Tailor-made solutions for projects in several industry sectors
September, 5, 2023 - RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers is present at Plast 2023, taking place from 5 to 8 September at the Milano Rho fairgrounds. In the exhibition centre, the Group is showcasing innovative solutions for numerous application sectors, from automotive and e-mobility to electrical/electronics, water management and consumer and industrial goods.
The ecological transition is central to RadiciGroup’s research and development strategy: according to the company, this is why it – with its vertically integrated polyamide production – is at the forefront expanding its solutions portfolio to meet the demand for sustainability and circularity, combined with performance and safety.
“The Group is committed on three main fronts,” stressed Erico Spini, global marketing director of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers, “namely, the production of materials with superior technical characteristics for metal replacement and component lightweighting; the mechanical recycling of materials from pre- and post-consumer sources to make the best use of resources in line with the circular economy; and the use of biobased raw materials coming from renewable sources. These are the everyday challenges that we are able to tackle thanks to the competence of our people and our experience acquired in countless sectors and geographical markets. At the fair, we are presenting several case histories of finished products achieved in collaboration with our customers. We are highlighting an innovative example of metal replacement, an e-bike rear swing arm developed with Acerbis and Fantic; an office chair manufactured by Bock using Renycle recycled polyamide; and an electric car charging cable plug and socket made by Gewiss, again with Renycle”.
These projects were developed and carried out with the support of the RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Engineering Service, an internal service made available to customers. According to the company, the experience of the Group’s specialists and computer numerical simulation systems enable the prediction of part behaviour in the earliest stages of development, so as to optimize their design, while taking into account ecodesign and environmental performance. “Our Engineering Service,” Mr. Spini continued, “is also essential for the development of innovative
solutions for e-mobility, a fast-moving sector with enormous growth potential. Here, product
lightweighting and safety are the key drivers guiding the Group in setting out new proposals. In an
electric car, the thermal management system is much more complex than in a traditional car and is
made up of about double the number of parts. Among these, the coolant lines are very important and have to pass specific tests, such as resistance to road salt. To make the coolant pipes as well as other parts, our partially biobased materials, including polyamide 610, are especially suitable; biobased products can also be used for many other components in various electric car sections, such as the powertrain, interior, chassis and more"