textiles

textiles are everywhere

When we talk about textiles, we often think of clothing and fashion. However, textiles are increasingly integrating technical uses and high technology. This is why it is found in many sectors of activity such as fashion, luxury, design, decoration, but also aeronautics, automobile, sport, medical, protection and armament.

The textile market generates more than one million jobs and remains the 2nd largest employer in Europe.

Textile excellence of today and tomorrow

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Fashion and Luxury

Fashion and Luxury

Fashion often comes to mind first when we talk about the textile sector. And while French industries stand out in the field of haute couture, ready-to-wear and lingerie, they also occupy a prominent place in the field of professional clothing, fabric and lace manufacturing.

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Sport

Sport

Each sport has its own clothing and textile equipment: shorts, shoes, boat sails, tennis rackets… 
ENSAIT has joined the Sciences2024 programme for which 13 engineering schools are mobilising to improve French performance at the forthcoming Paris Olympic Games.

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Rail / Maritime​

Rail / Maritime

Textiles are used in car interiors (carpets, seats, etc.). L’ENSAIT recently exhibited a train cab made of flax fibre. These same materials make up the supporting platforms of the wagons. 
A boat is almost entirely made of textiles: the mast, flags, sails, ropes, rigging, life jackets, fishing nets, hull…

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Aerospace / Aeronautics

Aerospace / Aeronautics

High-performance textiles lighten structures while reinforcing product properties (resistance to corrosion, pressure, temperature variations, etc.). The nose of the Ariane rocket, the support parts of our aircraft, the engines, the reactors… all are made of textile fibers. Textiles are also used in the clothing of pilots and astronauts.

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Medical

Medical

Textiles are widely used in the biomedical field. They play a filtering role (respiratory masks), protective (dressings), organ strengthening (for hernias, prolapses), replace failing organs (arteries, tendons) and are present in a large number of medical devices (light therapy). 

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Automotive

Automotive

Your car integrates more than 40kg of textiles: seats, carpets, carpets, trunks, interior, safety belts, airbags, hoses, tires, air filters, insulation, brake pads … For each of these elements our textile engineers will implement the supply chain, the production chain, the quality processes and will also focus on proposing new products from R&D.

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Geotextile

Geotextile

Geotextiles are many and varied: drainage, road foundations, pavements, railways, asphalt reinforcement, backfill materials, puncture protection of geo-membranes, root penetration protection barrier, surface erosion control, protection during explosive demolition. Geotextile is also used in landscaping.

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Protection

Protection

Some trades (military, police, firefighters) use textiles that protect them: ballistic protection, armoured vehicle equipment, knife protection, fire protection, etc.  Textiles accompany on the NRBC risks (Nuclear, Radiological, Biological, Chemical). Some protect from waves and others warn of a polluted environment.

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Housing

Housing

Textiles in the home are very varied. They include insulation products, textile architecture (reception tent and marquee). Sun protection (interior and exterior blinds, shading sails) are made of textiles.
At the same time, table linen, bed linen, bathroom linen, plaids, cushions, carpets, curtains and blinds are textile.

The professions

ENSAIT's professional opportunities are characterised by a multiplicity of sectors and related professions.

Buyer

The buyer researches and selects products and suppliers in line with the company’s purchasing strategy. He negotiates contracts for the purchase of materials and products in accordance with cost, deadline and quality objectives.

Quality Engineer

The quality manager organizes and coordinates the implementation of product and service quality throughout the industrial company’s processes and structures. He/she can coordinate health, safety and environmental procedures. He can also coordinate a team or manage a department and manage the budget.

Supply Logistics Engineer

The logistics manager defines and implements organizational schemes for all or part of a supply chain of physical flows of goods, from the purchase of raw materials to the distribution of finished products. He/she designs piloting and management tools (order follow-up procedures, circuits and information systems, etc.) enabling the routing of products between the various players in the supply chain (producers, suppliers, carriers, distributors, etc.) to be traced with a view to rationalisation and optimisation (quality, profitability, deadlines, safety). It can be specialized in a phase: supply (inbound logistics), distribution (outbound logistics) or organize operations in a field (humanitarian, national defense, etc.).

Production Engineer

The production manager organizes, optimizes and supervises manufacturing means and processes, with a view to producing goods or products, according to safety, environmental, quality, cost, deadline and quantity requirements. He or she may supervise a team or a department and manage its budget. He can also manage other services related to production (maintenance, quality, etc.).

Design Office Engineer, Methods

The design office manager ensures the transfer between creation and production workshops, managing a team of design office agents. He ensures the development and industrialisation of new products, thanks to technical studies of models and specifications made from the specifications and/or drawings provided by the designer. He intervenes according to manufacturing standards (size standardisation, etc.) and technical and economic production requirements (quality, productivity, deadlines) and guarantees the product’s good fit.

Product Manager

The product manager develops and monitors a product or a range of products and services, from conception to marketing, according to the company’s sales and marketing strategy. He or she may also coordinate a team.

Environmental Engineer

The environmental manager designs, coordinates and directs the implementation of the company’s environmental policy, in terms of manufacturing techniques, product design and communication with the public, in strict compliance with health and safety rules. Intervening directly in the field by implementing actions relating to equipment or intervention procedures.

R&D Engineer

The R&D engineer designs new products or new technologies. He or she develops existing ones, with the aim of commercial development and innovation in an industrial environment. They define the means, methods and techniques for valorising and implementing research results. He may also supervise and coordinate a project, a team, a department or a service.

Textile laboratory manager

The textile laboratory manager organises and supervises the measurement and analysis of conformity and quality (biological, chemical or physical analysis of material or product). He/she intervenes according to a control protocol and the rules of hygiene, safety and the environment. It can also coordinate a team and manage the budget.

Design office manager

The design office manager ensures the transfer between creation and production workshops, managing a team of design office agents. He ensures the development and industrialisation of new products, thanks to technical studies of models and specifications made from the specifications and/or drawings provided by the designer. He intervenes according to manufacturing standards (size standardisation, etc.) and technical and economic production requirements (quality, productivity, deadlines) and guarantees the product’s good fit.