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Textiles are fabrics (cloth) and other materials made principally from combinations of fibers.These fibers may be woven, knitted, braided, tufted, or made, by mechanical or chemical bonding, into non-woven fabrics. Yarns, sheets, films, foam materials, furs and leather may also be used in textile products. Garments, sheets, blankets, rugs and carpets, upholstery, drapes and curtains, nets, and various industrial components are important applications oftextiles.

What should you know

Regulation and Institutions
Associations and Federations
Research and Technology centres
  • ATP Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal
  • ANIVEC/PIV Associação Nacional das Indústrias de Vestuário e Confecção
  • ANIL Portuguese Wool Textile Association
  • CITEVE - Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtil e do Vestuário de Portugal
  • CENTI - Centro de nanotecnologias e Materiais Técnicos e Inteligentes
  • ETT - Escola Tecnológica Têxtil
  • UBI - Beira Interior University
  • UM - Minho University
  • MODATEX - Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria Têxtil, Vestuário, Confecção e Lanifícios
  • ACIMIT - Italian Association of Textile Machinery Producers
  • TEXCLUBTEC - Italian association with the priority aim of promoting the development of  high-tech and innovative textiles
  • ASSOFIBRE - Italian association of artificial and synthetic fibers producers
  • OTIR2020 - Tuscan workshop for innovation and research activities (Pole of innovation for the chain of fashion)
  • POINTEX - Textile innovation cluster
  • ITIA-CNR - Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automatation
  • CNR-ISMAC - Institute of Macromolecular Studies (Department of Biella)
  • NEXTTT Next Technology Tecnotessile
  • CENTROCOT Centro Tessile Cotoniero e Abbigliamento
  • PO.TE.CO. - Polo Tecnologico Conciario
  • CESECA - Ceseca innovazione
  • CTS Centro Tessile Serico
  • SSS - Stazione Sperimentale per la Seta




  • Technical Textiles: new technologies involved to perform technical textiles in different fields such us medical and automotive; New textile materials (fibers, yarns, fabrics) used as technical textiles with a focus on their physical and chemical characteristics; Innovative processes performed
  • Nonwoven Needled, Spunlace, Spunbond and 3D: description of processes, innovative technical aspects of some products, fields of use (automotive interior applications, hygienic, home interior, special applications ...), functional advantages, and examples of products and processes; special fields of application for technical textiles; calculation of the added value for some samples
  • Coating/Textile surfaces treatment: processes, types of chemical treatments, measurable characteristics and performances of treated textiles, equipments; best technological added value on textile surfaces (fire proofing, impermeability, creasing, coating,..)
  • Textile based composite materials: production technologies and fields of application; processes and industrial companies




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