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RadiciGroup “Snags” Stadium Seats at Rio 2016 Olympics

Radiflam nylon 6 once again to play role in Brazil’s stadium seating.


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Radiflam nylon 6 once again to play role in Brazil’s stadium seating.


Italy’s RadiciGroup (U.S. office in Wadsworth, Ohio) was for the second time chosen as a key materials supplier for stadium seating for a prestigious sports event taking place in Brazil—this time for the Rio 2016 Olympic games, August 5-21.


The company supplied its halogen-free flame retardant, 30% glass-reinforced nylon 6 Radiflam S RV300UKHF 3010 BK, for the seats of eight of the major Brazilian stadiums that hosted the 2014 Football World Championships. This year, the company’s material was reconfirmed by Brazil for the seating at five of the venues of the upcoming Olympic games. The Radiflam S specialty resins are being used to manufacture the stadium seats and many of their components and accessories such as armrests, bolts and supports.


The specialty Radiflam S grade reportedly ensures that the final plastic parts feature maximum performance in terms of mechanical resistance, flame-retardancy, aesthetic appearance, and resistance to prolonged exposure to UV radiation and aggressive weathering. All this, while complying with the Olympic Committees’ stringent regulations on the safety of the sports facilities and the construction sector’s specific technical regulations, according to Jane Campos, CEO of Radici Plastics Ltda.—the company’s nearly 20-year-old Brazilian production site for its engineering resins, including nylon, PBT, TPE and polyacetal.


“We were the first in Brazil to supply nylon engineering plastics approved for use in the manufacture of stadium seat parts. The fact that Radiflam is going to be at the Rio games makes us really proud. During our almost twenty years of activity on the Brazilian market, we have always strived to provide our customers with technological innovation, quality, safety and the highest degree of customization. This is the kind of work we continue to do, thanks to our R&D facilities and our on-site technical support for customer development projects created here in South America, as well as the contribution of our knowledge acquired in Europe and North America.”


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