Techtextil 2015, the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will be held in Frankfurt from May 4 to 7, 2015. The fair will be held over four days instead of the usual three. Most exhibitors are from functional apparel textiles.
South Korea, a growing market with a great export potential, will be represented by a joint stand for the first time. Belgium, China, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the US have also confirmed participation. England may have a pavilion. Thirteen countries had joint stands at Techtextil 2013. The same four days will also see the Texprocess exhibition. This is an international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials.
The world economy is building on technical textiles. Sales of non-woven products and technical textiles were positive in the first half of 2014. The European Union had a four per cent increase in production of technical and industrial textiles from January to May 2014 compared to the same period last year. The US textile industry reported a growth of five per cent in 2013 in sales of technical textiles. China continues to expect a double-digit rate of growth in terms of sales and the production of technical textiles because domestic demand for automobiles, medical supplies and infrastructure is rising steadily. Thanks to the buoyant export market, the Indian textile industry is also doing extremely well.