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Brazilian World Cup stadiums opt for Radici flame retardant specialties

Brazilian World Cup stadiums opt for Radici flame retardant specialties
In six of the 12 major football stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup next year in Brazil, the plastic seats will be made of Radici's flame retardant Radiflam, the company said.

As a major international sports event, the World Cup will attract hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world. With so many people thronging the venues, fire safety is a priority, which explains the choice of the polyamide 6 flame retardant Radiflam product family for the plastic seats at these venues. RadiciGroup is the first producer in Brazil to supply certified engineering plastics specifically for the manufacture of stadium seat components.

Plastic parts made of flame retardant Radiflam have high mechanical resistance, excellent aesthetic appearance and high resistance to prolonged exposure to UV radiation and other extreme weather conditions, while meeting the stringent FIFA standards on stadium safety, according the company. Not only the seats, but also the armrests, bolts, supports and other components will be produced from this flame retardant PA 6.

According to Danilo Micheletti, RadiciGroup Plastics COO for North America, South America and China, it's an affirmation of Radici's technical competence and innovative capability.

"Our team that helped us achieve these results successfully carried out extensive development work in order to meet the rigorous requirements imposed not only by FIFA but also by new construction regulations for safety and comfort," he said.

The six stadiums featuring the Radiflam seats are: Estádio Mineirão (Belo Horizonte), Estádio Nacional de Brasília (Brasília), Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador), Estádio Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre), Estádio das Dunas (Natal), Arena Corinthians (São Paulo).

"Being on the front line with our technology and development know-how at a prestigious sports event like the fast approaching World Cup is a real privilege for our group," said Jane Campos, managing director of Radici Plastics Ltda.

"Our efforts in this sector during the past fifteen years of business activity in Brazil have been rewarded. The market has recognized and selected our products because of their superior technology, quality and safety. And this is truly the best stimulus to do even better."

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