ProtechDry® was developed by a company named Impetus in Portugal. Impetus started its activity in the textile sector in December of 1973 with only 6 workers. Today, the Impetus Group consists of 12 companies with 700 employees and an annual production of 15 million articles. The company is specialized in the production of Cut & Sew and seamless articles for export to markets such as Europe, Canada, United States of America, Australia, China, Mexico and Japan. In 2010, Impetus Healthcare was created, focused on developing textile products specifically for healthcare needs. ProtechDry® is the first brand to be launched in cooperation with Tecminho University of Minho.