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Italy focuses on circular economy at G20

Two out of five best practices presented by the MISE are powered by RadiciGroup.

5th July 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Bergamo

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

Two out of five best practices presented by the MISE are powered by RadiciGroup. © RadiciGroup

Two out of five best practices presented by the MISE are powered by RadiciGroup. © RadiciGroup

Last month, as part of the initiatives related to the G20 held in Japan, an Italian delegation from the MISE (Italian Ministry for Economic Development), led by Vice Minister Michele Geraci, participated in Tsukuba to the working sessions of the Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy, contributing, with all the members and auditors, to the final ministerial declaration on these subjects.

The two-day meeting focused on Business and policy examples for Sustainable and inclusive Growth trough Trade and Investment. The objective of the initiative was to share information among countries and exchange views to promote trade and investments that contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth.

Italy presented five best practices, two of which are directly linked to RadiciGroup. A 100% nylon and consequently 100% recyclable jacket has been made of RadiciGroup Raditek Fine yarn, a high-tenacity polyamide yarn, which endows the fabric with high tear and abrasion resistance, while keeping it lightweight. The jacket can be recycled for plastics applications at the end of its life.

The yarn was developed to resist UV radiation and is designed to maintain its performance characteristics unchanged over time. The gilet features fibreball insulation with siliconised Radilon staple fibre, another RadiciGroup product.  

The gilet is currently worn by all RadiciGroup Ski Club athletes. The future development of this kind of 100% nylon jackets is 40,000 items to be soon produced in cooperation with a major sports brand.

Another project was carried out in partnership with Versalis (ENI) and Safitex, for the recycling of synthetic grass pitches.

The list of participants included Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Viet Nam, APT, ERIA, IMF, ITC, ITU, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank, and WTO.

“Ministers welcomed the progress made so far by the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC). The wide majority of members expressed their willingness to join an emerging consensus to recognise that further efforts are necessary to reduce excess steelmaking capacity and to call for the extension of the GFSEC’s duration beyond its current term and continuation of its work. A few members emphasised the importance of arriving at a full consensus as per G20 practice and stated that GFSEC has achieved its objective and should expire at the end of its current term,” the Chairs stated.

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