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The Bombay Textile
Research Association

The Bomby Textile
Research Association

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Leading Indian Textile Research organization serving for 65 + years in Research, Testing, Certification & Calibration.
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Destination for quality testing
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Dedicated to the service of the Textile Industries since 1954
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About BTRA

The Bombay Textile
Research Association

BTRA, a pioneer textile research institute over the 65+ years, was established in 1954 by Govt. of India along with the industry association to boost research, conducting testing, consultancy and certification in the field of textile, polymers, fibers and other materials. Currently it is partially funded by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India and its labs are approved and recognized by the Ministry of Textiles. We are the first MOT funded Center of Excellence (COE) for geotextiles in India and most sought-after Lab in India and neighbouring country as far as technical textile is concerned.
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Sophisticated Facilities for
Advance Research

High Performance Fiber

Nation’s first and unique open-access research facility established under the flagship of the “National Technical Textile Mission” to promote ....


BTRA has imported pilot scale Atmospheric pressure low temperature plasma processing machine.

Electro Spinning

The nanofiber spinning machine at BTRA is a needle less solution spinning system from ELMARCO.

EMI Shielding Testing

EMI shielding is important in electronics industry to safeguard delicate instruments from damage due to inference caused by unwanted ....


The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) allows visualization of surface features of a solid sample by scanning through an electron beam.

Asphalt & Emulsion Testing

BTRA has started the soil and asphalt lab and organized to perform tests on soil and pavement materials.

Our Vision

To become the most innovative research organization in textiles and allied materials and also to be the most trusted partner to the industry for testing, consultancy and quality management.



Assured Quality

More than 65+ years of service to textile industry

Diversified Testing

Covering area from fibre to fabric

Product Development

Pilot Plant Facility for woven, nonwoven processing trial melt, electro spinning, plasma and carbon fiber

Center of excellence

Centre of Excellence for GEOTECH

Reliable Testing

Testing 25000+ samples every years


Research works in the modern technology like Plasma, Conductive, Electro spinning, E-Beam,Carbon fiber, Soil & Asphalt etc.

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