Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri Srl

Via G. Pastore, 33/35, Frazione Nigoline - Corte Franca , 25040 Brescia

Telephone +39 030 9860511
Fax +39 030 984244

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.13  Elastomers, thermoplastic
  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.19  SEBS rubber
  • 09  Raw materials and adhesives
  • 09.30  Compounds

Our products

Product category: Elastomers, thermoplastic, SEBS rubber, Compounds


The products portfolio is among the market’s most diverse:

SEBS-based TPE-S for injection and extrusion moulding;
TPE-S based SBS for injection and extrusion moulding;
Polyolefin-based TPO for injection and extrusion moulding;
Polyethylene-based (PE) Compound.

TPE (SBS) – TPE (SEBS) – TPO (SEBS): Compounds suitable for injection and extrusion moulding, used in production of products for sports and hobbies, the automotive industry, home furnishings, construction, electrical applications and medical devices.

The Commercial Brand of our products, all obtained with sophisticated mixing processes. The elastomeric portion of the compound is composed of styrene rubber while the plastic part is composed of polyolefins (polypropylene – PP – polyethylene – PE – ethylene vinyl acetate – EVA – styrene polymers – PS e HIPS).

Elastomer: material exhibiting an elastic behaviour, showing notable deformities when stressed to then return to its original shape when stress is removed.
Thermoplastic: material which, if heated, softens becoming viscous and fluid like a liquid to then return to its original state once cooled and brought back to room temperature.
A thermoplastic material can be moulded to achieve a desired shape.
Thermoplastic Elastomer: A material characterised by elastic behaviour at room temperature and viscous behaviour at high temperatures. It possesses therefore the characteristics of both elastomers and thermoplastics.

Such properties make it possible to create a vast range of products with diversified thermal and mechanical characteristics (soft or rigid, opaque or transparent, elastic, resistant to low temperatures, appropriate for contact with foods, can be overmoulded and co-extruded with technopolymers), easy to process and particularly suitable for creating sophisticated designs.

SEBS: Compounds obtained from the SEBS block copolymer (Styrene-Ethylene/Butylene-Styrene) which, due to its completely saturate structure, guarantees optimal age and atmospheric resistance making it usable for external applications.

TPO/SEBS: SEBS-modified polyolefin thermoplastic compounds. Make up our Shore D line of products characterised by optimal age and low temperature resistance (originally developed for the ski sector of the sports market).

SBS: Compounds obtained from the SBS block copolymer, suitable for technical applications requiring plastic, economical and easy to process.

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Product category: Elastomers, thermoplastic, SEBS rubber, Compounds


Compounds obtained by mixing polyolefin polymers or styrene polymers with the SBS elasotmer (Styrene-Butylene-Styrene). This product line is easy to process and colour, is highly elastic and resistant to abrasion and bending.

The line is divided into four sub-lines/families:

MARFRAN B (ex Elifran): Compounds obtained by mixing the SBS elasotmer with polypropylene, polyethylene and ethylene vinyl acetate were conceived to meet the needs of those manufacturing technical items requiring materials that are elastic, economical and easy to process but are not greatly resistant to age or elevated operating temperatures. Compared to traditional SBS-based compounds, they have better physical and mechanical characteristics and are more resistant. They are used mostly in household items, furnishings and domestic appliance components.

MARFRAN BE (ex Elastofran): Compounds obtained by mixing styrene polymers such as crystalline polystyrene (PS) or impact-resistant polystyrene (HIPS) are used in low cost applications (moulding of shower mats, carpet or fabric treatment, production of plumbing gaskets).
MARFRAN C e CG (ex Elastofran e Gumifran): Compounds obtained by mixing styrene polymers such as crystalline polystyrene (PS) or impact-resistant polystyrene (HIPS) are mainly supplied for footwear production.

The C SERIES comprises products used for production of footwear soles that are shiny in appearance.

The CG SERIES comprises products used for production of footwear soles that are opaque (similar to rubber) in appearance. Offer products with various opacity levels that can be directly injected onto shoe uppers or expanded to form wedge heels and ultra-light soles for special-use footwear (ski boots with incorporated metal inserts).

MARFRAN BA (ex Adifran): Compounds obtained by mixing styrene polymers, designed to submit to taxing operating conditions, especially repeated abrasion and bending. They are recommended for production of footwear soles.

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About us

Company details

MARFRAN.MED®: YOUR PARTNER FOR high-tech solutionS IN medical technology

Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri s.r.l. is a leader in the production of compounds based on thermoplastic elastomers compounds (TPE/TPO based on SBS and SEBS) since 1987 under the trade name MARFRAN®.

Our management and technical staff’s know how has led the company to record a progressive increase in sales over the last fifteen years, strengthening its image and ability to present itself as a reliable partner offering appropriate, timely solutions. The organization includes a master and sample department capable of rapidly reprocessing every catalogued material.

We meet the medical and pharmaceutical industry with our new MARFRAN.MED®. Our innovative solutions made us a reliable partner for the development of new products for biocompatible medical device.

MARFRAN.MED® is produced in accordance with the ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 (norm for medical device manufacturing). We certify each compound according to ISO 10993 (guideline for Biocompatibility Safety Assessment of Medical Devices for body) and USP Class VI (United States Pharmacopeia standards for quality, purity, strength and consistency – we have passed the top Class VI because our compound exhibit a very low level of toxicity by passing all of the tests requirements)

The transformation processes for MARFRAN.MED® is carried out in a new dedicated clean room, highly automated and subject to cleaning procedures. We have chosen the best technology to guarantee customer’s top quality and each compound have to pass strict checks through the Optical Control System.

The range of MARFRAN.MED® products finds application in the production of countless semi-finished products dedicated to the medical and pharmaceutical industry:

lines of infusion and transfusion, hemodialysis, drain bags, nasogastric catheters, drip chambers and containers, urodynamic catheter, irrigation, balloons for gynecology, antibacterial products, primary packaging for injection ports, connectors, lyophilization, plungers for empty syringes, dropper bulbs, oxygen therapy devices, surgical instruments, tubing for peristaltic pumps, micro-extrusion of medical tubes, micro-stamping of semi-finished medical products, latex free micro balloons, breathing bags, overmoulded components, fittings, luer lock, disposable elastic membranes, breathing systems, dispensers, devices for manometers, gaskets for components, products for orthopedics, product for oral care and dentistry, masks, containers for analysis, valves, clamps…

We are a reliable partner for high-tech solutions in medical technology; develop a new innovative MARFRAN.MED® application with us.

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