Published on March 5, 2014
RADICIGROUP SYNERGY AND INTEGRATION FROM CHEMICALS TO PLASTICS AND FIBRES Marketing presentation PET YARN BUSINESS AREA 2014
ABOUT RADICIGROUP RadiciGroup is one of the most active Italian chemicals companies at an international level. RadiciGroup's diversified businesses operate worldwide and are focused on Chemicals, Plastics and Synthetic Fibres. RadiciGroup's products are exported all over the world, and are the starting-point for developments in the clothing, sport, furnishings, automotive, electrical/electronic and appliances sectors. 1,045 million euros Radici Partecipazioni Sales Turnover 2013 3,200 employees
A FAMILY GROUP It was back in 1941 that Pietro Radici established the company Tessiture Pietro Radici in Val Gandino, a narrow valley embraced by the Orobic Pre-Alps. With Pietro's son, Gianni Radici, RadiciGroup began a process of horizontal diversification in the 1950s, progressing from blanket producer to the production of rugs, fabrics, carpeting and car mats. Today the Group is managed by the president Angelo Radici, the vice-president Maurizio Radici and Paolo Radici
THE VISION _ MISSION_VALUES OF A FAMILY GROUP
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES 1. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, SA 8000, ISO 50001 and ISO 14064 become RadiciGroup's organisation models; 2. certifications (voluntary and mandatory), Research & Development: Reach, LCA: main product measurements, Eco-Profiles, EPDs, Ecolabel, Oekotex, PEF and OEF. 3. Kyoto Protocol 20/20/20 recycled material. Sustainability becomes the Group's guideline by following the Global Reporting Initiative protocol; 4. Sustainability as an approach to corporate governance, an approach based on GRI Global Reporting Initiative protocol.
IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD EUROPE Mendrisio (CH) Stabio (CH) Podborany (CZ) Overath (D) Hamburg (D) Lüneburg (D) Reutlingen (D) Tröglitz (D) Viernheim (D) Selbitz (D) La Carolina (ES) Saint Priest (F) Szentgotthard (H) Andalo Valtellino (IT) Ardesio (IT) Casnigo (IT) Chignolo d’Isola (IT) Gandino (IT) Novara (IT) Trivero (IT) Villa d’Ogna (IT) Savinesti (RO) London (UK) AMERICAS ASIA Buenos Aires (RA) Rio Grande (RA) Araçariguama (BR) São José dos Campos (BR) Wadsworth (USA) Greenville (USA) Noida (IND) Shanghai (CN) Suzhou (CN)
RADICIGROUP PET YARN AREA the answer to specific market needs.
POLYESTER: WORLD MARKET TRENDS Regional: per capita demand – MMF (Man Made Fibres) kg per capita Source: Radici Partecipazioni Spa 25 North America 20 China (with Hong Kong) 15 West Europe Japan 10 Latin America 5 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 0
POLYESTER : WORLD MARKET TRENDS World: Mill comsumption – by fibre with cotton Millions of Metric Tonnes Source: Radici Partecipazioni Spa 120 100 Acrylic 80 Olefin+ speciality Cellulosic Total Nylon Total 60 Polyester Staple Polyester Filament 40 cotton 20 2024 2022 2020 2018 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990 1988 1986 1984 1982 1980 0
POLYESTER VS COTTON World mill comsumption Source: Radici Partecipazioni Spa Millions of Metric Tonnes 70 60 cotton 50 40 Polyester (Filament & Staple) 30 20 Other MMF 10 0 1980 2010 2012 2020 2024
SYNERGY AND INTEGRATION: PET AND PBT One of RadiciGroup's key strengths is the synergistic vertical integration of its production process. In the PET Yarn business area, thanks to control over a modern production chain, the companies assure high quality and consistency, along with custom-made products.
SYNERGY AND INTEGRATION: PET RECYCLING From PET bottle scraps to PET recycled polymer , to high quality yarns. A virtuous path leading to apparel, upholstery, technical and industrial applications … product sustainability in everyday life…
PET PRODUCTION PLANTS Noyfil SA - Stabio (Switzerland) POY dope dyed or raw, FDY dope dyed or raw; POY for stretch yarns (PBT); UV resistant, antibacterial and flame retardant yarns; PLA Biopolymer yarns. Noyfil SpA - Andalo Valtellino (Italy) Continuous polyester yarns, semi-dull and bright, flat, sized beams for weaving and warp-knitting beams. Micro and multifilaments and special yarns. Noyfil SpA - Chignolo d’Isola (Italy) Texturing, air-jet, twisting, air-mingling of polyester yarns raw white, dope and yarn dyed suitable for weaving and knitwear. 27,000 tons - spinning capacity
FACTS AND FIGURES POY FDY SY MKT PRODUCTION Customer Care and Technical Assistance TDY ATJ TDY TWISTED FLAT ON BEAMS TEXTURIZED ON BEAMS INDUSTRY TEAMS WARP KNITTING SIZED FOR WEAVING WARP KNITTING DOPE DYED YARN DYED AUTOMOTIVE WEAVING CONVERTERS FINAL APPLICATIONS Apparel, automotive, technicalindustrial, home and furnishings… 340 employees 91 million euros Sales (2013)
POLYESTER PRODUCTION CHAIN RadiciGroup companies employ in its modern production chain the latest technologies. Thanks to modernized production plants and automation of all departments, the company regularly assures quality and consistency of products. RADICIGROUP HAS CONTROL ON THE ENTIRE POLYESTER PRODUCTION CHAIN, INTEGRATED FROM THE RAW MATERIAL TO THE FINAL YARN.
MAIN BRANDS Raw-white and solution or yarndyed polyester available in additivated versions (Flame Retardant, bacteriostatic, UV protection), microfibre, supermicrofibre and bicomponent (PA/PET). Raw and solutiondyed polyester yarn available in additivated versions (FR, bacteriostatic, UV protection) ideal for applications, from apparel to furnishings, medical and automotive sector. Continuous polyester filament derived from postconsumer recycled polymer available in dope-dyed, bacteriostatic and UV stabilized versions. Versatile product for a wide range of applications. Eco-sustainable polyester yarn produced from post-consumer recycled PET bottles; sustainable solution for a vast range of applications from apparel to technical/industrial sectors. Raw or solution-dyed yarn, available with antimicrobial functionality, made from Ingeo™ polylactic acid (PLA) 100% natural biopolymer. Derived from renewable sources, this product is suitable for apparel, intimate wear, furnishings and consumer goods.
PRODUCT RANGE Standard yarns can be additivated and/or combined with other filaments in order to obtain special product varieties. The many different permanent functionalities guaranty high versatility of RadiciGroup’s polyester yarns. • • • • • • Bico CornLeaf Bacteriostatic Flame Retardant Cationic UV Stabilized • • • • • • Bico CornLeaf Bacteriostatic Flame Retardant Skin-core Stretch
POLYESTER VS COTTON Sustainability in polyester production process Natural fibers and polyester based products – Comparison between GER (Gross Energy Requirement) and GWP100 (Global Warming Potential).* COTTON GER GWP Unit PET Unit GER Mj GWP Kg CO2 RECYCLED PET Unit r-Starlight® r-Radyarn® GER Mj GWP Kg CO2 37.7 1.5 72.03 3.53 Mj Kg CO2 Fibre 55.39 3.07 Yarn (1 Kg) 180.78 14.35 STARLIGHT® RADYARN® 99.5 3.2 134.39 5.29 * Source: Ecoinvent database and RadiciGroup LCA Studies 2010
APPLICATIONS RadiciGroup PET YARN area offers a broad variety of high quality products with features that make them ideal for diverse applications, from sportswear to technical fabrics, furnishings, automotive, technicalindustrial and sanitarymedical.
APPLICATIONS Hosiery, swimwear, curtains, linings, trimmings, auto interiors, food packaging and medical bandages.
QUALITY IN ACTION! One of RadiciGroup's main missions is the satisfaction of its customers, shareholders, employees and the local communities where it operates through the continual improvement of its business activities, products and services, both in terms of quality and level of performance. The companies of RadiciGroup PET yarn share this mission. They are all ISO 90001 certified, Oecotex Certificate is available upon request on its main products. Besides, LCA studies have been performed on all its main products …
RadiciGroup PET YARN: added value all along the production chain down to the final product.
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