History

In 1955, Joan Iglesias starts his activity in the textile industry, dedicated to the manufacturing of fabrics with a focus on interlining (“Sidos”, “crinyolines” and “torcrins”).

The components of these fabrics were manufactured from natural fibres: Goat hair, horsehair and pig hair. All of these spun and woven with cotton.
In 1968, Mr. Joan Iglesias starts a new business whose purpose is to take advantage of the wool generated as a by-product of leather at the tanneries of Vallès Oriental and Osona.

  • Activity: Reclamation of wool and tannery by-products.

  • Raw materials: Heads, tails and scraps of sheep leather.

  • Production destination: Local market (Sabadell and Terrassa).

  • End product: Wool flock.

In 1979, Recuperación de Materiales Textiles S.A. is established, incorporating the wool reclamation line started by Joan Iglesias.

In 1981, Recuperación de Materiales Textiles S.A. creates the Catexlan S.A. company, which starts handling all activities involving water consumption.

Catexlan S.A. activities:

  • Wool reclamation from leather.
  • Wool scouring.    
  • Wool carbonization.
  • Wool bleaching.

In 1992, due to the textile industry crisis and the impossibility to adapt to new environmental regulations, Catexlan S.A. shuts down its business.

Recuperación de Materiales Textiles S.A. continues its activity at the Santa Eulalia de Ronçana facility, where a new dry bleaching and standardization process is developed. Wool scouring is outsourced to facilities which comply with the new environmental regulations.


In 2004, Recuperación de Materiales Textiles S.A. moves to new facilities at the Can Magre Industrial Park, where we nowadays keep perfecting our working systems.