Scrupulous attention to detail has always distinguished the Serafini Group’s corporate philosophy. A focus that materialises in the way of working of the company that entrusts the coating of synthetic fabrics to a partner company, while as for reinforcement materials it collaborates with a laboratory that studies and designs formulas. Serafini reserves the right to produce the compounds that are tested at shoe factories that work for big brands, so as to ensure customers truly innovative and effective solutions as they are developed with those who work within the supply chain and know the multiple market needs.
This obsessive care for quality is accompanied by attention to the environment and circular economy that has long led Serafini to develop increasingly sustainable products and production processes, which are consequently appreciated by the market. Here are just a few examples.
A special sustainable lining made with recycled polyester and polyurethane, which cans also be self-adhesive, thermo-adesive, coupled with waterproof membrane or with foam.
Microline is the ideal solution for footwear because it guarantees hygiene and comfort to the foot: the lining boasts a soft, full and pleasant texture, thanks to the perfect union between the support, made of recycled textile microfibre, and polyurethane, which ensure 100% of breathability, excellent absorbency and a totally ecological approach. Its high technical features given by extraordinary water vapour permeability, differentiate this lining from others on the market and make Microline a unique product.
Thanks to the new processing techniques and to the types of resins used for the production, the Microline lining is the right answer to the growing vegan needs, being the substitute for animal leather par excellence and complying with all REACH regulations
Microline features a pig-like, goat and calf effect.
A new indoor coating technique that reduces production times, costs and waste. It consists in the dry application of the product, without the aid of resins or drying ovens, avoiding the dispersion of vapours into the environment and significantly reducing the consumption derived from obsolete gas models. Especially in consideration of the fact that the machines of the Serafini plant operate with self-produced electricity, thanks to the solar panels installed on the roofs (a system that allows you to obtain about 270KW of power per day, making the whole structure almost totally independent for the electric part).
Recovery of production waste
It all started with regenerated cotton, recovered from old clothes: once milled, re-woven, spun and re-woven, Serafini managed to obtain a good fibre, which is used for the line of ecological reinforcements, already consolidated on the market.
The idea of using alternative fibres derived from the waste of non-GMO or non-intensive crops, such as hemp, bamboo or agave, came about accordingly. For example, of agave – an officinal plant also used for the preparation of tequila – the liquor production waste is reused and reintroduced into the production cycle so as to make Agavina, a non-woven fabric completely obtained from organic agave fibres.
The company’s goal is to replace the entire production of polyester fibres with fibres obtained from organic waste.
The development of an ecological system to give new life to the waste of normal plastic for daily use, through the study of yarns deriving from the PET chain, is recent. These are special textures, with EcoTex certifications, made of recycled polyester.
ID of Serafini Group
Adhesive tapes used for reinforcments, ant tapes, interlinings, synthetic linings, non-woven fabrics and microfibres. The Serafini Group (Civitanova Marche) is today a leader in the distribution of materials for footwear, leather goods and leather clothing in over fifty countries around the world.
Under the leadership of Marco Serafini, the company’s working group operates with eight affiliated companies and three production sites in Italy, Mexico and Portugal.