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RadiciGroup is one of the leading manufacturers of polyamide 6, polyamide 66, 6.10 and 6.12. Optimizing the adipic acid and nitric acid production processes are also key elements of success.

In the chemicals sector RadiciGroup is one of the leading manufacturers of polyamide 6 polyamide 66, 6.10 and 6.12 (Radipol®) and related intermediates as hexamethylenediamine (Radichem®).

Technological innovation aimed at improving and optimizing the traditional adipic acid and nitric acid production processes, new plant construction, research and development. 
Energy and entrepreneurial spirit combined with managerial and technical competence, flexibility and immediate response to the needs of the market.

These are the key elements of success driving the growth of RadiciGroup in the chemicals sector.

With production sites in Novara, specializing in adipic acid, hexamethylenediamine, nitric acid production and polyamide 66 polymerVilla D'Ogna and Casnigo, specializing in polyamide 6, and Zeitz, specializing in adipic acid and cyclohexanol, as well as two trading companies inSwitzerland and Shanghai, the RadiciGroup chemicals business not only generates 25% of the Group's global sales but is also key to the upstream vertical integration of the Group's polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 production chain.

The heart of the RadiciGroup chemicals business area is the Novara production facility, with a total area of over 350,000 square metres. Its fully integrated production cycle uses ammonia, cyclohexanol and natural gas as raw materials to manufacture polyamide 66 and related intermediates as end products; it includes nitric acid production, and lines for adipic acid, hydrogen, hexamethylenediamine, 66 salt and polyamide 66.

The Novara plant is designed for maximum production flexibility. This advantage allows RadiciGroup to meet market demand swiftly and supply its customers with various grades of polyamide 66 for diverse applications, such as fibres and engineering plastics. 

In the following graph Novara's production flexibility:
Novara's production site
RadiciGroup is an industrial multinational with upstream vertical integration in the chemicals sector and downstream integration in polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 production for the textiles and engineering plastics sector. Therefore, RadiciGroup can closely track market changes, understand the needs of its customers and develop tailored solutions. Today RadiciGroup products reach chemicals markets around the globe: Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America and South America.

In the chemicals area, RadiciGroup manufactures polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 polymers (Radipol®), adipic acid, nitric acid, hexamethylenediamine, 66 salt, AGS dicarboxylic acid mixture and dicarboxylic acid esters (Radichem®). In addition RadiciGroup sells glass fibre and ammonia.