A textile revolution | Laboratories and companies work together on the textiles of tomorrow

 A textile revolution |  Laboratories and companies work together on the textiles of tomorrow

Textile production in the Hauts-de-France region has suffered from de-industrialisation. Tourcoing wanted to use its proud past to develop the textiles of tomorrow. The city’s European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI) brings together laboratories and companies to work on this. CETI’s equipment was bought with €5 million from the EU (42% of the total cost) In 2015, 28 private customers and 3 consortia put their trust in CETI CETI aims to create 500 direct jobs over 5 years and 1,500 over 10 years Partners: LECTRA: Global leaders in integrated technology solutions (software, automatic cutting machines and associated services) for companies using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials for product manufacture HILLS INC: Specialists in multi-component fibre extrusion technology EDANA: International association representing players in the non-woven sector

EU contribution
€5 000 000
Project location
Time frame
2013 to 2020

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