RadiciGroup’s nonwoven innovations are on display at the INDEX trade fair (stand 2629), held from 19 to 22 October 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 (e.g., SMS).
“Compared to the last edition of the fair,” said Enrico Buriani, CEO of the RadiciGroup Nonwovens Business Line, “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.”
Mr. Buriani continued: “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.”
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.