Research & Development


The OTEX Fabric Innovation Lab team works closely with our clients to improve and differentiate their products. We share your commitment to performance excellence. Innovating on behalf of our clients is what drives us — developing enhancements to their products, innovating on behalf of the textile industry and designing original solutions. As an inaugural member of AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America), OTEX (formerly Offray Specialty Narrow Fabrics®) is among the leaders in technical textiles.

OTEX is proud to be an active participant in AFFOA, collaborating with the leaders in Technical Textile research and advancement.

AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America) consortium —is a Manufacturing Institute housed at MIT, jointly funded by the Department of Defense and private enterprise.

AFFOA brings together universities, government and private enterprises ranging from fabric manufacturers, to software and nanotechnology developers. AFFOA’s aim is to ensure that the United States is the leader in the manufacturing and development of new products from leading innovations in fiber science and advanced textiles with extraordinary capabilities.