Italy’s RadiciGroup showcasing sustainable solutions at A+A 2021

October 26, 2021 - Italy

RadiciGroup is showing its latest high-resistance, lightweight sustainable solutions at the ongoing A+A 2021 trade fair in Germany. This international show has given RadiciGroup the opportunity to present its latest developments in personal protective equipment (PPE) for industrial use including coveralls, gowns, caps, full hoods, shoe covers and boots.

RadiciGroup’s new line of products is a result of the pandemic experience. It has reoriented its know-how to a new production line for sustainable personal protective equipment. These products are part of a new line, Radipeople, a trade name identifying the new protective workwear sold by RadiciGroup. The end products are of a traceable supply chain, in which special attention is paid to the choice of raw materials and the quality of the final products offered the market, RadiciGroup said in a press release.

“RadiciGroup’s commitment in the area of personal protective equipment began in March 2020 at the height of the pandemic crisis in Bergamo, Italy, where we are based,” Maurizio Radici, vice president of RadiciGroup, said. “We set out to use our dylar spunbond as the main component for the manufacture of protective gowns for medical personnel. Starting from scratch, in record time we managed to set up a chain of local manufacturers to produce the gowns. Today, with our extensive experience in the field of nonwovens supported by our well-established knowledge of material chemistry, we are ready to reorient and convert our know-how to the production of protective garments suitable for use in many industrial environments.”

At RadiciGroup, care for the health and safety of people is one of the pillars of the group's sustainability strategy, combined with a strong commitment to safeguarding the environment. Radipeople Eco, the first protective coverall with 100 per cent end-of-life recyclability is proof of such commitment, the release added.

All parts of Radipeople Eco: the fabric, lamination, zipper and thread are made of 100 per cent polypropylene.

”Furthermore at the end of 2020, our group invested €15 million in the purchase of a new line for the production of meltblown, a type of nonwoven not available on the Italian market. This material is an intermediate product in the production of protective face masks and other types of PPE, and also an excellent material for liquid and air filtration applications,” Radici continued.

At the show, the group’s offering also includes garments made with Respunsible, a spundbond obtained from recycled polypropylene or materials certified under the ISCC Plus scheme.