1 The dreamers of Petratex...
2 // PETRATEX Today, while you're watching this presentation: Over 100 orders are being processed Over minutes of manufacturing operations are in progress Over products are being prepared for shipping New collections are being prepared
3 // PETRATEX A hybrid organization between fashion, sport and high technology. Established in the year 1989, PETRATEX is a company, which, thanks to the successful combination of efforts from its production units in both Portugal & Tunisia, the company has grown manifold to acquire a leading position in the industry. Leveraging its developed business acumen and vast industrial knowledge, the firm offers a wide spectrum of world-class products to its target markets: - Fashion and Sports/High technology. All its plans and strategies are directed towards delivering optimum value to each of its customers. The basic idea is to come up with products that are totally on a par with the customer's expectations. It was due to the combination of these steps towards excellence and by making self-improvemente an everyday obsession that PETRATEX achieved and maintained the solid competitive advantage it currently holds over its competitors! Come and get a glimpse of what the future in clothing manufacturing will look like! Welcome to the world of Petratex At present, PETRATEX has co-developed and entered a Science & Technology Manufacturing Program in Portugal, which integrates hi-tech industry, scientific research and services, trade technology, talents exchange and information/distribution into one. The superlative range of products that PETRATEX offers is the result of in-depth and thorough research work undertaken by our excellent team of R&D experts. They are consistently engaged in studies related to the industry, the market, the ever-changing business environment and customers growing demands. These studies provide us with crucial knowledge that is then put to use in the improvement of our current product range as well as in the creation of new and even more innovative products. The constant flow of ideas and suggestions emanating from the minds of our R&D team allows us to pinpoint the opportunities provided by the market, facilitating effective decision making.
4 // The secret that is Petratex OUR VISION To be the first choice of consumers and customers around the world by bringing together innovative ideas, continuous improvement and people who make things happen.
5 // PETRATEX THE TEAM We strive to find a diverse group of the most qualified and committed people, and offer them challenging opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. At PETRATEX we attract individuals who drive positive change, are performance focused and accountable to achieve results. Collaboration with teams, customers and consumers who demonstrate their positive spirit and contagious energy. Petratex operate in a global and multi-cultural marketplace. We truly believe that having a workforce comprising of people from different backgrounds and life perspectives, working at every level and area's of the organization is a genuine key to our success. To truly flourish, diversity demands a culture of inclusiveness. An inclusive environment uses the talents of a diverse group of individuals to help the company achieve its business goals whilst allowing employees to work in an environment where differences are embraced, respected and appreciated. These differences can contribute to the richness of our products, ideas and innovations. We will aggressively provide meaningful responsibility and development opportunities to our employees in Portugal & Tunisia. Today Petratex is working diligently to become a more diverse and inclusive company by: Working across our global organization to achieve measurable diversification and inclusion of objectives in recruitment, retention and engagement; Creating an infrastructure and culture committed to driving the success of our diversity and inclusion objectives; Making supplier diversity a business imperative; Ensuring that diversity is reflected in our brand and marketing strategies. It is Petratex's mission To simply satisfy you every single day. As progress is made against each of these strategies our employees, consumers, customers, and suppliers increasingly view Petratex and our teams as diverse and reflective of the multi-cultural world in which we live.
6 // PETRATEX PETRATEX IS DIVIDED IN 3 SEGMENTS PETRA FASHION PETRA SPORT HIGH-TECH PRÊT-À-PORTER SWIMMING HELTHCARE PREMIUM ACCESSORIES RUNNING TRIATHLON SPACE EXPLORATION (ESA)... LEATHER GOODS... HORSE RIDING SKI YOGA...
7 // PETRATEX TECHZONE: High level technical expertise To ensure the success of our company, we have always invested in the use of advanced technologies. Thanks to the combination between our in-house specialists' expertise and our ultra-modern machines our company boasts an unparalleled technical know-how. Our Headquarters possess an area of 10000m2, devoted exclusively to production, equipped with modern automatic and semi-automatic machinery. Nowadays our company has one of the most impressive sets of machinery in the market. Our machines have distinct and specific characteristics, perfectly adapted to the various stages of the production circuit.
8 // NOSEW TECHNOLOGY NOSEW technology: Patented technology. We made 100% bonded products a reality. These have revolutionized the world of textiles, pushing the technical limits to the extreme and stimulating the market, thanks to the comfort they provide and to their undeniably innovative technical and aesthetical traits. We are the first company to have developed this new patented technology and to develop the very machines that are behind this truly revolutionary technique. Other techniques, in association with new ideas, high-end product concepts and design innovations allow us to offer our customers the possibility of manufacturing unique and highly sophisticated items. Nosew is a registered trademark of Petratex Patent Petratex PT NR EU NR
9 // TECHNOLOGY LASER CUTING The laser cutting technique has a quick and simple application and can be used directly on all sorts of textiles (denim, leather, etc.) When it comes to laser cutting, the range of the materials that can be used is vast: linen, nonwovens, leather, cotton, synthetic fibers, etc... Our laser cutting machines can also be used to cut through thicker and tougher materials such as Kevlar, for example. When compared to the traditional cutting equipments, our laser machines bring a whole set of advantages: - Speed/Efficiency. - Flexibility. - Safety. - Precision. - Ease of use. - No direct contact with the raw materials in order to avoid any structural changes. - Sharp edges with a cauterized finish to avoid fraying. - Raw material optimization.
10 // TECHNOLOGY LASER ENGRAVING Our laser engraving technique is better than traditional engraving techniques because it uses the concentrated heat of a laser beam to make smooth changes on the surface of materials. Why laser engraving? Because laser engraving is more precise. It is a technique that does not require any friction and that virtually eliminates the need to adjust or fixate the materials that are being engraved. Because laser engraving is a high quality engraving: It allows for softer edges and intricate details. Because laser engraving is faster than any conventional engraving technique. Laser cutting has never been this simple, precise and quick! We use a 250W CO2 laser, completely sealed and closed (which means that there are no risks of escaped gases). Our laser cutting machines are at the forefront of technology and they are here to offer you optimal results in terms of laser cutting technology.
11 // TECHNOLOGY DIGITAL PRINTING Applying digital printing directly on your garments by using top end industrial inks specifically developed for textile printing allows us to achieve optimal results. This technique has also the advantage of not needing the same quantity of chemical products necessary for the preparation of garments, something that other conventional printing techniques cannot be without. The type of ink used by this technique is water based and compliant with the Oeko-Tex certification. Why choose Digital Printing? -You can create beautiful dégradé effects and respect every nuance of your images. -You can reproduce pictures or high resolution images with a large array of colors. Advantages -Perfect for small productions. -Ideal for colorful visuals. -Very soft light colours. -Use of water based eco-inks with Oeko-Tex certificate
12 // TECHNOLOGY SUBLIMATION The sublimation technique is used to print directly on textile materials and it has the advantage of being resistant to several washing cycles, while keeping the colors bright and lively. The principle behind sublimation is quite simple: we do a reverse print on a special sheet of paper (in an offset printer) so that we can transfer the printed motifs to the textile base we want them to be printed in. Both the paper and the textile base are pressed against each other by a hot cylinder (at around 120º) during a few minutes and after a while, the ink that was printed on the paper sheet starts to adhere to the fabric. Two reasons to choose sublimation: Unrivaled printing quality. This technique offers high contrast, intensity and depth to your colors. Colors are bright and in such a large spectrum that we can also achieve high-density blacks. Furthermore, the sublimated fabric absorbs light better and avoids reflections on your designs. A wide range of raw materials at your creativity s service. A wide range of fabrics multiplies the variety of combinations you can use and gives freedom to your creative genius. This vast set of choices allows you to create the most original styles and pass your message exactly the way you want it. Fabrics that resist washing cycles of up to 90º Celsius
13 // TECHNOLOGY LECTRA AUTOMATIC CUTTING The power, the speed, the precision, the efficiency and the quality. Our pattern placing software allows us to optimize our cutting operations, effectively reducing the waste of raw materials to a minimum. Our LECTRA automatic cutter can cut through several fabric layers of up to 5cm thick and we can cut a wide variety of textile materials. Completely computerized procedures for extra speed and reliability. Optimized pattern distribution. Automated fabric spreading system for a precise placement of fabrics upon the cutting table. Automated blade cutting for optimal quality and speed. Marked cutting tables for a better manual placement of striped and checkered fabrics. Stabilized plate provided by a fusing press. Manual cutting for specific styles (with embroideries, printed fabrics, lace, fur ). Tables with fixing needles (for striped and checkered fabrics). Automated press with belts
14 // TECHNOLOGY TEXTILE LAB We can assess the quality and conformity of production fabrics, the compliance with compulsory rules (REACH, Ökotex ) apply strict tests to the contents of raw materials and secure the quality of supplies through physical and chemical analysis. We have our own in-house lab to provide you with a quick and efficient service. OUR EQUIPMENT: -Precision scales for weight measurements. -Sample-drying oven. -Unrolling machines to check for physical defects on fabric rolls. -Washing machines for shrinkage tests. -Drying machines. -Equipment designed to study all types of color fastness: resistance to washing, to light, etc. and to study the color migration towards other fibers. -Wearability and strength testing machines. -Spectrophotometer for color readings to compare colors between different batches. -Light Cabin: D65 and TL84 TL83 to run visual color comparisons. -Abrasion tester to test the resistance of the fabrics to abrasion. -Friction tester To test the color variations in fabrics after friction. -Martindale pilling box. -Phenolic testing- to test the yellowing of white fabrics. -Watertightness to test if a fabric is waterproof or not. -Bursting resistance tester We stretch knits to find their tearing points. WE CAN RUN A WIDE BATTERY OF TESTS -Chemical analysis -Textile features -Color fastness -Level of toxicity -Dimensional Stability -Physical resistance, etc
15 // TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE ID We continuously invest in the development of our ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. The main purpose of this incredibly sophisticated software is to continuously improve the workflow which starts upstream with suppliers and ends downstream with intermediate or final customers. The communication between the company and the employees, between the company and our customers, or with suppliers and partners is the core reason behind the work we've been developing to improve the overall functioning of our company. -Third-party Management -Sales management -Purchasing Management -Inventory management -Cost management -Production and maintenance management -Web portal Enhance both internal and external performance has always been our main obsession. We never take anything for granted and continuously review and tweek the way our company is organized in order to respond more efficiently to every request
16 // PETRATEX ECO-IMAGINATION Waste Management Policy. Petratex is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality products. This policy pertains to all Petratex Corporation operations and business processes that consume resources and have the potential to produce wastes. We are committed to eliminating wastes that are produced during the manufacture of our products, minimizing their proportion disposed in landfills and working with partners, suppliers, customers, consumers and stakeholders to help minimize waste generation during the lifecycle of our products.
17 // PETRATEX WE WILL Measure the energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions from our direct operations; Set energy use and greenhouse gas emissions goals for our direct operations and, where possible and relevant, associated indirect areas; Reduce energy use and emission of greenhouse gases and their precursors by a combination of improved energy efficiency, technology change and the use of biofuels, biomass and other renewable energies; Consider energy usage and greenhouse gases in our decisionmaking processes for deployment of capital and new product planning; Engage our employees in a company-wide culture of responsible energy management; Understand the impact of energy and greenhouse gas trends and the risks they may pose on our business and the wider community. Solar - new frontiers for renewable energy: the idea that one day we'll all use free electricity from the sun. This is a seductive promise, because on a bright, sunny day, the sun's rays give off approximately 1,000 watts of energy per square meter of the planet's surface. If we could collect all of that energy, we could easily power our homes and offices and industries. We use solar panels covering our entire production unit. It allows us to save 25%-30% of energy. This reduction permits us to reduce cost and be more competitive. Work to help minimize energy and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle of our products by engaging with partners, suppliers, customers, consumers and stakeholders; Consider adoption of carbon offset programs only when we are explicitly required to do so, and only when reliable certification standards and/or strict quality assurance schemes are available.
18 // PETRATEX OUR WORKFORCE We strive to find a diverse group of the most qualified and committed people, and offer them challenging opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential. At PETRATEX we attract individuals who drive positive change, are performance focused and accountable to achieve results. Collaboration with teams, customers and consumers who demonstrate their positive spirit and contagious energy. Petratex operate in a global and multi-cultural marketplace. We truly believe that having a workforce comprising of people from different backgrounds and life perspectives, working at every level and area's of the organization is a genuine key to our success. To truly flourish, diversity demands a culture of inclusiveness. An inclusive environment uses the talents of a diverse group of individuals to help the company achieve its business goals whilst allowing employees to work in an environment where differences are embraced, respected and appreciated.
19 // PETRATEX Biomass offers organic options for energy savings: Olive stones - an attractive source of bioactive and valuable compound. The olive stone and seed are an important byproduct generated in the olive oil extraction and pitted table olive industries. As a lignocelluloses material, the hemicelluloses, cellulose and lignin are the main components of olive stone as well as protein, fat, phenols, free sugars and polyol composition. The main use of this biomass is as combustion to produce electric energy or heat. Nowadays, it is necessary to ensure that new types of biomass fuel have minimal environmental impact and cover new energy demands. From this viewpoint, the olive stone is an interesting fuel due its low N and S percentages. This fact minimizes the NOx and SO2 emissions that are found in acid rain and contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer. It can be mixed with the vegetation water concentrate as an efficient fuel to reduce the environmental impact of this waste. The heat of combustion of the stone is Kcal Kg_1, which is near the carbohydrate heat of combustion (4.10 Kcal Kg_1). The heating power of the stones is used for power generation in the electricity sector and for space heating in residential and commercial buildings. Stones are used as a biomass for power generation in combustionturbine cycle, gas turbine-based solution or hybrid Solutions. Gas turbine-based solutions are the most often used system in byproducts, with an average price as biomass in Europe of 0.05 /Kg A more detailed study regarding the uses of thermally treated olive stones was realized by Thermal processes such as pyrolysis, combustion and gasification with its products and which were clearly described as real uses of this byproduct. Carbon dioxide emissions calculator: The carbon dioxide emission calculator will help us gain an approximate idea of how many tons of carbon dioxide our activities generate and how many trees it would take to offset those emissions. This rate will be calculated on a daily basis from every aspect of our industrial activities and trees will be planted to compensate any eventual air pollution. This will permit our customers to use a green label on their clothing. We strive to find a diverse group of the most qualified and committed people, and offer them challenging opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential in this important field.
20 // PETRATEX FUTURE CONCEPT LAB In the wake of what many international organisations are already doing, our company aims at creating a FUTURE LAB, i.e. a laboratory without walls designed to promote international cooperation, within the framework of the textile industry, with some of the biggest Fashion brands in the world. This lab will be a think-tank composed of our technical specialists, stylists and designers connected through close and dynamic networks to the main players in the world of Fashion. They will be encouraged to engage in the constant creation and development of products with clear and unequivocal added-value. Aimed primarily at providing a service to our partners, this thinktank will be able to stimulate and develop thinking within the specific context of the industry on issues such as the close connection between the process of scientific research and the actual development of products or even on the motivations, competences and knowledge behind the success of the industrial ventures. This lab is, ultimately, a centre of analysis, ideas and constant proposals, firmly based on the notion of knowledge interchange.
21 // PETRATEX HOSP PROTECT The ability to detect opportunities requires attentive listening and observation of the market and, particularly, in understanding the evolution of customers' needs and how we can meet them. Improving the cost-effectiveness of the health sector is a goal that is shared by all. In cooperation with renowned European Hospitals, Petratex is engaged in short to medium term projects that involve the supplying of high tech reusable surgical gowns (thanks to its NOSEW patent) that will meet the needs of safety and comfort of both surgeons and patients. This will be one of the products of our Green+ product line, which will contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitric oxide emissions and another step towards the protection of our planet.
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25 // CONTACTS PETRATEX Confecções, S.A. Rua de Bande, nº Carvalhosa Paços de Ferreira Portugal GPS 41º 18 16, 90 N 8º 21 48,82 W Tel: Fax: URL: