The Textile Industry Research Association – AITEX – is a Spanish non-profit, private association encompassing textile and related companies. Aitex performs characterisation trials and certification of textile materials and articles for a wide range of sectors, including interior design, fashion, work wear, healthcare, sports and leisure, land and sea transport, aerospace and sports surfaces.
The Aitex’s core objective is to create and transfer knowledge of textiles to the private sector, making the textile industry more competitive. The institute promotes modernisation and the introduction of emerging technologies through its ongoing R&D activities and other projects, which contribute to the evolution of the textile industry.
Aitex has around 250 of high-qualified experts working for the sector, in 11 delegations in nine countries around the world, with headquarters in Alcoy (Alicante), Spain.