EKOTEX company was established in 2001 on the grounds of the company owner’s – Marek Radwański – many years experience in flax planting and processing of flax fibre. Since the very beginning the company’s credo was the idea of environmentally friendly production, no waste production in which all supplied raw materials are fully used.
The main business profile EKOTEX is the production of flax, hemp and para-aramids. Production is carried out on the proven machine park and on the basis of some of his own, innovative technological solutions. The structure of production includes many types of flax and hemp fibers: kotonina, carded fibers in the form of tape, staple fibers (1-20 mm); and para-aramid: pulp, yarn, fiber, fabric. The company has found application for many previously “useless” species of flax fiber and waste generated in the production process. With shives and dust from flax company produces fuel briquettes. High quality of products and reliable customer service provide a lasting place on the European market in nonwovens used in automotive and furniture industries.
The company is involved in recycling of production waste from automotive and textile industry and from cars disassembly stations. The key product in this segment is granulate of polyurethane foam, which is used in the production of acoustic insulation in the automotive and construction industries and also in the production of upholstered furniture compoments.
Our main source of raw material for the production of flax fiber is flax straw sourced from plantations located within 50 km from the company headquarters. Crops are realized from farms that enter into a supply contract. The company also offers flax seed for oli (food, feed, pharmaceutical, cosmetic).
Research and developement
The R&D Department is of great importance in our company and its main focus is on finding new applications for flax and hemp fibers. We cooperate with numerous research institutes both in Poland and abroad. During the EC 6-th Research Framework Programme we participated in ”BIOCOMP” (www.biocomp.eu.com), and in the 7-th FP are taking part in ”NATEX” project (www.natex.eu).
Non government organization
Apart from manufacturing we actively participate in organizing economy in our region and in Polish flax trade. In 2002 we were among the organizers of Polish Chamber of Flax and Hemp (www.pilik.pl) and Ekotex owner – Marek Radwanski has been its President since the moment of the Chamber foundation. His professional experience and involvement in social activities resulted in his appointment as a Board Member of the Polish Chamber of Commerce – KIG (www.kig.pl) and the European Flax and Hemp Confederation in Paris – CELC (www.mastersoflinen.com).