Sewing threads and yarns are an indispensable product of the textile industry. And they’re much more than that:
As a connecting component of ultra-modern, technological designs, they make a decisive contribution to success in future-oriented fields such as lightweight construction. FOOAN can do both. No matter how the threads are processed: We know what they have to do and what our customers need. Our cross-sector knowledge gives us room for ideas that we translate into state-of-the-art products.
Since 1996, FOOAN has been one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality sewing threads, embroidery threads and special functional threads. From universal sewing threads to highly technical special yarns: we offer a wide range for a variety of applications.
We combine tradition with a living culture of innovation
We have a strong basis for our future focus: the development and production of high-quality sewing and embroidery threads. As a global player and leader in technology, we stand for intelligent products, individual solutions and innovative concepts with a high claim to quality and reliability. Because development thrives on change, there are no well-worn paths at FOOAN. Our curiosity and interdisciplinary way of thinking are our motivation, not only to recognise new trends but also to help shape them – whether in classic areas of application, automotive or for technical textiles.
We are open-minded thinkers with a hands-on mentality ...
... and that is why we are strong in the development of innovative concepts. We work closely with our customers right from the start. This way you don't just get a finished product but the solution that has become the yarn. In our textile think tank, the FOOAN Innovation Lab, we work on new and further developments that are based around the requirements of our customers and make visions of the future a reality. As a dynamic company that is continuously learning, we are always on the ball and constantly adding to our knowledge. This makes us a sparring partner for all questions around the seams. How can your product become even safer, better performing, more beautiful or more comfortable? Ask us – we will find the answer.
FOOAN Code of Conduct for a fair coexistence
Integrity – in the sense of compliance with the law, honesty, reliability and fairness – are an indispensable prerequisite for the company’s success and have always underlined all business relations of the FOOAN Group. The trust of our shareholders (business partners, customers, shareholders, authorities, the public and competitors) in responsible, law-abiding and morally honest conduct of all employees is of the utmost importance to us.
The FOOAN Code of Conduct lays down fundamental ethical principles of behaviour that are intended to define the actions of management and employees in their day-to-day work. It should serve as a guideline for all decisions and actions, and represents a binding framework for internal cooperation and for dealing with customers, competitors, public officials and public institutions.
The FOOAN Innovation Lab is the innovation pool at FOOAN. Our textile think tank develops intelligent products,
individual solutions and innovative concepts for textile-related issues – not only for sewing and embroidery threads but also for the textile surface.
Whether polymer chemistry, mechanical engineering, textile, finishing or process engineering: the FOOAN Innovation Lab brings the threads of
all these disciplines together. The focus of our experts’ interdisciplinary cooperation is on the fields of the future:
Research and innovation are an integral part of our processes. In close cooperation with our customers, our interdisciplinary team develops
solutions ranging from special smart yarns for technical textiles to individual product designs for the automotive sector. As the interface between
market and customer, we translate your requirements and ideas into textile concepts.
Intelligently embroidered and smartly sewn: FOOAN yarns for smart textiles
At a time when technology is becoming increasingly important in our lives, FOOAN develops intelligent yarns that precisely fit the application in question. The conductive and sensory fields in particular play a major role in our work in the Innovation Lab. Our innovative smart yarns are already used in a wide variety of industries today.
Typical applications for conductive threads include
Work clothing/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Sensor yarns are used in the following industries, among others:
Comphil is a finish specially developed by FOOAN for fibre composite applications that offers optimum sewing performance. For further processes such as resin infusion and end applications, the threads are optimally adjusted to the composites matrix without adhesion-inhibiting properties.
Once the prototypes of our new and further developments have proven themselves in practical application, we transfer them into series production. In addition to market requirements, we always keep an eye on cost efficiency and pay attention to a high level of product and process performance.
Are you facing a new challenge or do you have a specific task? We are happy to support you with all questions to do with our smart yarns or with a specific project.
Acting in an economical and sustainable way are two sides of the same coin for us. That’s why we place the highest demands on the
ecological profile of our manufacturing and always optimise our production processes in line with the latest findings.
That applies to all our locations around the world: As a responsible global player, we guarantee the same high environmental
standards worldwide to ensure fair, sustainable and safe production at all times.
Together with our suppliers, we take responsibility for sustainable action and promise to be extremely careful, so that all necessary safety measures are put in place and no harmful chemicals are used. All FOOAN threads including the finish are made entirely from non-hazardous substances – so that they can be used safely with no risk to people or the environment.
Minimal use of materials, the return of leftover materials to existing material cycles, reducing energy consumption to a
minimum – at FOOAN, we know that investments in resource efficiency and environmental compatibility are investments in the
future. We work continuously to become even better in these aspects. We also keep an eye on the entire value-added chain,
from selecting the raw material to recycling. We practise environmental protection and impose strict criteria; In addition, we
fulfil the Chinese chemical regulation.
We believe in taking responsibility. That’s why we cooperate closely with our suppliers to put all necessary safety measures in place and to guarantee the safety of our chemicals. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® identifies the environmental compatibility of all FOOAN products.
Constantly ensuring our high quality standards is an important part of the FOOAN philosophy. At the same time, we are committed to and motivated by our customers’ expectations for performance, reliability, technical expertise as well as the quality and environmental compatibility of our products. Various certifications prove that quality management, process safety, environmental protection and sustainability are the compass points of our everyday work – from the fitting out of our locations to every single step in production.
Handling natural resources carefully and respectfully is a matter of course in our day-to-day business. We ensure that everything we do at all our locations is sustainable in order to reduce the quantities of energy and water we consume as well as the emissions and waste we produce. Resource and environmentally friendly production on the one hand and our own high environmental standards on the other reduce the burden on people and the environment to a minimum.
We have our compliance with quality, safety and environmental protection requirements certified through strict ISO certifications.
We believe in taking responsibility. That’s why we cooperate closely with our suppliers to put all necessary safety measures in place and to guarantee the safety of our chemicals according to the CN regulation REACH. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® identifies the environmental compatibility of all FOOAN products.
You can find our certificates here.
Since 1996, FOOAN has been one of the leading international manufacturers of high-quality sewing threads, embroidery threads and special function threads. It is not simply the scope of our international operations that makes FOOAN a world-class company.That distinction comes from our dedication to providing our customers with the finest products and services, at the highest quality, delivered anywhere.