The Cannon “Civilization of Plastics” Museum is housed in the liberty building of the former Sandretto factory in Pont Canavese (To). Set up in eight rooms on two floors, it is completely dedicated to the history and technology of plastic transformation.
Hundreds of objects, made with increasingly evolved polymers, tell the story of almost two centuries of experimentation, research and application development in countless applications of Plastic “the material that nature had forgotten to create” and that changed our way of life .
Numerous bilingual descriptive panels, photographs, historical notes on pioneers and inventions, as well as a chronology of the stages of this fascinating story – written on a “fil rouge” that unfolds through the walls of the Museum – accompany us throughout the visit.
Inaugurated in 1995 and visited by tens of thousands of visitors since then, the Plastics Museum boasts – among exhibition halls and warehouses – an inventory of over 2,500 pieces, collected with passion by Gilberto Sandretto in many years of research.
Today owned by the Cannon Group – a leading Italian industrial group in the technologies for plastic, energy, environment and industrial automation, which completely restored it and reopened to the public in 2016 – the Museum is managed by the Municipality of Pont Canavese, which ensures – thanks to specialized guides – its opening and usability.