swisstulle, the specialist when it comes to textiles!
The history of swisstulle AG
The foundation of the swisstulle AG (formerly Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Tüllindustrie AG) on 21.12.1912 goes back to the heyday of the embroidery industry. The source of the large demand of tulle, at that time, was almost exclusively from abroad. The impetus to make tulle in Switzerland, however, came not from the embroidery industry but from a shrewd market observer. After some quarrels with the authorities (prohibition of night work) the production started at the current location in 1913. Today’s combination of tulle production with the refinement/ finishing process (washing, fixing, dyeing, equip) dates also back to the foundation of the company.
Milestones & History
2018: Acquisition of an electronic double-bar raschel machine for spacer fabrics
Milestones of the past years
2017: Digitization / networking Machinery Energy data recording
2016: Conversion of one of our thermal plants to reduce CO2 emissions
2013: 100 years swisstulle AG
2009: Expansion of swisstulle (Qingdao) for technical textiles
2006: Introduction environmental management system ISO 14001: 2004
2006: 2nd place – Business Award Eastern Switzerland 2006
2004: Foundation of swisstulle (Qingdao) Ldt.
2003: Conversion ISO 9001 to process-oriented according to ISO 9001: 2000
2002: Name change in swisstulle AG
2001: over CHF 3 million extraordinary investment in tentering frames
Milestones of the past years
1997: Initial certification ISO 9001
1993: Merging of the Bobinet Weavers of CH & UK
1984: Buy the Small & Tidmas plc. (today swisstulle UK plc.)
1982: One hundred percent takeover of the curtain factory
1975: Start production of technical textiles
1967: Buy 50% shares of the curtain factory
1923 -86: various extensions
1956: Commissioning Knitting
1913: Production recording Bobinettülle
1912: Foundation of the Swiss Society for Tull Industry AG
We produce technical textiles and a comprehensive product portfolio of different knitted fabrics on warp knitting machines in various widths.
From technical fabrics for the automotive and transport sector, as well as heavy-duty nets in demanding technical applications. From knitted fabrics in the object and theater area to patterned net lace for women’s outerwear, embroidery and the lingerie industry. With our versatile and special high-performance raschel machines, with up to 6 guide bars in a variety of nuances, we offer innovative knitted fabrics.
The partly electronic pattern gearbox makes it possible to produce especially long and varied pattern repeats in knitted fabrics at high speeds. We process monofilament and multifilament, as well as staple and spun yarns in the titer range from 8 to 15,000 dtex.
The processing of materials from a variety of raw materials is one of our specialties and the breadth of our machinery opens up virtually limitless possibilities for new developments. With the purchase of an electronic double-bar raschel machine for decorative knit we are now also able to develop and produce knitted spacer fabrics of 2mm to 12mm thickness.
The real bobbinet tulle is a woven fabric, although it resembles a knitted fabric in its hexagonal hole shape. Its dimensional stability is incomparable. Using spun, high-quality natural yarns or synthetic filament yarns opens up many possibilities in a market that is becoming increasingly specialized. Bobinet Tulle is produced exclusively by swisstulle UK plc in England, the largest and oldest manufacturing facility in the world in this specialty.
Our net lace is produced in the Swiss factory. The fineness, quality and transparency are comply with our customers needs in terms of materials and design.
Our products are exclusively processed.
Todays textiles not only look good and feel good, swisstulle AG also gives them additional features and functions. With our wide range of mechanical and chemical equipment, we provide modern and innovative materials. We guarantee with confidence specified requirements and refine them to durable and high quality products.
Thanks to our modern machinery and the many years of experience of our employees, we give your textiles character.
Pretreatment (washing / bleaching / brightening)
- Jigger (180 – 440 cm)
- Waschfelder (90 – 320 cm)
- Foulards (90 – 500 cm)
Fixing / dressing
- 2 Tenter (90 – 500 cm)
- Hand tenter (500 – 1200 cm)
18 dyeing machines:
- Jigger (180 – 440 cm) qualities in Co, PA, PES
- Haspel-Kufen (90 – 1200 cm) qualities in Co, PA, PES
- HT-Jet (90 – 1200 cm) qualities in PES and PA
- HT-Baum (90 – 450 cm) qualities in PES and PA
In our in-house laboratories (not accredited) we can offer you a variety of tests according to a given standard.
Physical laboratory, such as: tear resistance, maximum tensile strength, bending stiffness, embroidery test, bursting pressure, rubbing fastness, burning tests, etc.
Refining laboratory such as: lab dipping in DIN A4, finishing settings, recipe management
Certificates of swisstulle AG
Guiding principle of swisstulle AG
- Performance goals – slim & efficient
- Market goals – leading & unique
- Potential – innovative & solution-oriented
- Employees – competent and committed
- Environment and society – clean and local
- Leadership style – cooperative & responsible
- Information flow – direct & targeted
- Partner – trustworthy & fair
- Earning goals – profitable & sustainable
- Communication – open and objective
Economy & Ecology
Active reduction of CO2
In cooperation with the Office of Environment and Energy swisstulle AG participates in the program of the Energy Agency for Industry to actively reduce CO2 emissions and to optimize energy efficiency. The targets for the period 2013-2020 have already been exceeded and, since 2018, the CO2 emission is already 25% cleaner than the targeted objective.
Nature & Environment
Thanks to intelligent chemical management with the latest dosing and control units, the wastewater generated in the dyeing and refining process can be added to the normal wastewater.
The upgrade of efficient heat exchangers allows the optimal use of our waste heat through the recovery from production processes, which are implemented with secondary energy.
Implemented customer projects
Employees location Switzerland
“You are in good hands with us”
Founded in 2004 by swisstulle AG in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The production site with 30 employees includes warping and knitting factory and a tentering/ stentering?? frame. Dyeing takes place with an external partner in the Qingdao region.
In China, swisstulle only/exclusively produces knitted fabrics for the Asian market in the automotive and fashion sectors
Joined swisstulle AG in 1984 and sole production site for Bobinet tulle since 1993. With 40 bobbinet machines and 60 employees swisstulle UK Ltd. is one of the largest bobbinet productions worldwide. At the Chard site in southern England, only genuine bobbinet tulle are produced in widths up to 17m. Natural (e.g., silk, cotton) and synthetic fibers (e.g., PES, PA, PP) are processed. The refining takes place at the headquarters in Münchwilen and is sold to customers worldwide.
Curtain factory Switzerland
Since 1982 complete integration with swisstulle AG.
A highly qualified atelier with 30 employees that meets the requirements of retailers and contractors