From knowledge to cashflow


BMA~Techne offers technology business support and interim management and is your acces to textile research.
We build technology roadmaps and business cases that create strong business development projects.
BMA~Techne knows how to organize technology development, product design and marketing.
But we also do real development work and create products.

Our business

We combine knowledge and know how to create strong business opportunities. 
We focus on reuse and recycling of domestic and industrial textile waste for the Textile industry.

Support & technical solutions

  • Improvement of sustainability profiles: recycling and biopolymers
  • Recycling related processes, strategy development and project management
  • Recycling related strategy for product development: technology roadmapping, business cases and portfolio management
  • BMA Techne develops opportunities for the combination of textiles, 3D printing and electronics

Textile recycling

Environmental concern will not go away by ignoring it. Our focus area: Recycling and reuse must be based on solid business cases. Without profits nothing happens. Taking care of the environment is the most strategic activity of any company. The absence of a clear measurable environmental policy, followed by targeted actions will make any company irrelevant in the near future.

But is all starts with a clear vision. Knowing what is going on in the outside world is vital for your environmental position: changing customer demands, new market segments arising, and of course finding your way through the vast amount of research going on globally.

Building mental images based on market/customer scenarios and technology roadmaps are required to develop a useful products based on recycled textiles.  It requires a balanced mix of short, medium and longer term projects. Projects that are selected for the right reasons: People-Planet-Profit/Prosperity. Without profit expectations and solid value propositions nothing will happen.


The Foundation Reservefonds Textielresearch publishes a newsletter called TexAlert, which is published 4 times a year. In this newsletter the latest technologies en innovations within the textile industry are discussed. When you want to receive these newsletter, please send an email to Below the latest newsletters – only in Dutch available.

Stichting Reservefonds Textielresearch maakt al zes jaar lang de TexAlert, een nieuwsbrief die vier keer per jaar uitkomt met informatie over innovaties en nieuwe technologieën in de textielindustrie. Abonneer je op de nieuwsbrief door een mailtje te sturen naar Lees de laatst uitgebrachte versies op deze website.



BMA~Techne executes development projects aimed at recycling and reuse of textile waste. It offers technology and business support, and executes interim management assignments. BMA~Techne was founded in 2000 by Ger Brinks.

‘To make a textile industry based on recycling we have to understand your market and the technology, both current and technology in development.’

We like working together and do so with many parties: Alconadvies, TexPlus, Modint.

Brinks is cofounder of SaxCell BV, a start up company aimed at the recycling of cotton waste and the production of Saxcell™, a virgin cellulose fibre. (

Current assignments

  • SaXcell – an innovative cellulose fibre produced from cotton waste. BMA~Techne is one of the participating parties of SaXcell BV.
    – More about SaXcell and SaXcell BV >>
  • – Press release January 2021: Ultimate test; trendy pants or cleaning cloth? >>
  • – Press release April 2020: Dutch and Turkish partners join forces to kick off pilot production to turn used textile into new textile >>
  • Article on SaXcell; Twente at the start of a new textile era >> 
    – For more information on Twente as a high tech region, check >>
  • Reflow The development of circular and regenerative cities through the re-localisation of production and the reconfiguration of material flows at different scales. BMA~Techne is participant.
    Read more about Reflow on the website

Past assignments

  • Developing the business case for TexPlus aimed at creating a sustainable recycling based textile industry in Eastern Netherlands.
  • Organizing and managing the research group smart functional materials at Saxion University of applied sciences.

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Career employment

• R&D director Stork Textile Printing Group (part of the Stork concern)
• Divisional manager detergents R&D Unilever Research Laboratory, Vlaardingen (NL) and Head of Technology Options Unit at Port Sunlight (UK)
• Development Executive, Lever Industrial International, (nowadays: JohnsonDiversey)
• Manager R&D, Otares BV, part of Sara lee/DE.
• Section leader and Group leader in the section non solids of the pharmaceutical R&D of Organon International B.V. (AKZO Pharma).

Career self-employed

• Director of BMA~Techne
• Global R&D director at Colbond (Now Bonar)
• Professor Textile Materials at the Saxion Hogescholen, Enschede. Part time function.
• Board member of the Foundation for Engineering of Fibrous Smart Materials, the industrial textiles chair at the University of Twente.


• Associate at Boer en Croon
• Cofounder of InnovationPower
• Cofounder of Perdix Technologies
• Former Chairman of the “Nederlands Textiel Insituut”
• Former Member of the board of Textile Research Association “de Voorzorg”
• Former International Network Advisor/chairman of the industrial steering committee of the European Textile Research organization Euratex


Ger Brinks
Wagnerstraat 4
7604 CG Almelo
The Netherlands

M +31(0) 6 22 90 17 77

from knowledge to cashflow