Hometech (Home textiles)

The hometech segment of technical textiles comprises the textile components used in household applications. These products range from blinds used in houses to filter products used in vacuum cleaners, and are also important components in fibre-fills in mattress and pillows. Hometech products are made of both natural and synthetic fibres. Woven fabrics are still used to a significant extent as carpet, furniture backings and curtain header tapes. However, nonwovens such as spun-bond have made significant inroads into these larger markets while various dry-laid and hydro-entangled products are now widely used in household cleaning applications in place of traditional mops and dusters.

Indian hometech segment is expected to grow at a rate of 20% to US$ 3,542 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:

  • Fibre-fill: Reliance Industries Limited, Ganesh Polytex, Arora Fibres limited, Alliance Fibres, Nirmal fibres Private limited
  • Carpet backing cloth: Ludlow Jute, Birla Corporation, Gloster Jute
  • Stuffed toys: Hanung Toys & Textiles Ltd
  • Blinds: Hunter Douglas, Mac Décor Ltd., Aerolux India Private Limited and Viesta
  • Mattresses and pillows: Kurlon Ltd. and Sleepwell
  • Flock fabrics: The Rishabh Velveleen Limited, Girdhar & Company, Sangam Group of Companies, Chiripal Group of Companies and Niranjan Deco Flocks
  • PU coated fabrics: Jasch Group, NELCO, Aman Leather