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THE ULTIMATE IN PERFORMANCE

TAKE A JOURNEY

THE ULTIMATE IN PERFORMANCE

TAKE A JOURNEY

A SEAMLESS WEAVE OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

As a leading textile manufacturer and fabric engineering company, Gelvenor Textiles has been an industry innovator since 1965. Our products include a variety of aeronautical textiles, industrial fabrics, protective workwear, technical apparel and high performance outdoor textile fabrics.

Over five decades of pushing the boundaries to unlock all the possibilities of textile fabrics – driven by a passion for science, creativity and superior product performance – has resulted in a wide range of internationally acclaimed and trusted fabric solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers.

TRIED AND TESTED: THE ATS STAMP OF APPROVAL

Each and every one of our technologically engineered fabrics is manufactured in-house, giving us complete control over the entire production process and thus a distinct advantage over other textile manufacturers. Our independent ATS testing lab ensures that all textiles produced meet our high product standards and intrinsic attributes. SANAS certified and recognised, our ATS facility is not just a laboratory, it is a mark of guaranteed quality.

AERONAUTICALS AND BEYOND

As the first African manufacturer of aeronautical fabrics, our history is characterised by willingness to enter speciality markets where others fear to tread. Our achievements in innovative fabric solutions have shaped and influenced both the South African and international textile industries. These achievements include pioneering a water-based coating for parachutes, producing South Africa’s first flame retardant fabric and – since 1994 – holding the title of Africa’s largest weaver of aramid fabrics for protective ballistic protection.

The formation of OPiN360 makes Gelvenor Textiles a formidable player in the fabric innovation space, elevating the potential to research and develop textile technologies both for Gelvenor and our clients.

INTRODUCTION

Having pioneered the introduction of aeronautical fabric to the African market in 1967, Gelvenor Textiles has continued to innovate in this field, manufacturing high performance aeronautical textiles which are distinctly superior in quality and design. 5 decades of development, production experience and technological advancement have allowed us to consistently deliver cutting edge solutions as a reputable aeronautical fabric manufacturer.

Airotec, our aeronautical textile brand, is a unique and superior quality aeronautical range of fabrics geared specifically toward parachute, paraglider and hot air balloon markets worldwide. Advanced yarn technology ensures that our aeronautical textiles are durable, lightweight and boast a high tear resistance. These qualities have established Gelvenor Textiles as a reputable global aeronautical fabric supplier.

INTRODUCTION

Having pioneered the introduction of aeronautical fabric to the African market in 1967, Gelvenor Textiles has continued to innovate in this field, manufacturing high performance aeronautical textiles which are distinctly superior in quality and design. 5 decades of development, production experience and technological advancement have allowed us to consistently deliver cutting edge solutions as a reputable aeronautical fabric manufacturer.

Airotec, our aeronautical textile brand, is a unique and superior quality aeronautical range of fabrics geared specifically toward parachute, paraglider and hot air balloon markets worldwide. Advanced yarn technology ensures that our aeronautical textiles are durable, lightweight and boast a high tear resistance. These qualities have established Gelvenor Textiles as a reputable global aeronautical fabric supplier.

INTRODUCTION

When it comes to protection, fabric comes first.

When producing protective clothing, the fabric used to make these garments is the key to ensuring the safety of the wearer. While garment design and production standards play an important role, it is ultimately the fabric that is primarily responsible for delivering protection.

Thanks to many years of intensive research, a willingness to innovate and an extensive testing process, Gelvenor Textiles excels in developing and producing fabrics with protective qualities. In our state-of-the-art factory, we are able to engineer solutions for almost any textile application, including a wide range of protective fabrics that provide protection against various industry specific work hazards such as industrial chemicals, hot metal splash, fire, ballistics and medical contamination.

INTRODUCTION

When it comes to protection, fabric comes first.

When producing protective clothing, the fabric used to make these garments is the key to ensuring the safety of the wearer. While garment design and production standards play an important role, it is ultimately the fabric that is primarily responsible for delivering protection.

Thanks to many years of intensive research, a willingness to innovate and an extensive testing process, Gelvenor Textiles excels in developing and producing fabrics with protective qualities. In our state-of-the-art factory, we are able to engineer solutions for almost any textile application, including a wide range of protective fabrics that provide protection against various industry specific work hazards such as industrial chemicals, hot metal splash, fire, ballistics and medical contamination.

INTRODUCTION

A constant innovator in fabric production, Gelvenor Textiles has developed many unique technologies and specially engineered yarns to produce high quality apparel fabrics suitable to a variety of industries – including workwear for military, hospitality, and medical – and other applications such as school wear and sportswear.

Our apparel fabrics are engineered to be durable, provide long-term colour fastness (protection against both washing and exposure to light) as well as display a range of easy care properties that meet the needs of today’s busy lifestyle. Comfort, innovation and long-term performance are key attributes that we take into consideration when ensuring that fabrics perfectly meet the needs of their intended use; with the yarns used to construct the fabric being carefully selected for their long-term performance and robust properties.

The fabric technologies that we have refined and developed ensure that our apparel textiles deliver extensive benefits that reflect specific requirements.

INTRODUCTION

A constant innovator in fabric production, Gelvenor Textiles has developed many unique technologies and specially engineered yarns to produce high quality apparel fabrics suitable to a variety of industries – including workwear for military, hospitality, and medical – and other applications such as school wear and sportswear.

Our apparel fabrics are engineered to be durable, provide long-term colour fastness (protection against both washing and exposure to light) as well as display a range of easy care properties that meet the needs of today’s busy lifestyle. Comfort, innovation and long-term performance are key attributes that we take into consideration when ensuring that fabrics perfectly meet the needs of their intended use; with the yarns used to construct the fabric being carefully selected for their long-term performance and robust properties.

The fabric technologies that we have refined and developed ensure that our apparel textiles deliver extensive benefits that reflect specific requirements.

INTRODUCTION

Gelvenor Textiles produces a range of high performance fabrics, specially designed for creating articles and accessories to withstand harsh outdoor climates. The quality standards of these fabrics have been drawn from the marine, military, sports and outdoor markets to ensure high performance under all circumstances.

As with all Gelvenor products, these fabrics are extensively tested through the independent accredited ATS laboratory. The ATS laboratory uses the latest testing technology to ensure that Gelvenor fabrics live up to their quality guarantee.

INTRODUCTION

Gelvenor Textiles produces a range of high performance fabrics, specially designed for creating articles and accessories to withstand harsh outdoor climates. The quality standards of these fabrics have been drawn from the marine, military, sports and outdoor markets to ensure high performance under all circumstances.

As with all Gelvenor products, these fabrics are extensively tested through the independent accredited ATS laboratory. The ATS laboratory uses the latest testing technology to ensure that Gelvenor fabrics live up to their quality guarantee.

INTRODUCTION

As a renowned innovator in fabric development and production, Gelvenor Textiles produces a range of specialised fabrics suitable for industrial, mining, transportation and geo-technical applications. We are committed to developing new textile technology and solutions in order to influence industry in the most positive way possible.

We produce a wide range of custom engineered, precision woven synthetic fabrics manufactured from high tenacity nylon, polyester, aramid or polypropylene in either a multi-filament or spun format.

Gelvenor produces two different ranges of industrial fabrics, both of which undergo stringent physical and chemical testing at our independent ATS laboratory.

INTRODUCTION

As a renowned innovator in fabric development and production, Gelvenor Textiles produces a range of specialised fabrics suitable for industrial, mining, transportation and geo-technical applications. We are committed to developing new textile technology and solutions in order to influence industry in the most positive way possible.

We produce a wide range of custom engineered, precision woven synthetic fabrics manufactured from high tenacity nylon, polyester, aramid or polypropylene in either a multi-filament or spun format.

Gelvenor produces two different ranges of industrial fabrics, both of which undergo stringent physical and chemical testing at our independent ATS laboratory.

INTRODUCTION

Established over 20 years ago, the Gelvenor Textiles laboratory was restructured in 2011 to form a separate and independent business unit – the Advanced Textile Services Laboratory or ATS.

ATS uses a diverse range of global testing methods to implement extensive physical and colour fastness testing on textiles using market leading technology from major textile testing equipment manufacturers such as James H Heal, Shirley Development Laboratory, Textest, Instron and Qlab.

INTRODUCTION

Established over 20 years ago, the Gelvenor Textiles laboratory was restructured in 2011 to form a separate and independent business unit – the Advanced Textile Services Laboratory or ATS.

ATS uses a diverse range of global testing methods to implement extensive physical and colour fastness testing on textiles using market leading technology from major textile testing equipment manufacturers such as James H Heal, Shirley Development Laboratory, Textest, Instron and Qlab.