Services designed to accelerate innovation

We are a cutting-edge innovation consultancy dedicated to advancing the field of nonwovens through innovation, research, and market intelligence. Our mission is to provide our clients with the tools and knowledge they need to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving industry.

Accelerate innovation

Develop commercially viable products

Identify new market opportunities

Provide world leading scientific advisory services

Product Development
& Technical Consultancy

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 nonwoven and fibre products.

Advanced Materials Development

We have a specialist in-house team that focuses on advancing the material properties and functionalities of nonwovens, fibres, binders and coatings through reformulation, 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.

At NIRI, we believe that collaboration is the key to innovation. That’s why we work closely with our customers and industry partners to develop new ideas and solutions and stay at the forefront of the nonwovens industry. Our services and business models are designed to complement your team, build robust and transparent relationships and deliver business growth for your organisation. NIRI has four business models that can be tailored to your unique requirements:

Bespoke Consultancy

Tailored fee-for-service R&D projects, market studies and training packages.

Extended R&D Capability

Continual access to our world leading expertise and prototyping facilities via an annual contract. We assign an Innovation Partner to act as a conduit between our organisations

Prototyping & Testing

Our highly experienced production team can assist customers in pilot scale prototyping and testing

IP Licence & Sale

Development and commercialisation of our own IP, which is available for licence or sale. We also collaborate with partners to develop, fund and commercialise their initial ideas

VP Global Marketing, $5.2 Bn Company

“NIRI has an extensive array of services that complement our R&D capability. They have helped us identify new opportunities and then transition our ideas into full working products”

Our Services


Unmet need analysis

Concept Development

Reverse Engineering


Composition analysis

Structure-performance relationships

Market opportunities

New Legislation



Processability evaluation


Method development

New material evaluation

Proof of concept

Technical feasibility

Value proposition


Final design

Final specification


Production transfer

Validation & supporting data

Cost reduction

Industrial problem solving

Market intelligence

Talk to us about your requirements