03 January 2017
03 January 2017
Radici Plastics has received the ‘Destaque de Qualidade’ award which is sponsored by Tecfil, a customer and car filter production market leader in Latin America.
Tecfil said the award expressed its appreciation for the quality and excellence of the innovative engineering plastics provided and of the accurate and continuous process monitoring service, among other reasons.
Radici Plastics CEO, Jane Campos, emphasised that, “It is a very important award for Radici Plastics, which demonstrates our unique ability to support the customer through all the steps of the process, from design to finished product. Together with the Tecfil engineering department we found a specific solution for their needs, by providing two Radilon brand products that can improve overall fuel filter performance.”
The Radilon range includes polymers designed to offer improved resistance to high temperatures (up to 230 degrees Celsius for Radilon XTreme), reinforced materials for metal replacement and long-chain polyamides.
Radici claims that the Radilon product range is among the most extensive available on the polyamide market and includes thermoplastic compounds based on PA6, PA66, copolymers, PA610, PA612, and special PAs for high-temperature applications.
According to Radici, the Radilon polyamides are also available as non-reinforced products, reinforced with glass fibre or mineral filler, impact modified and with special formulations for specific applications. They have the exceptional characteristics typical of polyamides, such as high stiffness and mechanical strength, impact toughness, especially at the conditioned state, as well as excellent sliding and wear properties, good electrical insulating properties and high chemical resistance. All this combined with excellent processability with the most common transformation technologies.
It says that the versatility of polyamides makes it possible to extend their properties, adapting them to a very wide range of needs, through the perfecting and development of special formulations, and in some cases of tailor made products based on specific use requirements, just like in the RadiciGroup and Tecfil case.
Jane Campos remarked, “We were the first in Brazil to provide certified polyamide engineering plastics used for the manufacture of parts of stadium seats. RadiciGroup had already provided its engineering plastics for the seats of eight Brazilian stadiums that had hosted the World Cup in 2014.”
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