About Senfa

For over 45 years, Senfa has offered innovative solutions based on cutting-edge French expertise : coating technical textiles. A know-how combining substrates and functionalization to achieve performances such as: blackout, fireproofing, impermeability, diffusion, printability, water repellency, acoustics for large-scale projects. Senfa, technical textiles at the service of designers of impactful and innovative visual experiences.

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ABOUT US

INNOVATIVE COATING INDUSTRY

  HISTORY

OUR STORY

Senfa, a French leader in finishing technologies up to 5.1 meters.

During its 47 years of existence, SENFA has acquired unique experience in the field of coating, an expertise which combines substrates and functionalisation to achieve technical performances. The France-based company involve in every step of the production cycle, from conception, to manufacture, to marketing. Predicting upcoming trends in both national and international markets allows us to develop new and technically innovative substrates in different areas : protection, entertainment, decoration, sun protection, dimming, print media, visual communication, events and architecture. On top of offering top quality products, our excellent organisational and logistics teams ensure that we can supply substrates to our customers quickly and efficiently.

  1. THE BEGINNINGS

    COMPANY CREATION

    SENFA was founded in 1973 as a specialized coating company. In the beginning, the company specialized in the production of interlining for major luxury brands, leather goods and luggage market. Today this activity is still carried out within the CHARGEURS Group in a dedicated division.
  2. senfa laboratory, quality control, furnishing market
    DEVELOPMENT

    INNOVATIVE FUNCTIONALITIES

    First development of other applications for furnishing market and interior decoration : fire retardant properties, blackout for curtain, ...
  3. senfa coating production line 2.2 meters
    NEW INVESTMENT

    FURNISHING MARKET

    SENFA has invest in a new coating line up to 2,2m to develop waterproof coating for tablecloth market.
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    PURCHASED BY

    CHARGEURS GROUP

    In may 1995, Chargeurs Group purchased the company. Thanks to this acquisition, the group will provide financial support for new investment and guide the company on the new market based on their international knowledge.
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    NEW NAME

    DHJ INTERNATIONAL

    In october 1996, Chargeurs changed the company name to DHJ INTERNATIONAL.
  6. senfa coating line, fishing process, substrates
    NEW INVESTMENT

    COATING LINE UP TO 3,2m

    The company has invest in a new wide width coating line to offer a product range up to 3,2m for curtain, display market and event.
  7. senfa saflex sport garments textile firefighter protection
    NEW BUSINESS

    SAFLEX COLLECTION

    Following to our expertise, we launched a new product line ``personal protective equipment``. These workwear clothes are of high quality, functional and allow the safety of professionals whilst combining ergonomics and up to date styling. A range of products which combines safety and textiles (Hood, Polo shirt, underpants, underwear, T-shirt, shorts ) for administrations, firefighters, power stations, industries, civil protection....
  8. senfa printing process uv technology
    NEW BUSINESS

    DIGITAL PRINTING MARKET

    The company has introduced new products for the visual communication market to guarantee an excellent print results especially in niche applications such as backlit textiles for lightboxes and frontlit display applications..
  9. senfa production lines surgical masks
    NE

    NEW PROTECTION MARKET

    To face the current health crisis, SENFA & Chargeurs group have decided to invest on two surgical masks production line and two FFP2 production line to meet the growing need in the world.
EXPLORE OUR

FINISHING EXPERTISE

Driven by our pioneering spirit and innovative capability, SENFA has been involved in developing new technologies over the years to expand our know how, our product range and be able to offer specific commissioned coating to our customers. Based on our industrial equipment, we can offer a wide range of industrial processes and services ...
DISCOVER OUR

FUNCTIONALITIES

Using our know-how, we have developed a wide range of functionalities for our substrates: blackout, opacifier, printable, uv protection, waterproof, water-repellent, acoustic, fire-retardant, light diffusion, matt or glitter effect, personalised… The features can be combined to create, for example, large advertising panels that make use of high-resolution fabrics endowed with light diffusing, fire retardant certification and printable properties.

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  APPLICATIONS

IN FIELDS

SENFA : technical textiles at the service of designers of impactful visual experiences and beautiful home decoration. 

  CHARGEURS

THE GROUP

Chargeurs offers its customers integrated differentiation solutions to meet the new aspirations of consumers in terms of quality, innovation, environmental sustainability and experience. Number one in the world in all of its businesses, the Group, whose marketing signature is High Emotion Technology®, delivers its expertise in three key sectors with very high potential for value creation: protection for premium materials, fashion and luxury and visitor experience. The Group has close to 2,100 employees in five continents, who serve a diversified customer base spanning more than 90 countries. In 2019, revenue totalled €626.2 million, of which more than 90% was generated outside France.

  CMS

THE DIVISION
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Innovative fabrics that deliver a new experience.

Chargeurs Museum Solutions is about developing technical textiles, creating visual solutions, and harmonizing spaces. CMS delivers solutions and services for the ever expanding advertising, decoration, home improvement and building markets. Technical textiles, coating and advanced printing are at the core of the division’s expertise. The two poles, technical and services, of CMS combine their expertise and their know-how to allow the group to deliver dual sectoral expertise in industry and service by offering complete solutions for large format visual communication.

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