Our business has a long, strong tradition in the traditional textile industry, but at the same time we believe in innovation as a key to consolidating and advancing our success. Recently we have been working with many research centres and universities for the creation of new textile materials.
Tessitura Ballesio is now also a point of reference outside the traditional textile world.
The company has initiated collaborations with aeronautic and space industries, not only within Italy, for the study and design of smart textiles.
Smart Textiles are materials able to "function like a brain", with capacities of knowledge, preparedness and response, which react to environmental conditions and to various stimuli such as mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical and magnetic.
Intelligent textiles are used to improve comfort, welfare, hygiene, health, continuous monitoring, climate control, thermal insulation, protection against radiation, etc.
Over the past 10 years, business efforts have been focussed on studying a third generation of intelligent textiles that can feel, react and adapt to environmental conditions or stimuli.