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Leading PES Fibre Producer in Europe Incorporating Advanced Technology

Through the use of state of the art technology, ADVANSA supplies worldwide customers with its broad range of specialty fibres that combine comfort, technical performance and sustainability and are suitable for home textiles, technical textile applications, dry laid & wet laid nonwovens, as well as paper.


CIRFS – European Man-Made Fibres Association

The trade association representing the interests of the chemical fibres industry in wider Europe. It defends members’ interests in fighting for fair trade, attacks trade barriers and distortions of competition, encourages innovation, promotes objective standards and test methods and demonstrates advantages and sustainability of man-made fibres, and works for scientific approach to regulation on health and safety and environment and provides its members with market information and analysis.


dralon® - always a step ahead in acrylic fibers

Dralon GmbH with its German locations in Dormagen and Lingen is a worldwide recognized producer of acrylic fibers.  Whether in furniture fabrics, carpets or in a warming blanket – this fiber is omnipresent in all home textiles. But also fashion, sportswear, garden furniture or awnings are made of dralon® .  And this since 1954.



International association serving the nonwovens and related industries, by providing a network platform, products, services and events of the highest value for its members and industry participants worldwide. This in order to foster promotion of nonwovens’ sustainable and profitable growth.
Organiser of INDEX™17, the leading nonwovens exhibition.



Fisipe – Fibras Sintéticas de Portugal S.A. is a manufacturer of acrylic fibers with production facilities in Lavradio, Portugal.  Formed in 1973, Fisipe has 40 years of experience in this area. Since its formation, it has developed from a manufacturer of standard textile fibers into a provider of specialist acrylic fibers. The company also produces pre-colored and functional fibers for technical applications.
In 2012, SGL Group - one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of carbon-based products - acquired Fisipe. The German group selected the Portuguese acrylic fibers company as its European production base for Precursor, the raw material used in carbon fiber manufacturing. In parallel, the existing production and marketing of acrylic fibers for the global market of acrylic fiber specialities is continued. Fisipe produces a variety of different acrylic fiber specialities for technical and textile applications.


Integrated Consulting Company serving the industry

Offering Consulting Services related to Strategy, Management & Operational, Logistics and Engineering, Gherzi has become a leading, integrated and independent Consulting Company, focusing on textiles and clothing.

Clients range from fibers (e.g. Lenzing, UNIFI, Birla, Reliance), textile machinery (e.g. Rieter, Saurer, Barmag), textile producers (e.g. Ten Cate, Vardhman, Faurecia, Welspun) to retailers/ brands (e.g. Hugo Boss, Zegna, Versace, Helly Hansen).



Glanzstoff Industries, with three production sites in the Czech Republic, Italy and Luxembourg as well as a worldwide distribution network, is a major player in the production and processing of high-tenacity viscose filament yarns and fabrics for technical and textile applications.




Groz-Beckert – a textile world

Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. The family-owned company, founded in 1852, employed around 7,800 people and generated a turnover of around €629 Mio.


Quality, development, service

IFG Asota, member of the International Fibres Group (IFG), is a leading supplier of PO staple fibers. IFG Asota develops, manufactures and markets PP, PE and PA6 staple fibers for use in carpets, automobiles, technical applications, sun shades, sport coverings and textiles.
Our core competencies are excellent product quality, continuous improvement and a high quality of service.

Textile network Eastern Austria PlasTexTron

ecoplus, Lower Austrian Business Agency, and the Chamber of Commerce / textile industry initiated the organization of the textile network. The objective is develop interfaces between the industries of plastics, textiles and mechatronics and jointly implement new products and innovations in projects.


Textiles are in focus at SALTEX in Dornbirn!

On 5 and 6 October 2016, the SALTEX – the community platform for smart textiles as well as fibre-reinforced composites and their industrial automation – will be held on the exhibition grounds in Dornbirn. The focus will be on networking between the industries involved. SALTEX combines trade fair and symposium with an attractive supporting programme.



The Saurer Group is a leading textile industry group mainly specialising in machinery and components for yarn processing. Saurer unites the brands Schlafhorst, Zinser, Allma, Volkmann, Jintan and Saurer Embroidery along with the Saurer Components brands Accotex, Daytex, Fibrevision, Temco and Texparts.



Syngroup helps industry design the right processes quickly and cleverly – from concept to implementation. Those that employ resources efficiently and economically have more time to be innovative. This is what every company needs for a successful future. We take the path with our clients – in a spirit of determination and completely devoid of red tape.


WISTO – Vorarlberg’s Innovation Agency

The team of WISTO supports companies, when starting their business in Vorarlberg or when transfering their ideas into products. Benefit from the free services and the extensive network, in order to find the right partners, profit from grants and boost your success.