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Buriani to talk about Radigreen & ElectroShield at SAIE
October 17, 2012 (Italy)

At the 48th SAIE International Building Exhibition in Bologna, Italy, RadiciGroup is showcasing its Radigreen artificial grass yarn (Pavilion 21 – Stand C75) and new DYLAR ElectroShield, a multilayer laminate for the building industry (Pavilion 25).

On 18 October, the 2012 SAIE International Building Exhibition opens its doors at the Bologna Fiere exhibition centre in Bologna, Italy. At the event, Tessiture Pietro Radici, an ancestral RadiciGroup company, is presenting its Radigreen artificial grass yarn and DYLAR ElectroShield, a prototype of a multilayer laminate for the building sector.

Bologna Fiere has teamed up with the National Amateur League of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to set up a new pavilion within SAIE 2012, SAIE Sport & Technologies, dedicated to structures, systems and innovative materials for sport facilities.

This exhibition space was created with the objective of familiarizing industry operators with certification procedures and the latest innovative materials and technologies to make sport facilities safer and easier to maintain. In this pavilion, RadiciGroup – the only supplier in the world with a complete range of nylon and polyolefin yarn for synthetic turf – is showcasing its Radigreen product portfolio for the sports sector. Ideal for football and five-a-side football pitches, golf courses, tennis courts, American football fields, and hockey and rugby pitches, Radigreen stands for quality, reliability and safety.

In this first edition, SAIE Sport & Technologies is focusing on synthetic turf technologies. Complementing the exhibits and solutions of the major European producers, the SAIE Sport & Technologies Plaza will host a Forum, coordinated by the National Amateurs League of the Italian Football Federation, dedicated to the discussion of some of today’s most pressing topics in the synthetic turf sector.

Enrico Buriani, managing director of Tessiture Pietro Radici, is among the speakers at these meetings; his talk will address the evolution of the fibre and its influence on sports turf performance. Buriani is going to touch upon issues such as the complexity of artificial grass yarn, the performance characteristics of the product vis-à-vis its end use, and the need for yarn manufacturers to fulfil requirements, including experience, specialization, quality and know-how.

SAIE PEOPLE MEET INNOVATION is an exhibition within an exhibition – an exposition on the topic of technological innovation in architecture and construction organized within the international building exhibition held in Bologna.

“DYLAR® ElectroShield is a new product we are launching on the market,” said Marianna Panico, R&D manager of Tessiture Pietro Radici. “It looks like a typical roofing mat with all the mechanical and insulation characteristics required by the industry, but has an important additional feature: an electric wave shielding property.”

“Work on the prototype to be introduced at SAIE started back in 2009,” Ms. Panico continued. “The project is an important collaboration between TPR R&D and Dr. Romano Zannoli, professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Instrumentation at the Medical Department of the University of Bologna. Our collaboration with Prof. Zannoli’s team allowed us to develop the necessary test protocol to check the properties of our product. Once the validation protocol had been established, testing started in earnest and proved that, when installed as an ordinary roofing mat, DYLAR ElectroShield abated the electric field lines, and that, when properly earthed, the product could deliver abatement of up to 90%.”

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