Global Leading Consultants | Nonwovens & Fibres

We are NIRI

Operating out of Innovation House in Leeds, UK, NIRI is a global leader in nonwoven engineering and product development, having successfully completed over 900 projects for over 450 companies.

Our industry leading expertise and full pilot-scale prototyping and analytical capability is designed to accelerate innovation, develop commercially-viable products and provide world-class scientific advisory services.

We are trusted by leading innovators across the globe, and have built an industry-leading reputation by supporting them with their most critical and game-changing aspirations.

Our work is impactful and exciting

With the current rate of societal changes, unprecedented levels of innovation are required to develop the next generation of nonwoven products and processes.

Our team of world-class scientists, engineers and analysts apply technical excellence with commercial pragmatism to unlock ideas and translate them into commercially-viable products.

Our unrivalled strategic and development services have delivered business growth and competitive advantage to our clients through volatile market environments for over fifteen years.

Having completed over 900 projects for over 450 clients across the whole of the nonwoven and textile supply chain, our rapid growth as an organisation is mirrored by the value and growth we provide to our clients.

NIRI has a proven record of growing our clients’ businesses by supporting them in three core areas:

Innovation & Product Development


With world-class expertise and complete pilot-scale prototyping capability, NIRI exploits fibre and material science, as well as process engineering to design, develop, scale-up and validate textile, fibre and chemical products. 

Functional Chemistry, Formulation & Polymer Engineering


Our specialist in-house team focuses on advancing the properties and functionalities of textiles, fibres, binders, coatings and surface fuctionalisation through (re)formulation, characterisation and product development.

Market Insights
& Strategic Advice


We help organisations stay ahead of the competition and make informed decisions about market and product development, diversification and capital equipment investment by providing bespoke market insights and strategic advice. 

Bridging the gap between fundamental research and commercialisation

Dr. Matthew Tipper, NIRI CEO

Our values 

Our values are the set of guiding principles and fundamental beliefs that help us work towards a common goal. These values relate to how we operate as a business, how we build relationships and ultimately how we support our clients’ plans and ambitions.

Deliver Positive Impact in our work

Combine Critical Thinking with Timely Action

Conduct ourselves with Professionalism

Communicate with Honesty and Integrity

Maintain client Confidentiality

Client and Team before self

Take our work seriously and Enjoy the experience

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