About Concordia Engineered Fibers

Concordia Today

Concordia Engineered Fibers designs and manufactures high-performance, lightweight fibers and composite materials in its Coventry, RI facility for leading apparel, industrial fabric, and advanced composite companies throughout the United States and the world.

Our Company History

We Focus on Our Thermoplastic Capabilities

In 2021, we expanded our material offerings to service all markets concentrating on sustainability.

We Opened in Mexico

We opened our plant in Querétaro, Mexico in October of 2018. This location primarily supports our carbon twisting process.

We Opened in France
Concordia France

We opened our plant in Commercy, France in November of 2016. This location primarily supports our carbon twisting process.

We sell Concordia Medical

In March of 2011, Concordia Medical was purchased by Biomedical Structures, LLC., which is dedicated to maintaining Concordia’s tradition of quality excellence.

We Move

In 2008, Concordia moved its medical business to a new facility in Warwick, RI, where Concordia Medical was able to expand its capabilities to produce a variety of non-woven bioabsorbable polymer substrates.

We Grow

In 2005, Concordia acquired the tissue engineering scaffold assets of Albany International Research Company, and Biofelt® was born.

We Continue to Innovate

In the early 2000s, Concordia again took its innovative skills into new fields. Utilizing its years of experience in fiber handling, the company began designing and building machines specialized in forming textile structures from bioabsorbable fibers. A new 1,000 square foot cleanroom was added in 2003.

We Expand into Engineered Products

In the late 1980s, Concordia took its fiber handling expertise to new levels, using textile science to expand its capabilities into engineered products, including advanced composites for aerospace, filtration media, power transmission belts, sailcloth, and many other applications.

We Expanded Services and Employed More People

In 1979, the Coventry, Rhode Island division employed 150 employees running 3 shifts 7 days a week. Concordia specialized in creating Velcro fasteners, materials for space vehicles and astronauts space suits, Boeing 747 inflatable escape slides, and sails for U.S. entries in America Cup races.

We Opened Southern Division In Sevier County

In 1969, Concordia Manufacturing Company Inc. Southern Division was opened in Sevier County TN. Concordia expanded into a 100,000 square foot plant employing 92 people and producing continuous filament synthetic yarn and crimped yarns.

We Relocated

In 1964, Concordia relocated to its current location in Coventry, Rhode Island and added Saaba to its product offerings.

We Added Textured Yarn Department

In 1955, a textured yarns department was added for the manufacture of textured and modified stretch yarns in cooperation with the Leesona Corporation.

We Widened Our Services
We Widened Our Services

In 1932, Concordia Manufacturing moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island and focused on twisting a winding material like nylon and Dacron for Dew Line Inflatable Buildings, inflatable safety equipment for military applications, electrical tapes, radar screening materials, as well as consumer clothing goods and narrow fabrics.

We Are Founded
Early days of Concordia

Founded in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1920 as a manufacturer of silk yarns. For the next 70 years, the company grew to become a leading producer of synthetic yarns and threads for traditional textile applications.

Our Mission

Since 1920, Concordia has specialized in the design and development of engineered yarns and fibers for producing a broad range of technical fabrics. Our fibers can be found in filtration media, power transmission belts, airbags, composite materials, and a variety of other unique applications.

Quality Policy

Concordia consistently provides high-quality products that:

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    Meet or exceed customer requirements

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    Meet applicable regulatory requirements

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    Provide a suitable return to the business

This is achieved through continual review and improvement of our manufacturing methods and the quality management system.

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