Romatex annual report highlights

Romatex is a leading manufacturer of household textiles and stitch-bond fabric, situated at a highly mechanised manufacturing facility in Cape Town. During the 2021 calendar year, Romatex consumed over 66-million plastic bottles worth of rPET fibre, making a significant impact in the reduction of plastic waste to landfill. This figure grows year on year. 

One of the company’s key strengths is its product diversification and it has the product expertise to supply a variety of both natural and synthetic duvets and pillows, mattress protectors and bed linen into the South African retail and hospitality markets, as well as an online offering. 

The business sources its raw materials globally and locally, ensuring that its products meet international standards whilst remaining competitively priced. Romatex has invested in two new stitch-bond production lines in the past five years with a third new line currently on order. 

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This will go to meet the continuing growth in demand. Allied investments have also been made in printing capabilities and automated bag-making, to add value by further converting the base product. Romatex sees significant growth ahead in the stitch-bond sector and is looking to further expand capacity over the next three years. 

Romatex manufactures a non-woven 100% polyester stitch-bond fabric, made from rPET fibre with multiple end-uses. Traditional markets include waterproofing, footwear, mattresses, geotextiles and more. Product innovation is key and of particular significance for stitch-bond is the latest use as a base fabric for plastic replacement shopper bags. 

It is versatile, durable, cost-effective and, best of all, made from recycled fibre thereby reducing single-use plastic. For more information on our various products and textiles, please contact us today.


Romatex has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of stitch-bonded non-woven materials and homeware for over 50 years. Romatex is a Level 2 B-BBEE company that is owned by Deneb Investments Limited, a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). 

Our head office is based in Cape Town but we have branches in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Free State. For more information about our products, please contact Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.

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