Our History

In 1825, Edward Brownell started a company in Moodus, Connecticut to supply twisted linen and nets to commercial fisherman.

Brownell & Company was founded in 1844. It primarily manufactured cloth dressing and then added cotton twine products.

In 1913, Edward’s grandson, Crary set out to find new markets. For the next 30 years, Brownell pioneered research & development in cotton zipper cord, nylon tire cord, Dacron, fiberglass for tire cord and twisted carbon yarn.

In 1922, Crary attended an archery tournament, fell in love with the sport and began making the finest bowstring materials.

In the 1940’s, nylon became the new fiber to replace cotton. Brownell partnered with DuPont to become the world’s first producer of nylon twines and netting.

Four family generations oversaw the Brownell & Company legacy and built an outstanding reputation for quality, craftsmanship and innovation.

In 2005, the Badinotti Group, their Peru subsidiary, started to exclusively manufacture twines based on Brownell’s proprietary formulas. The Peru production facility provided large scale production of twisted and braided twines and ropes.

In 2007, the Badinotti Group of Companies was pleased to announce the acquisition of the Brownell Twine Division from Brownell & Co. Product shipments continue to be processed from North America.

Brownell Twines continue to be offered worldwide by the Badinotti Group’s leading-edge fiber production. *

* Starting in 2018, our Badinotti Group facility has met the ISO 9001:2015 standard for manufacturing and sales of nets ropes, twines and floats.

This standard specifies requirements for an organization’s quality management system.

For more information about SGS ISO standards, please visit www.sgs.com

Badinotti North America oversees commercial sales for all our manufacturing facilities throughout the USA and Canada. We connect with sectors operating in fish aquaculture, safety, and sports nets. In the sports net market, we produce netting for golf, baseball, and hockey.

The Badinotti Group owns and operates Brownell Twines. Their unique finish offers superior knot holding properties, which is one of the most important features when choosing repair twine for fishing nets. The best raw materials ensure long-lasting performance.

Badinotti is also a well know producer of lobster trap-net and purse seines for herring and salmon.

We offer both assembled nets and bulk netting made with knotted or raschel knotless netting. Our products are offered with different finishes and a wide array of colors. Depending on the final application, we’ll recommend and design the right product to meet your requirements.

Visit www.badinotti.com for more information. 

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