|In 1948, Rhône-Poulenc formed Rhovyl to produce and market an
innovative synthetic fibre made from PVC (chlorofibre). From 1948
to the beginning of the 1990s, Rhovyl, constantly in tune with
changes in the market place, adapted in order to bring itself
fully into line with users' expectations.
In 1992, with the textile industry in the grip of economic crisis,
Rhône-Poulenc decided to sell Rhovyl to Alain Regad, who bought
out the company and assumed control.
In 1994, Rhovyl acquired a spinning mill, Filature de l'Avesnois,
which is the ideal partner for chlorofibre development in the
It came to notice because it was new and because of its astonishing
properties. Comfort, technology and ecology were the spearheads
for the Rhovyl company which was unsparing in its efforts to produce
high performance products for the industry, developing a fibre
with ever more innovative characteristics until, today, Rhovyl
is the leading manufacturer of synthetic PVC based fibres (chlorofibres).