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Baltex to unveil Advanced Surface Technology innovations at Techtextil

UK based warp knitted technical textiles specialist Baltex will be showcasing a number of its latest innovations.

26th April 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ilkeston

Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Protective, Sustainable

NPD117 – anti-static and compression product for medical, sports use. © Baltex

UK based warp knitted technical textiles specialist Baltex will be showcasing a number of its latest innovations under the banner Advanced Surface Technology (AST) at the forthcoming Techtextil, which takes part in Frankfurt, Germany from 14-17 May 2019. Visitors can find out all about Baltex’ AST in Hall 3.1 stand G26.

“AST represents a further step in our focus on 3XD Spacer Fabrics,” commented Charles Wood, Baltex managing director. “AST is a system whereby fabric surfaces are modified for different characteristics including:

  • FR performance using Aramid yarns
  • Cooling technology to reduce body heat by 1°C
  • Biocompatibility for medical products with compression properties
  • Anti-static performance
  • High-grip using silicone-based yarns
  • High abrasion resistance using high performance yarns
  • Far-infra red performance using mineral yarns to reflect heat

In addition to its AST innovations, Baltex continues its development of sustainable fabrics using both biopolymers such as castor oil-based Evo yarn and recycled polyester from post-consumer drinks bottles.

M9190 – high impact protection spacer. © Baltex

M9190 – high impact protection spacer. © Baltex

“We are combining sustainability and performance together by blending recycled fibres with other materials to provide high performance textiles for our core market areas,” said Baltex Sales Director Nick Dinsdale.

Substantial growth

Baltex has recently undergone substantial growth of 20% with the opening of its Polish sales office and warehouse based in Lodz. “Baltex has full manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the heart of Europe which has driven growth for us in the last 12 months. We are constantly expanding our operations there, due to the logistical advantages Poland provides,” said Charles Wood.

R&D capabilities

Founded in 1831, Baltex designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high performing technical textiles for a range of high-performance markets and applies specialist fabric finishing techniques, laminations and coatings. The company supplies advanced materials to industries such as aerospace, military, medical, composites and automotive.

8550 – spacer made from post-consumer polyester drinks bottles. © Baltex

8550 – spacer made from post-consumer polyester drinks bottles. © Baltex

With manufacturing and R&D facilities in both the UK and Eastern Europe, Baltex aims to provide a cost effective and comprehensive service to its wide customer base. In order to support the continually growing range of market sectors for performance fabrics the Baltex Technical Department is constantly reviewing innovative raw materials and new technologies to develop performance fabrics, or customise existing ones based on customer specifications.

Further information

Baltex UK

Tel: +44 (0)115 9322403

Sales email: [email protected]

Office email: [email protected]

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