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A family with a pioneering mindset. A hub of shared knowledge, experimentation and an international specialized background.

A global leader in designing and manufacturing complete lines for the extrusion of plastic materials for packaging & converting (blown film, rigid film and sheets) and recycling.


From the first extruder, created by Luigi Bandera in 1947 to today, with a full range of innovative and sustainable technologies.

  • Today


    Bandera, currently managed by Piero and Franco, the founder’s sons, has two main goals. Focusing its product range on Blown Film and foil & sheet Extrusion lines, and extruders for Pelletizing. Focusing on customers’ needs, thus offering a tailor-made engineering service together with an after sales global network through a capillary presence worldwide.

    blown film lines rd
  • 2015 – 2016


    Opening of the House of Extrusion®, 3000 m2 housing R&D activities and wet tests on complete production lines. Thanks to that and to the recently renewed laboratory, EA Extrusion Academy®, Bandera oversees the whole process: from research to industrial scale up.

    grand opening ceremony
  • 1980 – 1990


    Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera was acknowledged as one of the leading companies in Blown Film Extrusion and sheet Extrusion in Italy and worldwide. In 1998 Bandera received ISO 9001 Quality Certificate.

    blow film die head assembly dept
  • 1950 – 1970


    In 1950 Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera became a joint stock company. Bandera activities underwent remarkable expansion to reach an industrial scale production, offering a wide and diversified range of Extrusion products, such as pipe Extrusion lines, Extrusion equipment profiles, sheet Extrusion lines.

    extruder assembly dept
  • 1943 – 1947


    The history of extrusion in Italy started with Luigi Bandera during the Second World War, with the manufacture of the first extruder: a 60 mm screw for the extrusion of PVC pipes and profiles. An authentic, innovative idea for the time. In 1947 Luigi Bandera officially established the company, which quickly expanded, thus actively contributing to the plastics processing industry in Europe.

    first bandera factory

Creating value is our mindset

Honesty, directness, respect are the main ingredients of our everyday life.

Our founder Luigi Bandera used to say the essential asset held by his company is people and their value. This powerful thought drives us in our daily approach to business and innovation.

Innovation is a state of mind.



Our numbers summarise what our long-term expertise, know-how and innovative approach really mean.

Although we are an international company, we remain firmly rooted in the Made in Italy tradition.

We develop and build unique tailor made solutions to meet our customers’ needs precisely and support them from engineering to installation and after sales.

Since 1947 – Expert in extrusion

35000 extruders installed running worldwide

15500 active clients all over the world

100% in-house design and manufactoring

29000 m2 production site

205 employees – 75% technical background

54000t of extruded polymers per day


Bandera’s mission is to establish itself as the most important centre for extrusion in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Keeping a strong focus on manufacturing production lines featuring state-of-the-art technology for plastic materials in the Blown Film and Foil and Sheet sectors, will make us the pioneer of extrusion in the future.

Building on innovation, ensuring technical assistance on process issues as well as on problem solving and exceeding the customers’ expectations is the reason why you can rely on Bandera.

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Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera SpA is one of the world’s leading players in the design and production of plastic extrusion lines for packaging & converting (Blown Film, rigid film and sheets) and recycling.

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Intellectual property

Intellectual Property

IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) are critical tools that Bandera, through its significant investment, transfers to the customer in every machine that we build. Buying a Bandera® line means acquiring our specialised IP experience, embodied in our machines.

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Costruzioni Meccaniche Luigi Bandera S.p.A. adopts the  Organisational, Management and Control Model in accordance with Italian law concerning the “Discipline of the administrative liability of Legal Entities for criminal offences” under Italian Legislative Decree Nr. 231 dated June 8, 2001.

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