CLUTEX – cluster of technical textile sis only one Czech cluster focused on textiles (mainly technical textiles). CLUTEX was founded on 2006. It represents 37 members. Most of them are SMEs. Members of CLUTEX are not only textile producers, but also 4 research and development institutions, university and national textile and clothing association.
Production of CLUTEX´s members covers a wide range of textiles applications, mainly technical textiles, but also home textiles and some special textile machinery.
Main objectives of CLUTEX
- Development and innovation
- Marketing and promotion
- Colleting and sharing information
- Participation on branch policy making (through Czech technology Platform for textile
- Education and training
Development and innovation are mainly focused on collective R&D results and innovation subjects created by members, updating of R&I program based on requirements of cluster members, development of processes and products and flexible, cleaner production. Main field of R&D are nanotechnology in textiles, multifunctional textiles, and personal protective textiles, design of customised textile structures and biotechnology and bio-based resources.