Textile Industry looking to diversify its market

The textile sector in Puebla is looking to manufacture not only T-shirts or thread, but also high technology fabrics. For example, in the medical field, there are plans to work on skin re-generation or clothing items able to monitor temperature, said Jorge Plata Castellanos, President of the National Textile Institute. He informed that 15 out of 300 companies from the region are currently working on innovation and product reconversion projects related to bio medicine, bio technology and nano technology. He explained that current markets require new products to respond to client’s need, which is why factories in Puebla have possibilities to become reactivated applying these new technologies. Likewise, Mr. Plata reminded that 10% of all textile companies has entered the automotive sector with production of air bags, upholstery, covers for automotive bands and cables, as well as premium rugs.