Established only 20 years ago, Öztek Tekstil Printing and Dyeing Industries (Hall 1, Stand A112) has grown into a formidable enterprise offering the latest in protective and technical fabrics for a wide range of applications. The company is exhibiting here at SOFEX as part of Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries.
Öztek Tekstil now processes five million metres of fabric every month, which variously involves weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, coating and laminating. Recognising the importance of technical textiles, Öztek Tekstil established a full R&D capability and production facility in 2001. Technical textiles refer to fabrics that are coated, dyed or specially manufactured for the protection and wellbeing of military and civil users.
Its military textile range includes: multispectral camouflage nets; suits and protective systems against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats; corrosion protection fabrics, ballistic protection; and extreme cold-weather fabrics. It also manufactures anti-bacterial, mosquito-proof and parachute fabrics.
Öztek Tekstil was the first Turkish company to print infrared-free fabrics, of which a million metres have been exported to Germany.