Captive Systems was founded in 2016 as a spin-off of  Politecnico di Milano for the production and marketing of ferromagnetic materials used for the collection of products in water, air and soil. Known as magnetic liquids, ie liquids capable of strongly polarized in the presence of a magnetic field, they are composed of ferromagnetic particles suspended in an aqueous solution.

The company was born from the encounter of two researchers from the Politecnico di Milano, Davide Moscatelli  and Luca Magagnin, with the industrial world and the experience of companies in the electroplating industry and in the air emissions and water treatment.