Who we are

Fili&Forme, a brand name of Mapei Spa, is a world-leading Italian company specialised in the production of synthetic monofilaments used in the manufacture brooms, brushes, ornamental items, and technical brushes in PVC and PP.

Founded in 1994 in San Cesario sul Panaro, in the Province of Modena, Fili&Forme became a brand name of Mapei SpA in May, 2020 and operates from a 10,000 m2 manufacturing facility.

Over the years, the company has developed its own range of products and has increased production capacity to its current level of 6,000 tonnes/year. Fili&Forme has grown thanks to its reputation for being a reliable partner particularly focused on fulfilling the needs of its Italian and international client base from both the domestic and industrial cleaning sectors..

*All filaments are manufactured with cutting edge technologies, all processes highly automated, yet maintaining a high flexibility in meeting all customers’ demands. Our manufacturing equipment is provided with sophisticated surveying and monitoring systems and is up and running 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.




Fili&Forme by Mapei expertise and resources are at customers’ disposal for the production of tailor-made items.

Production Unit

With a current production capacity of 6,000 tonnes/year, Fili&Forme by Mapei is the ideal partner for those in the market for high quality monofilaments.
We take particular pride in our commitment to use only non-toxic and environment-friendly materials. The level of emissions released by our manufacturing processes into both the workplace and the atmosphere are well below the minimum limits prescribed by current norms and standards.

Research & Development Division

The R & D department has always kept in step with the latest innovations and trends. A department within the company with a mission to ensure we produce only the highest quality and the most innovative solutions at a competitive price.

Main stages of our history

For over 20 years, Fili & Forme by Mapei has been the Italian leading manufacturer of monofilaments in PVC and PP.


  • Fili&Forme becomes Mapei SpA

  • Fili&Forme becomes part of Mapei Group

  • Fili&Forme at Interbrush 2016

    Fili&Forme will be exhibiting at Interbrush 2016 confirming their leading position in the market, bringing a new concept claim “IL MONOFILO”.

  • 20th Anniversary

    On September 14th 2014, Fili & Forme celebrates 20 years of activity with a big event hosting all the staff, Italian and International partners, who made the Company grow big over the years.

  • Launch of new products on the market

    Fili & Forme launches three brand new items on the market: FiBio, the biodegradable filaments; Seduzione, the first scented fibre and NoBact, the bacteriostatic PP and PVC filaments.

  • Fili&Forme consolidates their presence on International markets, opening business relationships

    In foreign countries. Flagship of these years is the participation to Interbrush 2004 and 2008, confirming the position of the Company as a reference leader in the production of quality filaments.

  • Implementation and setup of 5th production line

    The line entirely dedicated to the production of PP filaments.

  • Implementation and setup of 4th production line

    PVC line.

  • Foundation

    Fili & Forme is founded in San Cesario sul Panaro on March 15th 1994, and starts to process PVC monofilaments with three production lines.

Our Associations

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    ABMA – American Brush Manufacturers Association
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    Unindustria Bologna