TECHNICAL textiles firm The company, which has its historic roots in the
Pre-tax profit for the period came in at pound(s)5.2m, up from pound(s)3.4m.
The Bonar division, which makes carpet backings, roofing components, agricultural textiles and construction fibres, saw its revenue grow 3.4 per cent to pound(s)115.1m on strong performance in civil engineering markets as well as the US housing sector.
Operating profit grew 10.4 per cent to pound(s)7.4m.
In technical coated fabrics, side curtains for lorry trailers, advertising banners, marquees and awnings, there was a 7.7 per cent uplift in revenue to pound(s)63.3m.
Operating profits in technical coated fabrics were up by almost 26 per cent to pound(s)6.8m.
At the yarns arm, which has its main base in
However there was an operating loss of pound(s)100,000, compared to a profit of pound(s)200,000 in the corresponding period of 2013.
"We have quite a bit of volume growth in a recovering market.
"The market is still very competitive as what is being sold is less than previously so there is plenty of spare capacity around.
"We are heading in the right direction
"But [there is] more to do to improve the performance of the business really."
He said: "We don't have manufacturing other than
TECHNICAL textiles firm
The company, which has its historic roots in the