Over the last 35 years, MDB Texinov® has developed impressive know-how and expertise in the design and manufacture of engineered textiles.
MDB Texinov® is a small French industrial concern originally founded, in 1972, in La Tour du Pin, in the Isère region of the French Alpine foothills. It initially produced non-laddering textiles for the clothing market but soon moved into more technical applications.
Its warp-knitted engineered textiles are designed and their manufacture is controlled in France by a team of around twenty engineers and technicians with enormous experience in all aspects of the production chain. The entire value chain from design to manufacture and logistics, along with customer service, is also exercised in France, in our workshops in the Isère region.
As a pioneer in the field, the company harnesses the full innovative potential of warp-knitting technology for applications serving the interests of customers on the civil engineering, automotive, aeronautics, construction, agricultural, and medical-device markets.
The company bases its development on a strategy of major investment and reinforcement of its R&D team. To meet the requirements of new standards and the strictest demands, particularly in the medical field, MDB Texinov® has invested a great deal, in both human and material terms, to maintain the greatest possible independence (in‑house laboratory, Quality service, research and development). This development drive works hand in hand with keeping a finger on the pulse of markets and maintaining a key presence at the heart of the world of engineered textiles.
The evolution of the MDB Texinov® offering is tailored to the functional and financial issues faced by the companys customers, i.e. sustainable construction, energy efficiency, protection and renewal of natural resources, design for all, and pressure for innovative medical devices.
The companys experience has made it the most innovative European specialist in warp-knitting technology. Its skills are exercised through both MDB Texinov®, which is devoted to the agricultural, industrial, and medical markets, and Texinov®, which focuses on products for civil engineering and geotechnics.
Milestones in the companys development:
1972: Creation of “La Maille des Buissières” (MDB) in St Clair de la Tour: manufacture of non-laddering textiles (tulle netting, clothing)
1983: Launch of Filbio®, insect-proof netting for crops that has became a market yardstick
1985: Launch of the first Notex® GX reinforcing geotextiles
1988: First geotextile export contracts
1992: “La Maille des Buissières” becomes MDB Texinov
1996: First certification against ISO 9002
2002: Construction of corporate headquarters—8,000‑m² workshop and 400 m² of offices—in Saint Didier de la Tour
2003: Certification against ISO 9001
2005: Involvement in collaborative projects in France and the rest of Europe (FP6 / ERA)
2009: Integration of the yarn preparation business
2012: Certification against ISO 13485 concerning medical devices
2013: Integration of the post-treatment business and development of a workshop devoted to medical applications (2,000 m2)
Annual production capacity: 20 million square metres of textiles
More than 70 knitting looms
2 production sites in the Rhône–Alpes region