A leader in the sector of technical composite materials, Lamiflex was founded in 1976 thanks to the business initiative of Luigi Castelli and Luigina Bernini, who already owned a textile company. The two owners purchased one of the first flexible rapier looms to increase their companys productivity, but they were faced with a technical problem: the nylon rapier tapes melted easily if they were used at high speed. They needed to design a new type of tape that was able to withstand the high temperatures. That was how the composite tape was created, a tape with a cotton structure that is combined with phenolic resin. This invention would revolutionize the textile machinery industry.
Lamiflex has more than 100 employees and has a turnover over 20 million euros.