In countries like Germany investment in technical textiles is 70 per cent of textile output but in India investment in the technical textile sector is only 10 per cent. The technical textile industry also has about nine per cent of the world’s total consumption manufactured in India.
Technical textiles offer several advantages in their functional aspects for improving health and safety, cost effectiveness, and durability and strength of textile material. In India, this sector is in its nascent stages while on the global stage it’s a multi-million dollar industry. A large number of technical textile products are consumed by different industries like automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, oil and petroleum, among others.
Indian companies have started producing technical textiles for the international market. Though at a nascent stage, technical textile production in India with the right investment and exposure will definitely compete with international production.
Indian companies have been introducing several new developments in textile technology. Indian companies are developing products using meta aramid, a textile produced in India which is made from a blend of materials which are environment friendly, lightweight and perform better than asbestos. These meta aramid products can replace the carcinogenic asbestos in the Indian industry which was claiming the lives of people using them.