New soft touch collections on display at Domotex
Soft and easy-to-clean: the two most popular keywords in the carpet industry. RadiciGroup expands its range
The new product range includes PA 6 and PA 66 BCF yarns – for both residential and contract applications – meeting the market’s quest for soft touch products capable of giving carpet a rich look and a soft-to-the-touch feel.
“With years of experience in the industry under our belt and a proven ability to develop yarns with excellent performance features,” said Arturo Andreoni, marketing director of RadiciGroup Performance Yarn, “we started working on making our yarns more pleasing to the eye and softer to the touch, as well as creating solution-dyed yarns in brilliant colours, to satisfy the most diverse aesthetic needs of today’s designers.”
To give fair attendees a hands-on experience of this perfect marriage of beauty and performance, the fitted carpet in the RadiciGroup stand at Domotex (Hall 11 Booth C48) was manufactured with Radifloor® Residential BCF PA66 1100 F 256 x2 Bright-Dull HS Superba, the PA 66 BCF yarn chosen by Condor Carpets for its new line of luxury flooring on display at Domotex at the Dutch company’s stand.
At Domotex 2019, RadiciGroup is exhibiting tapestry made by its German customer Halbmond, which uses a new printing technology to reproduce evocative imagery on carpet: the raw material is a PA 6 raw yarn developed by RadiciGroup and particularly suited for high-definition, 3D-image printing with excellent colour rendering.
“In the polyamide 6 BCF yarn segment,” Mr. Andreoni continued, “we have adopted a strategy focused on optimizing products with the attributes most sought after by European carpet makers and taking into consideration the new printing technologies available. As for PA 66 yarn, a more demanding market from a performance point of view, we have enlarged our portfolio of soft yarns. Let us not forget,” Mr. Andreoni concluded, “that, today, RadiciGroup is the only European manufacturer capable of producing both nylon 6 and nylon 66 yarns, owing to our vertical integration in the chemicals business – a ‘plus’ appreciated by the market.”
Another new entry at RadiciGroup Performance Yarn is Radifloor® Stanèt, a PA 6 specialty yarn available in a variety of colours and endowed with embedded stain resistance characteristics. Carpeting made with Radifloor® Stanèt is easier to maintain: even the most stubborn stains can be removed with water alone – there is no need for aggressive chemicals. For these reasons, Radifloor® Stanèt is highly suitable for both residential and contract applications.
Furthermore, the RadiciGroup Performance Yarn production chain is fully certified: the Group plants specializing in the manufacture and processing of BCF yarn (in Italy, RadiciFil in Casnigo, Bergamo, which also produces PA 6 polymers; in the Czech Republic, Logit Sro in Podborany) are certified to ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001 and OHSAS 18001. Likewise certified to these same standards is the Radici Chimica plant in Novara, Italy, which produces nylon 66 polymers. Concerning product certification, a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), was issued for the BCF yarn sold under the Radifloor® brand name. This product is also certified to OEKO TEX Standard 100. Finally, a PEF statement of compliance was awarded to the polymer 66 produced by Radici Chimica.
Besides its BCF yarns, at Domotex 2019 (Hall 11 Booth C48) RadiciGroup is exhibiting its polyamide 6, 6.10 and 6.6 staple fibres (dorix® and Radilon® Staple fibre), ideal for the manufacture of carpet tiles, and polyethylene, polypropylene and polyamide yarns used for the manufacture of synthetic turf (Radigreen®).