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Italy's RadiciGroup displays meltblown nonwovens at Index 2021

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Oct '21
Pic: Radici Group
Pic: Radici Group
RadiciGroup's nonwoven innovations are on display at the INDEX trade fair, in stand 2629. The leading trade show for nonwovens is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland. RadiciGroup is one of the world’s leading producers of a wide range of chemical intermediates, polyamide polymers, engineering plastics, synthetic fibres and nonwovens.

Active in the spunbond production business for more than 30 years with the dylar product line, the group is introducing Respunsible, a reduced environmental impact spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, and radimelt, the brand name for the group’s line of meltblown nonwovens and composite materials ( for example, SMS), the company said in a press release.

Respunsible is a spunbond made from recycled polypropylene, a material appreciated  for its excellent chemical properties and its versatility. Its high technical performance makes it suitable for any application, even the most demanding ones in terms of resistance and duration. Radimelt is the brand name identifying the group’s meltblown nonwovens, materials used for the manufacture of protective face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE). This nonwoven fabric has excellent filtration performance even for microscopic particles, such as viruses, and ensures breathability and protection.

“Compared to the last edition of the fair, we are introducing new products that, on the one hand, satisfy the ever-increasing demand for sustainability coming from our target markets, and, on the other hand, meet the need for local European industries to manufacture  meltblown nonwoven, a material with extremely high filtering properties, until recently mostly imported from Asia,” Enrico Buriani, CEO of the RadiciGroup nonwovens business line, said in a statement.

“Additionally, during the pandemic, we set out to use our dylar as the main component of protective gowns for medical use. Starting from scratch and in record time, we set up a local supply chain for the production of personal protective equipment that is still going strong today and has led to the creation of a new  business. In short, today we are at INDEX with a much more varied offering, which, I am proud to say, once again demonstrates the resilience of our group,” Buriani added.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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