Marco Garilli

Marco Garilli

Marco Garilli 
Innovation Expert - Polymers , Electrolux Italia SpA


Plenary Session

Bio-Based Material for Appliances: The Electrolux Experience

Bio-based plastics are well known for disposable products, but their use for durables is relatively limited. The use of PLA to produce a real prototype of a refrigerator by using two different technologies, such as extrusion/thermoforming and injection molding, is a clear evidence that everything is now ready for a real step change. Even though there is some development work to do before reaching the stable industrial production, this is a great opportunity to take into consideration. The application to products like appliances, produced in tens of millions products per year is therefore extremely significant and can really lead to a strong reduction in CO2 emission worldwide.

About Marco Garilli

Marco has a degree in Chemistry and has spent almost 12 years in the petrolchemical industry, always in the R&D area. After that, he worked for 8 year for a company supplying plastic parts for the automotive industry. Now he works at Electrolux Global Connectivity & Technology and is responsible for a few projects focused on the use of sustainable plastics in appliances.


Don’t just take our word for it

I strongly recommend Innovation Takes Root. It's a good opportunity to understand and see what happens in this area of biopolymers. It's an international event and not just on PLA. I think it's well done, well-managed, and well-organized. It was a good investment for me.
Marco Garilli

Innovation Expert - Polymers, Electrolux

I'd definitely come back (to ITR) and recommend it. I think many different industries could learn something from a conference like this - it really is focused on the next level of sustainability.
Maddie Guillory

Vice President, Titan Robotics

It has been a wonderful event; very well organized. I especially appreciate the scheduling of activities, the alternation of speeches, and time to network, which has been one of the key successes from my point of view. We also felt very supported by your team; we had the feeling you believe in what Flo is doing and, for us, that's very important.
Tazio Zerbini

Operations Director, Flo S.p.A.