What is ATICELCA

Artigiancarta, always sensitive to environmental matters and sustainable development, has started a certification process for the recyclability...

Artigiancarta, always sensitive to environmental matters and sustainable development, has started a certification process for the recyclability of its own products. The objective is to supply its customers with reliable information supported by a scientific method for the recyclability of the products.For this reason, Artigiancarta has adopted the ATICELCA 501/2017 method which, via laboratory analysis that simulates the same conditions used by paper mills to recycle, it allows you to measure the level of recyclability of any product made of paper or cardboard including printed, glued, duplex or laminated items. Aticelca is the Association which brings together technicians and experts who work in the paper industry. Founded in 1967, Aticelca has always had the goal of offering its associates technical and scientific knowledge which enables them to improve the production methods for paper and for the raw materials used in the paper industry. Aticelca is the technical branch of Assocarta and it actively cooperates with other technical organisations in Italy and abroad.


The ATICELCA 501/2017 method allows us to assign to the type of product which undergoes the lab tests, a classification on 4 levels, which goes from the minimum designation of ‘C’ to the maximum designation of ‘A+’ which is the expression of the degree of recyclability of the same product. 

 With the ATICELCA 501/2017 method it is therefore possible:

• To declare the recyclability of a product on the basis of data measured in a scientific manner;

• To write next to the product the phrase “RECYCLABLE WITH PAPER” - Aticelca® 501.



At the moment Artigiancarta has tested the products of the Europa series (trays made from wood pulp cardboard). Based on the results of these tests, they are certified Level A (Aticelca® 501): “recyclable with paper efficaciously and efficiently from a technological and economical point of view when used with the most common production technology for paper, mixed with other secondary fibres obtained through a separate paper collection. Recycling this product results in a waste by-product of less than 10%.


Artigiancarta is authorised to use the symbol above for the specific products and the brand name Aticelca®: