Best of British: Technical Textiles
The UK industry plays a key role in the international marketplace for technical textiles and is considered a world leader in product research and development.
Advanced high-performance technical textile products made by UK manufacturers are destined for industries such as aerospace, military, medical, automotive, and cover a wide range of performance applications including thermal and fire protection, chemical splash protection, water repellency, abrasion resistance, antistatic and of course antibacterial properties.
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Discover UK technical textile manufacturers and brands
Halley Stevensons is a leading manufacturer and innovator in waxed cotton and weatherproofed fabrics, with dyeing and finishing ‘under one roof’ based at Baltic Works in Dundee, UK.Find out more
Celebrating 130 years in 2021, Carrington Textiles is one of Europe’s largest textile suppliers to the workwear marketFind out more
Hainsworth Protective Fabrics
Hainsworth Protective Fabrics delivered the first inherently heat and flame-retardant fabrics in the UK and now protect emergency services and military personnel around the worldFind out more
Edmund Bell is known for its expertise in flame retardant fabrics, offering curtain linings, interlinings, blackout fabrics and dimout solutions to clients in over 80 markets worldwideFind out more
British Millerain – MillTEC
With over 140 years expertise in global fabric sourcing for finishing in the UK, British Millerain’s MillTEC division can now offer a bespoke service for technical and industrial fabricsFind out more
Arville Textiles Ltd is a long-established privately-owned company founded in 1954, specialising in the design, manufacture and finishing of technical woven textiles for demanding applicationsFind out more
Having worked alongside Huddersfield’s vibrant cloth-finishing industry for over a century, Sam Weller carved its niche in the production of decatising wrappers for locally produced worsted fabricsFind out more
Baltex designs, manufactures and supplies a variety of high performing technical textiles for a range of high-performance markets including Aerospace, Military, Medical, Composites and AutomotiveFind out more
Since the early 1990s, Technical Absorbents has been leading the way in the development and manufacture of Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technologyFind out more