Aracne's system uses photonics, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence to predict potential manufacturing defects before the fabric is made.
This can help to reduce production defects by more than 50%, foster the circular economy, and improve the sustainability of the textile industry.
The company plans to release its first product in the second half of 2023 and expects to generate €6 million in sales by 2025.
Aracne's technology has been nominated for several awards, including the Innovation in Sustainability Award at the most recent ITMA trade fair.
The company is based in Argentona, Spain, and draws on a number of patents for technologies which identify and show defects.
Each of these technologies can be purchased as a module, which means that manufacturers can tailor the solution to their knitting machines.
Overall, Aracne is a promising new company with the potential to revolutionize the way that knitwear textile manufacturing is done.