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About Singtex

About Singtex

Singtex Industrial Co., Ltd was established in 1989 and originally focused on the development of functional textiles. Recognizing the impact of rapid climate change on the survival of the human race and to uphold the philosophy that we must all do our part to protect our only planet, Singtex has invested hundreds of millions of dollars over recent years to establish a pioneering R&D center and precision environmentally dyeing center. Product emphasis is now the development of eco-friendly functional textiles, making Singtex one of the leading providers of such eco-friendly functional textiles in Taiwan. Singtex is continuing to invest in innovative R&D in order to become a sustainable supplier of eco-friendly textiles to international clothing brands. In addition to being a perennial winner of the Taiwan Excellence awards, Singtex was also named a Top 100 Taiwan Brand, winner of the Taiwan Mittelstand Award and numerous international accolades. In 2014, Singtex was formally listed on the stock exchange (TWSE: 4433).

Singtex successfully invented the S.Café® eco-friendly coffee yarn in 2008. Made from plastic bottles and coffee grounds, this green, high-tech yarn is environmentally friendly, de-odorizing, and fast drying, UV-resistant and has many different applications. When applied to textile fibers it enhances their functionality without affecting dye performance. No solvents are used in the production process. Nor does it require the high-temperature carbonizing treatment of conventional carbonized materials. This reduces CO2 emissions by around 2.7 kg. The technology has since been recognized by the top three invention awards in the world. (Gold and Merit Award at INPEX in Pittsburg, USA; Gold medal at iENA Nuremberg; Gold and Special award at the International Exhibitions of Inventions Geneva)

Apart from the development of eco-friendly products, in 2007 Singtex invested 250 million NTD into the construction of a precision environmentally friendly dyeing center. Green construction was incorporated into plant construction to meet the requirements of environmentally friendly design from the selection of energy supply to the selection of dyes. In 2008, Singtex received the Swiss bluesign® blue mark after passing the most stringent environmental protection standards in the world.

Singtex has always set its sights on becoming a world-class eco-friendly functional textile company. It strives to create better and more eco-friendly products without compromising on sustainable development. The initial inspiration of running a "business that warms the heart" to a stubborn determination that feared no obstacles led to the "S.Café® Eco-Friendly Coffee Yarn" that turns trash into cash. In the future, Singtex will continue to develop eco-friendly products that reduce pollution and energy consumption. The contribution to renewable resources will help ensure the sustainability of planet Earth while amplifying the innovation ability of Taiwan to kick-start a new trend for green fashion all around the world!

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Milestones

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2014-2018 | Global Strategy

Application for public listing and global strategy

  • Awarding of "Taiwan Mittelstand Award" by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Numerous products presented with Taiwan Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Taoyuan Outstanding Enterprise Award over consecutive years
  • S.Cafe® SCK-645 fabric achieves international cradle-to- cradle certification
  • P4DRY TM coffee printing technology wins the grand prize at China International Fabrics Creation Competition
  • Named in the Top 10 fabric at the ISPO Award in Munich, Germany, for three consecutive years
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2009-2013 | Branding Value

Forging a world-class professional functional textile brand

  • OTC listing(Code: 4433)
  • Magictex garment factory established in Vietnam
  • Awarding of "Potential Taiwan Mittelstand Award" by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • P4DRYTM receives Outdoor Industry Award and iF Design Award
  • S. Café® receives gold medal and special award at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva
  • S. Café® receives gold medal and merit award at INPEX in Pittsburg, USA
  • S. Café® receives gold medal at iENA Nuremberg in Germany
  • Top 100 Taiwan Brand (only brand from the textile industry)
  • 2012 National Sustainable Development Award
  • 12th Industrial Sustainable Excellence Award
  • Carbon Footprint certification
  • Visit by President Ma Ying-jeou and New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu
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2004-2008 | Sustainability

Set up high-tech post-processing supply chain system to launch the S.Cafe® environmentally friendly coffee yarn

  • Set up Guanyin precision dyeing R&D center
  • Completed Bluesign® certification for environmentally friendly factory and products
  • Founding member of the Sustainable Textile Coalition
  • R&D building commissioned in Wugu Industrial Zone
  • Granted patent for manufacturing of uni-axially drawn PTFE membrane
  • Granted patent for waterproof breathable fabric
  • 2008 Taiwan Superior Brands Award
  • Taiwan Excellence Award
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1999-2003 | Core Value

Singtex began investing in the development of eco-friendly functional fabrics and accumulated know-how on the development of sustainable fabrics.

This led to Singtex becoming the leader in this field through innovation.

  • Best Partner award from Steilmann in Germany
  • Named the designated vendor for "Collaborative Design on Functional Textiles" by NIKE and NAUTICA
  • Active collaboration with the Taiwan Textile Research Institute, National Chung-shan Institute of Technology and Taiwan Textile Federation on a number of projects
  • Took part in the Taiwan Textile Federation "Textile Good Design Award" for the first time and won three awards.
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1994-1998 | Innovation

Singtex invested in the development of waterproof breathable fabric products and began transitioning to the development of advanced functional fabrics.

The company also created the SINGTEX 5000 and SINGTEX 10000 brands

  • Received "Best Global Partner Award" from ADIDAS in Germany
  • First collaboration with ADIDAS and NAUTICA
  • First collaboration with the international brand NIKE
  • Company founder Chen Kuo-chin received Golden Peak Award for "Outstanding Entrepreneurial Leaders in R.O.C."
  • Company founder Chen Kuo-chin named honorary fellow of the Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development.
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1989 ~ 1993|Build Up

Singtex initially started out as a bedding company producing bedding and woven fabrics.

  • Development of functional textiles
  • Formation of knitted textiles department
  • Singtex Industrial Co., Ltd. established
  • Created the COOLTEX® brand
  • Created the SINGTEX 50000 brand
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