TechniTex is the Premier Research and Knowledge Transfer Organisation for the UK’s Technical Textiles and Advanced Materials Sector. It is industrially driven, focusing on research, design and development of new technologies and applications for the technical textile industry.
TechniTex offers consultancy services for a wide range of technical textile requirements and it’s team of Knowledge Transfer Specialists have significant expertise in a wide range of product areas including biocides, composites, digital printing, healthcare and microbiology.
The term ‘technical textiles’ was coined in the 1980s to describe the growing variety of products and manufacturing techniques being developed primarily for their technical properties and performance rather than their appearance or other aesthetic characteristics. It largely superseded an earlier term ‘industrial textiles’ which had become too restrictive in its meaning to describe the full complexity and richness of this fast growing area.