Ramponi, an increasingly green future with bio-based materials



"For us, sustainability is not a goal but a path: we continue to work inspired by the 17 goals set by the UN's Agenda 2030, keeping in mind the direction we have set, not just the goals achieved and to be achieved." This is how Elisabetta Cacioppo, Ramponi's sustainability manager, explains the company's approach toward an increasingly sustainable set-up.


There are many steps taken in this direction by the Como-based company, which specializes in the manufacture of studs, rhinestones and stones, and which does not stop at individual milestones reached, having triggered a virtuous system that aims at constant improvement. "The goals we have set for the years to come are numerous," Cacioppo clarifies, "and they concern both innovation in production processes and in products, continuing to study solutions with an ever decreasing environmental impact.


Alongside traditional raw materials such as Abs and Pmms, the company has introduced components with bio-based materials into its accessory lines. These are Pla, thermoplastic polyester acquired from 100 percent renewable sources, which is compostable and recyclable, and Eco Pe, a bioplastic obtained from recycled wood in 30 percent and 50 percent versions. These are joined by recycled nylon and stainless steel, which is universally recognized as a sustainable material because it is durable, has a low environmental impact and is easily recyclable, thus rewarding from a circular economy perspective.


Already UNI ISO 9001:2015 and UNI ISO 45001:2018 certified for quality, safety and occupational health, the company achieved ISO 14001 certification last year. "As proof of our commitment to the environment," Cacioppo concludes, "we wanted to certify unequivocally that our activities follow the path of sustainability and that our production processes are compliant with relevant regulations.

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