With its extensive supporting programme of lectures, showcases and competitions, Texprocess offers exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the industry, as well as additional technical inspiration.
The event highlights of 2019
That was our unique Texprocess event programme 2019.
Micro-Factories showed integrated production processes
Micro-factories were the focal subject at the coming Texprocess. Texprocess 2019 features five micro-factories:
Digital Textile Micro-Factory of Texprocess and Techtextil
The Digital Textile Micro-Factory at Texprocess and Techtextil, in collaboration with the Denkendorf Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (DITF) and partners from industry, presented three production lines in Hall 4.1 alone: one each for the manufacture of clothing, a 3D knitted shoe and for processing technical textiles, e.g. for the automotive or furniture industry.
Partner: Assyst (CAD/Design), Mitwill (Material), Caddon, ErgoSoft, Mimaki sowie Multiplot (Druck), Zünd (Zuschnitt), Juki (Konfektion), Veit (Finishing) und Vuframe (AR/VR), HS Albstadt (3-D Modell und Ablauf), Schoeller Textil AG (Material)
Smart Textiles Micro-Factory
RWTH Aachen University, jointly with partners from industry and research, produced a smart cushion in its Smart Textiles Micro-Factory in the passage between Halls 4.1 and 5.1. Visitors will experience the industrially compatible production of a smart textile, from design to finished product.
Partner: ITA (Projektkoordination), Gerber Technology GmbH (Cutting), Korea Institute of Industrial Technology KITECH (Elektronik), VETRON TYPICAL Europe GmbH (Nähen), Wear it GmbH (Produktdesign und Konzeption) and ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH (Stickerei).
World of Digital Fashion
Six firms working in several fields – visualisation, CAD cutting systems, automated body-mass calculation, layout and process automation – came together under the umbrella concept "World of Digital Fashion." They showed the ways in which their products can be integrated and combined in different workflows. The focus was on the customisation of clothing and fashion.
Partner: Browzwear Solutions und Tronog (Visualisierung), Software Dr. K. Friedrich (CAD), Fision (automatische Körpermaßermittlung), Bullmer (Zuschnitt), Gertsch Consulting and Mode Vision (Prozessautomatisierung)
Pixel to product
Gemini CAD Systems, together with industry partners, presented an easy solution that most companies can implement using existing resources and structures. They showed the first fully operational and deployable micro-factory solution for producing on-demand, made to measure digitally printed apparel products.
Modern innovative seat design
The companies KSL, RING, VEIT and ZSK, together with additional partners, showcased the integrated production of leather products – from cutting, to perforating, to laminating, and diamond-stitching. They focussed on products for the automotive and furniture industry as well as fashion.
Partner: KSL, RING, VEIT and ZSK
Special-Event „Urban Living – City of the Future“
According to the United Nations, nearly 70 percent of all people are expected to be living in metropolises and megacities by 2050. This poses new challenges for living and mobility concepts, as well as food supplies and health services provision. Functional apparel, with smart functions for example, could also play an even more important role in people’s everyday lives in the future.
In collaboration with “Creative #olland“, the Dutch creative industries, Techtextil and Texprocess dedicated an exhibition space to life in the city of the future with the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special event.
On an area of more than 500 m2 in the foyer of Hall 4.2 selected examples showed how textile innovations can already improve the way people live together in urban surroundings today. Selected innovations from the fields of architecture & construction, mobility, medicine and clothing were shown in a disruptive architectonic landscape. The inspiring exhibition area was accompanied by a Material Gallery showing best-practice solutions from exhibitors, the presentation area of the Techtextil student competition, Textile Structures for New Building as well as an accompanying complementary programme. Curated by the Stijlinstituut Amsterdam and structurally implemented by Dutch architect firm Refunc.
Texprocess Innovation Award 2019
The Texprocess Innovation Award reflects the innovative content of the Texprocess trade fair as well as the future-oriented products of the exhibitors. It honours cutting-edge developments that foster new and unconventional ideas and visions and supports cross-industry dialog among researchers, manufacturers and users. The Texprocess Innovation Award is presented for outstanding developments, technologies and methods of processing textiles and other flexible materials. The winners are not subject to ranking.
The Texprocess Forum featured talks by experts on current topics in the industry. The Forum was organised in collaboration with the Textile-Clothing Dialogue (Dialog Textil-Bekleidung (DTB)), the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the World Textile Information Network (WTiN). In addition, the Texprocess Forum offered 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.
The demand for high-performance IT solutions for the textile and clothing industry is increasing, especially with regard to fast fashion, traceability and quality management. With IT@Texprocess, Texprocess brought together providers of industry-specific software and services and users from the textile industry. Among the presentations shown by exhibitors, software for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), product life-cycle management (PLM) and supply chain management was presented.
Young innovative companies
Dynamic, exciting, full of ideas: Young companies and start-ups from Germany presented their textile innovations in the promotional area hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). A must-attend for all those who want to make a contact with young researchers and entrepreneurs.
Campus & Job exchange
International universities, institutes and fashion colleges presented their study and teaching programmes at the joint special area of Texprocess and Techtextil. The Campus Zone also provided insights into current projects and is a contact point for highly qualified and motivated young talent.
NEW in 2019: The digital job exchange of the Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network provided information about internships, thesis projects and vacant positions at exhibitor companies. It also offered the chance to create candidate profiles and attract potential future employers.
To the job exchange
Sustainability a major topic at Texprocess
„Sustainability at Texprocess“: In the field of the processing of textile and flexible materials, more and more firms are adopting approaches to greater sustainability. For the first time in 2019, Texprocess turned its focus onto its exhibitors' approaches to sustainability. In the run-up to Texprocess exhibitors at the fair were able to submit their approaches and evidence of their work on every aspect of sustainability to the fairs' organisers and an international jury of sustainability experts. Visitors found the selected firms in an own Fair Guide, via filter function under "Sustainability" in the online visitor search facility, and on the fair´s app.
Through a branch of Fashionsustain Berlin, Messe Frankfurt's conference on sustainable textile innovations, the Texprocess Forum was devoted exclusively to the theme of sustainability in the textile and fashion industries in all its aspects.
Techtextil event highlights 2019
Trade visitors and exhibitors at Texprocess also benefit from the supporting programme at Techtextil, which takes place at the same time.To the Techtextil events