Students Visiting R&D Center in Correggio Witness Changes That Are Possible

Alberto Fangareggi offered a vision of some of the many forms science can take for students visiting Dow’s Polyurethane R&D Center in Correggio, Italy.

Fangareggi, Senior R&D Director in Polyurethanes at Correggio, led a team of Dow employees who welcomed about 60 students from Liceo Scientifico Lazzaro Spallanzani, a high school in Reggio Emilia, Italy, from which many students go on to attend technical or scientific universities.

Fangareggi shared insights in polyurethane chemistry and applications, in particular explaining how scientists use polymer chemistry and morphology to achieve a wide range of material properties. The students visited the Correggio laboratories, including a demonstration of polyurethane polymerization and materials testing.

“The feedback from the student was extremely positive,” Fangareggi said. “They could see chemistry applied to their daily life, development of new products, and they very much appreciated Dow responsibility for safety and the environment.”


Alberto Fangareggi shows some ways that science impacts everyday life during a visit by students to Dow’s Polyurethane R&D Center in Correggio, Italy.

Luigi Bertucelli, a scientist at Dow’s Polyurethane R&D Center in Correggio, Italy, talks to students from Liceo Scientifico Lazzaro Spallanzani, a high school in Reggio Emilia, Italy, during their visit to the Correggio site.

Researcher Alessio Sabadini talks to students about materials testing at the Correggio facility.