Technical textiles are the common denominator between very different branches of industry: from architecture, the automotive industry and medicine to fashion and personal protection – the performance properties of light and lasting materials are of interest to the international experts from various industries attending Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles, from 14 to 17 May 2019. Texprocess also provides insights into state-of-the-art technologies and the steps involved in textile processing. The forthcoming edition of the trade fair duo sees a significant increase in international exhibitors. The two events will also share an exhibition hall for the first time: Visitors to hall 4.1 will gain an insight into the entire production process from the material through to the finished product. 'Micro-factories', which enable new ideas to be implemented quickly as well as flexible textile processing, will be a focus of the Texprocess trade fair.
With the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special event, Techtextil is collaborating with the 'Creative Holland' group of Dutch creative industries to provide an area dedicated to textile solutions for life in the city of the future. It's a subject of increasing relevance with the trend towards mega-cities: according to the United Nations, almost 70% of the world's population will live in major cities by 2050. As a result, the demands on home textiles and clothing are changing, as the Techtextil and Texprocess area will illustrate using examples of textile applications.
The trade fairs will also focus on sustainability. With an offshoot of Fashionsustain, Messe Frankfurt's conference about sustainable textile innovations, Texprocess is dedicating a thematic block exclusively to this subject. Press tours will also provide the opportunity to discover exhibitors specifically relevant to this subject. To promote environmentally conscious product innovations and approaches to processing, Techtextil will for the 15th time grant the Techtextil Innovation Award, while Texprocess will recognise technological innovations with the Texprocess Innovation Award. The awards are open to both exhibitors and non-exhibitors, who have until 18 February 2019 to enter. Talented youngsters have the opportunity to have their work rewarded in the context of the 'Textile Structures for new Building' competition. The closing date for entries is 24 February 2019.
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Further information can be found here:
Press release: Techtextil: Frankfurt as a hotspot for high-tech textiles
Press release: Texprocess: “Full range of technologies for textile processing”
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