The Group showcases its expanded range of innovative materials focused on performance, safety and sustainability
During K 2019, at Hall 6 Stand B10, the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area is introducing its newest offering Radilon® NeXTreme, together with other recent solutions that have been developed in response to the increasingly demanding requests from global markets.
Radilon® NeXTreme is a polyamide material capable of withstanding long-term exposure to high temperatures.
“Radilon® NeXTreme was initially developed for automotive applications, for which it is well suited as it features exceptional heat ageing resistance in air at 230°C,” said Erico Spini, global marketing manager of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers.
“After that, we developed a grade on the same polymer base for extrusion of technical filaments for industrial applications under very severe use conditions.”
Two grades of Radilon® NeXTreme are offered for the automotive sector: 35% glass-fibre reinforced (RV350HHR 3800 BK) and 50% glass-fibre filled (RV500HHR 3800 BK). Typical applications for these materials are air suction system components requiring considerable heat resistance.
“Our third grade, Radilon® NeXTreme HSW 100 NT, for the extrusion of technical monofilament,” Mr. Spini added, “has already been successfully tested both in the extrusion process and in specific applications where high heat resistance is required (professional brushes for industrial use, brushes for metal cleaning as a replacement for natural tampico fibre and professional brushes for hairdressers).”
The K trade fair for plastics and rubber is an opportunity for RadiciGroup to meet customers from all over the world and initiate new collaborations and innovative developments.
“Having production plants on 3 continents makes RadiciGroup a global company, with the added strength of vertically integrated polyamide production,” stressed Cesare Clausi, global sales manager of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. “Being part of RadiciGroup allows us to create strong synergies, from R&D to recovery of production waste, and a strategic approach to sustainability.”