Emu is one of the first companies in the world to develop and patent a plasticisation process for metal components. Thus, from the very beginning, the company is a pioneer in the technical know-how for processing and protecting metal.
The company’s transition into the furniture industry takes place in the late ‘50s. The metal plasticisation process that they have developed so far is now applied to school equipment, office fittings, and Swedish-style furniture for the home. In addition, Emu’s successful test of PVC as a less costly substitution for propylene allows the company to begin manufacturing outdoor furniture as this technique eliminates the problems commonly associated with exposure to the elements.