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RadiciGroup discusses sustainability at MECSPE tradeshow
Mar '18
RadiciGroup discusses sustainability at MECSPE tradeshow
RadiciGroup, a producer of a wide range of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres, and nonwovens, presented its experience in the area of sustainability during the series of meetings, Circular Economy Arena 4.0, which were held at MECSPE tradeshow, held from March 22 to 24, 2018, in Parma, Italy.

On March 23, 2018, during the morning session, 'Circular Economy: Real Paths to Sustainability', Susanna Caprotti (RadiciGroup Performance Plastics) and Maria Teresa Betti (RadiciGroup Sustainable Communication) gave a presentation entitled ‘From jackets to automobiles: nylon’s certified path to sustainability’.

The objective was to demonstrate how the use of eco-design could reduce the environmental impact of a product – from the production processes and materials used to the end of life, including the potential recycling of the product itself. Two sustainability cases were brought to the attention of the engineers and technical professionals in the audience.

The first case was an experimental pilot project, carried out by all the players in the group production chain, to recycle wheel trim for reuse in automotive applications, while the second was a 100 per cent nylon vest (fabric, lining, zipper, labels, snaps, and so on) that could be completely recycled at the end of its useful life through extrusion, so as to find a new use in the plastics industry.

According to Caprotti and Betti, the challenge is to conceive of and realise single-material components designed for disassembly, which can be recycled simply and quickly after separating the different pieces, without sacrificing performance, style, comfort, and consumer needs. Today, RadiciGroup is the only European group able to monitor its entire production process, from polymer chemicals to the manufacture of synthetic fibres and engineering plastics, as well as end-of-life recycling. The materials are used in numerous application sectors, particularly automotive, furnishings and apparel, and are manufactured using strictly controlled corporate purchase and production processes in order to limit consumption and emissions.

Additionally, in the Circular Economy Arena 4.0, during the session dedicated to New Developments in Composite Materials’, Erico Spini, marketing and application development director, Europe, of RadiciGroup performance plastics, discussed the group’s experience in the use of recycled carbon fibre in the thermoplastics field. The goal of his presentation, entitled 'Recycled carbon fibre for thermoplastics: opportunities and technical problems', was to highlight the potential advantages and technological challenges to overcome in the use of recycled carbon fibre. (GK)

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