Performance Plastics

Sustainability from upstream to downstream: from chemicals to plastics, synthetic fibres and nonwovens. RadiciGroup’s commitment means concrete action.

From chemicals to plastics, synthetic fibres and nonwovens, RadiciGroup’s commitment on the sustainability front means concrete action.

Radici NovacipsRadici Novacips SpA measures and discloses the environmental impact of its HERAMID® products: two new EPDs published.
 

Sustainable plastics production chain and products monitored using the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology

Concrete commitment, transparency and clarity on sustainability issues have yielded another important result for RadiciGroup. After obtaining Environmental Product Declaration Process Certification for its EPD compilation and internal verification system and publishing EPDs for its PA6 and PA6.6 engineering plastics – Radilon® S and Radilon® A respectively–, Radici Novacips SpA has measured and disclosed the environmental impact of both its HERAMID® post-industrial engineering plastics and its polyamide waste and scrap recovery service.
 
The latter process produces the secondary raw material used in the production of HERAMID® products. Radici Novacips EPDThe two new Radici Novacips SpA EPDs – HERAMID® EPD and Polyamide waste recovery service EPD, registered and published on the Environdec website – are further proof of RadiciGroup’s putting its consistent commitment to transparency on sustainability issues into practice, specifically on matters of objective measurement and disclosure of the environmental impact of its products and services.
 
“We previously announced this important step last May, on the occasion of the PLAST international plastics and rubber exhibition,” said Cesare Clausi, Europe business manager of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area. ”Now, we have officially concluded the compilation and publication of all the documentation and can make all the information available to our stakeholders – foremost, the market and our customers. This way they can view objective data regarding the environmental impact of our HERAMID® post-industrial engineering polymers.”
 
“We have also measured the environmental impact of our polyamide scrap mechanical recovery service,” Mr. Clausi continued, “and we are the first to do it scientifically and publish a related EPD. This means that we have objective and assured data on the environmental impact of the secondary raw material used for the production of our Heramid® line. These data speak clearly and indicate that the impact of the mechanical recovery of plastics on the environment is marginal, lower than other recovery methods such as depolymerization. Products such as our HERAMID®s prove that the plastics industry can produce materials with a good technical performance to environmental impact ratio.”
 
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