ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF HISTORY

From horn meal to techno polymers: enviable experience in giving shape to objects

Some moulded and finished pieces using turning and perforation on the horns of large butchered animals, including horses and cows, are stored in the historic archives, from when plastic materials were not yet widely used.

The commercialization of the historic BAKELITE, which allowed us to produce, using presses linked to a 1000 ton hydraulic press visible among the photographs still displayed at the entrance to the offices, and vertical hydraulic presses, numerous items in phenolic and ureic resins, including screw-on caps for glass containers, buttons, bicycle handles and many other items commissioned by customers for several diverse commodity sectors, especially from the textiles sector.

storia
modular razor
(1940s) moulded in
reinforced phenolic resin

THE FIRST DOCUMENT DATES BACK TO 1917

The oldest document (Patent 1,227,680) dates back to May 29, 1917 under the name of one of the founding partners of the Company, not yet called SETVIS. The company name Setvis Milano dates back to 1933. In 1954 SETVIS was founded with offices in Vercelli for reasons not linked to any managerial issues, but to political events. In 1975 SETVIS incorporated FISAT, specialized in the production of accessories for the textiles industry, becoming SETVIS-FISAT. With the incessant coming and going of people and generations, we have reached the fourth at SETVIS-FISAT. One of the founding partners and Sole Administrator from 1954 to 1991 guided the company’s business towards the production of high-tech technological plastic pieces custom made for the customer, offering collaboration above all in the selection of materials, frequently, whenever possible, to replace metals, such as aluminum, brass, cast iron, without ever barring the use of these in combination with plastic materials to obtain the best solutions possible for each product.

Over the course of the years we have always updated our systems and machines with new technologies, all while maintaining our headquarters in the same 1942 building to “keep the experience of the past alive, which cannot be replaced, but instead continues to grow”.

A SLIDESHOW… IN THE 1900s

A history running chronologically parallel to that of plastic!