Clothtech (Clothing components)

The Clothtech segment of technical textiles includes fibres, yarns and textiles used as technical components in the manufacturing of clothing such as sewing threads, interlinings, wadding and insulation; it does not include the main outer and lining fabrics of garments, nor does it cover protective clothing.

The Indian clothtech segment is expected to grow at a rate of 22% to US$ 4,277 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:

  • Shoe laces: Neelam Shoe Lace Industry (Delhi), Indian Shoe Lace (Agra)
  • Interlinings: Bombay Dyeing, Ruby Mills, Ashima Syntex and Talreja Textiles
  • Nonwoven interlining fabric: Supreme Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd., KK Nonwovens India, Freudenberg Nonwovens India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Zip fasteners: YKK India Private Limited, Tex Corp. Ltd., Zip Industries Ltd.
  • Elastic narrow fabrics: Spica Elastic Private Limited, Sky Industries
  • Hook and loop tape fasteners: Sky Industries Limited, Siddartha Filaments Private Limited
  • Sewing threads: Madura Coats, Mahavir Spinning Mills (Vardhman Threads) and Precot Meridian¬†