Luigi Bandera inducted in the Plastics Hall of Fame

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Luigi Bandera, the founder of the extrusion and recycling equipment manufacturer Bandera, will be inducted in the prestigious Plastics Hall of Fame for his long-lasting and significant contribution to the development of plastics extrusion technologies. The recognition is significant both at a personal level, for the dedication and results achieved by Luigi Bandera, and at a corporate level, reflecting Bandera's commitment to bringing innovation to the plastics industry. 

Luigi Bandera will be inducted in the Hall of Fame by the Plastics Industry Association during an official ceremony to be held during the NPE 2024 fair in Orlando on May 5, along with 16 other individuals from the plastics industry, bringing the total number of inductees to 236.

Luigi Bandera (1921-2003) was a pioneer of the Italian plastics industry, actively contributing to its history and development. In the early 1940s he created the first PVC extruder and founded in Busto Arsizio (near Varese) the company that bears his name. Among the first to understand the importance of screw extrusion, rather than piston extrusion, for better process control and greater production flexibility, Luigi Bandera during his life obtained 26 patents, was made Knight of the Italian Republic for entrepreneurial merits in the industrial field and supported philanthropic initiatives.