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Technology and creativity

Spinning, weaving and finishing technology has developed along three paths: regularity, quality and price. The aim is to obtain batches of thread and fabric with the same characteristics (thickness, density, colour, etc.) within certain pre-determined quality parameters and with acceptable profit margins. These advances have brought with them the development of knowledge, techniques and machines, enabling us not only to spin and weave but also to create new fibres and blends suited to every purpose.

Nowadays we don’t make thread to sell to the weaver or fabric to sell to the seamstress; instead, we order the thread and fabric we need for a given final product, whether it be an item of clothing, a carpet, a climbing rope, a laboratory filter or fabric for surgery. The search is endless, as is the technical potential.

  • Biopolymers.
  • Microencapsulation.
  • Nanotechnology.
  • Fabrics for composites.
  • Recycled polyester.
  • Personal protection fabrics.
  • Luminous fabrics.
  • Medical fabrics.
  • Metallic fabrics for architecture.
  • Artificial grass.


<p>Artificial grass. Photo Quico/CDMT</p>
Sample of artificial grass
Sample of artificial grass
<p>Windmill blade made of textile fibre. Photo Quico/CDMT</p>
Windmill blade exhibit made of
Windmill blade exhibit made of textile fibre
<p>Compression fabric. Photo Quico/CDMT&nbsp;</p>
Compression fabric exhibit
Compression fabric exhibit
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