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Company History

PTL (Plastic & Textile from Lyon) was etablished in 1948 in Lyon, France. The company changed its name later on to DICKSON PTL after joining the DICKSON GROUP in 1988. In 1998, DICKSON PTL became part of GLEN RAVEN (USA) following its acquisition of the DICKSON GROUP.

Today, Dickson PTL is a world specialist in Technical Fabrics for applications requiring heat and flame protection, release coatings and abrasion resistance.

Our factory, located near Lyon (France), designs and manufactures coated fabrics using polyurethanes, silicones and lightweight PVC polymers. Combined with our know-how in lamination processes, we provide a wide range of technical fabrics to various industries worldwide with one common factor : Performance.

Our technical expertise is regularly recognized by our customers, who not only chose DICKSON PTL for our fabrics, but also for our expertise in niche applications in order to find solutions to their technical issues.


3500 employees (including Glen Raven group)
90% of DICKSON PTL’s turnover is generated by export sales
20 % is the part of the yearly sales generated by new products
“No.1 supplier worldwide of Technical Textiles” : is our daily goal

Dickson PTL’s Growth Engine

“Innovation” is what drives us on a daily basis. Innovation allows Dickson PTL to constantly provide a wide range of technical textiles, all aimed at improving and protecting work environment and thereby increasing the productivity of our customers.

DICKSON PTL currently provides solutions for markets such as :

  • Rubber industry
  • Machine protection equipment
  • Heat protection
  • Aeronautics

Dickson’s engineers work all the yearlong in partnership with the best international laboratories to fine tune products that will outdo their predecessors in every way, whilst remaining ecofriendly and durable. In order to stay competitive, innovative and to deliver the quality our customers expect, DICKSON PTL’s policy has always been to continue to invest in state of the art production technologies, in order to stay ahead of the trends.


DICKSON PTL is proud to have become the bench mark reference in the field of technical textiles on our markets. Dickson is both a designer and a manufacturer, handling the entire production process for a wide range of fabrics dedicated to industry. Quality control is an integral part of our business. Each square meter of fabric produced in our factory undergoes a series of in-house tests. And it is thanks to these tough standards that Dickson can guarantee the quality of our materials.

Quality is also to ensure that we provide the best service to our customers. In order to better understand their needs and to solve their issues, Dickson PTL’s team (technical and sales) is present throughout the world: in Europe, Americas and Asia.


We strongly believe that a sustainable growth has to be sustainable for the environment as well. We commit into reducing the carbon footprint related to our processes and our products as much as possible. As such, Dickson PTL designs and manufactures efficient, long-lasting fabrics. Our products comply with all the European regulations such as REACH and RoHS.

REACH compliant
Rohs Compliant

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