAPICI patents its high-solid technology for the manufacturing of products characterized by low VOC content, commercialized as Polurgreen ES
2008 SAPICI launches its Polurflex range of adhesives for food and non-food flexible packaging, including the PAA fast decay range
2006 SAPICI is certified according to the OHSAS 18001 standard for its Safety Management System aimed at the continuous respect and protection of people and the environment
2004 Italy New manufacturing plant opening in San Cipriano Po (Pavia, Italy) for low-free monomers production
2003 SAPICI adheres to the voluntary program Responsible Care, formally declaring its commitment to the constant improvement of all its activities
1997 SAPICI is certified accordig to the UNI EN ISO 9001 standard for its Quality Management System in the development and production of continuously improved products with enhanced efficiency and quality specifics
1997 Production of polyurethane adhesives for industrial use as the Polurene LP and Polurene LPI
1995 First production of solvent-based and solvent-free polyurethane adhesives for food flexible packaging, commercialized as Polurene FP
1987 Italy New manufacturing plant opening in Cernusco sul Naviglio (Milan, Italy)
1962 SAPICI expands its product offering by entering the polyurethane resins for varnish business
1936 Italy SAPICI S.p.A. is established in Italy