AEI Tèxtils

The Catalan cluster of advanced textile materials

 

AEI TÈXTILS is a cluster, with a non-profit association structure, formed by companies and organisations in the value chain of the advanced textile materials sector in Catalonia.

Its main objectives are to promote innovation, foster links in the sector and to give visibility to the cluster and its members at an international level to boost the green and digital transition.

Gold Label AEI Tèxtils

Associated members

Team professionals

Ongoing innovation projects

In funding for members in 2023

ADDTEX organizes hackathons with European textile students

On May 15, 16 and 17, ADDTEX project, led by AEI Tèxtils, organized a series of hackathons across Europe.

AEI TÈXTILS at Techtextil

AEI Tèxtils participated at Techtextil 2024 from April 23th to 26th with a joint booth with several of its members: FINSA, Pont Aurell y Armengol, Hilados Egarfil, Technitiger, VTS Technical Textiles, Laminats Orient, Velutex Flock, Hilaturas Arnau and Polisilk.

SustainTex meeting

We have participated in a SustainTex project meeting, held in Malta from 6th to 7th May.

Participation at the European Cluster Conference

Two members of AEI Tèxtils’ team attended the European Cluster Conference, held from 6th to 8th May in Brussels.

Euroboostex project meeting

The cluster team has participated at a Euroboostex project meeting held on 6th May in Brussels.

Visit to ETP

On 6th May, Josep Casamada, AEI Tèxtils’ lead Project Manager, visited Textile ETP facilities in Brussels.

CIRTECHTEX launches its first newsletter

CIRTECHTEX project, led by the cluster member Marina Tèxtil, has launched its first newsletter.

Admantex2i launches its 3rd newsletter

Admantex2i has issued its 3rd Newsletter, including a review of the mission to Japan held in March.

Members’ meeting

AEI Tèxtils organized, on April 10, a members’ meeting at the CECOT headquarters, as part of the final event of Admantex2i project. 

ZeroF project meeting

On 19th and 20th March we have been in Luxemburg, participating in a ZeroF project meeting.

Testimonials

“The cluster provides us with knowledge, keeps us up to date with technological trends and brings us closer to national and international experts.”

PAULÍ ALUART

Manager of C.P. Aluart

“In the cluster we share concerns with other companies and collaborate to find solutions.”

JAIME CABRÉ

Manager of LIASA

“The AEI Tèxtils team is proactive, knows our needs and supports us closely throughout all the process to carry out innovation projects.”

MARC PONSA

Manager of Polisilk and Etisilk

“It is important to belong to a cluster where the main companies in the sector are located. A network is generated, which provides us with contacts and offers us a very personalized service.”

 

RAIMON SELLARÈS

Manager of Marina Tèxtil

“The success rate of the projects presented to various funding calls with the support of the cluster is very high.”

JOAN PERA

Manager of Manufacturas Arpe

“AEI Tèxtils helps us to keep up to date with trends in the advanced textile materials sector. As machinery suppliers it is very useful for us to better target our offer.”

 

MIKI FUSTER

Manager of Jose Fuster, S.L.

“Networking and industrial symbiosis to the cluster are key to promote circular economy and recycling in the field of technical textiles, to which we are dedicated.”

JOAN SANTAMARIA

Manager of Hilaturas Arnau

“Thanks to AEI Tèxtils we have been able to interact and get to know in depth many local companies and within our sector, exchange knowledge and create synergies.”

 

JOAQUIM BADRINAS

Manager of FINSA

“The cluster is such a dynamic engine that opens us the door to many opportunities linked to innovation in our sector, as well as to all the financial support programs that the different administrations have open.”

SALVADOR AYMERICH

Manager of CINPASA

“AEI Tèxtils offers us the possibility of having access to R&D&I or internationalization projects that would be impossible to carry out individually. All this, within an environment that promotes the transformation of competition between companies into collaborations that bring shared benefits.”

MANUEL VILLAROYA

Manager of Lumaquin, S.A.

“As a University Institute for Textile Research that we are, belonging to AEI Tèxtils represents an opportunity and is a competitive advantage, since it allows us to keep up to date about different funding calls and also to get in touch with potential partners for future projects.”

ENRIC CARRERA

Director of INTEXTER

“The cluster has managed to bring together a powerful association of companies that represent the present and the future of the technical textile industry.
Being present in this group opens the doors to potential collaborations and motivates us to find new challenges for our company. “

JORDI UBACH

Manager of S.A. HILADOS EGARFIL

Thanks to the collaboration and innovation framework of the cluster, we better understand the needs of advanced textile manufacturing companies to better offer solutions that optimize their production and logistic processes.”

PAU FELIU

Product Manager of MACCION

“AEI Tèxtils not only gives us a very broad view of projects in the sector, but also makes it easier for us to access them successfully. Participation in projects and missions allows us to expand the range of opportunities and learn about trends in the sector.”

ARIADNA CEREROLS

Director of TRITURATS LA CANYA, S.A.

“As suppliers of auxiliary products, in the cluster we find the family that gives us access to valuable information on the needs and lines of work of our sector.”

 

ALEX CHARLES

Managing Director of TANATEX Chemicals Ibérica, S.L.U.

“Being part of the cluster allows us to share synergies and objectives with other entities to develop new projects and proposals for the future.”

 

 

MÒNICA LLOSES

Manager of GENEROS DE PUNTO FELLO, S.A..

“AEI Tèxtils accompanies us in our growth process as a company; for us it is important to count on the support of an expert’s team like the cluster one.”

 

ERIC MIQUEL

Team Leader at Articles tècnics de niló, S.L. – PROLINEBARCELONA

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