Around 900 exhibitors from 45 countries, including the organisers of numerous joint stands, have already registered for Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for textiles and nonwovens, and Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, beginning from June 21, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main.
The registration status is over 85 per cent for Techtextil and over 70 per cent for Texprocess based on the last events in 2019, fair organiser Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.
With the delay of the fairs until 2022, both will change their cycle of events and shift permanently to even years. The new dates for the subsequent edition have also been set to April 23 to 26, 2024.
“The sector is in motion again and people have a great need to find out about the latest developments and see innovations live. Over the last one and a half years or more since the outbreak of the pandemic, companies have faced a variety of new challenges.
Many of the companies have undergone a complete restructuring and, simultaneously, launched a host of innovations. Now, they want to discuss them with an international audience of trade visitors,“ said Olaf Schmidt, vice president textiles and textile technologies at Messe Frankfurt.
“Techtextil and Texprocess will provide a look ahead in June 2022. The distortions of the industry due to the pandemic and the commitment to sustainability are directing the focus even more toward flexible, digitally automated and sustainable production structures.
Among other things, these will also be more regional than before,” said Elgar Straub, managing director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies. “Adapted technological solutions exist and are increasingly in demand. The high registration numbers show the need for exchange.”
Both trade fairs will be held as hybrid events with many supplementary digital services for exhibitors and visitors in addition to the live exhibition and programme of events.
With Sustainability@Techtextil and Sustainability@Texprocess, the two leading fairs will put the spotlight in June 2022 on the sustainability concepts of the companies and organisations taking part. Expert discussions will supplement the subject. Moreover, a special category of the Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards will honour outstanding achievements relating to sustainability in the sector, the release added.
For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess will introduce international start-ups for technical textiles and textile processing on a special area supplementing the popular ‘Young Innovative Companies from Germany’ area supported by Germany’s federal ministry of economic affairs, which spotlights companies based in Germany that have been on the market for a maximum of 10 years. Additionally, young people in the textile sector can benefit from the Texprocess Campus with its presentations by universities and other institutes of higher education.
In 2022, Techtextil and Texprocess will be held for the first time in the western section of Frankfurt fair and exhibition centre with halls 8, 9, 11 and 12. With regard to the applicable hygiene regulations, Messe Frankfurt will maintain close contact with the relevant authorities in order to ensure the best possible protection of exhibitors and visitors at all times.
With the Techtextil and Texprocess Forums, visitors to both fairs can look forward to highly topical and multi-faceted insights into a wide variety of subjects throughout the two events. The Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards will also be given for outstanding new developments in the fields of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel textiles, as well as technologies and methods for processing textiles and flexible materials.