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  • 41 rue des Métissages - CS 70314
  • 59336 Tourcoing
  • France


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UP-tex is the innovation cluster for Advanced Textile Materials in Great Northern France.

UP-tex gathers companies, research and tech centers (140 members) and its goal is to place textiles at the heart of the material of tomorrow.

Up-tex's missions are:


  • to promote innovation

  • to improve the competitiveness of its members,

  • to assit them in the setting up of R&D projects

  • to develop networking and business opportunities

  • to reinforce the communication among its members

  • to help them in their international activities


UP-tex focuses on 4 main textile issues:


  • Barrier effect textile materials: thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, filtration, CBRN protection

  • Textile Complex Structures: 3D structures and textile preform, hybrid sandwich materials, mechanical reinforcement

  • Interactive Textiles: flexible sensors, production and transport of energy, textiles with chemical agents

  • Eco-textiles: textiles made of bio-polymers, the recycling of textile materials, local natural fibers


in 5 main applications:


  • for the protection and well-being

  • for textile materials active for health

  • for safety, smart and durable buildings

  • for safety, smart and durable transports

  • for professoinal high performance uses


UP-tex has supported 113 projects with moore than 135M€ of funding raised, 58 new products and services developped, 50 patents submitted.

Range of services

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UP-tex promotes innovation in advanced textile materials:


  • Project Service: custom-made support to the member on innovation strategy

  • Access to technical and economical information

  • Platform for business intelligence

  • Animation in partnership with CLUBTEX: Journée Technologique (Technological Day)

  • Consulting: evaluation of the innovations in the atrget markets, studies and technical developments on request


Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Techtextil 2017

09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 Hall: 3.1 Stand: B 86-B