The main Research & Development Centre is in Villadossola, Montedison’s historical site, which saw the developmentof many precursors of today’s key products and of complex reaction technologies, still highly competitive to date. Villadossola also houses the Technology Centre, which provides technical service for the development of new products and their applications.
A research unit also operates at Mapei Milan-based laboratories, mainly in the area of exploratory synthesis. It also provides assistance in the Ravenna manufacturing activities, whose original methods, developed by ANIC (Azienda Nazionale Idrogenazione Combustibili), differ from those developed by Montedison, followed in Villadossola.
The Mapei R&D Centre in Laval, Canada also has a ten-member team dedicated to the development and improvement of VINAVIL Americas’ products and technologies.