This project is co-funded by the European Union within
the CIP Eco-Innovation initiative of the
Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme,CIP.

The Project


Project title: Regenerating PVC Hoses and Sponsoring Eco-Sustainability
Project acronym: RHOSES
Contract no. ECO/13/630219/SI2.681259
Start date of project: 20.09.2014
Duration of the project: 24 months

The RHOSES project aims at the first commercialization and large distribution of a novel product: a flexible, ecological garden hose, made up of a high percentage of recycled PVC obtained via the Vinyloop technique. The hoses will be manufactured by the Italian company FITT, leader in the gardening sector, and will be developed by regenerating PVC material found in used hoses and which is difficult to recycle as it is part of composite materials.

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Innovation, design, high-quality products and comprehensive service: guided by these values, FITT® - since 1969- offers the market a wide range of standard and customized hoses for irrigation and industrial applications.

Thanks to a strong commitment to research and development, the Company wins the challenge of innovation constantly developing revolutionary patented materials and technologies. The on-going investments in R&D allow FITT to work with a wide range of thermoplastic materials, creating products with carefully targeted performance for specific types of application, even in challenging conditions. The use of patented formulas and latest-generation components allow us to offer innovative solutions compliant with the most stringent technical and regulatory requisites.

Capitalizing on production, sales and distribution facilities located throughout Europe, as well as strong manufacturing partnerships in America, China and Japan. the Company boasts a well-structured network stretching all over the world.