Dutch textiles and technical component maker Ten Cate yesterday reported a first half net profit of 10.8 million euros ($10.9 million), 60 per cent higher compared to the year-earlier period.

Ten Cate's technical textile division filed an operating profit up 20 per cent to 14.3 million euros ($14.4 million).

Sales in the technical textiles division rose by 3.5 per cent year-on-year the company said.