Technical textiles are one of the fastest-growing fields across the world. Technical textiles consist of all materials and products that are used primarily for technical or functional requirements rather than for any aesthetic or decorative purpose. The global market is to grow from USD 164.6 billion in 2020 to USD 222.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2020 to 2025 (source: Marketsandmarkets).
Looking at the current scenario of technical textiles research and development, IIT Delhi Startup has established a Library of Technical Textiles at IIT Delhi Sonipat Campus. The library has a database for all technical and advanced fibers, including aramid, acrylic, composite, conductive fibers, etc. Furthermore, it also has a collection of advanced technical fabrics and products.