In the early ‘70s the invention of Alcantara was a technologic breakthrough.Its exceptional aesthetic, functional and sensory qualities meant that Alcantara was soon adopted by different sectors. Today it is one of the most invaluable, versatile materials, suited to any application. For all intents and purposes, the invention of Alcantara marked a turning point. It became a product category in its own right and opened up endless new expressive possibilities for the design world. Alcantara S.p.A. was established in 1972 precisely for the commercial use of this extraordinary invention.
An Entirely Unique Material
The result of a unique, proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a thoroughly avant-garde material with aesthetic, technical and sensory qualities that no other material can equal.
Made by a sophisticated industrial process with no rivals – the recipe is still a secret – Alcantara embodies the new paradigm of the contemporary lifestyle typical of those who search, in the products they use every day, besides functionality, also the emotion of beauty, respecting ethics and the environment. In a nutshell, Alcantara is:
Beautiful - elegant and sophisticated Pleasurable - soft and comfortable Reliable - light, strong and durable Eco-friendly - 100% Carbon Neutral
Renowned for its unique and proprietary technology, over the years the company has developed prestigious collaborations with global luxury brand partners who choose Alcantara material for their creations in the fields of fashion, interior, automotive, yachting, aviation and consumer electronics. Alcantara S.p.A. is then the only world producer of the Alcantara material, guarantee of pure Italian quality and excellence.
Sustainability Alcantara has developed a strong commitment to corporate sustainability. For many years the company has pursued a growth and profitability logic which is closely linked to the respect for social, economic and environmental balance. It’s not a coincidence that the company invests more than 50% of its annual global investments in related activities. By involving the whole company structure, over the years sustainability has become a true guiding principle and an authentic shared culture, as well as a key asset of the company’s mission: making extraordinary every day.