The Lingerie Place


Country/region: France

Plymouth is a SME founded in 1935 that specialises in manufacturing top quality elastic tape in both natural and synthetic rubber. The company employs approximately 100 people and has an annual production of more than 200 million metres of elastic tape. Plymouth’s 100,000 m2 production site is located near Lyon and is equipped with state of the art, high performance machinery.

Today, as a plastics processor, Plymouth is the leading European manufacturer of slick elastic tapes. The organization has significant presence in the swimwear, lingerie, and underwear markets, as well as the medical and hygiene markets. Plymouth supplies several famous lingerie brands and prestigious swimwear brands and is also proud to be partnering a major athletic brand.

Plymouth is well recognized for its expertise and innovation, and these well established assets enable it to meet any type of customer technical request. The elastic tape used in a swimsuit can represent 80 percent of its overall quality and durability. Plymouth prides itself on providing unmatched quality and reliability; these are the organisation’s number 1 priorities when producing work for its customers.

With a strong international presence and sales force, Plymouth exports 80 percent of its production to over 40 countries including France. Plymouth is constantly looking for ways to be more innovative and is expert in the practice of recycling rubber by devulcanization.


  • Accessory
    • Rubber tape


  • Caoutchouc


  • UV-resistant
  • Chlorine-resistant
  • Sun cream and oil-resistant


  • Beachwear
  • Dance
  • Fitness
  • Home textile
  • Sleepwear
  • Medical, orthopaedic
  • Sportswear
  • Swimwear
  • Underwear

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