Dhaka, Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Techtextil to focus on shaping future urban life through technical textiles

Techtextil to focus on shaping future urban life through technical textiles

Apparel Desk: To be held from May 14 to 17, 2019, Techtextil will focus on the theme 'Urban Living – City of the Future' and demonstrate how technical textiles will shape urban life in the future. Suppliers at Techtextil represent the complete spectrum of technical textiles and nonwovens. There is a significant increase in the number of suppliers in the fields of technology, as well as fibers and yarns. Suppliers of woven fabrics, coated textiles and functional apparel textiles are also strongly represented. All areas of application for textile materials are covered. In particular, representatives from industry, architecture and construction, the fashion and clothing industry, the automotive sector, aerospace, medicine, sport, and hazard protection will find a more comprehensive range of products than before.

Techtextil Forum to provide an open platform for exchange

The trade fair, on all four days, will comprise lectures, discussions and interactive sessions with the Techtextil Forum. The forum, which replaces the Techtextil Symposium, will be held in exhibition Hall 4.1. Trade visitors can look forward to contributions in the following thematic areas: sustainability, digital transformation, smart textiles, urban textiles, composites, and technical textiles in medical technology. In addition, both the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC) and the textiles competence centre at the General Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry (Gesamtverband der deutschen Textil- und Modeindustrie e. V.) will organise a thematic block.

Awarding innovative ideas

Techtextil will also present Innovation Awards for outstanding new and further developments in the field of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel fabrics. Also, for the 15th time, Techtextil will award students and young professionals for their work, as part of the 'Textile Structures for New Building' competition. The competition is supported by the international network TensiNet as sponsor, the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren - ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart, and the architecture and design platform Architonic. The award ceremonies will be held during Techtextil. All the award-winning works and ideas will be presented in special shows.

Exhibitors’ sustainability efforts in focus

Sustainability is one of the central themes at both upcoming Techtextil and Texprocess. For the first time, these two fairs will showcase exhibitors’ efforts towards sustainability. The Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards will award sustainable textile innovations and processing approaches. In addition, the Texprocess Forum will offer a thematic block exclusively around the theme of sustainability in the textile and fashion industry, with an offshoot of Fashionsustain, Messe Frankfurt’s conference about sustainable textile innovations.

Techtextil and Texprocess share space for the first time

In May 2019, Techtextil and the parallel Texprocess will share an exhibition hall for the first time. In Hall 4.1, Techtextil will showcase some of the suppliers of woven, laid web, braided and knitted fabrics, coated textiles, and nonwovens, as well as selected suppliers of textile machines. In addition to these, exhibitors for product preparation, finishing, textile logistics, internal material flow and textile refinement, as well as providers of sewing solutions, will also be present. In the shared hall, visitors will get an insight into the entire production process, from raw material to finished product.