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Italian producer of hi-tech fabrics, leathers and microfibers, with experience in EU projects, is looking for partners interested in developing innovative products and/or submitting a proposal under Horizon 2020 in the field of advanced textile materials

Country of Origin: Italy
Reference Number: TOIT20161019001
Publication Date: 19 October 2016


An Italian company active in the textile industry for over 20 years is offering its expertise to other companies and R&D institutions interested in developing advanced materials for multi-sectorial applications and/or innovative textile machinery.

It is interested in a research cooperation agreement with partners from all over Europe in order to join an EU project consortium. A technical cooperation agreement could also be considered for technological development purposes.


The Italian company, established in Lombardy, is leader in the market of hi-tech fashion fabrics in the field of footwear, accessories, leather goods and apparel industries. Its mission is to product innovative materials characterized by high fashion and functional content. For this reason, over the past years it has developed an outstanding innovative and technological power in the design of fashion fabrics and hi-tech materials.

With a view at the development of advanced material for multi-sectorial applications and/or innovative textile machinery, the company is able to offer to interested companies and R&D institutions its past experience within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and its expertise on:
- coating, especially regarding elastic fabrics;
- metallic elastic lamina obtained by an innovative nano-technological metallization process with an high grade of tensile straight, elongation at break and abrasion resistance;
- leathers coupled with spacer fabrics, with a high grade of elasticity;
- leathers coupled with jacquard textiles;
- spacer fabrics with an high grade of resilience and breathability.

The company is available to join a consortium interested in submitting a EU project proposal to be funded under Horizon 2020 in the field of advanced textile materials. For this reason, the company is mainly interested in a research cooperation agreement. However, a technical cooperation agreement could also be considered with a view at the technological development of innovative solutions.

Advantages and Innovations

With a 20-year experience in the sector, the company has continuously developed hi-tech fabrics and eco-leather materials with breathability, water resistant, stain proof, elasticity and safety properties.

In particular, the company is specialized in the production of coating and elastic fabrics, metallic elastic lamina, coupled leathers and other fabrics.

It has also gained some previous experience in EU projects within the FP7.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

Type of organisation sought: SMEs, universities and R&D institutions.

Field of activity of the desired partner: fashion and textile (footware, apparel, accessories, etc.).

Role of the partner sought:
- consortium coordinator or project partner willing to submit a proposal under Horizon 2020 calls for funding;
- partner available for R&D, test and/or validation.

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