In NORD COMPOSITES Italia we take the concept of “corporate social responsibility” (corporate social responsibility or CSR) very seriously and we have embraced the idea that the importance of a company is not merely economic but also has a significant social impact and positive.
For this reason we have decided over the years to support various initiatives of public interest, from large and small sports, to scientific research and social commitment.
Here are some of our most recent collaborations:
I BAMBINI DELLE FATE
I Bambini delle Fate is a social enterprise that since 2005 has been involved in ensuring economic support for social inclusion projects and paths managed by third sector associations and realities, aimed at children and families with autism and other disabilities.
To this end, it is exclusively engaged in regular fundraising activities through the formation of groups of supporters throughout Italy.
Through a capillary network of collaborators, entrepreneurs and citizens are actively involved so that they “adopt by proximity” and accompany an inclusion project over time.
I Bambini delle Fate & Nord Composites Italia
Nord Composites Italia has been collaborating with I Bambini delle Fate for long time now. For us, being a partner means actively and economically participating in a variety of social inclusion projects.
AUDACE SAILING TEAM
Audace Sailing Team is a project of the University of Trieste that involves over 70 students in engineering studies: as a sports team it won the 1001VelaCup 2021, an international university competition, with the skiff Dedalo – a boat designed and built entirely by the students of the Team.
AST & Nord Composites Italia
Nord Composites has been a sponsor of the project since 2021.
He collaborated in the construction of Lina, the second boat built by AST and the first built entirely of composite material.
Lina’s hull, internal structures and deck were in fact made of sandwich, with an innovative composite based on linen fiber and bio-based epoxy resin, coupled with a recyclable polymer foam core. The entire forming process was carried out in infusion.
The Lina project represented a great step forward for the student team, both from a conceptual point of view and in terms of construction complexity, and for this reason the technical – as well as economic – support of the partner companies was decisive.
The mold of the boat, in fiberglass, was made by the students thanks to the products supplied directly by Nord Composites: polyester resin NORESTER® 2550NV, vinylester skin coat NORESTER® 842 and vinylester gelcoat GC 206/2. The wooden hull of Daedalus was used as a model to build it, which at the end of the process was recovered without suffering damage, thus allowing for two “twin” boats.
To find out more about the Audace Sailing Team project, visit the Audace Sailing Team website and follow the team’s pages on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.