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Innovation, quality and performance

High Performing Technical Textiles

Baltex designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high performing Technical Textiles for a range of high performance markets. The company supplies advanced materials to industries such as Aerospace, Military, Medical, Composites and Automotive.

With manufacturing and research and development facilities in both the UK and Eastern Europe , Baltex is well placed to provide a cost effective and comprehensive service to its wide customer base in Europe and beyond. A global exporter, Baltex is one of the fastest growing companies in its sector, and have previously won the TI World Conference prize for innovation.

Since the foundation of the company in 1831, innovation has been at the heart of our business. The skills and values that were, and still are, used to produce Pure Silk Fabrics to the highest standards have been developed to provide technical textiles meeting international flammability and environmental regulations, while celebrating colour, design, and technical innovation, in a wide range of performance fibres. In 2009 the company won its second prestigious Queen’s Award for International trade.

Company Details

W.Ball & Son Limited (Trading as Baltex)




Queen's Award for International Trade


UK & Poland

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Leading the way

We are the UK’s leading producer of knitted fabrics in the technical textiles sector and a key player in the European marketplace. We develop and design high-performance textiles and fabrics for a number of industries, including aerospace, military, medical and sports.


We provide a unique customer focus where every employee can help achieve our customer's requirements.

Versatility and Adaptability

Since taking the decision to change our production focus to specialist materials, we have valued adaptability and versatility

Innovation and Passion

Our technicians and designers have limitless enthusiasm and zeal for pushing the boundaries of textiles.

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