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RadiciGroup Plastics at Fakuma: Highlights Metal-replacing Engineering Polyamides

Published on 2014-10-16. Author : SpecialChem

"Fakuma is the second most important world trade fair in our sector," said Cesare Clausi, business manager Europe of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area. "It is an event of international significance and central to our business, in that the German market is strategically important to our Plastics Business Area. In terms of sales, Germany is the number one market in Europe for us, and it is where we are on our way to achieving the same very good results obtained in 2013."

The RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area has been present in Germany since 1998 with its Radici Plastics GmbH production site in Lüneburg and its sales units in Overath, Reutlingen, Viernheim and Hamburg. Radici Plastics GmbH — previously awarded ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 certifications as the result of its efforts in the areas of energy performance and energy cost reduction — in 2013 obtained ISO 50001 certification, an important achievement demonstrating its corporate environmental commitment.

Nylon Specialities and Technical Support in Plastic Component Design

At Fakuma RadiciGroup Plastics is focusing its attention on different types of products with a common denominator: they are all engineering plastics featuring high performance and reduced environmental impact. In the spotlight are PA6.10 and PA6.12 long-chain polymers, high temperature resistant specialities, and high performance engineering polymers ideal for metal replacement.

"Our customers are our starting point for every development project," said Erico Spini, marketing & application development director of RadiciGroup Plastics." That is the reason we concentrate on providing the best possible technical support in the plastic component design stage, above all in those cases where metal is going to be replaced with plastic. In addition to so-called traditional support, we can perform structural calculations that take into account the glass-fiber orientation in the final product, for instance. This approach allows us to make a correlation between the molding conditions and the choice of the injection points, on the one hand, and the physical and mechanical characteristics of the final product, on the other. The net result is a better match between the simulation results and the actual behavior of the plastic object, which, for all intents and purposes, may be considered a composite."

About RadiciGroup

In the plastics industry RadiciGroup is one of the most highly regarded manufacturers of polyamide engineering plastics. With six plants strategically located in Italy, Brazil, the United States, Germany and China, RadiciGroup Plastics offers processing, quality control, research and development, and technological development support. A network of sales units — with a strong presence in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, the USA, Brazil, China and India — makes RadiciGroup Plastics a truly global organization, capable of meeting the needs of its customers worldwide on a timely basis.

Source: RadiciGroup

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