Kartell, founded in 1949, was one of the first companies in Europe to begin transforming plastic materials and using them to create and produce designer furniture, furnishing objects and household accessories.
In the last 60 years Kartells main objective has been to take the technological and industrial aspects of plastic - a consideration necessary in todays economic and social environment - and combine them with a cultural and aesthetic approach. In this sense, Kartell has emerged as a true innovator amongst Italian and international companies. At the end of the 1950s this technological development led naturally to the birth of the Labware Division, a section of Kartell that supplies products specifically for the laboratory market.
The division uses raw materials, such as Polypropylene, Polystyrene and Polyethylene, to their best possible advantage, creating many products that are lightweight, highly resistant, inexpensive and the natural alternatives to glass.
The choice of the plastic to be used obviously depends on the individual application.
For this reason it is necessary to consider important factors such as chemical concentration, contact time, ageing effects, thermal stress, aggressiveness of detergents, UV radiation exposure, sterilisation and other environmental effects.
It is this commitment to quality that led to Kartell being granted ISO 9001 certification in 1996, and will continue to be its driving force into the future.