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Heimtextil to be held concurrently with Techtextil and Texprocess for the first time


Messe Frankfurt has come up with a big announcement of conducting two major textile related international trade fairs at the same timing.

International suppliers of technical textiles and nonwovens, as well as machines for processing textile and flexible materials, will once get together in Frankfurt am Main for Techtextil and Texprocess from 4 to 7 May 2021.

Heimtextil 2021 is also being moved from January to 4–7 May 2021, alongside Techtextil and Texprocess 2021 in Frankfurt.

There will also be changes in the location of the two fairs. In 2021, they will move to the western section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre for the first time and occupy Halls 8, 9, 11 and 12.

From now on, Messe Frankfurt will promote Techtextil with the subtitle ‘Performance; Function and Future  andTexprocess with ‘Technology; Efficiency and Progress, thus giving greater emphasis to the dynamic and innovative nature of the sector.

Both fairs have announced a variety of changes including supplementary digital features, a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, new claims and a move to new exhibition halls.

Against the background of the worldwide corona pandemic, the organisers, Messe Frankfurt, are optimistic about the prospects for the coming events.

“The current Covid-19 situation presents a number of challenges for Techtextil and Texprocess. Although we assume that the situation will have improved by the time of the coming editions, we cannot be certain.

Therefore, we are planning both fairs on the basis of Messe Frankfurt’s current hygiene and safety concept.

The number of registrations received and the echo from the sector give us good reason to be very positive.

There is a great demand for personal interaction and the chance to see innovations in action”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt.

Exhibitors of Techtextil and Texprocess receive information and recommendations for the presentations, based on the latest rules and regulations.


Texprocess will show the future of denim processing at the first ‘Denim Future Factory’, with particular emphasis being given to sustainability and the growing luxury segment for denim products.

The subject of sustainability itself will also be expanded at both trade fairs by spotlighting exhibitor products and environmentally-friendly ideas that, although not certified, are boosting sustainability in the sector.

Additionally, the Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards honour sustainable innovations.

The programme at Techtextil will be rounded off by a new fashion show focusing on smart and functional textiles. As always, the two trade fairs will also provide a forum for high-grade experts in lectures, workshops and panel discussions.

By holding all three fairs concurrently, trade visitors will be able to obtain a comprehensive overview of functional materials for home and contract textiles, including the processing stages.

Indeed, Techtextil and Texprocess already aim at the home-textile sector with the ‘Hometech’ segment.

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