Filatex India Limited (FIL) set up its first manufacturing facility in January, 1994 in Noida (Uttar Pradesh) to manufacture 500 TPA Specialty Polyester, Nylon, Nylon 6, Nylon-66, PBT, Polypropylene Mono filament yarns in Technical collaboration with REIFENHAUSER, GmbH, Germany, who are pioneers in Extrusion Technology in the world and have supplied Mono filament Plant and Machinery to leading world manufacturers like Du Pont, Hoechst, Bayer, etc.
FIL is one of the pioneers in manufacturing Mono filament Yarns for Zippers, Tooth Brush Bristles, Velcro, Magic Fasteners and Forming Fabrics in India. All these products are import substitutes and are helping the country in saving precious foreign exchange. Today, FIL has become one of the leading manufacturers of Mono filament Yarns in India.
In January,1996 Filatex India Limited (FIL) diversified into high growth area of Speciality Polyester Filament Yarns by putting up its second manufacturing facility at Dadra, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli which is only 170 km North of Mumbai. A state of the art plant was imported from Barmag A.G., Germany.
FIL manufactures Specialty Polyester Filament Yarns, which have a high value addition as compared to the normal denier synthetic yarns. One of the Specialty Yarns, which FIL manufactures is Micro Denier Polyester Filament Yarns (MDPFY). MDPFY is an import substitute and its demand is growing at a very rapid pace because of its inherent strengths. FIL also diversified their manufacturing of Semi-dull to Dope Dyed yarn with a view of its wide use and higher contribution. About 70 shades are in their range of production. These Specialty yarns are used for high value added fabrics like artificial silk which are used for manufacturing of high quality Sarees, Dress Materials, Shirtings and other textile applications. FIL is one of the first dedicated plants for manufacturing Speciality Micro Denier Filament Yarns in the country.
FIL’s Speciality Polyester Filament Yarn Project is located close to the major textile centers in the country i.e. Surat and Mumbai. This enables FIL in reducing its freight cost and helping the fabric manufacturers in maintaining low inventory levels. In August 1998, FIL started production of Polypropylene (PP) Multifilament dope dyed Yarn, which is widely used in all types of socks, hosiery, panty hozes and seamless garments. Polypropylene is the best substitute for Nylon/Polyamide because of its superior characteristics.
In year 2008, FIL started producing Polyester Fully Drawn yarn (FDY) using latest machines from Barmag, Germany. FDY is generally used for better quality fabric. FDY yields higher contribution as compared to the normal POY as the process of texturising is eliminated. It is also manufactured in about 70 shades.
In the year 2009, FIL installed 167 state of the art automatic needle looms for manufacture of Narrow Wooven Fabric (Malai Dori) with warping machines. It is mainly used in manufacture of Carpets and mostly exported out of India.
In Aug 2012, Company also started its own poly-condensation plant envisaging 600 MT/day of Poly-condensation and 300 MT/day of POY at Dahej Industrial Area, GIDC, Distt Bharuch, Gujarat. By putting up this Unit, The Company has joined the league of Major POY Manufacturers.
The promoters of FIL have over four decades of experience in marketing Synthetic Filament Yarns in the country including Speciality Yarns. This gives FIL a strong competitive edge over its competitors in terms of marketing its products. As FIL is closely associated with its consumers of Speciality Filament Yarns, it is able to manufacture new products as per customers’ demand. The company has its own marketing offices at all the major market areas viz. Delhi, Mumbai and Surat. While, the major customers and exports are directly handled by the company’s marketing offices, small customers are catered through a net work of dealers spread throughout the country. All these marketing offices are headed by well qualified marketing personnel having rich experience in the Industry.