The global consumption of technical textiles is expected to grow from USD 92 bn in 2000 to USD 127 Bn by 2010 at the rate of 4.8 % per annum. Presently major producers of technical textiles are in developed countries out of which USA, Europe and Japan comprise about 70 %. Although, globally there has been significant growth of technical textiles in the developed countries, large investments have been made in the recent past in the developing countries also in this highly specialized and technology driven area. The production of technical textiles in India is miniscule as it requires huge investments for developing the specialized fibre for technical textiles, technology know-how and production facilities. It is in this context that the role of standards for various specialized design, functional and technical requirements for these textiles needs no emphasis.