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Innovation Award

Texprocess Innovation Award

This is where the latest developments, unconventional ideas and visionary technologies for processing textiles and flexible materials come together. The Texprocess Innovation Award honours pioneering product achievements that drive the industry forward and significantly influence the future of textile and material processing.

Trade visitors and journalists can experience the innovations up close in a special show. The Texprocess Innovation Award 2024 will be presented on 23 April 2024 at 12:30 pm in an official, media-effective ceremony.

Winners Texprocess Innovation Award 2024

Winner Innovation Award

The winners of this year's Texprocess Innovation Award of the leading international Texprocess trade fairs have been announced. Six winners in three categories have received the coveted award for their pioneering research, new products, processes or technologies, processes or technologies.

The award-winning innovations show that textile solutions are essential drivers for further developments in numerous industries.

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Dürkopp Adler receives the Texprocess Innovation Award in the category "Innovation for quality improvement" for its new CNC sewing unit.

The "911Revolve" system enables perfect sewing in all directions. Car seats and interiors, airbags, medical bandages, filters and handbags, for example, can be sewn more precisely and to a higher quality. This reduces the need for additional machines. The official market launch is planned for this year's Texprocess.

One of three Texprocess Innovation Awards in the "Economic Quality" category goes to Juki Central Europe for an innovative sewing machine called the "DDL-10000DX". It enables any user to handle three-dimensional sewing. According to Juki, the technology is a "world first in the sewing machine industry".

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One of the most important production steps in the textile industry is completely manual or at most semi-automatic: sewing. In the "Economic Quality" category, the Texprocess Innovation Award went to the Danish company Mikkelsen Innovation for "FastSewn".

The patented technology is digitally controlled and enables automatic sewing and cutting. According to Mikkelsen Innovation, FastSewn is initially aimed at the production of airbags, car seats, sewn furniture parts and industrial filters.

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Odours, mould, contamination and pathogens - with the patented compact finisher "CF20 DesFin", these can be removed from garments without chemicals.

The Bavarian company VEIT received a Texprocess Innovation Award in the "Economic Quality" category for this. The technology will be used in future in areas such as clothing logistics, online retailers, laundries and dry cleaners.

Less than 1 per cent of old clothes are reprocessed into new clothes. Recycling is made more difficult by zips, buttons, labels and elastic bands. Removing them requires a laborious sorting process.

In order to increase the textile recycling rate, the Belgian company Valvan has developed a machine that automatically recognises and removes non-textile parts from old clothing. The company received one of two Texprocess Innovation Awards in the "Digitalisation + AI" category.

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The second Texprocess Innovation Award in the "Digitalisation + AI" category goes to the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Materials Technology (ITM) and the Chair of Development and Assembly of Textile Products at TU Dresden for a new evaluation method for body scans based on 4D scans.

Soft body parts such as the female breast can thus be measured in motion. In future, clothing manufacturers could use 4D body data such as this to develop more customised bras that are more comfortable to wear.

Dürkopp Adler
Dürkopp Adler
Mikkelsen Innovation
TU Dresden
Technische Uiversität Dresden
Juki Central Europe

Our expert jury

Alexander Artschwager, Dipl.-Kfm.
German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research; Center of Management Research Digital Engineering, Germany

Jürgen Brecht, Director Procurement

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries, Chair of Textile Technology in Mechanical Engineering and Institut für Textiltechnik
RWTH Aachen University; Institut für Textiltechnik, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Yordan Kyosev, Head of the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products, Institute of Textile Machinery and High-Performance Textile Materials Technology
TU Dresden University of Technology; Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology, Germany

Claudia van Bonn, Editor-in-chief
dfv media group, Textile Technology, Germany

Walter Wählt, Senior Director Advanced Creations – Apparel Pattern & Digital Creation
adidas AG, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Zöll, Department of Textile- and Clothing Technology, Head of Sewing and Manufacturing Lab
Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Economic quality (cost minimisation, time and process optimisation, automation)
  • Ecological quality (climate protection, energy efficiency, sustainability, recycling, circularity)
  • Digitalisation + AI
  • Innovation for quality improvement