The PAYEN group

Company History

  • 1839 : Company was founded by Louis and Jean-Charles Payen who specialized in the manufacture of silk threads.
  • 1950 : Company makes a successful reconversion from silk to manufacturing synthetic yarns.
  • 1965 : Pierre Payen develops a revolutionary elastic yarn: Pagastic® which allows the company to expand internationally.
  • 1990 : Company creates ESF, European Stretch Fabrics, a PAYEN Group subsidiary which is dedicated to the development and of commercialization of elastic fabrics.
  • 2001 : Enhancements of PAYEN'S industrial equipment.
  • Today : Still under the direction of the Payen family, the PAYEN Group strengthens its position as an industry leader specializing in elastic solutions.

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