"Texprocess, to be held from May 9-12, 2017, has reported the highest number of registrations in its history and thus continues its pattern of growth. Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. “It is well worth our while continually developing Texprocess further, with regard to the technologies and processes on display, the hall layout and the complementary programme."
Texprocess, to be held from May 9-12, 2017, has reported the highest number of registrations in its history and thus continues its pattern of growth. Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials. “It is well worth our while continually developing Texprocess further, with regard to the technologies and processes on display, the hall layout and the complementary programme. With the fourth edition, Texprocess is now firmly established in the marketplace and attracting other market leaders in the sector to Frankfurt,” says Olaf Schmidt, VP – Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt. The range of products at Texprocess covers all stages in the value-creation chain for textile goods, from design, IT, cutting out, sewing, seaming, embroidery and knitting to finishing, textile printing and logistics.
CAD/CAM companies gaining ground
Texprocess reports growing numbers of companies signing up, particularly in the CAD/CAM and Cutting, Making, Trimming (CMT) product groups. Technologies and material for Sewing, Joining and Fastening are growing steadily, too. To make the profiles of Techtextil and Texprocess sharper, the bonding and separating technology, CMT (Cutting, Making, Trimming), CAD/CAM and printing product segments will be concentrated together at Texprocess in hall 4.0.Visitors will find Techtextil exhibitors from these segments at Texprocess. These product groups will be deleted from the Techtextil nomenclature. Apart from this change, the overall concept behind the halls at the previous event will be retained.
Space travel textile processing in focus
Texprocess this year, has a rather special experience: under 'Living in Space', Techtextil will be showcasing a wide variety of applications for technical textiles in space travel, together with the processing involved. This is a cooperative venture between Techtextil, The European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Close to the location for, amongst others, exhibitors of functional apparel textiles in Hall 6.1, and based on the areas of application for technical textiles, a special, interactive area is to be built to display, with the help of four thematic sections, the high-tech textiles and textile processing technologies that have emerged from and for space travel. The highlight of this area is a virtual-reality experience where Techtextil and Texprocess get to go on a virtual journey through the universe, where they will learn about the application of technical textiles in space travel and the processing required to make them.
Digital printing highlight
Complementary program with focus on Digital Printing and international Innovative Apparel Show Digital Printing will be one the thematic focuses of the Texprocess complimentary program. The sector's information service, the World Textile Information Network (WtiN) will, for the first time, be organising European Digital Textile Conference at Texprocess. The conference will centre round technologies for digital printing on textiles and will be held on Wednesday 10 May in the Saal Europa in hall 4.0.
Digital printing on textiles will also be a topic in a dedicated series of lectures part of the Texprocess Forum. The forum offers expert lectures on current issues in the sector, on all days of the trade fair.
Innovative apparel show
Following on from the success of its first edition, the Innovative Apparel Show is to be continued and set on an international footing. For the first time, there will be, a German university, three European universities/colleges from outside Germany, showcasing, their fashion designs from functional textiles and the processing stages that go into making them.
Texprocess innovation award
With the Texprocess Innovation Award, Messe Frankfurt seeks, to honour the best new technological developments in the field. Submissions for the award may be made up until 20 February. The competition is open both to exhibitors at Texprocess 2017 and to other companies, institutes, universities, colleges and private individuals, who are not otherwise exhibiting at the fair. The awards in the various categories will be presented during the joint opening ceremony for Texprocess und Techtextil, on May 9, 2017. At the same time, there will be a special display area in Hall 4.0, showcasing all the prize-winning products at Texprocess.