Radici Novacips Measures and Discloses the Environmental Impact of its HERAMID Products

21 July 2015

Radici Novacips has measured and disclosed the environmental impact of both its HERAMID post-industrial engineering plastics and its polyamide waste and scrap recovery service.

According to Radici, the latter process produces the secondary raw material used in the production of HERAMID products.

Radici says the two new EPDs, HERAMID EPD and Polyamide waste recovery service EPD, registered and published on the Environdec website, are further proof of it 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,” 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 depolymerisation. Products such as our HERAMIDs prove that the plastics industry can produce materials with a good technical performance to environmental impact ratio.”

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