Technology Centres



The Textile Industry Research Association – AITEX, is a private association for research, characterisation testing and the certification of textile articles and materials with applications in a wide range of sectors.

The Institute’s core objective is to generate technological knowledge and transfer it to textile companies, enabling them to become more competitive, increase product value and access new business opportunities. To this end, the Institute promotes modernisation and the introduction of emerging and new technologies through R&D projects and a series of actions that contribute to the progress of the sector. It also provides companies with the appropriate product certifications so that they can compete in the international market, facilitating their entry into high-end niche markets.