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    Eco

    Packaging

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    Fabric,Fibres &Yarns

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    UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also helpoverseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK'sdynamic economy acknowledged as Europe's best place from whichto succeed in global business.

    UK Trade & Investment offers expertise and contacts through itsextensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies andother diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies withthe tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

    For further information please visit www.ukti.gov.ukor telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000.

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    Industrial,Construction

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    Industrial,Construction

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    Transport

    Cultivation

    Medical

    Two-phase,Testing & Textile

    Machinery

    Two-phase,Testing & Textile

    Machinery

    Eco

    Packaging

    Universities

    Fabric,Fibres &Yarns

    Fabric,Fibres &Yarns

    Protection

    UsefulContacts

    UsefulContacts

    Home &InteriorsHome &Interiors

    Sports

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    Market approach:

    Technical textiles are textiles which fulfill technical requirements inorder to perform better (e.g. in order to meet technical standards).The performance attributes of a technical textile outweigh anyaesthetic requirements.

    Technical textiles offer solutions for the multi-faceted technicaldemands of our society (e.g. environmental issues, personal security,general security, health and well being).

    * source: Euratex 'Working group for technical textiles'

    The success of technical textiles is in most part due to the creativity,innovation and versatility in woven, knitted and non woven fabrics,with applications spanning an enormous range of end uses includingprotective clothing, medical and insulation materials for buildings.

    The technical textiles sector is one of the most innovative branches ofindustry in the world, ranking as one of the five high-tech sectors withthe greatest potential for development. The global market fortechnical textiles today is worth an estimated 97 billion Euros, whereAsia leads the world in terms of textile comsumption with 8.5 milliontons followed by the USA and Europe with 5.8 and 4.8 million tonsrespectively.

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  • At present the key areas for technical textiles are automotive 28%,industry 18%, building 10%, protection 10% with the other 34% sharedivided between medical, sport, packaging, agriculture, performanceclothing and home.

    Important too for the huge economic potential offered by functionaltechnical textiles is their ability to combine with each other to createever new technical innovations: it is worth mentioning also that manyof these innovations are dependant on the high quality (and oftenhigh value) of raw materials used.

    The industry places much emphasis on its diversification in researchto discover, promote and implement innovation as the driving force ofgrowth.

    The United Kingdom is seen as a world leader in the field of technicaltextiles.

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    Abbey England Ltd 28

    Aegis Engineering Ltd 66

    Ahlstrom Chirnside Ltd 46

    Albany International (James Kenyon) 46

    Alpha Solway 66

    Alphatek Hyperformance Coatings 84

    Ames Europe Ltd 28

    AMG Group 74

    AMR Textiles Ltd 46

    AmSafe Bridport 66

    Anglo Felt Industries Ltd 24

    Aqua Geocomposites Ltd 80

    Ardmel Group Ltd 80

    Asahi Glass Fluoropolymers U.K. Ltd 84

    Assyst Bullmer Ltd 80

    Atex 46

    Auxextix Ltd 84

    Baltex - W Ball & Sons Ltd 28

    Baxenden Chemicals 84

    BDF Ltd 58

    Beldam Crossley Ltd 80

    BFF Technical Fabrics 29

    Blackman & White 85

    BMP Europe Ltd 47

    Bolton University 96

    Bonar Yarns & Fabrics 42

    Bowmer Bond Narrow Fabrics Ltd 29

    British Millerain Co. Ltd 14

    British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA) 100

    J H Ashworth & Son Ltd 28

    S D L Atlas Ltd 90

    S G Baker 62

    British Velvets Ltd 42

    British Vita PLC 47

    Brunel University 96

    Bulk Bag Containers Ltd 62

    C H Materials Ltd 67

    Caligen Foam Ltd 47

    Calvin Woodings Consulting 29

    Camira Fabrics Ltd 42

    Candela Textiles Ltd 42

    Capatex 22

    Carbon X Europe 67

    Carlson Filtration Ltd 47

    Carr Reinforcements Ltd 81

    Carrington Career and Workwear Ltd 67

    Cellucomp Ltd 24

    CHA Technologies Group PLC 30

    Chemviron Carbon Cloth Division 29

    Cheshire Ribbon Manufacturing 48

    Clariant Production UK Ltd 30

    Cloverbrook 74

    Coating Applications Group 14

    Cobble Blackburn Ltd 85

    Cobra Braiding Machinery 85

    Colbond 48

    Comfortex 43

    Composite Textiles Ltd 30

    Concrete Canvas 48

    Culimeta Saveguard 67

    Culzean Textile Solutions Ltd 86

    J B Broadley 14

    BTTG 85

    James Cropper P L C 48

  • D R M Industrial Fabrics Ltd 49

    Dailys Ltd 68

    Daiwa Sports 74

    Danley Engineering Services 86

    Dartex Coatings Ltd 14

    Davy Textiles Ltd 24

    De Monfort University 96

    Dent Instrumentation Ltd 86

    Divex Ltd 74

    Don & Low Ltd 49

    Double R Controls 86

    Drake Extrusion Ltd 31

    Dreamtex 31

    Dunlop G R G Holdings Ltd 49

    Dunlop Greengate 15

    East Midlands Textiles Association Ltd (EMTEX) 100

    Ellis Developments Ltd 58

    Endura 75

    EntellFibres 31

    Epitropic Fibres Ltd 31

    EX02 75

    Farnbeck 50

    Ferguson Polycom Ltd 15

    Fibermark Red Bridge International Ltd 15

    Fibre Fillings 32

    Fibrevision 87

    Fibrous Ltd 33

    Flameproofings Ltd 43

    Flexible Reinforcements Ltd 62

    FlexiWarm PLC 15

    H Dawson Wool 30

    James Dewhurst 49

    Forbo-Nairn Ltd 43

    Formax UK Ltd 50

    Forth Marine Textiles 75

    Fothergill Engineered Fabrics 68

    Future Materials 103

    Gaddum & Gaddum Ltd 32

    GEOfabrics Ltd 32

    Giltech 24

    Guilford Europe Ltd 81

    Halley Stevenson 16

    Halmatex Ltd 87

    Hanes International UK 33

    Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd 33

    Heriott-Watt University 97

    Holden Laminates 16

    Hollingsworth & Vose Air Filtration Ltd 50

    Howfleet Ltd 68

    I P S Hospital Services 58

    I T A C Ltd 16

    Industrial Latex Compounds Ltd 16

    innovationintextiles.com 103

    Intelligent Textiles Ltd 34

    International Dyer 103

    International Net & Twine Ltd 22

    International Safety Products Ltd 69

    W L Gore 33

    P.W Greenhalgh 43

    A W Hainsworth & Sons Ltd 68

    F Harding Macclesfield Ltd 32

    James H Heal & Co Ltd 87

    Richard Hough Ltd 88

    J T Inglis & Sons Ltd 17

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  • Invista Textiles (UK) Ltd 34

    Jack Ellis Ltd 71

    Keela International 75

    Kempton Clothing 69

    Kingston University of London 97

    Lancashire Sock Manufacturing Co Ltd 17

    Lancaster G T B Systems 50

    Langtec Ltd 51

    Lantor (UK) Ltd 58

    Leeds University 97

    Lees Newsome Ltd 34

    Lion Apparel Systems Ltd UK 69

    Lojigma Technologies 59

    Louvolite Ltd 44

    Luminous Technologies 87

    Malcolm Ross and Sons Ltd 34

    Mansam Products 17

    Marathon Belting Ltd 51

    Materials KTN 88

    C H Materials Ltd 67

    Miniroller Textile Machines 88

    Mitchell Interflex Ltd 35

    MUTA - The Performance Textile Association 100

    Naish Felts Ltd 35

    NDC Infrared Engineering Ltd 88

    Nonwovens Network 100

    Nottingham Trent University 98

    Novel Polymer Solutions Ltd 17

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