Maurizio De Costanzo, a chemical engineer, has worked for over 40 years in the plastics industry and in the production of flexible packaging films (PE, PP, PET, PA), holding top management positions in companies such as Mobil, Montedison, Exxonmobil, Shell, Snia. Currently a member of the General Council of Federchimica and of the Board of Directors of Plastics Europe Italia, through his company DECOM he offers strategic consultancy in the field of plastics.
MAURIZIO DE COSTANZO
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“Converting from cellophane to polypropylene has been a long and arduous task, in the various sectors, from labels, films, adhesive tapes, etc. Nowadays, especially with machines, it is a material that is leading the way. One of the world’s strongest machine manufacturers, Brückner, started producing the machines for Moplefan’s plant in Terni. It started with one-meter machines, which ran at 60 meters per minute, today the machines are 10 meters long and run at 600 meters per minute, just to give an order of magnitude; there has been a whole evolutionary process that has brought propylene into vogue to the point where it continues to be one of the materials that between cost and performance even today is unrivaled.”