A radically new product, a synthetic fabric offering superior performance for application to natural fabrics. In 1960, a moment of inspiration led Ugo Gregorio Traverso to develop an idea that would revolutionise the market: Plastitex invented plastic fabric, the material of the future. During the era of Italian mass tourism, Plastitex introduced sun loungers to every beach resort in the Riviera and immediately became industry leader. Today, 7 out of 10 producers still choose our products. Ecolefine, the only sustainable, halogen-free, 100% recyclable fabric, which combines high performance and maximum respect for the environment, has made us pioneers of sustainability. In 2005 we created a new category of plastic fabrics, a weave of plastic and plastic-free yarns that is as resistant as PVC and is remarkably pleasant to the touch. These hybrid fabrics are exclusive to Plastitex, which has turned the perception of plastic fabrics on its head.
Since 2017 Plastitex is part of the Serge Ferrari Group, a world leader in flexible composite membranes (185 million euros of turnover), that meets the functional and aesthetic requirements of sectors as diverse as building, industry, furniture and yachting.
Plastitex, as a leader in technical textiles solutions for Outdoor Furniture, brings to the Group new functionalities on an industrial level, great flexibility and high degree of customization experience based on solid relationships with some of the best Italian designers.
We develop the highest performing thermoplastic yarns and fabrics on the market. We believe that quality is a necessary pre-requisite for our products to exist. Certified quality, as attested by the many certifications obtained that attest to the mechanical strength and weathering resistance of our fabrics.
We bring your ideas to life.
We know how to interpret and meet the needs of each company and designer.
We make our R&D team, sales team and Style Centre available to our customers for custom textile projects.
We complete more than 600 custom projects every year.
At Plastitex sustainability is a fundamental value. It is our daily know-how that translates into highly innovative products such as Ecolefine and into social value for the local area.
Being sustainable means promoting a culture of sustainability to be shared with our employees, our suppliers and our customers. To generate a shared knowledge that facilitates the implementation of sustainable solutions.
We are passionate about colour and creativity in all its forms.
We want to create the trends of tomorrow, which is why we collaborate with designers and international fashion, design and graphic design academies in an ongoing effort to identify new trends to translate into new product solutions. A number of leading international brands and designers in the furnishing industry have appointed us to develop exclusive productions. These include, among others: Calligaris, Missoni, Moroso and Patricia Urquiola.
We have been operating in the heart of North East Italy's manufacturing area for sixty years, with production facilities in Carmignano di Brenta, in the province of Padua. We are a resource for both the local area and Italy as a whole. Our presence increases the value of local production and helps promote the Made in Italy label around the world.
Our products are 100% made in Italy and we control the entire production chain. We are the only company that is able to manage all four stages of the production process: spinning, weaving, finishing and product creation. This means that we can be flexible in order to meet special requirements and fast as we are in control of the timeframes. Our ability to intervene at all stages of the production process allows us to be thorough and we can thus guarantee the quality of our products.
We offer an extensive catalogue of solutions, a range of 30 fabrics available in more than 40 colour variants. Our production capacity in figures:
- 2.2 million square metres of fabric per year
- 1 million items created per year
- 230 projects completed each year
- potential capacity for volumes of 500,000 finished product units
We employ people who are competent, passionate and irreplaceable for our brand. Our workforce is our wealth: 70 employees, decades of experience and specific know-how that increase our company's international success day after day. We invest in employee training to improve workforce skills now more than ever.