COUNTDOWN T0 50 YEARS OF SILCART
CONTRIBUTING TO THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
Silcart is a company of international acclaim in the sector of flexible facings for insulating panels and of underlays for discontinuous roofing, with the production of flexible bitumen, synthetic and mineral facings materials for building and industry in general. Starting from customer requests, Silcart develops tailor-made products thanks to the new technologies applied to the materials. The company has continuously invested in research to create innovative materials, designed to offer efficient and effective solutions in response to world market demands.
WORKING ON THE VALUES OF RELIABILITY, BALANCE AND INNOVATION
These are the values that have always characterised the company history in its daily commitment and for each new design.
Offering new tools
Over 50 years'
A highly qualified team
Over 30 registered
patents and trademarks
80% clients abroad
2 technical and sales
offices in Europe:
Bolzano and Düsseldorf
500.000 m² potential
Production lines active
24 hours per day
> 50.000 m² surface area
A research and development
A quality control
10 production lines
From 5 to 2.000 m
PROMOTING AN INTEGRATED AND EFFICIENT ORGANISATION
DEVELOPING CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS
Over the years, thanks to numerous investments in research and innovation, a series of special products have been designed, many of which patented, born from in-house inventions, developed from existing proposals or designed ad hoc to meet specific requirements of the client. New high quality materials have also been introduced, on the basis of new designs or company requirements. The company is equipped with a technical laboratory fitted out with comprehensive and sophisticated instruments for analysis, testing and approval of prototypes. To meet production or application needs of the client and to optimise transport costs, there is also the option of personalising the dimensions or packaging of products.
The entire production cycle is followed in the company by highly qualified and skilled technical personnel. In the company's quality control laboratory, active 24/7, all checks are performed as envisaged for CE marking, aimed at guaranteeing and certifying the constant quality of products over time. It is also possible to expand the range of products thanks to the technological development of the production lines.
ENSURING ASSISTANCE THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT PHASES
Thanks to a widespread network of consultants across the territory, Silcart ensures ongoing assistance, accompanying the client in the selection of the various listed materials, in the testing phase, the application and processing of new products produced to spec or tailor-made. The laboratory offers ongoing technical assistance to the sales department, suppliers, purchasing office and at the premises of the clients for support during in-line testing. Company participation in the work of standards authorities both in Italy and Europe and in trade associations contributes towards the supply of highly qualified and constantly up-to-date personnel.
STARTING UP NEW AND IMPORTANT PARTNERSHIPS
To meet the various technical demands expressed by clients, over time Silcart has established important partnerships and built up a collaborative network with laboratories and research centres worldwide.
THE STORY OF SUCCESS
Antonio Faotto is a key figure in the set-up of Cartosile, a company manufacturing paper for the poultry industry, and contributes to the creation of the first machine designed to produce bituminized paper.
The first factory
Pietro Ferrini and Antonio Faotto found Silcart Snc in Pezzan di Carbonera (TV), a company specialised in the production of paper for poultry applications.
The production of bituminized paper is started up, a new material for the heat insulation sector.
The installation of a new plant enables the production of an important product for the sector of facings for heat insulation and waterproofing: bituminous ragfelt.
The new facilities at Mignagola di Carbonera (TV) are inaugurated. Silcart consolidates its position as a leading company in the sector of facings for insulation panels, in the waterproofing sector with ragfelt and in poultry applications with bituminized paper.
A new identity
Silcart becomes a limited company.
Thanks to numerous investments in industrial production, a number of existing materials are processed further, perfectioning bituminous roofing underlays with long-life reinforcements, and bituminized glass fibre facings for panels in the insulation sector.
In response to customer demands worldwide, the company starts up industrial production of synthetic roofing underlays with breathable properties.
In this period, Silcart invests in research and development of new materials and technologies aimed at guaranteeing top performance. The company starts production of Stoneglass, the mineral coating glass fiber facing for insulation panels, destined to become a reference product on the market.
An important goal
Silcart celebrates 40 years of business.
A major event
Silcart becomes a shareholding company and receives the award KlimahouseTrend 2011 in the category "Covering systems" as the best "smart domestic self-diagnostics system for monitoring roofing underlays".
Underlay with reinforced edges, waxed paper, non-slip underlay (3d).
The Brimee project
Silcart participates as partner, in the European project Brimee funded by the Seventh Framework Programme.
To ensure high quality of the services and products on offer, the company is committed to improving existing materials and, thanks to the use of the most innovative technologies present on the market, to developing new products.
SPECIAL WASTE / RECYCLED MATERIALS
In 2007 all production rejects became waste, but now the percentage sent for recovery or recycling now exceeds 40%.
The use of components not harmful to man or the environment.
The adoption of the REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals) in conformity with international legislation.
The use of raw materials from recycling, in compliance with ISO 14001 certification.
SILCART S.p.A. operates since many years according to a “System of integrated management – Quality and Environment” – that conforms to the requisites of the international ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards in order to constantly improve the quality of its processes, products, services and environmental performance and it is integrating also security aspects in accordance with international best pratice OHSAS 18001.
The constant commitment to protecting all stakeholders, in order to ensure the maximum transparency in company organization, led to the adoption of a management and control system in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree 231 of 2001 – the Compliance 231 Project – a useful tool for preventing criminal offences, and which guarantees a formal system of rules and principles of conduct and control.
In respect of best practices, the Board of Directors of Silcart S.p.A. has appointed a Watch Structure for the internal audit activity related to the above mentioned regulation, which can be contacted for notifications, communications or requests for information at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This email address guarantees the maximum confidentiality of information.