Its official - the next edition of Techtextil will be bigger than ever before. According to organiser Mess Frankfurt, the number of exhibitor registrations for the trade fair, which will be held in Frankfurt am Main from 11 to 13 June 2013, is already significantly higher than at the comparable time two years ago.

“Never before has the booking situation for Techtextil been so good. Following the highly successful 2011 event, we are once again heading for a record fair in 2013”, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.

Techtextil is set therefore to continue to hold its position as the leading international platform for technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel textiles. To take place concurrently with Techtextil, the Texprocess trade fair will once again present cutting-edge technologies for processing textiles and other flexible materials.

Organsiers ay the forthcoming Techtextil is also distinguished by an increase in the number of exhibitors from outside Germany with more companies having registered from, for example India (+254%), Poland (+66%), Turkey (+14%) and Japan (+10%) by the beginning of January. The most important new and returning exhibitors include Kaneka Belgium (Belgium), DyStar (Germany), Kufner Textil (Germany), J & D Wilkie (Great Britain), Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland), Mogul Tekstil (Turkey) and Mitsubishi Rayon Co. (Japan).

The number and size of joint stands also remains at a high level. “To date, we have received registrations for eleven national pavilions from Belgium, China, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies. “Thus, visitors to Techtextil will be able to see the sector’s growth markets concentrated in one place.”

The success of Techtextil is based on an interdisciplinary spectrum of products. Technical textiles, nonwovens and the associated textile technologies are used in many branches of industry. Techtextil’s twelve areas of application and eleven products illustrate the diversity of uses and products to be found in the sector. They include building and architecture (Buildtech), sport and outdoor apparel (Sporttech, Clothtech), industrial textiles (Indutech), medical technology (Medtech), automobile, railway and aviation (Mobiltech) and packaging technology (Packtech). Flanking symposiums, competitions and innovation awards create additional value for both visitors and exhibitors.

Symposiums spotlight current and future textile-research projects

As in the past, the comprehensive complementary programme with the Techtextil and Avantex Symposiums presents the latest developments and trends from the world of international textile research. Both symposiums are held over all three days of the fair.

The 17th Techtextil Symposium is split into eight themed blocks, each with six lectures given by top speakers, while the Avantex Symposium has three themed blocks, each also of six lectures given by renowned speakers. The themes to be covered include composites, functional apparel textiles, sustainable textiles and textile technologies, surface finishing and smart textiles, as well as a special block on textile-reinforced concrete.

Awards for innovations and students

The internationally renowned Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards, which are given for fascinating, innovative and unconventional achievements in the fields of research, development, material and product development and new technologies, represent another important part of the complementary programme.

12th ‘Textile Structures for New Building’ Student

This competition focuses on outstanding ideas and concepts for tomorrow’s architecture. New this year is the ‘Textile Exhibition Stand’ special award, which carries prize money of € 2000. The Student Competition and the special show of award-winning products is organised by Messe Frankfurt with the support of the international TensiNet association.

Techtextil and Texprocess together again

Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, will be held at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre concurrently with Techtextil from 10 to 13 June 2013. The conceptual partner of Texprocess is VDMA Garment and Leather Technology.

At Texprocess, manufacturers from all over the world present high-tech solutions for the apparel industry and textile processing. The product segments covered range from design, pattern making and cutting, via sewing and joining, to embroidery, textile dressing, finishing, IT and logistics.

“This combination of events benefits all concerned”, Messe Frankfurt says. “Not only suppliers of all kinds of technical and functional apparel textiles but also manufacturers of processing technologies meet with (potential) customers from many different sectors. Trade visitors to Techtextil can use their admission ticket to enter Texprocess and vice versa.



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