Half a century of serious and fruitful work developing additives to improve pavements. Since 1967. This is the historical know-how of Iterchimica, which has made the company an international benchmark. Opening its archives means having a first hand look at a piece of history of innovation. “We remain proud – says Gabriele Giannattasio – of our modest origins and we are happy to say that, despite our significant growth, our ideals remain unchanged. Commitment, capacity, reliability: these are the qualities that we instill in everything we do”. In summary, below are some significant milestones in Iterchimica’s development, dividing the fifty years of corporate life into various periods characterized by their inventions and technologies, with relative areas of diffusion, that made history in the field. Simultaneously, Iterchimica has always made headway with the production of different lines of additives for bitumen. Its “trademarks”: enthusiasm, imagination and operational strength.
Technology: Invention of cold mix asphalt for road maintenance, Anti stripping agents and emulsifiers
Name: System Iteroil, ITERLENE Where: Rapid expansion in the road companies all over Italy
Technology: Invention of “buffer” road bridge joints, technologies for cements preservation of viaducts, injection and artifacts painting
Name: Poliepo, ITERCOLOR, Iterepox
Where: Anas, various provincial governments, Autostrade, Pavimental, Enel (Bari-Taranto-Candela-Grottaminarda)
1980 – 1990s
Sports facilities Technology: Substitution in the construction of sports facilities of clay with based bituminous mixes and the use of synthetic resins;
Name: Itergom, Iterten, Itersport System; invention of synthetic systems
Where: construction of complete stadiums: Rome / Torrino, Calenzano, Chieri, etc. 150 athletics tracks throughout Italy; 300 tennis courts, multipurpose facilities, gyms throughout Italy
Technology: Major contract with Enichem for the study and development of additives for the modification of bitumen, an innovation which was then in its early stages but later became a commonly used technology
Name: SBS / SV and derivatives
Where: San Donato (Milan)
Technology: regeneration and roughening systems for road surfaces
Name: Iterseal, Slurry Seal, Iterdur systems
Where: Pavimental, Autostrade and various institutions throughout Italy
2000-2010 Alongside Research
Activities: Polago Project, in collaboration with the University of Milan Bicocca
Technology: Development of an active rubber crumb to be used in road pavements
Our presence abroad is strengthened in Romania, Canada, Venezuela. Thanks to the cooperation with many universities and research institutes, advanced products that make up Iterchimica’s portfolio of technologies have been developed. Despite the crisis affecting the road construction sector, the turnover grows and is consolidated at current levels.
With the introduction in the share capital of the Eng. Vito Gamberale, a turning-point takes place in the Company, which for the first time since its foundation opens outside the Giannattasio’s family, giving to Eng. Gamberale the chairmanship of the Board of Directors.