Techtextil in FrankfurtMüller Ahlhorn
Frankfurt | 05.06.2013
The international industry get-togethers Techtextil (June 11-13, 2013) and Texprocess (June 10-13, 2013) are starting with an excellent number of registrations.
Overall, the textile trade fair double at the Frankfurt exhibition center offers the world’s largest range of technical textiles, nonwovens and textile processing technologies.
The two leading trade fairs welcome 1,648 exhibitors, a growth of 123 exhibitors compared to the previous events (2011: 1,525).
- Techtextil: record number of exhibitors and increased internationality reinforce the growth market for technical textiles
- Texprocess: Solid position as the leading international trade fair for cutting-edge technologies in textile processing
The international meeting places Techtextil (June 11-13, 2013) and Texprocess (June 10-13, 2013) in Frankfurt are starting with an excellent number of registrations.
The two leading trade fairs welcome 1,648 exhibitors, a growth of 123 exhibitors compared to the previous events (2011: 1,525). “Techtextil reports a record of exhibitors and space, and Texprocess is showing increased internationality and stable registration numbers.
Overall, our textile trade fair double at the Frankfurt exhibition center offers the world’s largest range of technical textiles, nonwovens and textile processing technologies, ”says Detlef Braun, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Characterized by the innovative strength of both industries, Techtextil and Texprocess also start with positive economic expectations. “The markets for technical textiles and textile processing remain growth-oriented. In the meantime, technical textiles with 22 million tons make up 27 percent of global textile production, ”says Braun. “The sewing and clothing technology relevant for Texprocess also benefits from this development – a market with a worldwide export volume of around 4.5 billion euros in 2012.”
Techtextil, the world’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, is thrilling for the 15th Edition with new records. Three hall levels are fully booked – an unprecedented success for the event. From 11. until 13. June 2013 1,322 exhibitors from 48 countries (2011: 1,199 exhibitors from 50 countries) presented themselves at the exhibition center, a growth of ten percent.
“The international technical textiles industry relies on Techtextil. No other trade fair in the world offers such a wide range of products for this market with worldwide growth rates of up to five percent annually, ”says Braun. “We are registering an increase in exhibitors across all countries and regions, especially from Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA.” At the same time, the proportion of international exhibitors increased to around 67 Percent (2011: 65 percent). The number of joint stands has also increased to 13 nations (2011: 11 countries).
The great response from Techtextil shows that technical textiles, nonwovens and the associated textile technology are being used in more and more industries. With twelve application areas and eleven product groups, Techtextil illustrates its variety of applications and products. These include construction, architecture and interior design (Buildtech, Hometech), sports and protective clothing (Sporttech, Protech), industrial textiles (Indutech), medical technology (Medtech) as well as automobiles and aviation (Mobiltech). The five largest areas of application based on the names of the exhibitors reflect the current growth markets of the technical textile industry. “For Indutech, Mobiltech, Buildtech, Hometech and Protech, we are currently seeing particularly high demand for textiles worldwide,” says Braun.
Texprocess consolidates its position as the leading international trade fair for cutting-edge textile processing technologies
326 companies from 37 countries (2011: 326 exhibitors from 40 countries) will present their high-tech solutions at Texprocess from 10. until 13. June at the Frankfurt exhibition center on four hall levels. New exhibitors from all areas of textile processing have accepted. In addition, the internationality of the exhibitors has increased compared to 2011 and is now 65 percent (2011: 63 percent). The most important exhibitor nations besides Germany are Italy, China, USA, Taiwan, Poland, Turkey, Great Britain, South Korea, Switzerland and Japan. “The response from the market to Texprocess is once again very good. Our concept with the parallelism to Techtextil, the innovative character, the internationality as well as the unique product breadth and depth has more than worked out, ”says Braun.
Texprocess shows machines, processes as well as IT and logistics solutions for the textile and clothing industry and covers all steps of textile processing – from design and cutting to sewing, embroidery and knitting to textile finishing, finishing and textile printing. The Source it procurement platform completes the Texprocess offering. Here the fashion industry can find out about manufacturing countries and manufacturing companies. One focus of this year’s Source it is on Eastern Europe and North Africa: “In doing so, we are responding to the trend that parts of textile processing and clothing manufacture are moving closer to the end-consumer markets again,” added Braun.
Techtextil and Texprocess with an extensive supporting program
An extensive supporting program offers interesting facts about the latest developments and trends from international research and industry. The total of 66 lectures at Techtextil and Avantex Symposia provide insight into current research trends, including intelligent textiles and electronics, sustainable textiles, functional clothing textiles, technology, composites and textile-reinforced concrete. Quality in clothing logistics, trends in procurement and outsourcing, REACh and its current importance for the fashion industry are just some of the topics at this year’s Texprocess Forum in Hall 4.0. Another highlight are the Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards, which honor fascinating achievements in research, material and product development and new technology every two years. In addition, the 12th Student competition “Textile Structures for New Building” developed a total of ten outstanding projects for the architecture of the future. The second Texprocess Innovation Award honors outstanding new developments by Texprocess exhibitors.
The award ceremony will take place on 10. June 2013 in the Congress Center of Messe Frankfurt. Visitors and exhibitors can also experience all of the award-winning projects in special shows.