At this year’s Domotex, the world's leading trade fair for floor coverings, RadiciGroup is showcasing all its latest developments in the fields of yarn and staple fibre for the contract and residential sectors.
For contract applications, the focus is on the raw PA6 700-dtex and 920-dtex product lines and on the new colour portfolio of Radifloor® Solid PA6 1000-dtex, 40-filament BCF yarn. For the residential sector, on display are Radifloor® PA6 920-dtex, 66-filament; Radifloor® PA6.6 1100-dtex, 256-filament; and Radifloor® PA6 1050-dtex, 200-filament.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS YARN
At Domotex 2013, centre stage belongs to the My Radigreen® portfolio of exclusive all-in-one combinations of straight and textured monofilaments specifically developed for residential, commercial and household synthetic turf. Also presented at the fair is Radigreen® HDF PE, a fibrillated yarn ideal for sports applications where turf with long-lasting resistance to wear and tear from high traffic is required.
RadiciGroup’s latest staple fibre products have been developed with sustainability in mind. At Domotex 2013, RadiciGroup is launching dorix® PA6.10, a new PA6.10-based staple fibre manufactured with a polymer made of 64% natural materials by weight.
The polymer is produced by Radici Chimica SpA (a company belonging to the RadiciGroup Chemicals Business Area) starting from hexamethylenediamine and sebacic acid. Thus the new staple fibre ensures a high level of sustainability, in addition to excellent performance. “Since the acquisition of the German firm dorix GmbH,” said Filippo Bona, R&D manager of Radici Yarn, “we have concentrated our efforts on expanding our staple fibre range so as to offer our customers an increasingly more complete and differentiated selection of products. Starting in 2013, we will offer not only raw and solution-dyed PA6 staple fibre but also an eco-sustainable nylon-6.10 line under the dorix® brand name. We would like our loyal customers to recognize this brand as synonymous with ever high quality, flexibility and performance, as well as low environmental impact.” “Collaboration with our downstream customers and partners,” said Daniele Zanoletti, sales manager of Radici Yarn, “is central to our product development work. Our new dorix® PA6.10 staple fibre – produced using the know-how of RadiciGroup Chemicals in Novara, Italy – is just one example of our commitment to supporting our customers in the sustainability challenge by developing, with and for them, new products with a smaller environmental footprint.”