Demonstration of energy efficient and recyclable VACUUM improved INSULATION by CORE shaped PANELS for refrigerators

The partnership within the companies will lead to a technology that is industrial, effective and well-sized for application, diffusion and energy saving.

Cannon Afros

World leader of machinery for the refrigerators insulation

Cannon Afros is part of the Cannon Group, that comprises 29 companies in more than 40 countries and is recognised as a market leader in technologies for the processing of polyurethanes and urethane elastomers for the plastics and composites industries. Founded in 1962, the Group designs and manufactures high- and low-pressure dosing machines and mixing equipment, continuous and discontinuous machines for polyurethane foams. Dedication to continuous innovation now positions Cannon Group as a driving force in other key technology areas delivering tailor-made engineering solutions for a diverse range of industries worldwide which includes plastics technologies & processing and moulds; energy, water & wastewater treatment; and automation, offering industry 4.0 and condition monitoring, connect-IT and emissions monitoring. Cannon Group is committed to reducing the ecological footprint of all the Group’s technologies and industrial processes offered to the market through energy efficiency, resource consumption reduction and emissions reduction.

Epta Refrigeration & Epta France

European leader in production of commercial refrigerators

Epta, multinational Group specialised in commercial refrigeration, has a very strong and well balanced competitive position worldwide, in terms of geographic distribution and of business area coverage, thanks to its brands: Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misa, Iarp and Kysor Warren and sub brands EptaConcept, EptaTechnica e EptaService. Headquartered in Milan, Epta employs a staff of about 6,000 employees, with an annual production capacity of 230,000 units and a turnover of 908 million Euros in 2020. By combining the expertise and the unique skills of each brand with systematic research and development, the Group has the ability to anticipate the most innovative global trends to help Retail, Ho.Re.Ca and Food&Beverage sectors achieve excellent levels of performance.

An international company with the additional distinctive factor of a widespread presence, guaranteed by strategic commercial offices in more than 40 countries and 11 production sites, covering more than 330.000 m2 floor space, for an ample availability of products worldwide.

Epta combines the design of cutting-edge and sustainable products with innovation of service/system and process. This vocation is aimed at offering the widest and most complete range of solutions for commercial refrigeration, thus consolidating the Group’s leadership in supply, installation and maintenance of systems, both directly and through an extensive network of distributors worldwide.


Leader in the chemistry for the insulation and for foam based VIP panels

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. As part of the Materials segment, BASF Polyurethanes is the market and technology leader for polyurethane systems and specialist plastics in Europe. The group company counts among one of the five largest BASF sites in Europe. With our market-oriented focus, we develop, produce, and supply polyurethane systems and basic polyurethane components to manufacturers in almost all industrial sectors. Our polyurethane systems help to insulate buildings more effectively, design more energy efficient household appliances and make vehicles lighter, thereby making life more comfortable and sustainable.