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Technical textiles on a growth path in India

India’s technical textile market is expected to grow at 12 per cent per annum. With sufficient investments in technology, the industry will grow exponentially, say experts. India contributes four per cent of the global technical textile exports. Demand for technical textiles is expected to stay steady from 2017 to 2020 due to broadening application in end-use industries, such as automotive, construction, healthcare, and sports equipment and so on. To foster research and development in the sector, eight Centers for Excellence have been set up.

Technical textiles is the new buzz in Indian textile industry and an emerging and inventive industries 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 been introducing several new developments in textile technology. They 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.