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16.06.2021

Heimtextil 2022: „Die Branche scharrt mit den Hufen“

Gute Vorzeichen für den Neustart: Die Heimtextil geht optimistisch und mit guten Vorzeichen in die Planung für 2022. Ein vielversprechender Anmeldestand und positive Rückmeldung aus der Branche seien erfreuliche Signale für den Re-Start in sieben Monaten, so die Messe Frankfurt.

Vor dem Hintergrund sinkender Corona-Infektionszahlen sorgen die gegenwärtigen Lockerungen und Öffnungsschritte für Zuversicht, national wie international. „Wir sehen endlich Licht am Ende des Tunnels. Und auch wenn das noch kein Anlass zur Euphorie ist, stimmt es uns doch sehr optimistisch. Wir stehen in guten Kontakt zu unseren internationalen Kunden. Sie äußern ein großes Bedürfnis nach persönlicher Begegnung, direktem Austausch und neuen Eindrücken“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies der Messe Frankfurt. Das spiegele sich auch in der erfreulich hohen Zahl der Registrierungen wider, die es bereits jetzt gebe, nach mehr als einem Jahr Pandemie und sieben Monate vor Beginn der internationalen Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Rund 80 Prozent der Aussteller der Heimtextil 2020 interessieren sich demzufolge bislang für eine Teilnahme.

Gute Vorzeichen für den Neustart: Die Heimtextil geht optimistisch und mit guten Vorzeichen in die Planung für 2022. Ein vielversprechender Anmeldestand und positive Rückmeldung aus der Branche seien erfreuliche Signale für den Re-Start in sieben Monaten, so die Messe Frankfurt.

Vor dem Hintergrund sinkender Corona-Infektionszahlen sorgen die gegenwärtigen Lockerungen und Öffnungsschritte für Zuversicht, national wie international. „Wir sehen endlich Licht am Ende des Tunnels. Und auch wenn das noch kein Anlass zur Euphorie ist, stimmt es uns doch sehr optimistisch. Wir stehen in guten Kontakt zu unseren internationalen Kunden. Sie äußern ein großes Bedürfnis nach persönlicher Begegnung, direktem Austausch und neuen Eindrücken“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies der Messe Frankfurt. Das spiegele sich auch in der erfreulich hohen Zahl der Registrierungen wider, die es bereits jetzt gebe, nach mehr als einem Jahr Pandemie und sieben Monate vor Beginn der internationalen Leitmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Rund 80 Prozent der Aussteller der Heimtextil 2020 interessieren sich demzufolge bislang für eine Teilnahme.

Trend Space: Einrichtungstrends von morgen
Das Programm-Highlight für Design-Interessierte wird 2022 erneut der Trend Space in der Halle 4.0. In dem Trend- und Inspirationsareal wird es darum gehen, wie die Pandemie unser Leben und damit auch unsere Art des Einrichtens verändert hat. Besonderer Fokus liegt dabei unter anderem auf dem Megathema New Work, das mit neuen Facetten betrachtet wird. Die Regie bei der Inszenierung des „Trend Space“ übernimmt erneut Anja Bisgaard Gaede mit ihrem Team von SPOTT Trends & Business.

Digitale Angebote ergänzen die Fachmesse
Digitale Zusatzangebote ergänzen das Produktspektrum der Heimtextil 2022 in Frankfurt. Geplant sind Live-Streams und Online-Services aus dem Vortragsprogramm. Es umfasst Themen wie „Sleep“, die Heimtextil Trends sowie Interior.Architecture.Hospitality, das Angebot für (Innen-)Architekten und Hospitality Experten. Auch das Thema Nachhaltigkeit sowie die Future Materials Library werden mit Vorträgen abgebildet. Mit dem Order- und Datenmanagement-Portal Nextrade gibt es einen weiteren digitalen Service der Messe Frankfurt.

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Messe Frankfurt

Heimtextil launches digital materials library (c) Messe Frankfurt
02.06.2021

Heimtextil launches digital materials library

Progressive material innovations presented digitally: following the cancellation of this year’s fair due to the corona pandemic, Heimtextil is extending its range of digital services and launching a new online materials library entitled ‘Future Materials Library’. 24 future-oriented materials for interior applications can now be found at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/future.

The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures-research agency, FranklinTill. “We are transitioning to a materials revolution that will help restore the balance in our relationship to our planet. As part of the Heimtextil Trends 21/22, we present a new selection of materials for interior applications with exciting innovations from all over the world”, says Caroline Till of FranklinTill.

A mix of commercially viable products and developments in an early stage

Progressive material innovations presented digitally: following the cancellation of this year’s fair due to the corona pandemic, Heimtextil is extending its range of digital services and launching a new online materials library entitled ‘Future Materials Library’. 24 future-oriented materials for interior applications can now be found at www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com/future.

The curators of the new materials library are London-based futures-research agency, FranklinTill. “We are transitioning to a materials revolution that will help restore the balance in our relationship to our planet. As part of the Heimtextil Trends 21/22, we present a new selection of materials for interior applications with exciting innovations from all over the world”, says Caroline Till of FranklinTill.

A mix of commercially viable products and developments in an early stage

Imaginative designers and environmentally-aware manufacturers: the Future Materials Library 2021 offers materials pioneers a platform and presents a first-class mix of economically proven and revolutionary developments. FranklinTill has organised the materials in four themes: REGENERATIVE CROPS, REMADE FIBRES, HARVESTING WASTE STREAMS and SUSTAINABLE COLOUR.

Resources are running low

Thus, the new Heimtextil materials library tackles one of the main problems of the modern age: the shortage of resources on earth. In particular, textile production creates huge and continuously growing quantities of waste. And, over past decades, the design business has developed a ‘take, make and discard’ model of consumption that is incredibly harmful for our planet. In the climate-emergency era, however, future-oriented designers are learning from nature and working together with it. They endeavour to make use of the power of highly efficient natural circular systems to create textiles and materials that are better for both humans and the planet.

Heimtextil Trends: a guide for the international sector

The ‘Future Materials Library’ is part of the Heimtextil Trends that, for almost three decades, have been offering orientation for the sector by revealing design tendencies for the coming season. Even in the crisis, the Heimtextil Trends remain a vital part of the overall concept of the fair and provide important content for all target groups involved within the worldwide sector. Accordingly, Heimtextil aims to spotlight style-defining design developments taking place within the larger context of lifestyle trends. At the same time, the Heimtextil trend experts scan the exhibitors’ product world and identify unequivocal trends in the sector. In this connection, particular attention is paid to sustainable aspects along the entire value chain – in both the new digital library and live during the fair next January. 

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IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living set for a highly anticipated return in October 2021 (c) Messe Frankfurt
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living 2019
24.03.2021

IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living set for a highly anticipated return in October 2021

The dates are set: IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living is welcoming exhibitor registration for its 2021 edition, to be held from 18 – 20 October 2021 in the South Halls of Tokyo Big Sight. The dedicated fair for interior design is once again set to attract not only retail buyers but also visitors from design and architecture offices, commercial facilities, and other contract businesses. The 2019 edition welcomed 352 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions as well as 16,016 visitors from 34 countries and regions, receiving much positive feedback for its increased focus on contract business.
 
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living 2019
Returning after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living will once again create opportunities for exhibitors to meet new clients and expand their businesses. Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd is working to put all of the appropriate safety and hygiene measures in place to protect participants during the fair period, and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
New ETHICAL zone added to satisfy consumer demand

The dates are set: IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living is welcoming exhibitor registration for its 2021 edition, to be held from 18 – 20 October 2021 in the South Halls of Tokyo Big Sight. The dedicated fair for interior design is once again set to attract not only retail buyers but also visitors from design and architecture offices, commercial facilities, and other contract businesses. The 2019 edition welcomed 352 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions as well as 16,016 visitors from 34 countries and regions, receiving much positive feedback for its increased focus on contract business.
 
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living 2019
Returning after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living will once again create opportunities for exhibitors to meet new clients and expand their businesses. Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd is working to put all of the appropriate safety and hygiene measures in place to protect participants during the fair period, and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 
New ETHICAL zone added to satisfy consumer demand
A newly introduced ETHICAL zone will help industry players explore the themes of sustainability and ecology, which are continuing to gain traction in the interior design market. The zone focuses on environmental protection, up-cycling, fair trade, products that support people with disabilities, organic products, local production for local consumption, and more. Furniture production from recycled forest materials will also be a focus of the zone, which will be promoted in the run up to the fair through sector-specific media channels. This will include dedicated promotional activities targeting ethically driven retailers and restaurants.
 
A variety of booth sizes to accommodate exhibitors’ needs
In response to requests from exhibitors who showcase smaller items, a new booth size has been added for 2021. Measuring 6.3 sqm (width 3m x depth 2.1m), the new booth option is one size smaller than the existing 9 sqm booth, adding more choice for exhibitors
 
Dedicated lifestyle themed zones
Proving popular amongst trade buyers during previous editions, ‘CREATIVE RESOURCE’ is a zone devoted to innovative interior materials, as well as parts and services for interior design and home remodelling. Products featured at the zone include wallpaper, floor coverings, paints and related materials. First introduced in 2012, the zone has grown in stature as the destination for the likes of manufacturers, architects, designers and developers to find inspiration.
 
The fair’s zoning encompasses a variety of different product categories and themes. This not only simplifies the sourcing process for trade buyers, but it also maximises business exposure for exhibitors. Day-to-day lifestyle products – both stylish and functional – will be displayed in the ‘HOME’, ‘ACCENT’ and ‘EVERYDAY’ zones with a focus on living spaces, accessories and household items respectively.
 
Moreover, catering to the world of convenience and home cuisine, an array of pragmatically-designed packaged food will be presented at 'FOODIST', while innovative dining items will be gathered at the ‘KITCHEN LIFE’ zone.
 
Highlighting high quality local craftsmanship, designs from Japanese artisanal artists with a modern touch will be located in the ‘JAPAN STYLE’ zone. The latest designs from highly acclaimed international brands will be displayed too, in the ‘MOVEMENT’ area, while work from up-and-coming young designers will appear at the ‘TALENTS’ and ‘NEXT’ zones.
 
About IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living
IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living is held annually in fall and is the sister fair of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo held in spring, which is based on Ambiente, Messe Frankfurt’s largest and most important international consumer goods fair, and Heimtextil, the biggest international home and contract textiles fair. With the synergetic effects of these leading global trade fairs in the high-end interior market, and with Messe Frankfurt’s global network, IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living is a key platform for professionals, buyers, architects and those engaged in domestic and international contract business.

18.01.2021

Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess auf 2022 verschoben

Bereits im September des vergangenen Jahres hat die Messe Frankfurt gemeinsam mit den beteiligten Branchen entschieden, dass im ersten Quartal 2021 keine Messen auf dem Gelände am Heimatstandort stattfinden. In Absprache mit den Kunden müssen nun auch die für April und Mai geplanten internationalen Präsenzmessen Prolight + Sound, International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess aufgrund der aktuell veränderten Vorschriften und Reisebeschränkungen von den vorgesehenen Terminen weichen.

Eine Entspannung der Pandemiesituation sei aktuell nicht in Sicht. Es existiere faktisch ein Veranstaltungsverbot in Deutschland und auch die weiterhin bestehenden internationalen Reisebeschränkungen machten Messeplanungen für April und Mai 2021 derzeit unmöglich. „Die Corona-Pandemie ist momentan außerordentlich präsent und beeinflusst auch unsere Planungen. Die Erwartungen unserer Kunden hinsichtlich international ausgerichteter Messen im April und Mai können wir mit Blick auf die aktuelle Lage nicht erfüllen“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt.

Bereits im September des vergangenen Jahres hat die Messe Frankfurt gemeinsam mit den beteiligten Branchen entschieden, dass im ersten Quartal 2021 keine Messen auf dem Gelände am Heimatstandort stattfinden. In Absprache mit den Kunden müssen nun auch die für April und Mai geplanten internationalen Präsenzmessen Prolight + Sound, International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess aufgrund der aktuell veränderten Vorschriften und Reisebeschränkungen von den vorgesehenen Terminen weichen.

Eine Entspannung der Pandemiesituation sei aktuell nicht in Sicht. Es existiere faktisch ein Veranstaltungsverbot in Deutschland und auch die weiterhin bestehenden internationalen Reisebeschränkungen machten Messeplanungen für April und Mai 2021 derzeit unmöglich. „Die Corona-Pandemie ist momentan außerordentlich präsent und beeinflusst auch unsere Planungen. Die Erwartungen unserer Kunden hinsichtlich international ausgerichteter Messen im April und Mai können wir mit Blick auf die aktuelle Lage nicht erfüllen“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt.

Daher hat die Messe Frankfurt in enger Abstimmung mit Kunden und Partnern entschieden, sowohl die für den April hybrid geplante Prolight + Sound als auch die International Consumer Goods Show sowie die für Mai vorgesehenen drei Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess abzusagen beziehungsweise zu verschieben. Die trendorientierten Orderzyklen der Entertainment Technology-, Konsumgüter- und Textilbranche erforderten eine jährliche Veranstaltung im Frühjahr. Daher würde eine weitere Verschiebung in die zweite Jahreshälfte den Bedürfnissen der ausstellenden Unternehmen nicht gerecht werden. Zudem starte jetzt für die Branchenteilnehmer die Hochphase ihrer Vorbereitungen für die Messe – eine logistische Vorlaufzeit, die vor allem die Aussteller der Techtextil und Texprocess, die teils Präsentationen mit Maschinen nach Frankfurt bringen, benötigen. Vor dem Hintergrund der derzeitigen Rahmenbedingungen und Reisebeschränkungen bestünden seitens der Aussteller massive Unsicherheiten, was die Präsenz, Kundenkontakte und damit Zusage einer Messeteilnahme betrifft. Für Investitionen in Messebeteiligungen im April und Mai könne derzeit keine Planungssicherheit garantiert werden.

Konzentration auf digitale Formate
Da physische Veranstaltungen nicht möglich sind, hat die Messe Frankfurt für ihre Kunden eine Vielzahl an digitalen Angeboten geschaffen. So bietet der Consumer Goods Digital Day am 20. April 2021 die Möglichkeit, sich an einem bestimmten digitalen Ort zu treffen, auszutauschen und zu informieren. Das Angebot des Digital Day wird sich dem Thema Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe für den Handel widmen, insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund, dass seit der Ambiente 2020 keine internationalen Leitmessen mit entsprechenden Vortrags- und Rahmenprogrammen mehr in Frankfurt stattfinden konnten. Ergänzt wird dieses Angebot durch die Möglichkeiten von Nextrade als erste Order- und Datenmanagementplattform der Home- und Living-Branche. Auch den Herstellern konfektionierter Heim- und Haustextilien böte Nextrade eine attraktive Präsentationsmöglichkeit für ihre Produkte und einen stark frequentierten Kanal, um Geschäfte mit Händlern zu forcieren.

Weitere digitale Informations- und Content-Angebote seitens Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess sowie der Prolight + Sound seien ebenfalls in Planung. „Der andauernde Shutdown im Einzelhandel unserer Besucherländer erfordert aktuelle, passgenaue Informationen und Lösungsansätze“, erläutert Braun. „Dem werden wir mit den digitalen Angeboten in dieser volatilen Situation gerecht. Wie Sie wissen, setzen wir uns auch weiterhin mit ganzer Kraft für sichere und erfolgversprechende Messen ein. Denn die Begegnung im echten Leben ist durch nichts zu ersetzen.“

Die Heimtextil wird daher vom 11. bis 14. Januar 2022 stattfinden, gefolgt von der Christmasworld vom 28. Januar bis 1. Februar 2022 und der Paperworld und Creativeworld jeweils vom 29. Januar bis ebenfalls 1. Februar 2022. Die Ambiente öffnet vom 11. bis 15. Februar 2022 wie gewohnt ihre Tore. Es folgt die Prolight + Sound vom 26. bis 29. April 2022. Die Techtextil und Texprocess komplettieren den Messereigen im zweiten Quartal 2022.

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Messe Frankfurt GmbH

23.09.2020

Techtextil und Texprocess 2021 erstmals auf dem Westgelände

Die beiden internationalen Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien blicken positiv gestimmt auf die kommenden Ausgaben vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 in Frankfurt am Main. Mit zusätzlichen digitalen Formaten, einem umfangreichen Hygiene- und Sicherheitskonzept, neuen Claims und einem Wechsel des Geländeteils kündigen beide Messen Veränderungen an.  

Vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 versammeln sich erneut internationale Anbieter technischer Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie von Maschinen zur Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien zur Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main. Vor dem Hintergrund der weltweiten Corona-Krise sieht die Messe Frankfurt als Veranstalter positiv auf die kommenden Ausgaben. Mit zusammen 1.818 Ausstellern aus 59 Ländern und insgesamt rund 47.000 Fachbesuchern aus 116 Ländern fanden im Mai 2019 die bislang größten Ausgaben der Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt statt.

Die beiden internationalen Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien blicken positiv gestimmt auf die kommenden Ausgaben vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 in Frankfurt am Main. Mit zusätzlichen digitalen Formaten, einem umfangreichen Hygiene- und Sicherheitskonzept, neuen Claims und einem Wechsel des Geländeteils kündigen beide Messen Veränderungen an.  

Vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 versammeln sich erneut internationale Anbieter technischer Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie von Maschinen zur Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien zur Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main. Vor dem Hintergrund der weltweiten Corona-Krise sieht die Messe Frankfurt als Veranstalter positiv auf die kommenden Ausgaben. Mit zusammen 1.818 Ausstellern aus 59 Ländern und insgesamt rund 47.000 Fachbesuchern aus 116 Ländern fanden im Mai 2019 die bislang größten Ausgaben der Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt statt.

Veränderte Hallenplanung und neue kommunikative Ausrichtung
Neuerungen ergeben sich auch für die Geländebelegung beider Messen. Mit der Ausgabe 2021 nutzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess mit den Hallen 8, 9, 11 und 12 erstmals das Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt.

Mit einer Neuausrichtung in der Kommunikation schärfen die Techtextil und die Texprocess zur kommenden Ausgabe ihr Profil weiter. Im ersten Schritt erhalten beide Messen neue Unterzeilen. Ab sofort kommuniziert die Messe Frankfurt die Techtextil mit dem Zusatz „Performance. Function. Future.“ und die Texprocess mit „Technology. Efficiency. Progress.“ Damit sollen der Dynamik und Innovationskraft der Branche stärker Ausdruck verliehen werden.

Vielzahl an neuen Formaten – physisch und digital
Neben den Präsentationen der Aussteller auf der Techtextil und Texprocess bieten beide Messen erneut eine Vielzahl an  Rahmenveranstaltungen, Highlight-Themen und Sonderformaten.
Zusätzlich zu den geplanten physischen Formaten setzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess verstärkt auf digitale Ergänzungsformate für Aussteller und Besucher. Geplant sind unter anderem Live-Streamings von Konferenzformaten, neue digitale Präsentationsmöglichkeiten für Aussteller und Möglichkeiten zum digitalen Matchmaking zwischen Ausstellern und Besuchern.

Erstmals zeigt die Texprocess in einer Denim Future Factory die Zukunft der Denim-Verarbeitung mit besonderem Fokus auf die Aspekte Nachhaltigkeit und den wachsenden Luxussektor für Denimprodukte. Ausgebaut wird zudem auf beiden Messen das Thema Nachhaltigkeit, indem erstmals auch Produkte und Nachhaltigkeitsansätze von Ausstellern herausgestellt werden, die zwar noch nicht zertifiziert sind, aber Nachhaltigkeit in der Branche vorantreiben. Die Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards prämieren zudem nachhaltige Innovationen. Abgerundet wird das Angebot auf der Techtextil durch ein neues Format einer Modenschau zu Smart und Functional Textiles. Das Techtextil und das Texprocess Forum bringen hochrangige Branchenexperten in Vorträgen, Workshops und Paneldiskussionen auf die Bühne.

Heimtextil erstmals parallel zur Techtextil und Texprocess
Die Techtextil und Texprocess teilen sich im Mai 2021 erstmals das Messegelände mit der Heimtextil, der größten Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Hintergrund der terminlichen Verschiebung der Heimtextil sind die aktuelle Situation im Rahmen der Corona-Pandemie und die damit verbundenen internationalen Reisebeschränkungen.
Die Fachmesse findet normalerweise jährlich im Januar in Frankfurt am Main statt und bietet 2021 die einmalige Chance, zusammen mit der Techtextil und Texprocess zusätzliche Synergien entlang der textilen Kette zeitgleich auf dem Frankfurter Messegelände abzubilden. Fachbesucher aller drei Messen erhalten durch die Parallelität der drei Messen einen umfassenden Überblick über funktionale Materialien für Wohn-und Objekttextilien bis hin zu deren Verarbeitung. Bereits jetzt spricht das Messe-Duo Techtextil und Texprocess mit dem Segment „Hometech“ die Heimtextilien-Branche an.

Umfangreiches Hygienekonzept
Die aktuelle Lage rund um Covid-19 macht es notwendig, auch weiterhin mit Auflagen bei großen Veranstaltungen zu rechnen. Im Mittelpunkt der Planungen für die Techtextil und die Texprocess im Mai 2021 steht daher die Gesundheit der Aussteller, Besucher, Partner und Mitarbeiter. Die Messe Frankfurt arbeitet auf Basis eines Konzeptes, das detaillierte hygienische, medizinische und organisatorische Maßnahmen umfasst. Hygiene, Abstand und Frischluftzufuhr sind wichtige Faktoren des Konzepts, das die Messe Frankfurt kontinuierlich mit den zuständigen Behörden abstimmt. Die Aussteller der Techtextil und Texprocess erhalten Hinweise und Empfehlungen für ihren Messeauftritt, die den aktuellen Bestimmungen entsprechen.

Aktuelle Informationen zum Schutz- und Hygienekonzept der Messe Frankfurt sind hier http://techtextil.com/hygiene und hier http://texprocess.com/hygiene zu finden. Zudem gibt eine Corona-Hotline unter der Nummer 069 / 75 75 – 6699 täglich von Montag bis Freitag von 8 bis 16 Uhr Auskunft zu allen Gewerken und den Maßnahmen der Messe Frankfurt zur Durchführung von Veranstaltungen während der Corona-Pandemie.

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Messe Frankfurt

21.09.2020

Heimtextil findet im Mai 2021 gemeinsam mit Techtextil und Texprocess statt

Heimtextil auf 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 verlegt
Die Heimtextil 2021 wird vom Januar auf den 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 verlegt und findet dann parallel zur Techtextil und Texprocess 2021 in Frankfurt statt. „Aus großen Teilen der internationalen Wohn- und Objekttextilienbranche gibt es den Wunsch, die Heimtextil 2021 stattfinden zu lassen. Viele Unternehmen erhoffen sich vom Messeauftritt einen Anschub ihrer Geschäfte nach dem Re-Start. Dieser Notwendigkeit fühlen wir uns mehr denn je verpflichtet“, erklärt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt. „Allerdings stellen die aktuellen Reisebeschränkungen und die erneut ansteigenden Infektionszahlen derzeit eine große Hürde für unsere sehr international ausgerichtete Veranstaltung dar. Wir stehen im intensiven Austausch mit unseren Ausstellern wie auch den zuständigen Behörden und setzen uns mit ganzer Kraft für eine sichere und erfolgversprechende Ausrichtung der Heimtextil 2021 ein.“

Heimtextil auf 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 verlegt
Die Heimtextil 2021 wird vom Januar auf den 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 verlegt und findet dann parallel zur Techtextil und Texprocess 2021 in Frankfurt statt. „Aus großen Teilen der internationalen Wohn- und Objekttextilienbranche gibt es den Wunsch, die Heimtextil 2021 stattfinden zu lassen. Viele Unternehmen erhoffen sich vom Messeauftritt einen Anschub ihrer Geschäfte nach dem Re-Start. Dieser Notwendigkeit fühlen wir uns mehr denn je verpflichtet“, erklärt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt. „Allerdings stellen die aktuellen Reisebeschränkungen und die erneut ansteigenden Infektionszahlen derzeit eine große Hürde für unsere sehr international ausgerichtete Veranstaltung dar. Wir stehen im intensiven Austausch mit unseren Ausstellern wie auch den zuständigen Behörden und setzen uns mit ganzer Kraft für eine sichere und erfolgversprechende Ausrichtung der Heimtextil 2021 ein.“

Für die Heimtextil bietet der neue Termin die Chance, gemeinsam mit den beiden Textilfachmessen die gesamte textile Wertschöpfungskette zeitgleich auf dem Frankfurter Messegelände abzubilden.
„Die genannten Modalitäten bzw. externen Rahmenbedingungen gelten für sämtliche Branchen gleichermaßen, so auch für den Themenbereich Konsumgüter im Allgemeinen", ergänzt Braun.

„International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition“ bündelt das Konsumgüterangebot der Messe Frankfurt 2021
Einmalig finden vom 17. bis 20. April 2021 die Messen Ambiente, Christmasworld und Paperworld als gemeinsame Veranstaltung unter dem Namen „International Consumer Goods Show – Special Edition“ in Frankfurt am Main statt. Die Präsenzveranstaltung wird durch gezielte digitale Angebote der Consumer Goods Digital Days ergänzt. Hier werden auch die rein digitalen Angebote der Creativeworld zu finden sein, die 2021 als physischer Treffpunkt einmalig aussetzt. Aufgrund der Zusammenlegung, des neuen Termins und des hybriden Charakters der Veranstaltung ergeben sich unter den aktuell vorherrschenden Pandemie-Bedingungen neue geschäftsfördernde Synergie-Effekte für die gesamte Branche.

Neue Reichweite: Nutzung des digitalen Marktplatz Nextrade wird ausgeweitet
Als erster digitaler B2B-Marktplatz für Home & Living führt die Plattform Nextrade Angebot und Nachfrage der gesamten Branche zusammen – und schafft damit einen großen Mehrwert für beide Seiten. Seit 2019 nutzen Kunden der Ambiente, Tendence und Nordstil das Portal mit Services rund um Order- und Datenmanagement. 2021 steht das Portal erstmalig auch Kunden der Heimtextil, Christmasworld, Creativeworld zur Verfügung, um die physische Messeteilnahme zu verlängern und ganzjährige Orders zu ermöglichen:

 

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

21.08.2020

No Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2021

  • Successful concept to be continued in 2022

For three years now, the Trevira CS joint fair booth, where Trevira, its customers and partners present their new ideas within the framework of an innovative creative concept, has been an established and popular feature of Heimtextil. In 2021, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is planned to take place from 12-15 January in Frankfurt/Main. However, as a result of the numerous uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus crisis, Trevira has decided that it will not take part next year.

  • Successful concept to be continued in 2022

For three years now, the Trevira CS joint fair booth, where Trevira, its customers and partners present their new ideas within the framework of an innovative creative concept, has been an established and popular feature of Heimtextil. In 2021, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is planned to take place from 12-15 January in Frankfurt/Main. However, as a result of the numerous uncertainties brought about by the coronavirus crisis, Trevira has decided that it will not take part next year.

“Messe Frankfurt has shown us its comprehensive hygiene concept and plans and there is no question that their plans fully meet health and safety requirements,” explained Trevira CEO Klaus Holz. “But at Trevira, we are also very much aware of our responsibilities. Our joint booth concept is not only on an extensive scale, but it is also built around the idea of communication. This makes it even more important that we consider the potential risks involved and how they could impact our customers, co-exhibitors, visitors and staff.” Given the uncertainty as to how the situation might develop in the future, Trevira has decided it has no option but to withdraw from next year’s fair and postpone its participation in Heimtextil until 2022. This decision has been made in agreement with parent company Indorama Ventures PCL (Thailand), which has put stringent measures in place to keep its staff and customers safe. As a result, the concern and its subsidiaries are not currently participating in any trade fairs.

At the 2020 Heimtextil, Trevira exhibited together with around 30 of its major Trevira CS customers with a joint booth whose total floor area measured over 2,000 msq. The number of partners exhibiting alongside Trevira has increased steadily over the past three years, and the Trevira display, along with many of the newest flame retardant Trevira CS collections from its customers, has always been hugely popular at the fair, especially in Hall 4.2, where it has continually attracted a very high number of visitors. As a joint booth, it has benefited especially from the vibrant and positive discussions among visitors and exhibitors, together with the various events that accompany the display. Usually, these included a press conference and a party held at the new stand. Trevira’s Heimtextil presence in the past three years has strengthened and expanded the position of Trevira CS as the leading brand for flame retardant home textiles.

CEO Klaus Holz said, “As a regular exhibitor at Heimtextil for many years, we found this decision extremely difficult. We greatly regret that we will not be able to bring our joint booth to Heimtextil next year. However, we plan to return in 2022 with a fair booth offering visitors and partners the high quality they have come to expect of us, with brand new ideas and measures in place to ensure its success”.

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Trevira GmbH

Trevira CS sample wall in the special exhibition "Textile Future by Trevira CS“ (c) Trevira
Trevira CS sample wall in the special exhibition "Textile Future by Trevira CS“
28.02.2020

Trevira at BCFA Open Berlin

Trevira will be joining the first BCFA Open Berlin pop-up exhibition, which will be held at the British Embassy on 6 May at the same time of Berlin Design Week (4 – 10 May 2020). The one-day fair is being organised by the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA), and members of the association will have the opportunity to display their products in the atrium of the post-modern embassy building.  

At the exhibition, specially invited interior designers and furnishers, along with purchasers from the contract market, will be able to find out more about the collections and products of high-end British manufacturers and textile houses, and attend interesting talks by two top specialists of the sector.

Trevira will be joining the first BCFA Open Berlin pop-up exhibition, which will be held at the British Embassy on 6 May at the same time of Berlin Design Week (4 – 10 May 2020). The one-day fair is being organised by the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA), and members of the association will have the opportunity to display their products in the atrium of the post-modern embassy building.  

At the exhibition, specially invited interior designers and furnishers, along with purchasers from the contract market, will be able to find out more about the collections and products of high-end British manufacturers and textile houses, and attend interesting talks by two top specialists of the sector.

Trevira will be showing a selection of Trevira CS fabrics which were on display earlier this year at the Heimtextil 2020, where they featured in the special exhibition ‘Textile Future by Trevira CS’. These fabrics are permanently flame retardant and can be deployed in a wide range of applications, as Berlin design company studio aisslinger impressively showed in the exhibition at the Trevira stand. For the Heimtextil fair, the prestigious studio aisslinger design team worked together with Trevira, creating a concept that revealed just how attractive and playful Trevira CS fabrics can be in a variety of settings on the contract market, including hospitality, healthcare, workspaces, public spaces and transport.

Designers and architects who are interested in taking part in the event are welcome to register their details with Trevira.

 

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30.01.2020

Trevira at Heimtextil 2020

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

The Trevira CS joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 was once again a success.

Trevira looks back on a successful trade fair appearance at Heimtexil 2020. The concept of a joint booth together with customers along with the presentation of product innovations and a special exhibition dedicated to the contract sector has once again proved its worth. Trevira hosted 31 co-exhibitors thus increasing the number of participants again compared to last year. Members of the entire textile value chain were present at the Trevira stand: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor.

Klaus Holz, CEO Trevira GmbH: „We are pleased about the very positive feedback we got on our joint booth at Heimtextil 2020 from our customers and the visitors to our stand. It shows that our concept is successful and that the booth works well as a market place for Trevira CS.”

Product novelties were presented in an Innovation Park. Under the headline “Recycling at Trevira” the fibre producer presented its sustainable product range and diversified approaches to recycling: flame retardant fibres are produced from residual materials, which are reprocessed in an agglomeration plant. The recyclates are then deployed in the spinning facility to make new, high-quality products consisting of 100 % pre-consumer recycled material. Recycled, flame retardant filaments are produced from PET bottles and have a recycled content of 50 %. Standard polyester spun-dyed filament yarns are also available in a recycled version. Produced from PET bottles these yarns have a recycled content of 100 %.

In order to produce flame retardant fabrics which are also high-performing  in outdoor applications, Trevira now offers six more colours in addition to the existing colour range of 24 UV-stable, spun-dyed filament yarns. Trevira had been awarded the „Brandenburger Innovationspreis Kunststoffe und Chemie 2019“ for this innovation.

Cationic dyeable fibres and filament yarns enhance the Trevira portfolio of flame retardant specialties. They are used to create melange designs in fabrics, which still represents a strong trend in the home textile sector.

To meet the ever more complex demands of the market for more flexibility in design and additional functions as well as for sustainable products Trevira has introduced an enhanced Trevira CS branding concept, consisting of the three brands Trevira CS, Trevira CS flex und Trevira CS eco. Assigned according to product features, all of them stand for tested safety.

Monforts: Half a century of excellence (c) A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
Monforts: Half a century of excellence
20.01.2020

Monforts: Half a century of excellence

The origins of both Industry 4.0 and an awareness of the need for more sustainable manufacturing methods can arguably be traced back to the year 1971.

It was in 1971 that the first microprocessor was introduced by Intel, and also that the first and perhaps now most well-known environmental campaigner, Greenpeace, was founded.

As such, a direct line can be charted from that year to today’s automated textile manufacturing machinery concepts, as well as the drive to develop more increasingly resource-efficient processes.

All of the recent innovations which have been introduced to the market by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, for example, are being powered by the possibilities of Industry 4.0 and developed in response to the market demand for more sustainable production.

The origins of both Industry 4.0 and an awareness of the need for more sustainable manufacturing methods can arguably be traced back to the year 1971.

It was in 1971 that the first microprocessor was introduced by Intel, and also that the first and perhaps now most well-known environmental campaigner, Greenpeace, was founded.

As such, a direct line can be charted from that year to today’s automated textile manufacturing machinery concepts, as well as the drive to develop more increasingly resource-efficient processes.

All of the recent innovations which have been introduced to the market by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, for example, are being powered by the possibilities of Industry 4.0 and developed in response to the market demand for more sustainable production.

They include the new ‘digital twinning’ capability introduced in 2019 for all Monforts machines, with advanced sensor technologies which make it possible to access comprehensive technical machine data from any location using the company’s Smart Support and Smart Check apps. In addition, the digital twin system provides information on individual wear parts, such as, for example, converters or gears.

These latest developments have been very favourably received by Monforts customers, especially in Europe.

50th anniversary
The very first Heimtextil – the leading trade fair for the home textiles market – was also held in Frankfurt in January 1971 and Monforts customers Bierbaum Group and Konrad Hornschuch AG are amongst the German companies who were there from the very start and have attended every annual show since.

Bierbaum Group, based in Borken, is the company behind the well-known Irisette bedding brand and is celebrating its own 125th anniversary in 2020. It has also introduced products bearing the German government’s new Grüner Knopf textile seal of approval for sustainable production.

As a specialist in synthetic leathers for home surfaces, as well as vehicle interiors, Konrad Hornschuch AG, of Weissbach, has been a member of the €44 billion automotive giant Continental AG since 2016.

Representatives from both companies received memorial trophies at a special presentation held on January 7th during the 50th anniversary Heimtextil show.

The home textiles market remains very strong in Germany, with sales amounting to some €9.6 billion in 2019, according to analyst IFH Cologne.

Global growth
The first Heimtextil in 1971 was a significant success, attracting 679 exhibitors from 26 countries.

This year’s show, however, attracted a total of 2,952 exhibitors from 66 countries, reflecting not only the growth of the home textiles industry, but also the globalisation which has taken place over the last half century.

Monforts now has customers for its advanced finishing technologies around the world, with home textile customers from India and Pakistan being particularly well represented at Heimtextil 2020.

Among stand outs from Indian companies at this year’s show was the 2020 collection of Welspun India’s famous Christy England brand, inspired by botanical studies of the gardens of British stately homes. Welspun towels meanwhile benefit from the company’s HygroCotton hollow core yarn technology, produced by a proprietary spinning method which ensures they become softer, fluffier and more absorbent after every wash.

An equally ground-breaking new technology is being introduced by Trident Group, which is one of India’s largest vertically-integrated home textiles manufacturers and two years ago installed five complete Monforts finishing ranges for its new linen department.

Trident’s patented Air Rich yarns feature pores throughout their cross sections for high breathability and absorbency, as well as rapid drying.

Monforts home textile customers from Pakistan stressed the resource efficiency of their processes and products as a result of investments in advanced technology, and during the show the ‘Sustainable Pakistan’ initiative was announced.

Supported by GIZ, the German Society for International Cooperation, the initiative aims to reshape global perceptions of Pakistan’s manufacturers and their innovations. So far, twenty producers have been carefully chosen to be presented on this global platform and will help rebrand Pakistan’s textile industry at the Heimtextil exhibitions going forward.

Heimtextil’s organiser Messe Frankfurt also announced its own new alliance with the United Nations Office for Partnerships, in order to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Constancy
Many things have changed since 1971 and home interiors are certainly no longer predominantly orange and brown – and perhaps unlikely to ever become so again.

It’s clear, however, that there has been a constancy in the push to consistently improve textile technologies, processes and products that may have originated in Europe, but have subsequently spread around the world.

And the significance of both microprocessors and sustainability in 2020 could only have been guessed at back in 1971.

 

Kiian Digital
Kiian Digital
01.12.2019

JK Group with Kiian Digital at Heimtextil

  • Kiian Digital will present the latest update of “Bellagio” reactive inks
  • The series promises unexpected performance and efficiency

JK Group will attend Heimtextil (7 – 10 January 2020 Frankfurt am Main) – the global event for interior textiles trends – through Kiian Digital brand, revealing the last update of Digistar Bellagio reactive ink series alongside the complete product portfolio designed for Textile Printing.

Bellagio series will benefit from a custom-made waveform for MS's printing machines. “Our R&D Teams have done a long fine-tuning on the formula, working side by side with MS Team to setup a bespoke waveform, reaching top printing performance” explains Marco Girola, JK & MS Marketing and Communication Manager “this is the outcome of the synergic job among the teams, making the difference” ends Girola.

The custom-made waveform is a keynote of Bellagio series which offers an unmatched result in terms of reliability, lower wear of printheads and quality of prints outcome.  At the booth visitors will attend live-demos of Bellagio printing by a MS JP4 EVO 3200 printing machine.

  • Kiian Digital will present the latest update of “Bellagio” reactive inks
  • The series promises unexpected performance and efficiency

JK Group will attend Heimtextil (7 – 10 January 2020 Frankfurt am Main) – the global event for interior textiles trends – through Kiian Digital brand, revealing the last update of Digistar Bellagio reactive ink series alongside the complete product portfolio designed for Textile Printing.

Bellagio series will benefit from a custom-made waveform for MS's printing machines. “Our R&D Teams have done a long fine-tuning on the formula, working side by side with MS Team to setup a bespoke waveform, reaching top printing performance” explains Marco Girola, JK & MS Marketing and Communication Manager “this is the outcome of the synergic job among the teams, making the difference” ends Girola.

The custom-made waveform is a keynote of Bellagio series which offers an unmatched result in terms of reliability, lower wear of printheads and quality of prints outcome.  At the booth visitors will attend live-demos of Bellagio printing by a MS JP4 EVO 3200 printing machine.

Next to Digistar Bellagio series there will be Digistar Bravo.

Disperse ink for polyester direct printing which has recorded great success since its debut. Even Bravo series shows a customized waveform developed for MS's printing machines. Bravo is Kiian Digital’s flagship for printing home textile fabrics thanks to the absolute level of its general fastness: washing, light and rubbing; as well as the wide color range. JK Group’s experts will explain to visitors the uniqueness and benefits of the customized waveform on quality and production efficiency. Lastly, a space dedicated to Digistar K-Choice, textile direct pigment series, cannot miss.

For the Textile Industry, making every production’s step more sustainable has become a must and it has always been a priority commitment for JK Group. Our experts will not fail to deepen topics about textile standards and compliance with the worldwide most restrictive regulations, helping to make the choice of a textile sustainable production chain concrete and aware.

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01.12.2019

MS PRINTING AT HEIMTEXTIL

  • Focus on Productivity and Efficiency

MS Printing Solutions at the next Heimtextil will focus on presenting textile printing solutions to boost cost-effective and high-quality productions, answering to Industry leaders in home and contract textile who need: productivity, quality and beneficial production process.

Attendees will see a JP4 EVO 3200 printer at work, with Bellagio reactive ink made by JK Group. This is one of MS' solutions which streamlines printing processes, reduces production times and maintenance costs, improving efficiency by:

  • Focus on Productivity and Efficiency

MS Printing Solutions at the next Heimtextil will focus on presenting textile printing solutions to boost cost-effective and high-quality productions, answering to Industry leaders in home and contract textile who need: productivity, quality and beneficial production process.

Attendees will see a JP4 EVO 3200 printer at work, with Bellagio reactive ink made by JK Group. This is one of MS' solutions which streamlines printing processes, reduces production times and maintenance costs, improving efficiency by:

  • making the best use of production buildings, minimizing the space occupied by printers: JP4 EVO is compact and functional.
  • taking full advantage of manufacturing-process, reducing downtime therefore improving productivity-performances: JP4 EVO can be fed by external roll unwinder ensuring timing optimization.
  • using inks with a custom-made waveform, lowering the most common defects due to the interaction between ink and printheads, improving your productivity and competitiveness

The show will be the occasion for the Technical and Sales Teams to illustrate all details which characterize Minilario.  The printing machine, launched at the last ITMA, is the ideal choice for those searching for: flexibility, quality, speed, energy efficiency and sustainability, all in one.

The 64 print heads installed on the innovative printing carriage allow Minilario to reach the shocking but real printing speed of 18m/min, fitting the Home and contract textile demand of productivity and quality, applying a cost-effective production process.

The show will offer the opportunity to remark MS's sustainability commitment, started with #transparentaswater project based on the 100/90/10 paradigm aimed to engage the whole Textile Printing Industry in a big change. The commitment continued with MS’s adhesion to the “Sustainable Technologies” project launched by ACIMIT which selects textile machinery and systems manufacturers whose production specifications ensure a low environmental impact, combining sustainability and innovation. MS' printing machines may boast “Green Label” as “Suppliers of Sustainable Technologies” (come and visit us to go deeply inside our sustainability commitment).

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Image & Communication JK Group S.p.A.

Special exhibition “Textile Future by Trevira CS” presented by studio aisslinger (c) studio aisslinger
05.11.2019

Trevira at Heimtextil 2020

Special features: over 30 top clients at a joint stand and a special exhibition highlighting trendsetting textile concepts for the contract market

Trevira, which manufactures high-quality, flame retardant polyester fibres, will be repeating its successful joint booth concept at the upcoming Heimtextil fair, due to take place from 7-10 January 2020 in Frankfurt. Together with 32 of its major customers, Trevira will be located on a stand of over 2000 msq in Hall 4.2.

The participants of the Trevira CS joint stand will cover the entire textile value chain: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor. Trevira’s customers will present their latest Trevira CS products for home and contract textiles at individual stands, demonstrating their contribution to the value chain. This year, Trevira welcomes a new partner to its Heimtextil stand, design and engineering specialist ima-tuve.

Special features: over 30 top clients at a joint stand and a special exhibition highlighting trendsetting textile concepts for the contract market

Trevira, which manufactures high-quality, flame retardant polyester fibres, will be repeating its successful joint booth concept at the upcoming Heimtextil fair, due to take place from 7-10 January 2020 in Frankfurt. Together with 32 of its major customers, Trevira will be located on a stand of over 2000 msq in Hall 4.2.

The participants of the Trevira CS joint stand will cover the entire textile value chain: from the fibre production and yarn manufacture, to the colouring, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages, to the textile editor. Trevira’s customers will present their latest Trevira CS products for home and contract textiles at individual stands, demonstrating their contribution to the value chain. This year, Trevira welcomes a new partner to its Heimtextil stand, design and engineering specialist ima-tuve.

“We’re excited that our joint fair booth has proved to be so popular and that we are increasing the number of Trevira CS customers joining us for Heimtextil year on year. This means that we can once again look forward to displaying the extensive range of possibilities and applications available in Trevira CS,” said Trevira CEO Klaus Holz.

Trevira’s joint booth, which will be situated in Hall 4.2, immediately next to the Messe Frankfurt exhibition “Interior. Architecture. Hospitality”, will also feature a special showcase, “Textile Future by Trevira CS” especially for the contract market. To curate this special display, Trevira is proud to have secured a collaborative partnership with renowned Berlin design company studio aisslinger. The studio is known for its outstanding work in experimental and product design, innovative materials and architectural concepts.  As a designer, studio founder Werner Aisslinger is particularly interested in how the newest technologies and unusual materials can be integrated into product design. Besides a focus on furniture, his most recent projects include interior design concepts for hotels and workspaces.

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Photo: TMAS
04.11.2019

Swedish machinery companies see major opportunities at Heimtextil 2020

The decision by Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of the annual Heimtextil exhibition for home textiles, to significantly expand its focus on textile technologies in 2020, has received an extremely enthusiastic response from members of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery manufacturers association.

“Heimtextil is already a huge show, having attracted well over three thousand visitors to Frankfurt in January this year, filling all twelve halls of the Messe Frankfurt fair grounds,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “The expansion of textile technologies at next January’s Heimtextil can only help further boost this international community of manufacturers and suppliers for the home textiles market at all levels, and naturally we want to be a part of it.”

The decision by Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of the annual Heimtextil exhibition for home textiles, to significantly expand its focus on textile technologies in 2020, has received an extremely enthusiastic response from members of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery manufacturers association.

“Heimtextil is already a huge show, having attracted well over three thousand visitors to Frankfurt in January this year, filling all twelve halls of the Messe Frankfurt fair grounds,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “The expansion of textile technologies at next January’s Heimtextil can only help further boost this international community of manufacturers and suppliers for the home textiles market at all levels, and naturally we want to be a part of it.”

  • ACG Kinna Automatic
    At Heimtextil 2019, TMAS member ACG Kinna Automatic generated a significant buzz with live demonstrations of its new robotic pillow filling system and will provide details of how it has been further developed over 2019, with several commercial systems now in place.
  • Automatex
    Meanwhile, in the first quarter of 2020, Automatex ES, the specialist in automated cutting, sewing and folding equipment, is planning to launch another innovation in advanced manufacturing for the bedding industry.
  • IRO AB
    IRO AB has consistently introduced new milestones in the field of yarn feeding technology for weaving machines and at Heimtextil 2020 will be providing information on new introductions to its product range.
  • Eltex
    Eltex is achieving considerable success with its yarn fault detection and tension monitoring systems across a range of sectors, including the tufting of carpets and the creeling of woven materials, but at Heimtextil 2020 the focus will be on its advanced systems for the sewn products sector, including the UPG-Stitch thread break sensor, which is based on the piezoelectric principle and is suitable for all types of yarns while being insensitive to dust, dirt and humidity variations.
  • Svegea of Sweden
    Svegea of Sweden now has over 60 years of experience in exclusively designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke bias cutting, roll slitting and rewinding and inspection machines.
    The company’s complete Bias System includes a tube sewing unit a bias cutter/winder for opening up previously-formed tube material – spirally on a bias – and strip cutter.
 50. Ausgabe: Heimtextil feiert ein halbes Jahrhundert Weltleitmesse (c) Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
25.09.2019

50th edition: Heimtextil celebrates half a century as a leading trade fair

  • Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: from 7-10 January 2020, the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971.

‘50 editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry and are practically an eternity’, says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector’. As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present
state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible’.

Big celebration party on the Wednesday of the trade fair

  • Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: from 7-10 January 2020, the global home textiles industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main.

With a great anniversary party, a showcase presenting design classics from the past few decades, an anniversary film and other activities, Heimtextil will review the past half century since its first edition in 1971.

‘50 editions over the course of the past five decades are a rarely experienced phenomenon in the fast-moving global trade fair industry and are practically an eternity’, says Detlef Braun, CEO of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Like no other trade fair, Heimtextil stands for product variety, international clout and undisputed market leadership in the textile sector’. As a design show, it constantly reinvents itself, continues to present
state-of-the-art home trends as it has always done and makes the furnishing trends of tomorrow tangible’.

Big celebration party on the Wednesday of the trade fair

Messe Frankfurt will be inviting exhibitors and visitors to the highlight of the celebrations, the big Heimtextil @ Night party in hall 11.1 on Wednesday, 8 January 2020. Heimtextil exhibitors from the very beginning will be warmly welcomed and paid special attention. As part of the celebrations, Messe Frankfurt will present an anniversary film with a look back at earlier Heimtextil editions as well as music acts from the last five decades.

In hall 9.0, Heimtextil will present design classics from the past 50 years in a special showcase area. Here, the trade fair will invite people to take a journey through time and a tour of discovery through five  decades of Heimtextil history. The presentation is based on editorials from interior magazines. Four rooms incorporate colours, shapes, furniture and design objects from past decades. The showcase is complemented by a café that will be realised in cooperation with Schöner Wohnen, Europe's largest living magazine.

Exclusive offer: anniversary scarf in the Heimtextil look

To mark the anniversary, Heimtextil will launch a textile accessory of its  own creation: a scarf in the look of the current trade fair campaign. The scarf in the unisex colour combination of petrol, turquoise and lilac will be available for exhibitors and visitors to buy during the trade fair.

 

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WHERE I BELONG: Heimtextil stellt die Designtrends für 20/21 vor (c) Bart Hess for Heimtextil
Trendbuch Cover - Bart Hess for Heimtextil
11.09.2019

WHERE I BELONG: Heimtextil presents the design trends for 2020/2021

Heimtextil will launch the new 2020/2021 trend season with the general theme “WHERE I BELONG”. For the official Heimtextil Trend Preview, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam director Anne Marie Commandeur  introduced the new design themes. The presentation in the run-up to Heimtextil (7-10 January 2020) took place at the Textile Museum’s Textile Lab in Tilburg, the Netherlands on 11 September 2019 and was streamed worldwide.

This season, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam is responsible for the Trend Book content and Trend Space implementation at the upcoming international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Alongside Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, London-based studio FranklinTill and Danish agency SPOTT trends & business contributed to the 20/21 global forecast for perspective-related interior design. Together with the Heimtextil management team, these Trend Council participants gave insights into future styles during a workshop.

Heimtextil will launch the new 2020/2021 trend season with the general theme “WHERE I BELONG”. For the official Heimtextil Trend Preview, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam director Anne Marie Commandeur  introduced the new design themes. The presentation in the run-up to Heimtextil (7-10 January 2020) took place at the Textile Museum’s Textile Lab in Tilburg, the Netherlands on 11 September 2019 and was streamed worldwide.

This season, Stijlinstituut Amsterdam is responsible for the Trend Book content and Trend Space implementation at the upcoming international trade fair for home and contract textiles. Alongside Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, London-based studio FranklinTill and Danish agency SPOTT trends & business contributed to the 20/21 global forecast for perspective-related interior design. Together with the Heimtextil management team, these Trend Council participants gave insights into future styles during a workshop.

At the annual international Trend Council workshop, identity was an ever-present topic: part of a broader discussion on gender and cultural diversity, on tolerance and curiosity. Today, the self-identification process seems more complex than ever. Identities are now formed through experiences that take place simultaneously, on different levels. Locally, nationally, globally, both online and offline. Identity therefore can consist of many different layers. In fact, individuals can all have multilayered identities.

Heimtextil Trends 20/21 Overview:

MAXIMUM GLAM

Pleasure seekers revel in layering theatrical influences and glamorous showtime aesthetics, forging a fantastic marriage between the crafted and digitally rendered. Textiles show a ‘more is more’ attitude through a mash-up of glam, gradients and spectrums, fake fur, pile and fringe, jacquard weaves and fantastic prints. The flashy, kitsch colour range becomes brutally glam thanks to electric sheen, synthetic shimmer, digital glitch and artful blur. A riot of clashes and rebellion.

PURE SPIRITUAL

Idealists seek perfection and purity, restoring equilibrium by connecting with the uber-natural. They embrace technology for good while shifting between realism and mysticism in pursuit of a personal haven. To address a renewed bond with nature, organic matter, raw materials and pure textiles are selected which show nature’s traces, organic structures and irregularities. Shades are created from the earth and cultured by man. An elemental and pure range reflects the source of their existence.

ACTIVE URBAN

Urban dwellers confront the challenges of the fast paced, shape-shifting, man-made environment by searching for utilitarian, adaptable solutions. They value tech performance while making smart use of  available and renewable resources. Functionality is prioritised, while looking cool and working well remains key. Interior/sportswear hybrid textiles show smooth surfaces and a fun mash-up of graphic textures. The palette shows uniform blue, asphalt grey and caterpillar yellow.

HERITAGE LUX

Preservers of historic legacies treasure sensuousness alongside the uncanny, enlightenment together with darkness, for a whole new immersive experience. This new narrative translates to a love for luxury and splendour, decoration and embellishment. Finding beauty in history and nature through ornamental patterning and alluring surface enhancement. Reflecting on ancient history results in a palette featuring enigmatic blood red, sapphire and a lustrous mother-of-pearl.

MULTI-LOCAL

Hyper-locals go global, celebrating inclusivity over appropriation, honouring traditional craftsmanship and adjusting the world’s gaze to embrace exchange, creative integrity and diverse identities. Indigenous style meets global influences. This is a celebration of crafted and decorative pattern, from tribal and folkloric to geometric and abstract. Textile colours become part of a wider cultural narrative, linked to local community, cultural heritage and private identity.

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(c) Devan Chemicals NV
22.08.2019

DEVAN: FIRST R-VITAL® CBD-INFUSED TEXTILES HIT THE MARKET

With the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, the first CBD-infused textiles are officially hitting the market. The fabric treatment behind the CBD-infused textiles was developed by Devan Chemicals, a Belgian company specialized in functional finishes for the worldwide textile markets.

Devan launched its CBD (Cannabidiol) fabric treatment at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt as part of their R-Vital® range of microencapsulated active ingredients. The range contains active substances like Aloe Vera, Q10, Vitamin E, … with CBD being its latest addition. Now, only 8 months later, the first CBD-infused products are hitting the market.

With the recent launch of Acabada ProActiveWear, the first CBD-infused textiles are officially hitting the market. The fabric treatment behind the CBD-infused textiles was developed by Devan Chemicals, a Belgian company specialized in functional finishes for the worldwide textile markets.

Devan launched its CBD (Cannabidiol) fabric treatment at Heimtextil 2019 in Frankfurt as part of their R-Vital® range of microencapsulated active ingredients. The range contains active substances like Aloe Vera, Q10, Vitamin E, … with CBD being its latest addition. Now, only 8 months later, the first CBD-infused products are hitting the market.

High-quality organic CBD
Born in 2019, Acabada ProActiveWear is the world's first and only CBD-infused activewear brand, committed to creating innovative, luxury apparel for the proactive woman. Conceptualized in New York and produced in Portugal, Acabada infuses luxury fabric with the highest quality organic CBD, to ensure that women will look, feel and perform at their best. Thanks to the close and intense cooperation between Acabada, Devan and the Portuguese production partner, goods were in store in less than five months starting from initial contact.

With over 30 years in the apparel industry, Acabada CEO and Co-Founder Seth Baum recognized the positive effects of CBD on pain and inflammation and the fact that top athletes embrace the active ingredient as a part of their training and recovery ritual. Baum assembled a team of experienced fashion designers, including Co-Founder and CCO Katrina Petrillo, and together they created a high fashion yet innovative product that is primed to disrupt the market. "While typical CBD products such as tinctures and edibles are growing exponentially in popularity, we began to envision a product that addressed health and wellness through a different lens. By physically infusing CBD into our garments, our product live at the intersection of fashion, fitness, and wellness," says Baum. With Acabada ProActiveWear, recovery starts from the moment you get dressed by helping to fight soreness and promote healing before the first squat, lunge or crunch.

Each garment from Acabada ProActiveWear contains up to 25 grams of zero-THC, lab-certified, 99.9% pure CBD, which will allow the benefits to last through 40 high-intensity wear and wash cycles. As customers approach 40 wears and washes, they can choose to sustainably recycle their CBD-infused garments through Acabada's upcycling program, where the recycled, synthetic fabrics will be repurposed where needed as commercial materials.

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(c) Trevira GmbH
06.02.2019

Trevira CS at Heimtextil 2019

At this year’s Heimtextil from 8-11 January 2019 in Frankfurt, Trevira GmbH presented a new Trevira CS joint stand on an impressively huge scale under the motto “Textile Values”. Its fair stand concept, scaled up for 2019, attracted a large number of visitors. Together with 26 top Trevira CS customers, Trevira told the story of the entire textiles value chain across a 2,200+ msq site. Visitors were taken on a journey that started with the basics – fibre production and yarn manufacture – before moving on to the dyeing, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages and ultimately to the end of the journey, the textile editing.

Trevira GmbH’s CEO Klaus Holz said, “I think we have once again “upgraded” our presence at Heimtextil. If I say this I’m not only talking about size and number of participants in our stand, but rather about value. Including all kinds of Trevira CS partners from yarn producers to fabric manufacturers and textile editors, our stand was reflecting the entire textile value chain.”

At this year’s Heimtextil from 8-11 January 2019 in Frankfurt, Trevira GmbH presented a new Trevira CS joint stand on an impressively huge scale under the motto “Textile Values”. Its fair stand concept, scaled up for 2019, attracted a large number of visitors. Together with 26 top Trevira CS customers, Trevira told the story of the entire textiles value chain across a 2,200+ msq site. Visitors were taken on a journey that started with the basics – fibre production and yarn manufacture – before moving on to the dyeing, weaving and warp and weft knitting stages and ultimately to the end of the journey, the textile editing.

Trevira GmbH’s CEO Klaus Holz said, “I think we have once again “upgraded” our presence at Heimtextil. If I say this I’m not only talking about size and number of participants in our stand, but rather about value. Including all kinds of Trevira CS partners from yarn producers to fabric manufacturers and textile editors, our stand was reflecting the entire textile value chain.”

The highlight of the stand was Trevira’s new trend show for the contract market, “Trends in Contract by Trevira CS”. The show gave visitors, especially (interior) designers and decorators, an opportunity to find out more about innovative textiles and colour trends on the home and contract market.

Head of Marketing Anke Vollenbröker said, “We are extremely pleased that our trend show met with such great interest, and it was fantastic to see so many interior designers participating in our trend gallery tours. The trend area proved to be a source of inspiration for numerous visitors and demonstrated the expertise of our Trevira CS partners when it comes to outstanding design.”

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Trevira GmbH

Abschlussbericht Heimtextil 2019 (c) Messe Frankfurt
12.01.2019

Heimtextil 2019: Schwungvoller Auftakt in neue Einrichtungssaison lässt auf gutes Geschäftsjahr hoffen

Die internationale Wohntextilbranche ist auf der heute zu Ende gehenden Heimtextil in Frankurt am Main vielversprechend in das neue Jahr gestartet. Der herausfordernden konjunkturellen Situation und der Unsicherheit im Handel stand auf der weltweiten Leitmesse eine positive und zuversichtliche Stimmung gegenüber.

3.025 Aussteller aus 65 Ländern* hoben die internationale Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien auf ein 15-Jahreshoch: „Aussteller und Besucher nahmen das neue Messekonzept hervorragend an und bestätigten die Stellung als weltweit wichtigsten Branchentreffpunkt. Die Qualität der Entscheider überzeugte die Aussteller ebenso wie die Zahl neuer, vor allem internationaler Geschäftskontakte aus 156 Ländern – womit die Heimtextil eine neue Benchmark setzt“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt. „Rund 67.500 Besucher* sorgten für eine geschäftige Stimmung in den Hallen – trotz eines leichten Rückgangs bedingt u.a. durch erschwerte Anreisebedingungen aufgrund der Unwetter im Alpenraum und Flughafenstreiks in Deutschland.“ [*zum Vergleich 2018: 2.975 Aussteller aus 64 Ländern; 68.584 Besucher aus 135 Ländern, FKM-geprüft)]

Die internationale Wohntextilbranche ist auf der heute zu Ende gehenden Heimtextil in Frankurt am Main vielversprechend in das neue Jahr gestartet. Der herausfordernden konjunkturellen Situation und der Unsicherheit im Handel stand auf der weltweiten Leitmesse eine positive und zuversichtliche Stimmung gegenüber.

3.025 Aussteller aus 65 Ländern* hoben die internationale Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien auf ein 15-Jahreshoch: „Aussteller und Besucher nahmen das neue Messekonzept hervorragend an und bestätigten die Stellung als weltweit wichtigsten Branchentreffpunkt. Die Qualität der Entscheider überzeugte die Aussteller ebenso wie die Zahl neuer, vor allem internationaler Geschäftskontakte aus 156 Ländern – womit die Heimtextil eine neue Benchmark setzt“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt. „Rund 67.500 Besucher* sorgten für eine geschäftige Stimmung in den Hallen – trotz eines leichten Rückgangs bedingt u.a. durch erschwerte Anreisebedingungen aufgrund der Unwetter im Alpenraum und Flughafenstreiks in Deutschland.“ [*zum Vergleich 2018: 2.975 Aussteller aus 64 Ländern; 68.584 Besucher aus 135 Ländern, FKM-geprüft)]

Ein Thema, das sowohl Aussteller als auch Besucher beschäftigte, war die aktuelle und kommende konjunkturelle Lage. Eine weitere Herausforderung besteht im immer deutlicher zu Tage tretenden Wandel des Handels. Steigende Umsätze und Umsatzanteile im Online-Handel stehen den Bemühungen des stationären Einzelhandels entgegen, die innerstädtischen Geschäfte aufrechtzuerhalten. „Der kleinbetriebliche Fachhandel, aber auch Kauf- und Warenhäuser – und damit das Herzstück unserer Besucherzielgruppen – stehen unter dem Druck des stetig zunehmenden E-Commerce. Gerade diesen Händlern bieten wir mit der Heimtextil und generell unseren Konsumgütermessen eindeutige Perspektiven und vielfältige Inspirationen in einer mehrdeutigen Welt“, so Braun weiter.

Den Zugang zu wertvollen Inspirationen und Geschäftsimpulsen erleichterte die Heimtextil ihren Besuchern durch ein optimiertes Messekonzept und einer damit einhergehenden neuen Hallenstruktur. „Uns hat das neue Konzept zusätzliche Frequenz an den Stand gebracht“, lautet die Rückmeldung von Andreas Klenk, gesellschaftender Geschäftsführer von Saum & Viebahn aus dem fränkischen Kulmbach in der Halle 8.0, die erstmals Editeuren und Herstellern von Gardinen- und Sonnenschutzsystemen eine gemeinsame Plattform bot. „Es war die richtige Entscheidung, die Bereiche zusammenzuführen. Wir hatten eine hohe Qualität in den Gesprächen – sowohl im Export- als auch im Inlandsgeschäft – und sind zufrieden mit der Messe.“

Im Zuge des neuen Konzepts weitete die Heimtextil ihr weltweit einzigartiges Produktspektrum über das komplette Messegelände aus und bezog auch die neue Halle 12 mit ein, die seit September das Frankfurter Messegelände um ein architektonisches Highlight bereichert.
Hier präsentierten sich internationale Top-Unternehmen aus dem Segment „Bed & Bath Fashion“. Für die Firma Curt Bauer aus dem sächsischen Aue war es eine gelungene Premiere der neuen Halle: „Wir sind von der neuen Halle 12 begeistert. Das dortige Produktangebot kam bestens an. Mit der Besucherqualität auf unserem Stand sind wir sehr zufrieden. Neben einer guten deutschen Frequenz freuen wir uns besonders über Zuwächse aus China und Russland“, so Geschäftsführer Michael Bauer.

Naturmaterialien, PET und Ozeanplastik
Ein Ausrufezeichen setzte die Heimtextil in puncto Nachhaltigkeit: Nachdem auf der Weltklimakonferenz in Kattowitz im Dezember letzten Jahres das erste weltweite Klimaschutzabkommen der Textilbranche von 40 führenden Modeunternehmen, Organisationen und Verbänden unterzeichnet wurde, stand auch in Frankfurt der ökologische Fortschritt in der Textilindustrie im Fokus. Zahlreiche Aussteller zeigten hierzu progressive Lösungsansätze, beispielsweise im Recycling von PET-Flaschen und Ozeanplastik sowie im Einsatz von zertifizierten Naturmaterialien. „Nachhaltigkeit war für uns das Thema auf der diesjährigen Heimtextil. Große Medien haben uns besucht und der Messerundgang ‚Green Tour‘ machte bei uns Station. Wir haben u.a. unsere erste vegane Bettdecke und faire Seidenprodukte vorgestellt – alles zu 100 Prozent in Österreich produziert“, sagt Denise Hartmann, Marketing-Verantwortliche bei Hefel Textil. Auch die Themen Wasserverbrauch in der Textilindustrie sowie Mikroplastik traten verstärkt in den Vordergrund. Alleine im Ausstellerverzeichnis „Green Directory“ waren rund 150 fortschrittlich arbeitende Unternehmen mit nachhaltig produzierten Textilien gelistet. Ergänzt wurde das Angebot um eine eigene Vortragsreihe sowie themenspezifische Rundgänge, die wertvolle Impulse lieferten und die grüne Vorreiterstellung der Messe untermauerten.

Schlafen steigt zum neuen Lifestyle-Thema auf
Darüber hinaus rückte die Heimtextil das Thema Schlafen als einen der kommenden Lifestyle-Trends in den Fokus. Während eine ausgewogene Ernährung und ausreichend Bewegung mittlerweile wie selbstverständlich zu einer gesunden Lebensweise gehören, wird der erholsame Schlaf noch immer vernachlässigt* – wenngleich er einer der wichtigsten Bausteine für dauerhaftes physisches und psychisches Wohlergehen ist. Auf der Heimtextil traten eine Reihe neuer Produkte und Aspekte in den Vordergrund, die den Menschen beim Sensibilisieren und Analysieren seines Schlafverhaltens unterstützen und einen gesunden Schlaf fördern. Rund um die neu konziperte Halle 11.0 und im angegliederten Vortragsareal „Sleep! The Future Forum“ erlebten Vertreter der nationalen und internationalen Bettenbranche attraktive Produktvorstellungen und hochkarätige Redebeiträge zu den Themenfeldern „Sustainability / Hospitality / Sport / Digital“.

Weitere Schwerpunkte der Messe waren neben der renommierten Trendschau das Objektgeschäft, insbesondere im Bereich Hotellerie und Hospitality, Deko- und Möbelstoffe, Digitaldrucklösungen sowie Tapeten.

Die nächste Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main – die 50. Ausgabe – findet vom 7. bis 10. Januar 2020 statt.

*gemäß einer Forsa-Untersuchung im Auftrag der Techniker Krankenkasse

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Final report Heimtextil 2019 (c) Messe Frankfurt
11.01.2019

Heimtextil 2019: A lively start to the new furnishing season gives hope for a good business year ahead

The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finished Friday, 11 January. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.

The international home textiles industry has enjoyed a promising start at Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, which finished Friday, 11 January. The challenging economic situation and uncertainty in the retail sector were countered by a positive and confident mood at the world’s leading trade fair.

3025 exhibitors from 65 countries* took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: ‘Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Around 67,500 visitors* ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite a slight decline due to various reasons, such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the alpine region and airport strikes in Germany’. [*For comparison, 2018: 2,975 exhibitors from 64 countries; 68,584 visitors from 135 countries, FKM-tested)]

3025 exhibitors from 65 countries* took the international trade fair for home and contract textiles to a 15-year high: ‘Exhibitors and visitors accepted the new trade fair concept with great enthusiasm and confirmed the trade fair’s position as the world’s most important meeting place for the industry. The quality of the decision-makers impressed the exhibitors, as did the number of new business contacts from 156 countries, especially international ones – thus enabling Heimtextil to set a new benchmark’, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt. ‘Around 67,500 visitors* ensured that there was a busy atmosphere in the halls, despite a slight decline due to various reasons, such as difficult travel conditions on account of the storms in the alpine region and airport strikes in Germany’.

One topic that occupied both exhibitors and visitors was the current and future economic situation. A further challenge is the increasingly evident changes that are happening in trade. Increasing revenues and revenue shares in online retailing stand in the way of the efforts made by the stationary retail trade to maintain their inner-city businesses. ‘The small business specialist trade, but also department stores and multibrand stores, and thus the heart of our visitor target groups, are under pressure from the constantly increasing levels of e-commerce. With Heimtextil and our consumer goods fairs in general, we offer these retailers in particular clear perspectives and diverse inspiration in an ambiguous world’, continues Braun.

Heimtextil made it easier for its visitors to access valuable inspiration and business momentum thanks to an optimised trade fair concept and the associated new hall structure. ‘The new concept brought more visitors to the stand’, was the feedback from Andreas Klenk, Managing Director of Saum & Viebahn from Kulmbach in Franconia about hall 8.0 which offered textiles editeurs and manufacturers of curtain and sun protection systems a common platform for the first time. ‘It was the right decision to merge the different segments. We had high quality discussions with respect to both export and domestic business, and are satisfied with the trade fair’.

As part of the new concept, Heimtextil expanded its unique product range across the entire exhibition site and also included the new hall 12, which has been an additional architectural highlight on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds since September.

Top international companies from the Bed & Bath Fashion segment presented their wares here. For the company Curt Bauer from Aue in Saxony, the première of the new hall was a successful one. ‘We're very enthusiastic about the new hall 12. The product range there was very well received. We are very satisfied with the quality of visitors to our stand. In addition to a good frequency of German visitors, we are particularly pleased about growth from China and Russia’, says Managing Director Michael Bauer.

Natural materials, PET and ocean plastics 
Heimtextil set a standard in terms of sustainability: after the first global climate protection agreement for the textile industry was signed by 40 leading fashion companies, organisations and associations at the World Climate Conference in Katowice last December, the focus in Frankfurt was also on environmental progress in the textile industry. Numerous exhibitors presented progressive solutions, for example in the recycling of PET bottles and ocean plastic as well as in the use of certified natural materials. ‘Sustainability was the theme for us at this year’s Heimtextil. Major media players visited us and the 'Green Tour’ guided tour stopped by. We presented many things, including our first vegan duvet and fair silk products, all 100 per cent produced in Austria’, says Denise Hartmann, Marketing Manager at Hefel Textil. The topics of water consumption in the textile industry and microplastics also increasingly came to the fore. The exhibitor directory ‘Green Directory’ alone contained around 150 progressive companies listing sustainably produced textiles. The offer was supplemented by its own lecture series as well as theme-specific tours, which provided valuable impetus and
underpinned the pioneering green position of the trade fair.

Sleep becomes new lifestyle theme
Heimtextil also focused on sleep as one of the upcoming lifestyle trends. While a balanced diet and sufficient exercise are now a natural part of a healthy lifestyle, restorative sleep is still neglected* although it is one of the most important building blocks for long-term physical and mental well-being. At Heimtextil, a number of new products and aspects came to the fore that help people become sensitised to and analyse their sleep behaviour and promote healthy sleep. Around the redesigned hall 11.0 and in the adjoining lecture area ‘Sleep! The Future Forum’, representatives from the national and international bed industry enjoyed attractive product presentations and superb speeches on the topics of sustainability, hospitality, sport and digital.

In addition to the renowned trend show, the trade fair also focused on contract business, particularly in the hotel and hospitality sector, as well as decorative and upholstery fabrics, digital printing solutions and wallpapers.

The next Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main – its 50th edition – will take place from 7 to 10 January 2020.

*According to a forsa investigation commissioned by the Techniker Krankenkasse

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