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Radici Group develops castor oil-based nylon fiber

5:21 AM MDT | August 27, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Radici Chemiefaser (Selbitz, Germany), formerly Dorix—a subsidiary of the Radici Group (Bergamo, Italy)—has developed a new nylon staple fiber. The fiber was developed using nylon-6,10 produced at the Radici Chimica chemical facility from materials of biological origin—sebacic acid, 64% by weight—and the intermediate hexamethylenediamine, which the Racidi Group produces, the company announced. Sebacic acid is extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant, which is grown, mainly in China and India, in semi-arid regions and is not in...

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