The biggest ever editions of the international trade fairs for the sector, Techtextil and Texprocess, is spotlighting the functions of textiles, especially technical textiles, and ways in which textiles are processed at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from today onwards till 17th May.
The 4days fair is set to reveal all the knick and knack about technical textile in the industry and include Transport pods for the Hyperloop, textile room installations, intelligent fashions and 3D avatars that try on garments.
The international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials is bringing together a total of 1,818 exhibitors from 59 countries: 1,501 from 57 countries at Techtextil and 317 from 34 countries at Texprocess.
“Throughout Europe, technical textiles are one of the biggest sectors of the textile and apparel industry and thus a decisive driving force for its economic strength. Held concurrently, Texprocess and its highly innovative exhibitors stand for high-tech in the textile-processing sector, in an unrivalled, concentrated way. In this connection, we now talk about Impact 4.0, in other words significant and visible developments emerging from Industry 4.0”, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt. He further added, “Over the coming days, Techtextil and Texprocess will turn Frankfurt into the epicentre of textile innovation.”
This edition of the fairs has increased in size and has included many new countries and exhibitors. With 421 exhibitors from Germany and 1,080 from abroad, Techtextil 2019 can boast a 72 percent level of internationality. After Germany, the five biggest exhibitor nations are Italy (134), China (113), France (103), Switzerland (63) and the United Kingdom (62). Additionally, 14 countries are represented by national pavilions. Particular exhibitor growth was registered from Turkey, the Czech Republic, China, the USA and Taiwan. At Texprocess, with 212 exhibitors from abroad and 105 from Germany, the level of internationality is 67 percent.
The exhibitions are set to showcase a broad spectrum of applications involving textile materials with inclusion of Hyperloop to outdoor fashions, the latest processing technologies for making apparel and fashions, upholstered furniture and accessories for the automobile industry including Avatars, robots and 3D-knitted shoes.