innovation

Innovation is not only the domain of the R+D+I department

“The future of technical fabrics
can be found in ongoing improvement
and the search for new products
that do not exist yet”.

laboratories

Being in an ongoing process of research and innovation, performing tests and studying the behaviour of new textile fibres and new thread combinations, allows us to develop protective fabrics that are more and more specialised.

We have the latest technology in laboratory equipment and highly qualified personnel, and thanks to this we can develop new compositions of fabrics as well as explore new areas.

R+D+I means searching for, broadening and consolidating new products in order to respond to a market that is more and more demanding each day with regards to workplace protection.

Our facilities offer 3 unique laboratories where up to 300 technical tests are performed daily.

In order to guarantee that our fabrics are safe, resistant and above all, comfortable, we perform tests that include:

  • Fire and heat laboratory: testing for fire resistance and high temperature.
  • Mechanical property laboratory: testing for traction, tearing, abrasion, colour and washings; testing for comfort, breathability, thermal insulation, sweat and water vapour.
  • R+D+I laboratory: new fibre behaviour and development.

The laboratories perform tests on each fabric section and the results are sent to the clients.

connectivity

Our laboratories perform exhaustive quality controls, the results of which are automatically sent to our clients.

We incorporate tools that help us to improve our workflow and client relations. For example, we have a private extranet that allows us to consult our stocks, manufacture times and delivery status in real time, among other parts of the purchase process.

Our only aim is to help our clients better plan their business strategy.

collaboration

We believe that the knowledge exchange is an essential component for both company growth and social development.

Our collaboration with the Industrial Technology Development Centre (CDTI, per abbr. in Spanish) allows us to develop original technical fabrics:

  • Collection of high-visibility (HV) fabrics in varying ranges of colour (yellows, oranges, reds).
  • Development of fabrics for simultaneous protection from heat/cold and flames.
  • Development of technical fabrics for firefighter rescue operations.
  • Protective fabrics for the American market that are alternatives to aramid-based fabrics.
  • Multi-standard workplace protection fabrics that can surpass the ISO 11612 flame resistance standard, but which at the same time comply with the following standards: EN 1149 anti-static fabric, EN 13034 acid resistance, EN 20471 high-visibility fabric and as an electric arc protection fabric, EN 61482-1-2, for the petrochemical/electrical/welding sectors.

Also, we favor the exchange of knowledge through clusters, such as THE CATALAN TECHNICAL TEXTILES’ CLUSTER, and collaborating with¬†university projects, thanks to which we can study and launch new production processes to reduce consumption of waste water. This we achieve by using machinery that uses dry materials and does not generate waste for our finishing processes.

logistics

The implementation of intelligent logistics processes allow us to move 60 km of fabric everyday, thanks to automated workflows and very precise tracking.