MagnoLab is a network of enterprises in the textiles industry
established to develop concrete solutions for the sector,
generate value and collaborate in responding to
the demands of today and tomorrow.

A team of professionals from the Italian textiles industry
who combine their know-how to develop
innovation in a structured way.

MagnoLab's mission

Implementing projects in sustainability and the circular economy with a joint, participatory approach among partners.
Generating value by developing innovative products and processes with rapid experimentation cycles, on the basis of the lean management model.

About MagnoLab

MagnoLab is a network of enterprises set up in 2022 by a group of companies located in the Biella area and active for more than 50 years: DBT Fibre, De Martini, Marchi & Fildi, Filidea, Di.Vè, Pinter Caipo, Maglificio Maggia and Tintoria Finissaggio 2000. These companies operate in various parts of the textiles industry with complementary roles in the production chain, working together in synergy and sharing the same goals, enterprising spirit and farsightedness. The entity MagnoLab is already growing and counts international partners among its network. Our philosophy is based on openness to new partners of the sector to cooperate.

The MagnoLab approach:
pilot plants for development of innovation

The strong point of the MagnoLab network of enterprises is a physical network of pilot plants, installed on a single site in Cerrione (Biella), where the companies work on collaborative development of innovative products and processes with rapid, streamlined experimentation processes.

This unique form of organisation concentrates prototyping work for presentation to future
customers and experimentation with product and process solutions for direct transfer to partners’ plants, before proceeding with mass production.

The pilot plants are set up with industrial machinery on which to develop new projects under conditions perfectly representing the reality of the industry, offering an opportunity to work independently of the demands of production and interact directly with partners in the industry.

In this setting, the participating companies can experiment with the processes forming the principal links in the textile industry’s chain of production, from fibre preparation to spinning, weaving, dyeing, finishing and confectioning.

Interaction with the world of
technical education

One of MagnoLab’s truly outstanding and innovative qualities is the ability to establish connections and partnerships with educational institutes in the field of textiles and fashion, in Italy and abroad.
MagnoLab acts as a link between the worlds of education and enterprise, promoting interaction and implementation of concrete projects.

MagnoLab is a unique place combining teaching with research and development in a system as complex as the textiles industry itself, in which students can play an active role in the research projects under way and form connections with the market.

The institution has already established this kind of link with ITS TAM (Istituto Tecnico Superiore Tessile Abbigliamento Moda, a vocational institute for studies in the area of textiles, clothing and fashion), allowing students to learn in specially equipped laboratories in the factory and then develop and concretely test their ideas and solutions on the machines in the pilot plant.

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MagnoLab's partner

MagnoLab is the result of the commitment of a group of companies of the textiles district that joined together to create a network.
It is a growing entity, ready to welcome the requests coming from new partners, who are interested in the project and share its mission.

DBT Fibre s.p.a.

De Martini Bayart & Textifibra, also known as DBT FIBER is based in Cerrione (BI).
Founded in 2003 from the merger of four European companies with a long historical tradition in the
textile industry, over the years it has specialized in the ennobling of sustainable and techno fibres,
offering a wide range of carded slivers or worsted tops for classic and fancy yarns. Operating
internationally in sectors ranging from textiles to clothing and furnishings, the company processes
all types of fibre, from natural to artificial and synthetic, blending tradition and innovation to
provide high quality products and create textile solutions for both fashion and industry.
Sustainability is not an abstract idea, but a reality that translates into concrete activities every day,
from the use of natural and artificial fibres made from sustainable cultivation to the recovery of
waste materials from manufacturing, from the production of clean energy using photovoltaics and
geothermal (eliminating all types of atmospheric polluting emissions) to the recycling and
development of 100% of packaging materials. All in the name of an ethical path favouring
environmental protection and the health of workers and consumers.

De Martini s.p.a.

De Martini has been working in the textile-manufacturing field since 1960. In 1973, with the experience acquired in processing synthetic fibres, it took up a new challenge and started to produce capillary flow-control filters that are used as reservoirs in writing instruments, in the field of cosmetics and in air fresheners. In 1986 a plant was set up for producing polyester fibres for specific uses that enabled the product range and relative applications to be extended. In the 1990s De Martini created a division, DBT FIBRE spA, that continued the textile business by developing and producing mixed fibres and webs for spinning. The new De Martini SpA thus concentrates almost entirely on designing and manufacturing capillary flow-control filters giving a great impulse to new applications, and new, especially foreign, markets, and has forged the partnership with the Hitkari group based in Mumbai, India. The company produces and markets acetate, polyester and polypropylene fibre filters and supplies the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments, air-freshening devices and beauty care products.

Marchi & Fildi s.p.a.

Marchi & Fildi S.p.A. was born in 2007 from the merger of two historical companies in the Biella area: Filatura Marchi and Fildi, both founded in the 1960s. Marchi & Fildi S.p.A., at the head of the international group of the same name, produces yarns for both the fashion and furnishing industries. The focus on sustainability has always been the driving force behind the company’s innovation, which has resulted in the development of Ecotec®, a production process for the creation of new yarns using pre- and post-consumer waste textile material. The R&D centre along with the collaboration with universities and research centres represent important elements in a constant commitment to innovation in the textile sector.

Filidea s.r. l.

Filidea Srl was founded in 2008 as an innovative and dynamic company within Gruppo Marchi &
Fildi. The production of Filidea yarns is concentrated on the fashion sector and on yarns for
technical uses, such as protective clothing and workwear, through the Filidea Technical Yarns brand.
The selection of raw materials, control over the supply chain and development of yarns through the
Research & Development pilot plant have made it possible to maintain a high level of product
innovation and a high level of international recognition, thanks also to the collaboration with fibre
producers, research centres and universities.
The modern yarn-dyeing plant, totally renovated at the beginning of 2018, allows significant
reduction in the use of water and optimization of resources.

Di.Vè s.p.a.

Di.Vè was founded in 1960 in the Biella textile district. Over the years it has developed and
established leadership positions in the fashion and hand-knitting sectors.
Specialized in a varied production of fancy yarns, today the company focuses on the development
of increasingly sustainable processes and products as a strategic asset in line with the EU 2030

Pinter Caipo Italia s.r.l.

Pinter Caipo Italia is part of an international group with branches in Italy, Spain, India and China. Its roots date back to the year 1930. The Group, thanks to the international presence and the joint ventures created with several companies highly specialized, produces technological solutions for spinning and weaving, offering a wide range of products, from tailor made upgradations on spinning frames to produce value added yarns to online monitoring systems for Industry 4.0. The strong specialization of Pinter Caipo represents a unique reality in the world, able to offer equipment to process elastane on ring frame, equipment to create slub or injected yarn and a latest generation optical sensors detection systems. One of the most innovative development is represented by an integrated software for monitoring and planning of several textile departments, totally available on a web platform and manageable through a Webapp. The continuous focus on innovation applied to the textile sector has allowed Pinter Caipo to become a market leader.

Maglificio Maggia s.r.l.

Maglificio Maggia S.r.l. is a historic company founded in Occhieppo Superiore, province of Biella in
1780; the company still occupies the original mill and continues to improve it through major
investments in technology and machinery. The Maglificio Maggia fabrics are designed and created
in this factory. In order to provide as much customer satisfaction as possible, they offer a wide
range of fabric types, from simple jersey for t-shirts to mercerized interlocks for shirts, from fleeces
to double-faced for outerwear, from soft knits for feminine dresses to technical fabrics and terry.
The variety of our structures is reflected in the yarns used to produce our fabrics, creating a triumph
of elegance for every man and woman.

Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 s.r.l.

Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 is a reference for comparing types of dyeing, finishing, laminating and
digital printing for the most technical and high quality products. To guarantee the best service, Tintoria Finissaggio 2000 carries out the complete manufacturing process internally, from design support to a true ennobling of the fabric, combining the decades of experience as finishers and dyers with the new possibilities offered by lamination and digital printing.
Sustainability is a philosophy to be pursued in the environmental, economic and social fields.
As a company that strives for excellence, it is also a fundamental and strategic pillar.

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Via Alcide De Gasperi 26
13882 Magnonevolo – Cerrione (BI)