Forum für Wissenschaft, Industrie und Wirtschaft

Hauptsponsoren:     3M 


Rhône-Alpes at the forefront of technical textiles in Europe


Through Espace Textile, the Rhône-Alpes Region of south-eastern France now supplies two essential, complementary purpose-designed tools — a directory and an interactive website — devoted entirely to high-technology technical textiles. The region is a magnet and recognised centre of excellence in this field, thanks to the diversity and performance of its manufacturers of advanced, high-quality textile products. The tools provided by Espace Textile will facilitate the sector’s growth and the involvement of non-French corporate and institutional players.

... mehr zu:

Benefiting from the greatest concentration in Europe of businesses handling all aspects of the textile sector, the Rhône-Alpes Region now provides businesses with a Guide to Technical Textiles. This essential tool is in two complementary forms — a paper directory and a purpose-designed website.

Financed by central government and by the Rhône-Alpes regional authority, and designed and published by Espace Textile, the Directory of Rhône-Alpes Technical Textiles is an essential source of information on the businesses operating in the region. An ideal tool for professional users — be they opinion formers or buyers — it offers a synthesis of the sector’s main features across the Rhône-Alpes region and a complete set of 110 index cards on regional businesses specialising in technical textiles.

Simple, operational and handy to use, the indexes are arranged by activity and field of application. They allow rapid identification of the suppliers and potential partners that best match market requirements. Published in English and French, the Directory will also be distributed at the Techtextil Frankfurt world show in June 2005.

To complement the Directory, a dedicated website ( focuses directly on business development searches and issues. As an online database, it gives a functional, informative, interactive and prospective presentation of technical textiles in the Rhône-Alpes Region. Non-French businesses and clients can use an advanced search engine to make direct business and R&D contacts on the basis of their choices. The site carries a host of detailed practical information about markets, products, technologies, export zones, sales figures, R&D, etc.

Rhône-Alpes — a world-class leader in technical textiles

Rhône-Alpes has a long history of textile production and has been a leading centre for European textile manufacturing for centuries. The technical textiles sector is particularly strong across the region today, with 140 businesses covering all technical textiles markets and representing a total of about 10,000 jobs. Sales are of €2 billion, with 500,000 tons of technical textiles manufactured annually across the geographical area concerned. This amounts to a staggering 65% of France’s overall production of technical textiles, or 12.5% of Europe’s combined production. As such, the region is the world’s fourth-largest producer.

Manufacturing activities are underpinned by a tight network of 40 first-class public-sector research laboratories employing 600 scientists. With a truly unique concentration, at the heart of Europe, of companies manufacturing high-performance textiles, the region offers the most complete facilities on the continent for the finishing, coating and impregnation of technical textiles.
About the Rhône-Alpes Region

A leader in all categories of textiles for more than a century, the Rhône-Alpes Region has a clear objective — to stay in the lead and to add the textiles of the third millennium to its trophy board.

The region is an undisputed leading centre in Europe for textiles, with:

  • The greatest concentration in Europe of businesses covering all branches of the sector;
  • Businesses that are recognised internationally across a range of sectors, from health, sports and leisure to automotive, aeronautics and defence, as well as construction, public works and civil engineering;
  • A very buoyant environment for innovation, including training, R&D, monitoring, tests, and standards.

Philip Jolly | alfa
Weitere Informationen:

Weitere Berichte zu: R&D

Weitere Nachrichten aus der Kategorie Wirtschaft Finanzen:

nachricht RWI/ISL-Containerumschlag-Index setzt Anstieg fort
22.06.2017 | RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

nachricht IAB-Arbeitsmarktbarometer: Beschäftigung legt weiter zu
29.05.2017 | Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB)

Alle Nachrichten aus der Kategorie: Wirtschaft Finanzen >>>

Die aktuellsten Pressemeldungen zum Suchbegriff Innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Klima-Satellit: Mit robuster Lasertechnik Methan auf der Spur

Hitzewellen in der Arktis, längere Vegetationsperioden in Europa, schwere Überschwemmungen in Westafrika – mit Hilfe des deutsch-französischen Satelliten MERLIN wollen Wissenschaftler ab 2021 die Emissionen des Treibhausgases Methan auf der Erde erforschen. Möglich macht das ein neues robustes Lasersystem des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Lasertechnologie ILT in Aachen, das eine bisher unerreichte Messgenauigkeit erzielt.

Methan entsteht unter anderem bei Fäulnisprozessen. Es ist 25-mal wirksamer als das klimaschädliche Kohlendioxid, kommt in der Erdatmosphäre aber lange nicht...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: Die Schweiz in Pole-Position in der neuen ESA-Mission

Die Europäische Weltraumagentur ESA gab heute grünes Licht für die industrielle Produktion von PLATO, der grössten europäischen wissenschaftlichen Mission zu Exoplaneten. Partner dieser Mission sind die Universitäten Bern und Genf.

Die Europäische Weltraumagentur ESA lanciert heute PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars), die grösste europäische wissenschaftliche Mission zur...

Alle Focus-News des Innovations-reports >>>



im innovations-report
in Kooperation mit academics

Von Batterieforschung bis Optoelektronik

23.06.2017 | Veranstaltungen

10. HDT-Tagung: Elektrische Antriebstechnologie für Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge

22.06.2017 | Veranstaltungen

„Fit für die Industrie 4.0“ – Tagung von Hochschule Darmstadt und Schader-Stiftung am 27. Juni

22.06.2017 | Veranstaltungen

Weitere VideoLinks >>>
Aktuelle Beiträge

Radioaktive Elemente in Cassiopeia A liefern Hinweise auf Neutrinos als Ursache der Supernova-Explosion

23.06.2017 | Physik Astronomie

Dünenökosysteme modellieren

23.06.2017 | Ökologie Umwelt- Naturschutz

Makro-Mikrowelle macht Leichtbau für Luft- und Raumfahrt effizienter

23.06.2017 | Materialwissenschaften