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Cordon et Tresse - Filt1860

Our brading area regroup more than 200 head of braiding machine. Our braiding machine 3 carriers, 8 carriers, 12 carriers, 16 carriers are cutting-edge technology. We also have 2 automatic assembling machine, 5 winding machine which allows high quality and precisions in the winding.

Our modern machines allow us today to dedicated half of our production at the achievement of tailor made products.

We use natural raw materials such as the cotton, linen, but also synthetic material like polypropylene, polyamide, polyester, and high performance yarns such as kermel©, tin, copper, UHMWPE, aramids.

Our know-how of braiding allow us to realize like for example candles wicks, sandow, Bungee cord, elastic rope, wire pulling rope and rope for the cultivation of algae.

Filt1860, specialist of candles wicks

At Filt1860, we search constantly to develop our know how and promote French industry in the whole world. That’s why in 2006, Filt1860 decided to revive the Norman manufacture’s production of candles wicks. Our vision ? To perpetuate traditional Norman know-how.

Used materials and type of candles wicks:

We braid cotton wicks with a paper core or linen core. We use treatment which make cotton more hydrophilic, in order to optimize the burning of the candle. Our treatments are realize in Europe with Oeko tex standard 100 certificate which ensures that there is no use of heavy metals or azo dyes.

We developed wicks range ECOCERT certified organic cotton. We propose standard range with different models for our candles wicks braided flat,square, torch wicks and garden wicks, votive candles . But also a possibility of quality tailor-made production to support our customers in their new development. We also adapt our wick diameters which can range from 1mm to 60mm (depending on the model). Custom packaging is also possible.

Cordon et Tresse - Filt1860
Cordon et Tresse - Filt1860

Our customer typology:

We work with manufacturers of craft candles (decoration, scented candle), manufacturers, distributors of beekeeping equipment and candle factory (ciergerie). Our wicks are also ideal for DIY kits.

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.