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European Innovation Council

Smartex: Detection of defective textile production

Open Circular Knitting Machine with purple light
Open Circular Knitting Machine with purple light
©Smartex, 2023

The textile manufacturing process has several sources of defects, but more than 80% originate during the knitting stage. Detecting these defects early in the production chain is challenging, but EU-funded has developed technology which helps reduce defective production levels from 5% to near zero. Smartex is an award-winning hardware-based software company at the forefront of developing advanced solutions for modern textile factories. Using AI-driven technology, they empower manufacturers to optimize operations, enhance quality control, boost sustainability, and streamline supply chains. Their comprehensive suite of tools, including Smartex CORE and Smartex LOOP, help manufacturers unlock their full potential and thrive in a competitive landscape while being more resource efficient and sustainable.