RadiciGroup shows high performance nonwovens at Techtextil
May 22, 2019 - Germany
RadiciGroup, a leader in technical textiles, displayed the latest developments in the company’s business area, from nylon and polyester yarns to new nonwovens manufactured using bicomponent technology at Techtextil, in hall 4.2, stand C68. The leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens was held from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.
RadiciGroup comfort fibres aims for product sustainability: under the brand name Biofeel, the company sells bio-based yarn made with polymers obtained mostly from renewable source materials instead of petrochemical products. Furthermore, RadiciGroup offers solution-dyed yarn, which allows for considerable water savings, since the dyeing process occurs in the extrusion phase, the company said in a press release.
Recently, the comfort fibres business area has received important recognition for the work done by the company on sustainability. Textile exchange certified the post-consumer recycled polyester yarns, r-Radyarn and r-Starlight, to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). The two certified product families are raw and yarn-dyed 95 per cent r-PET and solution dyed 85 per cent r-PET.
At Techtextil 2019, the company’s extrusion yarn business area displayed Dylar nonwovens manufactured on its recently installed production line. These products are made using bicomponent technology, which improves their technical characteristics. The possibility of using at least two different polymers for the external sheath and the core of the yarn opens up new markets, as well as the opportunity to offer customer-tailored solutions by optimising performance and efficiency. More specifically, the polymer combinations are PP/PP for enhanced mechanical resistance, CoPP/PP and PE/PP for greater softness, and PP/PET for better heat stability in extreme conditions.
Lastly, for the performance yarn business area, the Techtextil trade fair is a chance to showcase both high-tenacity PA 66 yarns (Raditeck Double Six), used mostly for car airbags and tyre reinforcement, and solution-dyed PA6 Radifloor automotive yarns, used for car carpeting. Synthetic fibres and nonwovens, a RadiciGroup business area known for its efficient ISO-certified production plants, strives to continue its leadership in the European technical textiles market, by offering innovative products and solutions that can further differentiate the ‘Made in Europe’ label in the global market.
“Our stand displayed our whole product portfolio. We presented our entire range of products, from more conventional (polyamides, polyesters, and so on) to specialty products, such as those obtained from materials of biological origin (Biofeel and CornLeaf), enriched with additives or produced with bico-technology. The focus is naturally going to be on technical applications, which have always been the centre of attention at RadiciGroup: outdoor, workwear, automotive, and sport, to mention just a few of the target sectors for RadiciGroup high performance products,” Marco De Silvestri, marketing director of RadiciGroup comfort fibres, a business area that is part of the larger synthetic fibres and nonwovens business area said. (GK)