Fater Smart

Fater, a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Angelini group is a manufacturer and marketer of leading absorbent hygiene product (AHP) brands - such as Pampers nappies, Lines sanitary towels and pantyliners, Tampax tampons, Linidor, Dignity and Lines Specialist adult incontinence products, etc. - in Italy. In 2013 Fater acquired the ACE brand, thus adding leading bleach and home cleaning products to its product line-up. Today, Fater is an international company, which markets ACE and Neoblanc brands in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and CEEMEA, and personal hygiene absorbent products in Italy. Fater has chosen sustainable innovation and circular economy as a total commitment challenge, which involves the entire organization and becomes the core of the business model in order to create new competitive advantages and keep growing responsibly. Leader for Work Package: WP3 WP8


Contarina is responsible for the waste collection management of 49 municipalities in the Province of Treviso (Italy) through an integrated system involving waste from production to collection, treatment and recovery, generating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the lives of the citizens. Recognized by the EC as European best practice, where a per capita residual waste generation of 57 kg/inh/year and a recycling rate of 85,6% have been achieved. In February 2016 European Commissioner Vella mentioned Contarina as an example to be replicated. The company' s daily objectives aim to increase the percentage of separate collection, to reduce the amount of waste produced, to raise the quality of the collected recyclable material, and to improve the service offered, optimising the costbenefit ratio. These objectives are pursued by a commitment to raising awareness in citizens with regards to environmental protection and sustainable development. Contarina SpA is considered an innovator in the development and implementation of solutions for the environment and its protection. In the interest of citizens and municipalities (49) to stimulate the communities to re-examine their relationship with resources and reduce waste production to a minimum.

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble is a leading consumer products company based in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA). It is present in 70 countries around the world with operations in 180 countries and serves 5 billion people developing a turnover that reached $67.7 billion in fiscal year 2018/2019. P&G has one of the largest portfolios of brands, 21 of which each generate sales in excess of $1 billion. It consists of five large business units: Family Care, Female and Child Care (products derived from paper, personal hygiene, child care); Beauty Care (hair, personal and skin care products); Tissue and Home Care (laundry and household detergents); Health Care (oral hygiene and health care products) and Shaving (shaving products, small household appliances for shaving). There are approximately 92,000 employees, distributed in 70 countries, 100 production plants and 20 research centres. (read more)


Favini is worldwide leader in the design and production of textures and finishing solutions for fashion, luxury, design, IT and technical sportswear sectors. Favini is also a leading global producer of graphics specialties, natural fibres-based (cellulose, algae, fruits, nuts, leather etc.), for the packaging of luxury and fashion industries. It also operates in the converting products industry sector that includes activities related to the creation and production of stationery for school, leisure and office, for high-end market.


Cormatex is a textile machinery manufacturer, located in Prato (Italy) and operating on the international markets for more than 35 years. Founded in 1938, The company has diversified its own production, becoming a leader in customized solutions for the following two sectors:
- Woollen spinning: (complete lines for woollen yarn production as well as special technologies for wool deburring and cashmere, alpaca and other fine fiber dehairing).
- Nonwoven: (complete lines including opening and blending, carding, crosslapping, slitting and winding machines). (read more)

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