Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Best protection [AAD16D1]

14 September 2016

Despite being established a mere 20 years ago, Öztek Tekstil Printing and Dyeing Industries (Hangar 7, Stand CE5) has grown into a renowned enterprise offering the latest in protective and technical fabrics for a wide range of applications.

Technical textiles refer to fabrics that are coated, dyed or specially manufactured for the protection and well-being of military and civilian users. The company now processes five million metres of fabric per month, which involves twisting and texturising, weaving, warp knitting, dyeing, printing, finishing, coating and laminating.

Understanding the growing importance of technical textiles, Öztek Tekstil established a full R&D capability and production facility in 2001.

At present, its Spectra military textile range includes multispectral camouflage nets, suits and protective systems against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, corrosion protection fabrics, ballistic protection and extreme cold-weather fabrics. It also manufactures anti-bacterial, mosquito and parachute fabrics, and polyamide cordura fabrics from 200 to 1,000 denier, as well as Aramid fabrics for ballistic protection.

Öztek Tekstil was the first Turkish company to print infrared-free fabrics, of which a million metres have been exported to Germany.

Öztek Tekstil has certifications from the Turkish Ministry of National Defence and boasts NATO secret security clearance. The company is exhibiting this week as part of Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries.

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