Since the 1960s, Filt1860 develop it’s know how in the field of aquaculture,in France, more specifically in the field of mussel farming. We provide mussel growers with nets that meet their needs and also meet environmental criteria.
The nets are packaged in reels sold by the meter. On request, we prepare ready-to-use nets: cut to measure, tied, and/or elasticated.
Our know-how allows us to work on a specific material or on two different materials.
The cotton maintains the mussel seed during the laying of the net by releasing the space necessary for the mussels. The polypropylene guarantees the hold of the mussels during winding on the stake and handling.
We manufacture boudinage nets, for the cultivation of mussels on stakes and on ropes, with meshes of 14 to 40mm per side.
Catinage nets keep the mussels on the stake as they grow. They protect the mussels from the swell, the flow but also from marine predators.
We can work these nets in synthetic material such as polypropylene or polyester.
We manufacture catinage nets, with meshes from 20 to 60mm per side.
The tailor made and innovation are key skills at Filt1860, which is why we can also produce other products for aquaculture such as cords for the cultivation of algae or biodegradable nets in the marine environment and over time controlled life.
However, this technical know-how would be nothing without the human know-how which guarantees the correct balance between the production capacities expected in today’s world and the desired requirements in terms of quality, precisions and finish. Our personnel is made up of technicians and engineers with solid expertise in textile manufacturing. We have wide reaching knowledge of the European textile network which enables us to constantly monitor technological progress. It can be said that Filt1860 is a leading player in the manufacture of technical textiles in France.
This capacity to adapt our technical know-how explains why are able to work in such diverse sectors of activity : automobile and rail, mussels farming, husting, leisure activities, aeronautics, the food industry, caravanning, sailing, transport, childcare, fish farming, water treatment, packaging, recycling…
Manufacturing exclusively in France, in 2017 we were awarded « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant » label by the French government, in recognition of our know-how in excellence.