Sludge drying

It is the dehydration process which, by means of natural elements (steam), reduces their moisture content to make the sludge easier to transport and use.

Sound-absorbing panels

These are panels that allow to acoustically insulate a room. They are made using spongy, light and compact low-density materials.

Straw paper

It is paper made using the fibres contained in straw as raw material. The procedure to obtain it was invented in Villa Basilica in 1834 by pharmacist Stefano Franchi.

Suction box

It is an element of the paper machine that cleans the felt or wire from the residues deposited on them during the production of paper through a suction pump.


In environmental and economic sciences, it identifies a condition of development capable of ensuring the satisfaction of the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development goals

It is a programme of action for people, the planet and prosperity signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member states. Seventeen sustainable development goals are organised in a broad-scope action plan for a total of 169 targets. The official launch of the Sustainable Development Goals coincided with the beginning of 2016, leading the world on the road ahead over the next 15 years. Member states have committed to achieving them by 2030.

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