Colour and Textile Science

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Research across the centre covers a diverse range of areas related to colour, polymers and textile materials.


Colour chemistry

Colour imaging, graphics and appearance management


Healthcare materials

Nonwoven materials and technology

Polymer chemistry

Printed electronics

Surface coatings

Textile coloration and finishing

Textile materials and Technology

Textile spin-out operations

Based on our research in textiles external investment has led to the formation of a number of companies; NIRI Ltd, Xeros Ltd and Keracol Ltd.

In addition, a number of new technologies developed from textile research in Leeds are now in commercial development, for example Wear2 technology for the rapid disassembly of clothing and other sewn products was recently launched.