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Techtextil runs this week in Frankfurt

May 15th, 2019 / By: / In the Industry

International trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess May 14-17 at the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany. It will be spotlighting the functions of textiles, especially technical textiles, and the ways in which textiles are processed.

Transport pods for the Hyperloop, textile room installations, intelligent fashions and 3D avatars that try on garments, the events showcases technical textiles and among 1,818 exhibitors from 59 countries. 

“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. 

Increased internationality 

Techtextil 2019 claims 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). Taking part for the first time or returning after a period of absence are Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Tunisia. Additionally, 14 countries are represented by national pavilions. Particular exhibitor growth was registered from Turkey, the Czech Republic, China, the USA and Taiwan.