R+D+I

research, development & innovation

Our research and development department is headed by specially trained staff. The sum of the necessary qualified personnel together with our complete laboratory allows us to guarantee the quality of the products supplied through the continuous development of physical tests on raw materials as well as on finished products. It also maintains active research projects with various institutions and companies.

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COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

The quality department supervises the development of IRC’s quality map on a daily basis, as well as introducing permanent improvements to the system and representing the company in the different European Standardisation Committees in which it is present.

Investment in state-of-the-art technology is another key to IRC’s evolution. The company has been able to combine the know-how of traditional net and rope manufacturing with the most advanced technological equipment in the sector in terms of looms, braiding and doubling machines. But the jewel of our machinery is undoubtedly the autoclave oven. A state-of-the-art thermofixing system that has introduced significant competitive advantages in terms of the quality of our nets and ropes.

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QUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT

Since our early days in the industry, we have been aware that our business activity can alter the environment. That is why IRC has established its own quality and environmental management policy. Thanks to it, we have been improving our manufacturing processes, as well as the management of all the waste produced by our activity.

Our commitment to the environment has been such that, in 2001, IRC became the first company in the sector to obtain ISO 14001 certification by AENOR and Bureau Veritas and, to date, it is the only one to hold this certification. This is the main management system standard that specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS (Environmental Management System). It helps to control environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.

To this end, we carry out processes and measures such as the substitution of plastics for paper in our packaging, the installation of solar panels, the correct recycling of our waste and much more.

We are also committed to making our quality and environmental management policy available to the general public.

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CERTIFICATIONS

In addition to these certifications, IRC holds many others that endorse its commitment to quality and the environment. Some of these include:

  • ISO 14001: SO 14001: Bureau Veritas certifies that IRC complies with a series of international standards that refer to the Environmental Management System. This is the most widespread environmental management system standard in existence in the world, based on the principles of a management system that includes planning, implementation, control and improvement actions.
  • ISO 9001: Aenor and Bureau Veritas certifies that IRC complies with the standard that sets the minimum requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS) used in an organisation.
  • IQ Net: this seal certifies IRC’s quality, respect for the environment, occupational health and safety, and social responsibility.
  • ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX®: certificate by which IRC (as a textile manufacturer) can prove the suitability of its products in a sustainable and ecologically safe production for humans as well as environmentally friendly.

In addition, we have many other specialised certifications for each of the fields and sectors in which we work. You can find out more about them by contacting our sales and/or quality team.