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Dorix renamed Radici Chemiefaser

Dorix, the European leader in the production and sale of PA6 staple fibre products, will be operating under the new name of Radici Chemiefaser, following a reorganisation of RadiciGroup corporate operations in Germany, where the group has production and sales sites and is engaged in the businesses of synthetic fibres, chemicals and plastics. The Dorix brand name will be maintained for the nylon 6 staple fibre products, as well as for the new nylon 6.10 products manufactured by RadiciGroup using a polymer made of 64% biomaterials.

27th August 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo

Packaging, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Protective, Medical/Hygiene

Dorix, the European leader in the production and sale of PA6 staple fibre products, will be operating under the new name of Radici Chemiefaser, following a reorganisation of RadiciGroup corporate operations in Germany, where the group has production and sales sites and is engaged in the businesses of synthetic fibres, chemicals and plastics.

The Dorix brand name will be maintained for the nylon 6 staple fibre products, as well as for the new nylon 6.10 products manufactured by RadiciGroup using a polymer made of 64% biomaterials.

Acquisition of Dorix

By acquiring Dorix and its historic Dorix trademark in 2011, RadiciGroup was aiming to boost its presence in the market segment of synthetic fibres for textile flooring and strengthen the level of vertical integration in its polyamide production chain.

Before the acquisition, the group had already been engaged in the production of both raw and solution-dyed PA6 staple fibre at its Italian site Radici Yarn. According to the Group, the Italian and German sites complement each other allowing RadiciGroup to offer its customers greater production flexibility and more custom colour options on top of high performance in resistance and colourfastness. Additionally, the product portfolio has a greater variety of counts – from the finest, produced by Radici Yarn, to the coarsest (greater than 135 dtex).

Staple fibre production

A new staple fibre product under the brand name DorixPA6.10 has been developed using polyamide 6.10 produced at the Radici Chimica chemical facility from materials of biological origin – sebacic acid (64% by weight) – and hexamethylenediamine, a chemical intermediate produced under the direct control of RadiciGroup.

Sebacic acid is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant, which is grown, mainly in China and India, in semi-arid regions and is therefore not in competition with food crops.

Dorix staple products are ideal for textile flooring in the contract sector, particularly for the production of rugs and needle felt tiles.

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