Australia. Institution for applied research, development, consulting and education services to the global wool, cotton, textile, clothing and leather industries. Business arm of the Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Organization.
Education and information resource for children and students about natural and synthetic fibers, and textile, nonwovens and printing technologies. Links to fiber sites. EduScape site, created by Anette Lamb and Larry Johnson.
UK. Authority on the technical aspects of footwear, leathergoods, apparel, toys, safety products, furniture, floorcoverings, construction products and homeware. Involved in product research and development, material and component evaluation, quality assurance, manufacturing efficiency and cost saving, and testing and certification.
Germany. Public institute for application oriented fundamental research in polymer architecture, interaction mechanisms, and fundamental materials. Activities in fiber reinforced composites, modified polymer membranes, and meltspun nonwovens. List of lectures and conferences. Links to related sites.
Finland. Research and development institute of the Tampere University of Technology, specialising in fiber technology and textile chemistry, textile and nonwovens technologies, and electro-conductive fabrics and wearables. English and Finnish.
Germany. Government funded institute for fundamental and applied research, and technology transfer in the field of fibers and textiles with regard to manufacturing, modification, characterization and processing. English and German.
Non-profit technical and scientific society for individuals and companies, involved in research and education on matters relating to the joining, cutting and coating of metallic and non-metallic materials, composite materials and technical textiles and nonwovens, and publishing journals, specialist books, research reports, software, guidelines and codes of practice oriented to science and practice. English and German.
USA. Non-profit organization of the Texas Tech University, dedicated to applied research, testing and evaluation of textile fabrics, fibers and processes. Extensive library of articles on cotton growing and processing.