Brillant revived the sewing and embroidery thread market by introducing new products of advanced technology which offered radical solutions to the existing problems of the traditional cotton threads which had limited capabilities.
These new products were presented to the market as follows:
Brillant is continuously investing in the development of new products and new technologies.
- 1970: Embroidery threads (viscose rayon). These are threads with special color brightness, thin, strong, in a large range of shades, ideal for use in multihead machines. Brillant was the first company in Greece to produce and distribute this kind of threads.
- 1985: Nylon and polyester continuous filament threads, ideal for shoes, leather clothes and accessories, suitcases and bags and many other applications demanding high strength, quality and flexibility. Brillant was the first to enter in mass production this kind of thread.
- 1988: Spun polyester threads, which gradually replaced the cotton threads because they were stronger and fast dyed.
- 1989: Core – spun threads. Again Brillant was the first one in Greece to produce core-spun threads for heavy fabrics (for jeans and awnings). It was a revolutionary move in a market that used only cotton threads. When core-spun replaced cotton all problems connected with the stonewashing of jeans were resolved.
- 1991: Textured threads for the overlock machines were introduced in the market with big success.
- 1995: Continuous filament Polyester threads under the name of “Tarandos” with special treatment to withstand the demanding chemical processes which the fabrics underwent in the dyehouses.
- 1999: Cotton threads under the name of “3A”. Mercerized with a specially developed process thus replacing the conventional mercerized cotton threads at a lower cost.
- 2003: Spun-polyester threads “Koralli”. They considerably improve the relation of quality/cost and maintain the high standard in the sewing performance.
- 2005:Embroidery viscose rayon threads. The traditional product of Brillant is now dyed by a modern production process on a cylinder instead of the classic way of hanks.
- 2009: Metal embroidery threads “Metafil”. They were introduced in the market in a small runnage appropriate for industrial embroidey.
- 2012: The Company managed to reduce the dyeing time for the polyester threads by 40% due to a new revolutionary method that it developed thus reducing production cost.
These efforts aim at setting Brillant technologically ahead in a very competitive world market for the benefit of its customers.
The purpose of research and development of new production methods is three-fold : a) quality improvement, b) cost reduction and c) respect for the environment.