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Life-Innoprowire: let’s begin


The first training day of the European “Life-Innoprowire” Project will take place on Thursday November 26th.

The project’s partners are Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri (namely Officine Maccaferri and Samp spa) and the Radici Group.

The event will take place at Bentivoglio (Bologna) in the HeadQuarter facility of Samp spa (via Saliceto 15) where the partners will welcome professors and students of the Bologna University.

This is the day schedule:

  • Introduction to the Maccaferri Group: role and goal of Samp spa Officine Maccaferri
  • Introduction of the attendees from the Scuola di Ingegneria (Engineering faculty), degree course for “Chemical and Process Engeneering”
  • Radici Group: commitment to environmental sustainability, the contribute of recycling polyamide for compounds with low environmental impact. Green certification for Radilon and Heramid
  • “Life-Innoprowire” project: polymeric materials and industrial technologies
  • Presentation of the industrial production lines and introduction of the technological processes

Life-Innoprowire wants to contributes to the sustainable innovation process. This is fully “made in Italy” pilot project and it has been funded by the ECC for the LIFE+ program, the European backing tool focused on environment protection.

Life-Innoprowire aims to design an innovative process, having minor environment impact, to produce steel extruded wires for the realization of protective and restraint structures realized with metallic mesh.

The innovative side of the project, with a sustainable goal, consists of the use of polyamide based polymers, as a viable alternative to PVC, as coating.

The goal of the three industrial partners involved in the project could be summarized in this way:

  • Officine Maccaferri means to pursue the development of double twisted metallic mesh more and more environmentally friendly
  • Samp spa wants to exploit its own industrial know-how in the wire area, with a special focus on reducing the energy consumption for the production lines, which Samp personally design and develop. And to get this goal also thanks to the use of drivers for the smart control of the electric motors
  • Radici Group is determined to invest in new application for polyamides designed to be environmentally friendly

Established in 1879, Officine Maccaferri is a leading provider of innovative and environmental solutions to the construction industry.
Renowned as the world leader in gabion retaining structures, Maccaferri has diversified significantly over the past 20 years and now offers engineered solutions from reinforced soil structures to coastal protection and from natural hazard mitigation to hydraulic works. Maccaferri researches, designs, supplies and provides construction solutions within its target markets. With business operations in 100 countries and a worldwide manufacturing footprint, Maccaferri has a global presence with local focus. Based in Bologna, Italy, Officine Maccaferri is at the heart of the Maccaferri Industrial Group.

The mechanical engineering company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, SAMP SpA, is composed of three divisions:

  • Sampsistemi manufactures complete machines and lines for wire and cable drawing and bunching
  • Samputensili is a worldwide supplier of complete solutions for gear production including tools, machine tools, and services
  • Sampingranaggi manufactures high-quality bevel and cylindrical gears and assembled gearboxes. Specialised in co-engineering, SAMP is the ideal partner for manufacturers of industrial, robotised and automated machinery

With productions plants and commercial offices in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Radici Group is now one of the largest Italian chemical companies operating internationally. The Group’s industrial businesses are structured at a global level and are diversified within market sectors including chemicals, plastics, synthetic fibres and non-wovens. RadiciGroup is a solid, reliable and flexible company that offers quality and sustainable innovation to its customers.
RadiciGroup products, from nylon polymers to technopolymers and from synthetic fibres to non-wovens, are applied in multiple sectors, including clothing, furnishings, automotive, consumer goods, construction, electric/electronics, electrical appliances, and sports.

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