Patents and Research

Steps taken byteps of Canepa SpA towards the objective of the SAVEtheWATER® patent

Opening the Canepa Evolution Research Center to study progressive manufacturing techniques with two key objectives: to protect the environment and to produce the highest quality.

Defining the “sizing” patent, which has reduced our use of pollutants by up to 90% compared with our old processes of doubling and twisting with water-soluble yarns. By introducing new methods we can reduce water consumption by 12 times and considerably cut pollution compared with traditional weaving techniques. These values form the current standards of the “SavetheWater” label.

Finalizing the Kitotex patent and then applying it to many of our current processes in order to further reduce our water consumption and completely stop using pollutants by 2014.

The development of products in super-light fabric.