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Eco-design approach for furnishings

RadiciGroup will illustrate its expertise in providing solutions for emerging applications in the furnishings industry at this week’s FuoriSalone.

17th April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Sustainable, Interiors

RadiciGroup will illustrate its expertise in providing solutions for emerging applications in the furnishings industry on two occasions at this week’s FuoriSalone, which takes place concurrently with the Salone del Mobile design and furnishings exhibition, which opens today in Milan.

Today, the company will deliver a presentation entitled RadiciGroup, the Art of Recycling, as part of the Dialogues on Smart City initiative organised by Triwù (innovation web TV), at Materials Village (Material ConneXion Italia’s hub during Design Week). The second event will take place on 20 April. Entitled The Circular Economy for the Textile Industry. The Impact of the New EU Directives, it will also take place at Materials Village.

Salone del Mobile and FuoriSalone offer occasions to discuss innovation, quality, performance and sustainability of materials for furnishings. RadiciGroup continues to invest in the research and development of products that would meet the needs and requirements of the furnishings industry applications. The company strives to keep up with the needs of the market and is always interested in collaborating with designers to merge the technological quality of its products with the aesthetics of the design, with a special focus on eco-design.

Eco-design approach

“We are the only European group with vertically integrated polyamide production and control over the entire production process, from polymer chemicals to the manufacture of synthetic fibres and engineering plastics, up to and including end-of-life recycling,” said Filippo Servalli, Corporate Marketing & Sustainability Director of RadiciGroup. “I believe these are value-added factors for designers and other operators in the industry, particularly if they utilise the eco-design approach.

“Indeed, in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of materials, working in partnership with a supplier of innovative certified products, and end-of-cycle recycling are of great importance to the players in this market who want to implement the so-called circular economy model.”

Solutions

RadiciGroup has many solutions for the furnishings industry: from polyamide yarn and staple fibre to polyester and acrylic yarn, nonwovens and engineering plastics. These semi-finished goods can be used to manufacture end products, such as carpets, curtains, awnings, and plastic components.

For exteriors, the main features that RadiciGroup can deliver are: UV stability, a wide colour range and product certification. For interiors, the RadiciGroup polyester and nylon yarn ranges offer a number of possibilities combining high performance and good looks for home furnishings projects.

On the other hand, for workplaces, public spaces and gathering spaces, the distinguishing characteristics of RadiciGroup materials – whether engineering plastics or synthetic fibres – are said to be primarily related to safety and resistance requirements (chemical, mechanical and fire resistance properties), yet without neglecting aesthetics, design and sustainability.

www.radicigroup.com

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