Buildtech (Construction – building and roofing)

Textiles are employed in many ways in the construction of buildings, both permanent and temporary, dams, bridges, tunnels and roads. Temporary structures such as tents, marquees and awnings are some of the most obvious and visible applications of textiles. Architectural membrane has risen to prominence in the construction of semi-permanent structures, such as sports stadia, exhibition centres and other modern buildings. Other products include hoardings & signages, cotton canvas tarpaulins, HDPE tarpaulins, awnings & canopies, scaffolding nets, floor & wall coverings etc.

India’s buildtech segment is expected to grow at a rate of 17% to US$ 541 Million by 2016-17, as per estimates of the Working Group on Textiles and Jute Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Key Indian manufacturers in the segment include:

  • Architectural membrane: Entremonde Polycoaters Ltd.
  • Canvas tarpaulin substrate: Gokak mills, Bharat Textiles, SRF Limited
  • HDPE tarpaulin: Gujarat Raffia, Gujarat Craft
  • Awnings and canopy: SRF and Entremonde Polycoaters
  • Floor and wall coverings: Uniproducts, Birla Corporation
  • Scaffolding nets: Rishi Techtex Ltd and Kwality Nets