History

SOTEXPRO IS A FRENCH MANUFACTURER OF FLAME RETARDANT DECORATIVE FURNISHING AND UPHOLSTERY FABRICS (M1 RATING)

For over 40 years, the development of our collections has combined aesthetic qualities with technical solutions. Boasting an Artistic Direction panel and on-ground team, Sotexpro is the ideal partner to help your business stand out within your markets.

From threads to custom-made finished products, Sotexpro has at hand all the expertise required to develop your textile projects, with no minimum orders, while also respecting the allocated budget.

Widely known under the CROCFEU brand, which the company created, SOTEXPRO has been given a new lease of life. As the undisputed leader in fire-resistant M1-classified fabric and “blackout” fabrics, SOTEXPRO is expanding its offer in response to changing markets.
This is also reflected in their communications materials (new logo, new brand signature, new website, etc.). SOTEXPRO is revealing its ability to offer a range of high-performance textile solutions dedicated to professionals, whether they be architects or distributors.

For this, SOTEXPRO relies on a combination of expert techniques and knowledge unique in France, such as:

  • wide Jacquard weaving
  • large format digital sublimation printing: fine lines and advanced colour research
  • manufacturing

What about CROCFEU? CROCFEU, which has today become a household name for M1-rated flame retardant fabrics in France, remains SOTEXPRO’s historic trademark. While CROCFEU is still the reference for many of our customers, we are evolving to meet the latest decorative trends in upholstery fabrics and strengthened regulations in the construction sector (researching thermal and soundproofing properties, etc.).

SOTEXPRO is now certified by France Terre Textile®, which has established the company's desire to maintain its business locally in France.

HISTORY OF THE COMPANY

1973

FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS IN PUBLIC PLACES WERE INTRODUCED IN FRANCE IN JULY 1973

M0 and M1 ratings for upholstery fabrics become mandatory.. This led to the creation of SOTEXPRO, with the company developing and marketing of a range of fabrics under the CROCFEU brand.

1985

THE CROCFEU RANGE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN TREVIRA CS 100% POLYESTER FABRICS

Sotexpro releases their first printed fabric using thetransfer printing technique. . CROCFEU CROCFEU set itself apart thanks to new innovative items, such as the “CROCFEU Couvr’flamme” (fire blanket)

SOTEXPRO ACQUIRES DUCREUX WEAVING MILL ON PONT ROCHAND

Over the years, it underwent several developments and an extension was built in 2001.

1993

FLAME RETARDANT CROCFEU FABRICS – THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND RECOGNISED RANGE ON THE MARKET IN FRANCE

New presentation of the Plain, Printed and Jacquard presentation sleeves.

2001

SOTEXPRO INTEGRATES TRANSFER PRINTING CALENDERS

2009

SOTEXPRO BUYS THEIR FIRST DIGITAL PRINTER TO PRODUCE TRANSFER PAPER

INVESTMENTS IN 320 CM JACQUARD LOOMS INCREASE THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OFFER

New, more decorative flame-retardant fabrics. As a way to welcome this range, SOTEXPRO created their logo and a new brand is launched.

2011

SOTEXPRO ENTERS THE TABLECLOTH MARKET AND ACQUIRES THE SAINT ROCH BRAND

2017

SOTEXPRO CONTINUES ITS DEVELOPMENT WITH THE CREATION OF THE “LUMINA” LIGHT CURTAIN.

To support the expansion of the company’s offer, Sotexpro created the “Graffiti” wall covering.

2018

Our fabric library is online !

This web application is deployed to highlight the offer of Sotexpro’s textile solutions and ease the search for a fabric. Discover the fabric library