“Theory is when you know everything, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but no one knows why. In our lab, theory and practice are combined: nothing works, and no one knows why!” ( A. Einstein )

Our story

Archimede R&D was founded in Bologna in 2006 as a startup. Everything starts with an idea, or rather with the ideals of a young industrial chemist from Bologna, determined to put his knowledge and experience into practice to develop innovative products and technologies, following the principles of sustainable development. Archimede R&D is based on the concept of chemistry as an engine for sustainable development. Development of processes that are less and less harmful and invasive for the environment but also an improvement for the environmental compatibility of consumer products. It is within this scenario that Archimede R&D’s work is outlined: creating by transforming knowledge and discoveries into technologies and products. In other words, innovating.

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Our operating principles

We work with the future in mind, in which our simple daily actions can be in full harmony with the environment.
Our aim is to develop and promote innovative products, processes and technologies that can minimise the use of harmful chemicals and achieve health and environmental benefits with simplicity and transparency.


“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” (A. Einstein)


“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” (I. Newton)


``Why bother making chemical compounds when a little beast can do it for us?``
( J.B.S. Haldane)

Our experience

For more than 14 years we have been working in the field of sustainable chemistry through a fruitful collaboration with academic and industrial partners in the Emilia-Romagna region. This allows us to offer a complete service, not only in the regulatory field, but also with regard to product safety, modification of formulas and development or improvement of production processes. Our experience both in the chemical and commercial fields, allows us to develop products bearing a private label, adapting our formulas and technologies to the needs of the customer or the market itself.

È Così

Synt Chemical

Institute of Biometeorology – Bologna detached unit

Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Our patents

Our research and innovation work, aimed at studying new formulations, new products and new technologies, has led us to the achievement of important patents that represent our intellectual and industrial value.

Antifouling eco-friendly paint to be applied to objects immersed or partially immersed in an aqueous environment.
European patent number EP2432323
It prevents the presence of mosquitoes and the deposition of new eggs, without releasing toxic substances into the environment.
European patent number EP2442660
It prevents the limescale formation by reducing the water hardness.
European patent number EP2753587
U.S.A. patent number US16/33517
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