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12th November 2018, Gandino

PEF compliance for Radigreen synthetic turf yarn

Enrico Buriani, Managing Director of Tessiture Pietro Radici. © RadiciGroupCertiquality has recently issued a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Statement of Compliance to Tessiture Pietro Radici for its Radigreen MFL PE, a yarn for the manufacture of synthetic turf. In line with the RadiciGroup sustainability strategy, Tessiture Pietro Radici, a Group company engaged in the production of artificial grass yarn, decided to pursue the approach of voluntary environmental impact measurement of its products.

The PEF Statement of Compliance refers to a study of the entire yarn production process – from the extraction of crude oil to the production of polyethylene polymer, down to the manufacture of yarn ready for delivery to customers.

It is a short, traceable production chain, in which the environmental impacts are measured for each and every process phase. The results attest to the fact that the environmental impact of the Radigreen MFL PE production process is among the lowest in the synthetic turf yarn market.

With the EU Commission Recommendation 2013/179/EU, the EU introduced the PEF method for the calculation, assessment and third-party validation of the environmental impacts of products and services along their entire life cycle.

“We live in a context in which there is much talk about sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of industrial activities, but there is also a need for harmonising the diverse measurement methodologies available today,” said Enrico Buriani, Managing Director of Tessiture Pietro Radici.

“By adopting the methodology recommended by the EU, we aim to be as transparent as possible with our customers: we supply them with reliable and comparable environmental data, in light of continuous improvement in performance. Our Radigreen yarns are all 100% recyclable and, as such, contribute to the recyclability of synthetic turf at the end of its life. With the PEF methodology, we are able to supply accurate identity cards of our products, certified by Certiquality, an impartial third-party verifier.”

The Radigreen range of products includes yarns endowed with characteristics that ensure the uniformity of the playing field over time. © RadiciGroup

The Radigreen range of products includes yarns endowed with characteristics that ensure the uniformity of the playing field over time. The needed characteristics are guaranteed by the testing the yarn undergoes before reaching the market: checking the resistance to UV radiation, to weather, and wear and tear in the long run. The yarns are soft but always resistant, minimizing skin abrasion risk while delivering superior resilience, the company reports.

“PEF compliance certification is yet another stage in a long journey involving the whole Group and focusing on containing environmental impact and ensuring the health and safety of people. Quality, safety, and respect for the environment have always been the operative words of our production activities, concluded Buriani.

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