Who we are
Many years of experience, profound expertise as well as a touch of curiosity, mixed with ingenuity, enthusiasm, and conviction of the cause – that´s us.
We are always searching for trends and ideas that enrich our products and stand out from the crowd. At our Mildenau site in the German Ore Mountains we conduct research for new, innovative solutions and to examine options for sustainable room concepts based on renewable raw materials.
Our ideas would only remain ideas if not for our strong team of technologists, developers, and experienced colleagues, who work behind the scenes testing our visions on state-of-the-art nonwoven facilities and developing these to market maturity. We are also inspired by our network of regional partners, who are involved in the implementation of our products with just as much passion as we.
Pionieer and Trendsetter
EXTRA ORGANIC ist eine Marke der Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH, a specialist in the manufacturing of technical nonwovens, with its headquarters in Mildenau in the beautiful Ore Mountains/Saxony.
Flax has a long history as a renewable raw material. In fact, flax was also grown in the Ore Mountains over 400 years ago. The former Electress Anna appreciated flax products at the end of the Middle Ages. Flax cultivation began in 1578. Norafin‘s history started in 1877 with the founding of the „Mechanische Flachsspinnerei Meyer & Co“ in Wiesenbad, which produced flax and tow yarn as well as linen twine for over a century.
In the 1980s, Norafin developed the first spunlace line in Europe and has been producing nonwoven solutions from that time on. In 1997, the Wiesenbad facility was shut down and a new state-of-the-art production line was built at the current site in Mildenau. With the continuous further development of technology and know-how, the team succeeded in becoming the first company in the world to produce nonwovens based purely on natural fibers.
The cooperation with a French manufacturer of high-quality flax fibers took the development of new products based on natural fibers to a new level in 2006.
From that point on, our team of engineers has been researching ecological alternatives. One result of this progress was the development of a tear-resistant nonwoven fabric based on flax and viscose fibers from sustainable forestry with a positive ecological balance, which was launched on the market in 2017 for wallcovering applications.
Our ecological base material can be processed in a variety of ways and integrated as an alternative. The possibilities are extremely diverse in areas such as print media, interiors, table decoration and composites.
If you are interested and want to find sustainable ecological alternatives in the future, don't hesitate to contact us.
Our experienced team will be happy to advise you.