The Tie: a symbol of Style
Canepa is the market leader in Jacquard and printed tie fabrics. In terms of finished product, every year it produces over 1 million ties, while customers have always been the big names in the high-end international market. As well as creating specifically-tailored collections, Canepa offers customers a collection created by its in-house designers.
The company produces 900,000 meters of Jacquard fabric in single height (140 cm), over 15,000 Jacquard designs, and around 5,000 printed designs. Controlled by advanced technology, 70 looms, operating at 500 picks per minute per loom, determine the color, weave, and design of the individual tie. A single operator can oversee 7 looms, enabling the production base to meet the demands and deadlines of all customers.
A mainstay of Canepa’s production since the very beginning, the tie is the accessory that springs to mind when you think of Italian garment manufacturing. With styles ranging from classic and elegant to modern and original, every tie produced by Canepa fabrics brings with it all the company’s experience and the incredible quality of the fabrics. And it doesn’t stop there.
In addition to drawing on unique abilities in terms of stylistic vision, the company’s designers can avail of the very latest technologies, plus a source of inspiration that is the only one of its kind: the design library, which contains 15,000 volumes and antique documents. A museum of elegance.
Innovation in the industrial process and patents for a more sustainable fashion
Canepa devotes special attention to the processing of silk for tie manufacturing. The patented process developed by Canepa and Tinteco enhances the silk used for making ties, with a much lower environmental impact and use of resources at source than in the traditional process. Canepa’s patented process eliminates methacrylamide by replacing it with a substance that is non-toxic, biocompatible, and which uses a polymer that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Comparing the new process with the traditional one: The material output is close to 100% compared to 80%, Residual waste is 0 compared to 20%, The silk does not turn yellow, unlike in the traditional process There is no need to use whitening agents such as hydrosulphites, which are necessary in the traditional process. The finishing and dying process lasts 4 hours, compared to 7 hours, 85 liters of water per kg of silk are required compared to 131 liters, 6 water changes are required compared to 9, The silk is under less stress, while in the traditional process the silk undergoes greater stress and is prone to peeling. The new process allows water and energy saving levels equal to 40%, with a consequent reduction of CO2 emissions to 40%.
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