OEKO-TEX® Company Of The Month November 2014: Fulgar S.p.A.

ZURICH, Switzerland — December 3, 2014 — The Italian yarn manufacturer Fulgar S.p.A. can call on decades of know-how in the textile industry. With its aspirations for innovation, constant customer focus and high quality, the company has become one of the leading manufacturers of polyamides used mainly for the manufacture of knitted fabrics, lingerie, swimwear and sportswear. Almost all articles meet the most stringent human-ecological demands necessary for certification in product class l (baby articles) for the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100.

Fulgar was founded in 1980 in Castel Goffredo (Mantua) as a supplier to local textile companies in the former “hosiery district”. As a result of far-sighted company policies and optimum market adjustment, the company gradually won ground in the international textile arena. Since 2000, Fulgar has been reaching new international markets with its own brand, particularly in the Asian and Eastern European regions. Today, the company has subsidiaries in Sri Lanka and Serbia and also maintains a sales office in Turkey.

With around 800 employees, Fulgar can today offer a wide range of products. For Alan Garosi, marketing manager, the focus is on adjustment of the finished products to suit the needs of the end consumers. “The yarns manufactured by Fulgar are used for all types of textiles: their application ranges from circular knitting for modern jersey textiles to hosiery, corsetry and swimwear, to sportswear,” Garoisi said. “Our decades of know-how in the textile industry have enabled us to create intelligent fibres with new capabilities and to offer a wide, environmentally friendly and sustainable range of products.”

Thanks to extensive investments in the area of research and development, Fulgar can now concentrate on the development of new and innovative fibres. “In addition to our particular customer focus and strength of innovation, our philosophy also includes an extremely high commitment to environmental issues and sustainability,” stated Garosi. “We implement varied projects and initiatives on a daily basis which involve all production processes.”

One of the most successful new developments is Q-NOVA®, a new microfibre made of polyamide 6,6, which is 99-percent derived from recycled material. Garosi is convinced of the benefits of the new material. “Q-NOVA is attractive because of the outstanding characteristics such as being extremely light, extraordinarily comfortable and very good at absorbing moisture. In addition, the material is easy to dye and process. As a result of the sustainable production process, we can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and water consumption and promote the use of renewable energies.

“Q-NOVA shows that our commitment to the environment is not solely based on statutory regulations but that it also represents one of the basic principles of the Fulgar company policy.”

Posted December 9, 2014

Source: Oeko-Tex