THE POLYAMIDE POLYMERIZATION PLANT COMMISSIONING REPRESENTED A STRATEGIC COMPLETION THAT HAS ENABLED THE COMPANY TO ACHIEVE TOTAL TECHNOLOGICAL INDEPENDENCE IN THE PRODUCTION OF POLYAMIDE-BASED AND POLYESTER-BASED ADHESIVES.
Since the polymerisation plant was started one year ago, the volumes of polyamide production – both the extruded rod used for shoe assembly (TECHNIPOL® PA 167) and compound material (TECHNIPOL® PA) keep growing. In addition, always for the footwear industry, the company in Mortara has recently begun a large-scale production of polyamide-based compounds (TECHNIPOL® PA/G), a product used in the folding step.
The market’s positive response and increasing demand of such product drove the company to keep investing on it. In the first months of this year, in fact, SIPOL® will start a new extrusion plant for TECHNIPOL® PA 167 rod, a strategic choice that will double the production of this material.
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Let’s step back to understand more deeply what happened at SIPOL® in recent years.
The polyamide polymerization plant commissioning represented a strategic completion that has enabled the company to achieve total technological independence in the production of polyamidebased and polyester-based adhesives.
In addition, this investment followed the previous one for the development of the TECHNIPOL® line “tin-free” polyesters, which meant a further step towards the environmental sustainability; the TECHNIPOL® PA polyamides use mostly (> 80%) monomers from renewable sources (plant biomass).
SIPOL® in short
Attention to the environment, investment in human resources and advanced technology, research and development of new products, a constant presence on the international market – quite a lot, but it should be added that, presently, the Italian company is the only one in the world able to produce in-house, both “tin free” polyesters and “green” polyamides for the footwear industry (from the polymer to the mounting rod).