Protech (Protective and safety clothing and textiles)

Protective Textiles are textile products and related materials used in the manufacture of protective clothing for personnel working in hazardous environments. Protective clothing includes garments for protection from harmful chemical environment, extreme temperature environments, low visibility, ballistics, and protection from other types of severe impact hazards. Protech products are also used for sensitive instruments during high-risk engagements and procedures. Protech products include bullet-proof jackets, radiation protection textile/NBC suits, high-altitude clothing, fire-retardant fabrics and apparel, ballistic protective clothing, high-visibility and foul weather clothing, chemical protection clothing, industrial gloves, radiation protection textiles, etc.

The Indian protech segment is expected to grow at a rate of 23% to US$ 967 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:

  • Bullet proof jackets: Tata Advanced Material Limited, Anjani Technoplast
  • Chemical coated fire retardant fabrics: Rajasthan Weaving and Spinning Mills Limited, Jaya Shree Textile
  • Inherent fire retardant fabrics: Trevira from Reliance Netherlands B.V, Rajasthan Weaving and Spinning Mills Limited
  • Fire/flame retardant apparel: Tara Lohia Pvt. Limited, Mallcom India Limited
  • Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) suits/Hazmat suits: The Ordnance Factory
  • High-visibility clothing: Reflectosafe, Intech Safety Private Limited
  • Chemical protection clothing: Northstar Safety Products Pvt. Ltd. (Chandigarh), Intech (Kolkata), and Jyotech Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
  • High-altitude clothing: Ordnance Factory Board, Entermonde Polycoaters
  • Industrial gloves: Mallcom India Limited, Rajda Industries and Exports Pvt. Ltd.

COE: Protech (NITRA)

NITRA has been designated as Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The centre was established with financial assistance from Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. The basic objective of setting up of Centre of Excellence for Protective Textiles is to promote Protech segment of technical textiles and to provide infrastructural support and facilities at one place for the convenience of its manufacturers.

Contact NITRA:

Dr J V Rao, Director
Northern India Textile Research Association, Sector-23, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201002

Phone: 0120-2786434/451, 2783334/586/592/638/090/094
Fax: 0120-2783596