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NTT ( is a private non-profit research company established in Prato (Italy) since 1972. It has a staff of around 15 people, including employees and in-house consultants. NTT represents a reference point for research and technological innovation in the textile sector in Italy. The company is actively involved in research and demonstration projects on textile processing and textile machinery design realised at regional, national and European level. In particular for the latter, NTT has participated in many projects funded by the LIFE programmes and the Framework Programmes concerning the textile sector and has also acted as coordinator of some of them. For instance, NTT has participated in seven projects of the 6th Framework Programme concerning the textile and clothing industry. Moreover in the 7th Framework Programme NTT is involved in the following project dealing with the application of textile in high added value application (such as energy production and personal protective equipment): and reuse of waste materials has been investigated. The key expertise areas of the company are distributed among different divisions.