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Romania: Green innovation in textile factory production processes

The Romanian fabric company Majutex has successfully implemented a project for modernising, improving and greening the production process of textiles in collaboration with their partner International Development Norway.

 

Majutex is a Romanian company founded in 1991. The company produces fabrics, vertical blinds and textile rolls with the possibility to apply special treatments to fabrics. The company has partnered up with the Norwegian company International Development Norway for a project funded by the EEA and Norway Grants. 

 

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The project was initiated to improve the competitiveness of Majutex in the international market and to green the production process. It involves investment in new equipment, implementation of a green production line for textile products and the realisation of a research and innovation programme focused on developing new, smart products.

“Benefitting from the EEA and Norway Grants has been a key support for improving our company capacity to research, innovate and produce niche fabric products through R&D funding for developing two new products and through the purchase of personalized machineries allowing an updated production flow with a strong focus on green sustainable production processes. Innovation Norway is an excellent EEA and Norway Grants programme operator, flexible and focused on supporting our company to better understand our target market evolution, potential and direction in the next 10 years.”

-Iulian Mancasi – General Manager

 

Cooperation with Norway

For the project, Majutex has partnered up with the Norwegian company International Development Norway AS. IDN Norway has among other things contributed with an analysis for the green production line and product life cycle assessment. The bilateral cooperation has allowed Majutex to understand and see the impact of investing and adopting a sustainable production business model. 

Through this project, Majutex has modernised and improved the company technology and capabilities for producing textiles. Moreover, the company has improved the capacity for research and innovation and implemented a greener production process.

 

Results of the project

  • Two, new full-time jobs were created
  • Patent request documentation was prepared and submitted for 2 new products in the Majutex portfolio
  • More efficient production processes
  • Reduction of 4% (approx. 5000 kg) of yearly material consumption
  • Reduction of 10% (approx. 1100 liters) of yearly fuel consumption
  • Reduction of 2.5% (approx. 5600 liters) of yearly water consumption
  • Increase of raw material re-use/recycling with 30% by 2021
  • An increase in the company's profitability
  • An increase in the company’s turnover and market competitiveness

 

The SMEs Growth Programme in Romania

The project is supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA and Norway Grants. See more opportunities under the Romania - SMEs Growth Programme .

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