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Techtextil and Texprocess 2022 are in the starting blocks with a wide range of innovations

22 Mar 2022

From 21 to 24 June 2022, the time has come: the world of technical textiles and nonwovens as well as the processing of textile and flexible materials will finally meet again at Techtextil and Texprocess. More than 1,000 registered international exhibitors promise a wide range of new developments in all product and application areas. After a three year break, exhibitors and visitors are looking forward to personal interaction.

Textile power restart: Techtextil and Texprocess offer numerous highlights. Visitors should not miss the new international start-up area, the Denim Future Factory, the Walk-in Forums and Innovation Awards with a focus on sustainability. Discussions and lectures on highly topical issues, innovative textile novelties and sustainable approaches are the focus of the leading international trade fairs.

Top international decision-makers can expect a global and attractive product range at Techtextil and Texprocess from more than 1,000 registered exhibitors from 45 countries. Many joint stand participants and twelve international country pavilions round off the variety of products on offer. Strongly represented at Techtextil are, among others, the offerings for the application areas of construction, mobility, health, protection, as well as apparel for sports, medicine and functional clothing. Texprocess will feature the latest machinery, equipment, processes and services for processing apparel and textiles from various product groups such as CAD/CAM, cutting, textile finishing, sewing and embroidery technology or product preparation and finishing. Important aspects include digitalization and efficiency improvements.

"Since the last edition of Techtextil and Texprocess in 2019, many exhibitors have invested intensively in the research and development of their products. They can now finally present their new products and innovations to customers, decision-makers and the public," explains Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing.

Focus on sustainability

With Sustainability@Techtextil and Sustainability@Texprocess, the theme of sustainability runs through all areas of Techtextil and Texprocess. For the first time, exhibitors can submit both sustainable products that have already been certified and those that have not yet been certified for examination by an independent international jury. Following successful analysis, exhibitors with sustainable offerings will be identified at the trade fairs. For example, Techtextil exhibitors with innovative and sustainable fibers, yarns and fabrics as well as progressive processes or Texprocess exhibitors with new cutting technologies, water-saving dyeing processes and other future-oriented processing technologies are expected to present their products to visitors. In addition, the industry will discuss sustainable processing technologies and textile innovations in the walk-in conference formats of both trade shows: Techtextil Forum and Texprocess Forum. The Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Award will also dedicate a separate category to the focus topic.

Texprocess: Denim Future Factory shows innovative production and processing

A special highlight of Texprocess this year is the Denim Future Factory. The denim industry is the fastest-growing market in the textile and fashion industry and has developed significantly in recent times. The special show in hall 8.0 picks up on these developments and showcases innovations in manufacturing and processing along the entire textile process chain and focuses on sustainable approaches in denim production. Visitors will be able to experience new processes in every step of production - from design, cutting, sewing, knitting and embroidery to finishing, IT and logistics.

Digital Extension: experience Techtextil and Texprocess on site and digitally

For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess 2022 will offer a Digital Extension: exhibitors and visitors will be able to meet both on-site in Frankfurt and virtually, and will be able to exchange ideas in complementary formats. These new touchpoints include: Matchmaking offers, round tables, chat function, 1-to-1 video calls, digital timetables, conferences, panel discussions or keynotes. Exhibitor events, such as web sessions, can be streamed live or on-demand. Messe Frankfurt's formats, such as the conferences, can be streamed on demand afterwards. From June 13 to August 8, the digital format will be available to all visitors, journalists and exhibitors.

New hall layout in Frankfurt

Exhibitors and visitors will benefit from a spacious and modern hall structure. For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess will be held in halls 8, 9, 11 and 12 on the western section of Messe Frankfurt. In addition, the ground-level hall layout at Texprocess will make logistics easier for technology suppliers. In future, large and heavy machinery can be transported more easily to the relevant stand.

Everything in one place: Visitors experience the entire textile value chain

In parallel, Messe Frankfurt will host the Heimtextil Summer Special, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, as well as the D2C Neonyt Lab (24.6-26.6.2022), which is a progressive trend platform that brings fashion, sustainability and innovation to life. At the same time (20.6.-26.6.2022) the Frankfurt Fashion Week will take place. Exhibitors and visitors will thus benefit from a representation of the entire textile value chain on the fairground and in the city of Frankfurt am Main. From innovative textiles and their production, through processing, to the end product as a home textile or fashion product and its recycling. With the purchase of one ticket, Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil can be visited at the same time.

The events Techtextil and Texprocess will be held from 21 to 24 June 2022.

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Ivonne Seifert

Director Marketing Communications

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* Preliminary figures for 2021