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History

Tradition and innovation

Our history

DBT Fibre was founded in 2003 as a result of the merger of four companies created in the first half of the last century in four countries with a long historical tradition in the textile sector:
DE MARTINI, its activity begins in the 60s in Biella beginning the first production of fancy tops industrially in Italy.
ACHILLE BAYART & C., in Roubaix in France, opens its first plant in the 30s maturing so the strongest experience both in production and in the marketing world of tapes for fancy yarns.
TEXTIFIBRA, born in the 60s in Sabadell and consolidated on local and international markets, primarily Spanish-speaking
LEPOUTRE operates as a top maker in Belgium since the 70s and joins Textifibra in the 90s.

The merger of these companies adds more than one hundred years of experience in the sector and concentrates forces in a commercial action aimed at the most widespread presence on the markets. This, combined with a new and very modern industrial plant located in the heart of one of the major European textile districts, allows us to face the challenges of this millennium with maximum international competitiveness.

Tradition and innovation

DBT Fibre combines the most advanced textile technology with specially modified machinery to offer a wide range of carded sliver and combed tops for classic and fancy yarns. Carded slivers for neppy yarns, flamed slivers for Tweeds, natural fibre tops made from modified fibres such as flat section viscose are the core of our knowhow.

Our range includes slivers for Worsted Spinning and Short-Staple Ring and OE Spinning, slivers for pile fabric and fibre effects for Carded Spinning. We process all types of natural and synthetic fibres, from wool to cotton, from nylon 6 (Takada), 66 (Katai) or 6.10 (Biofeel™), to aramid fibres, from flame retardant fibres like Kermel to generic cellulosics like viscose or bamboo-viscose or branded cellulose fibres such as Danufil™, Tencel™ Lyocel, Tencel™ Modal , EcoVero™, Refibra™ in addition to polyester, acrylic and many others not forgetting Recycled fibres such as RENYCLE™, the recycled PA6 perfectly in line with our philosophy of respect for the environment and promotion of a circular economy.

Blends are our specialty giving the final product a unique and personal characteristic, from plush hair surfaces to soft vaporous textures or captivating color nuances.

DBT Fibre slivers are typically used in the preparation phase of the spinning cycle in ratios ranging from 10% to 40% of the final yarn blend.