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MANDATE

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) is the premier textile research and development arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).  It is mandated by Executive Order No. 128 dated January 30, 1987 to perform the following functions:

  • Conduct applied research and development for the textile industry sector;

  • Undertake the transfer of completed researches to end-users or via linkage units of other government agencies; and

  • Undertake technical services and provide training programs

PTRI Profile

The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) is the premier textile research and development arm of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Established in 1967 and into 46th year in 2013, PTRI's R&D achievements through the years have contributed much to the textile and other allied industries it is mandated to assist.

As the industry evolved into what it is today, PTRI has adapted an integrative development approach to further stir the industry by:

  • Weaving together the critical roadmaps as well all stakeholders necessary for sustainable development;
  • Acting as catalyst to spur growth in the industry through the planned development of growth centers and state-of-the-art service facilities for the textile and garments industries;
  • Continuing its research and development initiatives in emerging and advanced technologies to produce competitive products; and
  • Linking the resultant world-class Filipino products to the world economies.