- 1995 - 1997 Manel Torres conceives the idea for Spray-on Fabric whilst studying for his MA in Fashion Women's Wear, Royal College of Art, London.
- 1998 - 2001 Manel Torres obtains his PhD for Spray-on Fabric at the Royal College of Art and has a patent filed for this technology. During his PhD research, his work was supervised by Dr Susannah Handley (Royal College of Art) and Professor Paul Luckham (Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London).
- 2003 Manel Torres founds Fabrican Ltd.
Dr Manel Torres BA (Hons), MA (RCA), Ph.D (RCA), is the managing director of Fabrican Ltd., which was established in February 2003. The company has its R&D facilities at Imperial College London. Its research involves crossing interrelating disciplines of science and design.
Aware of the slow process of constructing garments, Manel investigated novel ways to speed up this process. Manel's foresight and vision led him to think of developing a material that would almost magically fit the body like a second skin and at the same time have the appearance of clothing.
The original concept was to utilise Spray-on Fabric in the fashion industry. However, the technology has the potential to revolutionise and enhance numerous market areas.
Fabrican is focused on the research and development of Spray-on Fabric which can then be used across a number of market sectors. Fabrican's mission is to develop prototype products, in collaboration with leading industrial partners, leading to commercial exploitation by the partner.