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21.01.2022

Promising conditions for Cinte Techtextil China in September

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Promising conditions in the technical textiles and nonwovens market are expected to provide ample opportunities for suppliers at this year’s Cinte Techtextil China. The fair, which last year saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits, will take place from 6 – 8 September 2022 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Flexible exhibiting options will once again be available for overseas companies.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, explained the positive conditions that exhibitors should expect at the fair thusly: “The pandemic has led to a surge in Chinese exports of both technical textiles and nonwovens, the latter in particular. The country remains the largest supplier of nonwovens, comprising one-third of the global total, yet still requires the advanced offerings of overseas machinery suppliers, as well as supplies of raw materials, to support its export production.”

Ms Wen continued: “Domestically, China is seeing increasing consumption of functional apparel, sportswear and personal protection items. Heightened health and sanitary regulations and new hygiene habits will also continue to drive demand, especially for nonwovens, well into the future. There has also been a post-pandemic boost in demand for filter, greenhouse covering and high-density fabrics amongst others. All of this adds up to a wealth of opportunities for overseas companies to take advantage of, as was experienced in the 2021 edition of the fair.”

Exhibitor and visitor experiences in 2021
“Our organisation promotes US cotton and we hope to use this platform to meet more companies and brands in the nonwovens industry who are interested in US cotton, and to meet up with old friends to discuss the current situation and industry trends. We also found some new potential clients this time.” Mr Eric Ni, Senior Manager, China Supply Chain Marketing, Fabrics, Garments and Nonwovens, Cotton Council International, USA

“Cinte Techtextil China is a professional exhibition that brings together cutting-edge technologies and products, allowing us to quickly learn about innovative technology trends in the industry. I’ve been particularly impressed by the biodegradable products in the Innovation Showcase. In addition, I am sourcing mask-related products and mops, and I have found some companies that I’m interested in.” Ms Claire Zhang, Senior Scientist, Personal Health, Philips Research China, Philips (China) Investment Co Ltd, China

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

17.01.2022

Heimtextil Summer Special 2022

  • Sommerausgabe einmalig vom 21. – 24. Juni 2022

Die Heimtextil findet 2022 einmalig als Summer Special parallel zum Messeduo Techtextil und Texprocess statt. Die Entscheidung für die Sommerausgabe sei die Antwort auf das eindeutige Votum der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche, die sich noch in diesem Jahr einen Re-Start für persönliche Geschäftsbegegnungen wünsche, so die Messeveranstalter. Aussteller und Einkäufer*innen profitierten von wertvollen Synergieeffekten zwischen den drei internationalen Messeformaten.

  • Sommerausgabe einmalig vom 21. – 24. Juni 2022

Die Heimtextil findet 2022 einmalig als Summer Special parallel zum Messeduo Techtextil und Texprocess statt. Die Entscheidung für die Sommerausgabe sei die Antwort auf das eindeutige Votum der Wohn- und Objekttextilbranche, die sich noch in diesem Jahr einen Re-Start für persönliche Geschäftsbegegnungen wünsche, so die Messeveranstalter. Aussteller und Einkäufer*innen profitierten von wertvollen Synergieeffekten zwischen den drei internationalen Messeformaten.

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Heimtextil Techtextil Texprocess
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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

14.12.2021

Vortrag für das Techtextil Forum 2022 einreichen

Mit dem Techtextil Forum setzt die Techtextil 2022 das offene Expert*innenformat von 2019 fort. Vorschläge für Beiträge können ab jetzt eingereicht werden.

Zur kommenden Techtextil (21. bis 24. Juni 2022), der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, bietet das Techtextil Forum an den vier Messetagen mit Vorträgen, Diskussionen und interaktiven Formaten die Möglichkeit für den Austausch zwischen ausstellenden Unternehmen, Messegästen sowie Forscher*innen, Entwickler*innen und Anwender*innen rund um technische Textilien. Interessierte Vortragende können bis zum 16. Februar 2022 ihre Themenvorschläge einreichen.

Im Mittelpunkt des Techtextil Forums stehen neue Entwicklungen, Trends und mögliche Anwendungsbereiche von technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien, Verarbeitungsprozesse und neue Produkte. Themenvorschläge sind unter anderem in den folgenden Bereichen möglich: Health (Textilien im medizinischen Bereich/Hygiene), Interior, PPE (persönliche Schutzausrüstung und Objektschutz), Building textiles, (neue) Trends, Textilien für Mobilität/Fortbewegung und Sport & Freizeit.

Mit dem Techtextil Forum setzt die Techtextil 2022 das offene Expert*innenformat von 2019 fort. Vorschläge für Beiträge können ab jetzt eingereicht werden.

Zur kommenden Techtextil (21. bis 24. Juni 2022), der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, bietet das Techtextil Forum an den vier Messetagen mit Vorträgen, Diskussionen und interaktiven Formaten die Möglichkeit für den Austausch zwischen ausstellenden Unternehmen, Messegästen sowie Forscher*innen, Entwickler*innen und Anwender*innen rund um technische Textilien. Interessierte Vortragende können bis zum 16. Februar 2022 ihre Themenvorschläge einreichen.

Im Mittelpunkt des Techtextil Forums stehen neue Entwicklungen, Trends und mögliche Anwendungsbereiche von technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien, Verarbeitungsprozesse und neue Produkte. Themenvorschläge sind unter anderem in den folgenden Bereichen möglich: Health (Textilien im medizinischen Bereich/Hygiene), Interior, PPE (persönliche Schutzausrüstung und Objektschutz), Building textiles, (neue) Trends, Textilien für Mobilität/Fortbewegung und Sport & Freizeit.

Interessierte Vortragende können Vorträge, Workshops oder Diskussionsthemen vorschlagen. Die Vorschläge müssen in englischer Sprache unter https://techtextilforum2022.abstract-management.de eingereicht werden. Die Auswahl der Beiträge erfolgt durch ein mit Expert*innen besetztes internationales Programm-Komitee.

„Auch 2022 präsentiert sich das Techtextil Forum wieder direkt in der Messehalle. So hat das Fachpublikum die Möglichkeit, zwischen den Messeterminen Vorträge seiner Wahl zu verfolgen oder sich spontan an Diskussionen zu beteiligen. Die Vorträge werden außerdem gestreamt bzw. on-demand zur Verfügung gestellt. So bereichert der Austausch innerhalb der Branche die Techtextil nicht nur vor Ort, sondern auch im Nachgang digital“, so Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles and Textile Processing bei der Messe Frankfurt.

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Techtextil Techtextil Forum
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Messe Frankfurt

(c) Messe Frankfurt, deepak@deepakdavda.com
13.12.2021

Techtextil India: First post-lockdown edition with overwhelming responsive from industry

After three-days of product sourcing and business networking, Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai concluded in a strong and positive note. The trade fair emerged as a crucial meeting place for the technical textile players to rebuild their supplier links, promote industry integration and engage in lucrative knowledge exchange.

The eighth edition of Techtextil India stood out to be a ground-breaking business platform for the technical textile sector to build a new and strong foundation in the new normal. The aim of the new edition was to promote industry unification and business recovery across the value chain of technical textiles.

The event held at Bombay Exhibition Centre was inaugurated by major dignitaries, including Shri Ajit Chavan, Secretary – Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Over the course of its three buzzing days, the show garnered an attendance of 4,087 visitors drawn by live demonstration of latest products, technologies and innovations exhibited by over 150 technical textile brands on the show floor.

After three-days of product sourcing and business networking, Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai concluded in a strong and positive note. The trade fair emerged as a crucial meeting place for the technical textile players to rebuild their supplier links, promote industry integration and engage in lucrative knowledge exchange.

The eighth edition of Techtextil India stood out to be a ground-breaking business platform for the technical textile sector to build a new and strong foundation in the new normal. The aim of the new edition was to promote industry unification and business recovery across the value chain of technical textiles.

The event held at Bombay Exhibition Centre was inaugurated by major dignitaries, including Shri Ajit Chavan, Secretary – Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Over the course of its three buzzing days, the show garnered an attendance of 4,087 visitors drawn by live demonstration of latest products, technologies and innovations exhibited by over 150 technical textile brands on the show floor.

The event received an overwhelming response, reflecting industry’s keen interest to explore new developments and opportunities in technical textiles. In regards to the same, Mr Abhijit Kulkarni, President – Textile Engineering Group, A.T.E. India, stated: “It was the first and best physical show also on hybrid mode filled with enthusiastic buyers and customers who visited our booth and had very fruitful discussions with us. Several leading textile manufacturers visited our stalls, including: Strata Geosystems India, SKAPS Industries, Reliance Composites, Paramount Textiles, and Welspun, to name a few.”

Alok Masterbatches Pvt Ltd, Khosla Profile Pvt Ltd, ATE Group, Lucky International, Meera Industries Limited, Park Non-Woven Pvt Ltd, Sarex Chemicals, SICAM, Suntech Geotextile Pvt Ltd and Weavetech Engineers, were among the leading Indian companies exhibiting at the show.

The significance of the three-day fair was further elevated by the German pavilion. Technical textile manufacturers from Germany, such as Autefa Solution Germany GmbH, DILO Systems GmbH, Emtec Electronic GmbH, Georg Sahm GmbH & Co, Karl Mayer Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH and Oerlikon Barmag Zweigniederlassung der Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co, displayed their latest technologies on the show floor, which garnered significant attention from the Indian buyers.

The first Digital Symposium was another highlight of Techtextil India 2021. The forum delved into a series of crucial topics in technical textiles discussing PLI schemes, FDI opportunities and policies, investment opportunities in Tamil Nadu, & New Investment Opportunities, Sustainable Technical Textiles and Global sustainable approach for Textiles with Antimicrobial Performance.

Concluding on a successful note, Techtextil India 2021 emerged as a platform of new beginnings for the technical textiles sector and for businesses trying to retain their shape and seeking momentum after the tough pandemic phase.

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Messe Frankfurt HK

03.12.2021

Heimtextil from 11 - 14 January 2022 is cancelled

Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past two weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planning to take place at the present time.

Against the background of the worsening pandemic situation in Germany over the past two weeks and the associated restrictions, Heimtextil, scheduled to take place in the second week of January, is cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working with the industry to determine whether and in what form a new offering in the summer of 2022 can be organised to run parallel to the Techtextil/Texprocess trade fair duo. Later events such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld, Paperworld and Frankfurt Fashion Week are still planning to take place at the present time.

Due to the unforeseeable dynamics in the development of the pandemic, the reciprocal and cumulative effects of the relevant factors, as well as the extreme escalation and deterioration of the pandemic situation in Germany within a very short period of time, including the decisions taken at the Conference of Minister Presidents on 02.12.2021, the date of Heimtextil right at the beginning of the year, in the second week of January, cannot be kept. Heimtextil, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will be cancelled. Messe Frankfurt is working closely with all industry partners to find out whether and within what framework Heimtextil can be held parallel to Techtextil and Texprocess from 21 to 24 June 2022.

Heimtextil as an international trade fair has always kicked off the spring trade fair season and is the first major international trade fair in Germany directly after Christmas and New Year with exhibitors and visitors from over 135 countries. The exponential increase in the number of infections in a very short period of time and the accompanying multitude of developments and resolutions that are clearly outside the realm of influence of the organizer have led to a significant deterioration in the general conditions and necessary requirements for holding Heimtextil as a major trade fair of international relevance at this early stage. These developments include in particular the classification of Germany as a high-risk area and the associated travel warnings, international and intercontinental travel restrictions in India, Japan, the United States and Great Britain, as well as the quarantine obligation and “2G” (only with vaccinated and recovered status) requirements without recognition of the WHO vaccine list in Germany. Equally important are the steadily rising infection figures and the accompanying urgent appeal, including by the Robert Koch Institute, to reduce contacts to a minimum and to cancel all major events.

A large number of the exhibiting and visiting companies at Heimtextil are currently reacting to this with travel and trade fair attendance bans out of an obligation of concern towards their employees to protect them from health risks. The global willingness to travel is continuing to fall rapidly.

The planning and staging of the other spring trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld and Paperworld is not affected. Due to their later dates in the year, at the end of January and mid-February respectively, these fairs are still planning to take place at the present time. Compared to Heimtextil, which is the most international trade fair at the Frankfurt location, Frankfurt Fashion Week currently has a much lower international profile and from this perspective can therefore still take place. The extremely volatile situation is continuously reviewed and evaluated in close exchange with the relevant authorities and industry partners.

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Messe Frankfurt

(c) ANDRITZ
ANDRITZ Laroche textile recycling line
22.11.2021

ANDRITZ at Techtextil India 2021

International technology group ANDRITZ will present its innovative nonwovens and textile technologies at the booth of its Indian representative PRN Techtex at Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, India, from November 25 to 27, 2021. A special focus will lie on its technologies for air-through bonding, needlepunch, textile recycling, and processes for biodegradable wipes, like spunlace and WetlaceTM.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through-bonding lines are the preferred choice for producing nonwovens with the best quality of softness and bulk for acquisition distribution layers, top sheets, and back-sheet products. With ANDRITZ carding machines and the new flat belt oven, customers benefit from high-performance fabrics from 16 to 80 gsm, produced with bicomponent fibers. Several Chinese customers have already invested in ANDRITZ aXcess carding machines, which provide perfect web uniformity. In addition, the CETI (European Center for Innovative Textiles) in Lille, France, has installed an air-through-bonding oven from ANDRITZ.

International technology group ANDRITZ will present its innovative nonwovens and textile technologies at the booth of its Indian representative PRN Techtex at Techtextil India 2021 in Mumbai, India, from November 25 to 27, 2021. A special focus will lie on its technologies for air-through bonding, needlepunch, textile recycling, and processes for biodegradable wipes, like spunlace and WetlaceTM.

Air-through Bonding
Air-through-bonding lines are the preferred choice for producing nonwovens with the best quality of softness and bulk for acquisition distribution layers, top sheets, and back-sheet products. With ANDRITZ carding machines and the new flat belt oven, customers benefit from high-performance fabrics from 16 to 80 gsm, produced with bicomponent fibers. Several Chinese customers have already invested in ANDRITZ aXcess carding machines, which provide perfect web uniformity. In addition, the CETI (European Center for Innovative Textiles) in Lille, France, has installed an air-through-bonding oven from ANDRITZ.

Textil-recycling Technologies
Recently, ANDRITZ acquired Laroche SAS, a leading supplier of fiber processing technologies such as opening, blending, dosing, airlay web forming, textile waste recycling, and decortication of bast fibers. The product portfolio further complements and increases the ANDRITZ Nonwoven product range. One focus of this product range lies on complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibers for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end uses.

Needlepunch Technologies
Driven by the dynamic market for durable nonwovens, ANDRITZ has developed an elliptical pre-cylinder tacker – the PA3000. With this modern machine, ANDRITZ is responding to customer demands for higher capacities and lighter products. The PA3000 is an optimized cylinder pre-needleloom, which offers greater speeds and widths and has been specially developed for lighter webs. There is no friction between the web and the rolls, and there are no issues with the visual appearance.

ANDRITZ is also focusing on its latest needling technology for producing veloured felts, mainly for applications in the automotive industry.

In addition, ANDRITZ will be presenting the next generation of its batt-forming technology, the ProWin system. ProWin is a further development of ProDynTM and ProWidTM, which have achieved a high level of acceptance on the market with around 200 systems installed. This technology improves the current weight-profiling options and increases the actual production capacity.

Production of Bio-Wipes
For many years now, ANDRITZ has offered different nonwoven processes, such as spunlace and Wetlace, with one goal in mind: reduction and elimination of plastic raw materials while maintaining the high quality of the desired product properties. The latest development in this field is the ANDRITZ neXline wetlace CP line. This is a fully engineered production line, combining the benefits of wetlaid and drylaid technologies to produce a new generation of biodegradable wipes. This process achieves high performance entirely with plastic-free raw materials. The added benefit of using a blend of fibers, like wood pulp, short-cut cellulosic fibers, viscose, cotton, hemp, bamboo, or linen, without chemical additives, results in a 100% sustainable fabric.

17.11.2021

Techtextil und Texprocess 2022: Innovationen wieder live erleben

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.

Neustart nach coronabedingter Pause: Vom 21. bis 24. Juni 2022 bringen die Techtextil und die Texprocess die Branche der technischen Textilien und der textilen Verarbeitungsindustrie wieder physisch in Frankfurt am Main zusammen.

Rund acht Monate vor der ersten Frankfurter Ausgabe der Techtextil, internationale Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe und der Texprocess, internationale Leitmesse für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien, haben sich für beide Veranstaltungen rund 900 Aussteller*innen, darunter viele Organisator*innen von Gemeinschaftsständen, angemeldet.

Die Zahl der Anmeldungen für die Techtextil liegt aktuell bei etwa 85 Prozent der Vorveranstaltung zum gleichen Zeitpunkt. Die Texprocess verzeichnet bislang rund 70 Prozent des Anmeldestands der Vorveranstaltung.

Beide Messen finden als hybride Veranstaltungen statt und umfassen neben dem physischen Messeangebot mit Rahmenprogramm zahlreiche digitale Zusatz-Angebote für Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen. Anmeldungen für die Techtextil und Texprocess sind weiterhin möglich.


Nachhaltigkeit als Schlüsselthema
Ob die UN Decade of Action, die bis 2030 die Umsetzung der nachhaltigen Entwicklungsziele weltweit vorsieht, der Green Deal der Europäischen Kommission, der Europa bis 2050 zum ersten klimaneutralen Kontinent machen soll, oder das kürzlich von der deutschen Bundesregierung verabschiedete Sorgfaltspflichtengesetz („Lieferkettengesetz“), das Unternehmen für Menschenrechtsverletzungen in ihren Lieferketten haftbar macht: Nachhaltigkeit ist ein zentrales Thema, das auch die Textil- und Modeindustrie bewegt und zu dem die Branche aufgrund ihrer Größe und ihrer Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur viel beitragen kann.

Mit Sustainability@Techtextil und Sustainability@Texprocess stellen beide Leitmessen im Juni 2022 Nachhaltigkeitsansätze der ausstellenden Unternehmen und Institutionen in den Fokus. Fachdiskussionen ergänzen das Thema. Erneut zeichnen die Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards in einer eigenen Kategorie zudem herausragende Leistungen in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit in der Branche aus.

Neu: Areal für internationale textile Startups
Dynamisch und divers: Die Textilbranche ist in Bewegung und textile Startups sind in zahlreichen Zukunftsbereichen wie 3D-Design, Blockchain, E-Commerce oder Nachhaltigkeit aktiv. Die Techtextil und Texprocess stellen erstmals auf einem eigenen Areal internationale Startups für technische Textilien und die textile Verarbeitung vor. Das Areal ergänzt das bewährte und vom Bundeswirtschaftsministerium unterstützte Areal „Junge innovative Unternehmen aus Deutschland“, in dem sich junge Unternehmen mit Sitz in Deutschland vorstellen, die maximal zehn Jahre am Markt sind.

Der textile Nachwuchs steht zudem im Mittelpunkt des Texprocess-Campus, auf dem sich Hochschulen und Universitäten präsentieren.

Denimindustrie im Fokus der Texprocess
Vom Baumwollanbau, über wasserschonende Färbeverfahren bis zum Finishing: So zeitlos Denim-Mode ist, so zahlreich die Mythen und Fakten rund um deren Nachhaltigkeit, aber auch so vielfältig die Innovationen der Branche. Mit der Denim Future Factory (DFF) widmet die Texprocess 2022 der Denimindustrie einen thematischen Schwerpunkt.

Rahmenprogramm mit Foren und Innovation Awards
Mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Foren erhalten Besucher*innen beider Messen an allen Messetagen hochaktuelle und facettenreiche Einblicke in eine Vielzahl an Branchenthemen.

Hervorragende Neu- und Weiterentwicklungen bei technischen Textilien, Vliesstoffen und funktionalen Bekleidungstextilien sowie Technologien und Prozesse für die Verarbeitung von Textilien und flexiblen Materialien werden auch in 2022 mit den Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards ausgezeichnet.

Neues Geländebelegung und Hygieneauflagen
Mit der Ausgabe 2022 nutzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess mit den Hallen 8, 9, 11 und 12 erstmals das Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt.  Hinsichtlich der jeweils geltenden Hygienebestimmungen steht die Messe Frankfurt in engem Austausch mit den zuständigen Behörden, um den Schutz von Aussteller*innen und Besucher*innen zu jedem Zeitpunkt bestmöglich zu gewährleisten.

Techtextil und Texprocess ab sofort immer in den geraden Jahren
Mit der Verschiebung in das Jahr 2022 ändern beide Messen zur kommenden Ausgabe zudem ihren Messerhythmus und wechseln dauerhaft in die geraden Jahre. Auch für 2024 steht mit dem 23. bis 26. April bereits ein neuer Messetermin fest.

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Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

(c) Fibre Extrusion Technology
11.11.2021

FET hails INDEX20 impact

Fibre Extrusion Technology, UK is celebrating a successful INDEX20 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on 22 October. Although the company has a long history in supplying meltspinning equipment for the nonwovens sector, this represents its first venture at a dedicated nonwovens show.
 
FET’s Managing Director, Richard Slack explains. “Techtextil and ITMA have previously been our main exhibitions of choice, but INDEX20 was an ideal vehicle for FET to launch our new laboratory scale spunbond system, which enables client development of nonwoven fabrics in a number of formats and polymers.”
 
FET already has spunbond systems in the field, including composite systems which utilise both spunbond and meltspun functions. The growth in global nonwovens technology, partly driven by demand for pandemic-related materials, is forecast to continue.
 

Fibre Extrusion Technology, UK is celebrating a successful INDEX20 nonwovens exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on 22 October. Although the company has a long history in supplying meltspinning equipment for the nonwovens sector, this represents its first venture at a dedicated nonwovens show.
 
FET’s Managing Director, Richard Slack explains. “Techtextil and ITMA have previously been our main exhibitions of choice, but INDEX20 was an ideal vehicle for FET to launch our new laboratory scale spunbond system, which enables client development of nonwoven fabrics in a number of formats and polymers.”
 
FET already has spunbond systems in the field, including composite systems which utilise both spunbond and meltspun functions. The growth in global nonwovens technology, partly driven by demand for pandemic-related materials, is forecast to continue.
 
“We were delighted with the response at INDEX”, continued Richard Slack. “There was considerable interest shown in the new spunbond system and its potential for lab scale innovation. It’s clear that the industry is seeking new alternatives to synthetics at the moment, and our technology is able to assist with the testing and assessment of many of the new feedstocks being pioneered in this extremely inventive sector, where everyone is suddenly talking and cooperating with everyone else, regardless of whether they are generally competitors. We recorded in excess of 20 serious enquiries from totally new contacts and sectors, including blue chip companies in the hygiene, medical and packaging industries.”
 
“There were initial concerns about projected attendance figures, especially from China and USA companies, but we experienced good footfall from key decision makers, especially those from Europe. It was encouraging to at last experience the opportunity for face-to-face contact with old and new customers on a large scale and we are now starting to reap the benefits with enquiries continuing to flow in”.

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Fibre Extrusion Technology

Photo: Messe Frankfurt
08.11.2021

Techtextil India: Hybrid exhibition in November

India’s leading trade fair in technical textiles, nonwovens and composites, Techtextil India, is ready to make a comeback through its hybrid edition launch from 25 – 27 November 2021. With a series of live product demonstrations, insightful knowledge sessions and B2B networking opportunities, the multimodal trade fair will provide a strong avenue for technical textile professionals to reimagine their business potential.
 
After a successful grand edition in 2019, Techtexil India is all set to return for the very first time since the pandemic. The three-day exhibition will be hosted in a hybrid format from 25 – 27 November 2021, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon which will unite technical textile players from across its varied application areas. Top technical textile brands including JB Ecotex, PARK Nonwoven, Loyal Textiles Lenzing, Mehala, Meera Industries, amongst many others will showcase their latest products at the hybrid fair. Moreover, leading German brands exhibiting at Techtextil India 2021 will be hosted under the German pavilion.

India’s leading trade fair in technical textiles, nonwovens and composites, Techtextil India, is ready to make a comeback through its hybrid edition launch from 25 – 27 November 2021. With a series of live product demonstrations, insightful knowledge sessions and B2B networking opportunities, the multimodal trade fair will provide a strong avenue for technical textile professionals to reimagine their business potential.
 
After a successful grand edition in 2019, Techtexil India is all set to return for the very first time since the pandemic. The three-day exhibition will be hosted in a hybrid format from 25 – 27 November 2021, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon which will unite technical textile players from across its varied application areas. Top technical textile brands including JB Ecotex, PARK Nonwoven, Loyal Textiles Lenzing, Mehala, Meera Industries, amongst many others will showcase their latest products at the hybrid fair. Moreover, leading German brands exhibiting at Techtextil India 2021 will be hosted under the German pavilion.

The conjunction between the physical exhibition and the online business matchmaking platform will make way to a wider range of networking. Local and international visitors who are unable to attend the venue will be able to witness the exhibition virtually through the ‘MFI virtual app’ which will host live knowledge sessions and product demonstrations for visitors. The two-day multimodal trade fair allows the visitors to search for specific products like fibers, yarns, nonwovens, machinery, coated textiles with easy-to-use filters further to which they can share their query or connect directly with the respective exhibitors.

At the same time, visitors attending the venue will be welcomed under a well-organised physical exhibition following the government-authorised safety protocols of ‘MFI SafeConnect’. These protocols will enable visitors to engage in secure face-to-face interactions with exhibitors and witness the latest technical textile technologies and innovations in-person.

Alliance with the Government of Tamil Nadu
In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India 2021. Furthermore, technical textile players from Tamil Nadu such as Cyber Textiles India Pvt Ltd, Jayashree Spun Bond, Lenzing Ag India, Liester Technologies, Loyal Textile Mills Ltd, Milltex Engineers Pvt Ltd, Superfil Products Pvt Ltd, Uster Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd have also confirmed their participation for the exhibition.
Announcing a close co-operation with Messe Frankfurt India for the 2021 edition, Ms Pooja Kulkarni, IAS MD & CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu, stated: “While there are several inherent advantages for the growth of technical textiles in Tamil Nadu specifically, many raw materials used in the production of sanitary products, artificial ligaments, seat belt webbings, airbags are still heavily imported. In this context, the alliance with Techtextil India Forum can help us reduce import dependency and bring investments in R&D, manufacturing, innovation by partnering with global technical textiles companies.”

With 50% of India’s textile mills in Tamil Nadu and complementary clusters of knitting, weaving and medical devices manufacturing in Coimbatore, and Tiruppur, the region provides immense opportunities for Meditech investments. Two petrochemical and refinery units – One in Cuddalore and another in Nagapattinam by CPCL is in the process of being established in Tamil Nadu. These units will enable availability of MMF raw material for the textile industry across the state. Hence, manufacturing in Tamil Nadu can be a win-win arrangement for investors as India provides access to the burgeoning market as well.

International expertise with German pavilion
Techtexil India 2021 edition will feature an exclusive German Pavilion showcasing products and technologies from top German manufacturers, including Autefa Solution Germany GmbH, DILO Systems GmbH, Emtec Electronic GmbH, Georg Sahm GmbH & Co, Karl Mayer Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Merz Maschinenfabrik GmbH and Oerlikon Barmag Zweigniederlassung der Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co.

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Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

DiloGroup at Techtextil India (c) DiloGroup
3D-Lofter
20.10.2021

DiloGroup at Techtextil India

  • DiloGroup looks forward to participating in the Techtextil India show 2021.

DiloGroup offers tailor-made production systems from one supplier and will inform at this forum in the German pavillon about its portfolio and the latest equipment developments from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A new, simplified elliptical needle beam drive makes Hyperpunch technology also attractive for standard application. Hyperpunch HαV allows a more uniform stitch distribution in the preneedling process especially in combination with the new needle pattern 6000X. In a complete needling line this felt homogenization process can be improved further by using the new needle pattern 8000X which is a milestone in the needle pattern development process and results in endproduct surfaces with low markings over a wide range of advances/stroke.

  • DiloGroup looks forward to participating in the Techtextil India show 2021.

DiloGroup offers tailor-made production systems from one supplier and will inform at this forum in the German pavillon about its portfolio and the latest equipment developments from fibre opening to the finished felt.

A new, simplified elliptical needle beam drive makes Hyperpunch technology also attractive for standard application. Hyperpunch HαV allows a more uniform stitch distribution in the preneedling process especially in combination with the new needle pattern 6000X. In a complete needling line this felt homogenization process can be improved further by using the new needle pattern 8000X which is a milestone in the needle pattern development process and results in endproduct surfaces with low markings over a wide range of advances/stroke.

The “3D-Lofter” which was first presented during ITMA 2019 in Barcelona offers a wider range of nonwovens applications by exploring the third dimension. A series of single web forming units which work according to the aerodynamic web forming principle deliver defined fibre masses in varied patterns on a base needlefelt. A stress oriented production of technical formed parts resulting in fibre savings or patterned DI-LOUR or DI-LOOP felts are two examples for this technology which explores new application areas for needlefelts.

The 3D-Lofter technology may also be used “inverted” for filling up bad spots in web mats and thus achieves a better homogeneity of e. g. spunlace, thermobond or airlay products. The DiloLine 4.0 concept offer I4.0 modules which not only support the user but also facilitate quality control and maintenance by a maximum data transparency in production and control of operation. The Dilo solutions “Smart Start” for a fully automatic start of the production line or “DI-LOWATT” for energy savings are accompanied by Siemens solutions which can be selected via App or Data Cloud “MindSphere”.

With more than 370 installations delivered to the nonwovens industry worldwide, DiloGroup has the necessary know-how and the complete equipment portfolio to engineer the perfect production line for any product specification. The efficiency of Dilo production lines is the result of long-term research work and experience. Apart from machines for needling technology we offer in cooperation with partner companies also production lines including thermobonding and hydroentangling components.

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Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG

Techtextil India. Messe Frankfurt
16.09.2021

TN Government signs up for Techtextil India 2021

  • Pushing technical textile investments into the State

In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The TN Government will be promoting technical textile policies through both physical and virtual segments of the hybrid fair, enabling investors to set up integrated facilities. Leading technical textile players from Tamil Nadu and across the nation confirm participation for the three-day business event.
 
As one of the first major business events in India for the technical textile sector since the pandemic, Techtextil India 2021 will reunite the industry to present a strong showcase of technical textile technologies crucial for the development of India across industries such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, infrastructure, sports, apparel etc. The first hybrid edition will take place from 25 – 27 November 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
 

  • Pushing technical textile investments into the State

In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The TN Government will be promoting technical textile policies through both physical and virtual segments of the hybrid fair, enabling investors to set up integrated facilities. Leading technical textile players from Tamil Nadu and across the nation confirm participation for the three-day business event.
 
As one of the first major business events in India for the technical textile sector since the pandemic, Techtextil India 2021 will reunite the industry to present a strong showcase of technical textile technologies crucial for the development of India across industries such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, infrastructure, sports, apparel etc. The first hybrid edition will take place from 25 – 27 November 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
 
Announcing a close co-operation with Messe Frankfurt India for the 2021 edition, the Government of Tamil Nadu further shared that it will be promoting textile policies and highlighting investment prospects at the trade fair in a bid to attract companies and investors to the state. Ms  Pooja Kulkarni IAS MD & CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu said: “While there are several inherent advantages for the growth of technical textiles in Tamil Nadu specifically, many raw materials used in the production of sanitary products, artificial ligaments, seat belt webbings, airbags are still heavily imported. In this context, the Techtextil India Forum can help us reduce import dependency and bring investments in R&D, manufacturing, innovation by partnering with global technical textiles companies.

More information:
Techtextil India
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Messe Frankfurt Hongkong

Cinte Techtextil China 2022 confirmed for September (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
17.08.2021

Cinte Techtextil China 2022 confirmed for September

The 2022 edition of Cinte Techtextil China has been confirmed to take place from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 2021 saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits recorded at the June hybrid event, which offered in-person and digital options for suppliers and buyers.

This year’s edition of Cinte Techtextil China marked the first time the fair was held annually, and the second year physical and online participation options were available, with both aspects well received by exhibitors and visitors.

The 2022 edition of Cinte Techtextil China has been confirmed to take place from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 2021 saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits recorded at the June hybrid event, which offered in-person and digital options for suppliers and buyers.

This year’s edition of Cinte Techtextil China marked the first time the fair was held annually, and the second year physical and online participation options were available, with both aspects well received by exhibitors and visitors.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd elaborated: “The response from our exhibitors this year was the Chinese market is still growing strongly, and having an annual edition allows them to benefit from these opportunities on a more regular basis. The domestic economy has shown strong resilience over 2020 and so far in 2021, and this has allowed the technical textiles and nonwovens sector to maintain the growth momentum it has experienced over the past years. As more economies return to normal in 2022, we expect export orders for the sector to receive a further boost which will benefit those overseas companies with business in the Chinese market.”

Cinte Techtextil China’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span the full range of potential uses of modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also span the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions.

09.08.2021

ANDRITZ at Techtextil Russia 2021

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil Russia 2021 in Moscow, Russia, from September 14–16, 2021. The broad ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, airlay, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil Russia 2021 in Moscow, Russia, from September 14–16, 2021. The broad ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid/WetlaceTM, converting, textile finishing, airlay, recycling, and natural fiber processing.

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ADRITZ AG

TexCoat G4 non-contact precision spray fabric-finishing system (c) Baldwin Technology Company Inc.
02.08.2021

Baldwin at Techtextil North America

  • Introducing TexCoat G4 to US textile industry
  • Non-contact precision spray fabric-finishing system enhances sustainability and process control

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. will be showcasing its TexCoat G4 non-contact precision spray fabric-finishing system at the Techtextil North America trade show, held Aug. 23 to 25, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With extensive sustainability benefits, unprecedented tracking and process control, and Industry 4.0 integration, the TexCoat G4 provides consistently high-quality fabric finishing, with no chemistry waste, and significantly reduced water and energy consumption.

Baldwin’s innovative non-contact spray technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes. The TexCoat G4 consistently and uniformly sprays chemistry across the fabric surface and applies it only where needed, on one or both sides.

  • Introducing TexCoat G4 to US textile industry
  • Non-contact precision spray fabric-finishing system enhances sustainability and process control

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. will be showcasing its TexCoat G4 non-contact precision spray fabric-finishing system at the Techtextil North America trade show, held Aug. 23 to 25, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With extensive sustainability benefits, unprecedented tracking and process control, and Industry 4.0 integration, the TexCoat G4 provides consistently high-quality fabric finishing, with no chemistry waste, and significantly reduced water and energy consumption.

Baldwin’s innovative non-contact spray technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes. The TexCoat G4 consistently and uniformly sprays chemistry across the fabric surface and applies it only where needed, on one or both sides.

Customers can expect no bath contamination during the finishing process, as well as minimal downtime during changeovers, which are made easy with recipe management that includes automated chemistry and coverage selection. The TexCoat G4 also enhances sustainability by wasting no chemistry during color, fabric or chemistry changeovers, and because only the required chemistry volume is applied to the fabric, wet pick-up levels can be reduced by up to 50 percent—leading to 50 percent less water and energy consumption.

Furthermore, in single-side applications, drying steps can be eliminated for various textiles, including those that are back-coated and laminated, thereby streamlining and simplifying the production process.

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Baldwin Technology Company Inc.

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open (c) Messe Frankfurt
08.06.2021

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022.

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022. The desire for personal encounters, direct communication and new impressions is growing from day to day”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies.

Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, emphasises that, “Texprocess and Techtextil are the world’s foremost trade fairs for our innovative sector by a large margin. Both events offer customers an unrivalled overview of state-of-the-art innovations and technological developments – and beyond. Particularly when it comes to the latest trends for sustainability and digitalisation, Texprocess and Techtextil in Frankfurt represent the most important, future-oriented market. This makes it all the more important for both the exhibitor and visitor sides of the sector that we have the opportunity to obtain an overview of the latest market developments, to exchange ideas and information and to initiate new business. We are very relieved about this and hope that, next year, we will once again have the chance to generate new momentum for our sector in the international market.”

For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess will occupy the western sector of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre with a total of four exhibition halls and, with a hybrid format, offer the best of both the physical and immaterial worlds: personal communication, virtual networking opportunities and maximum digital coverage. With a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, Messe Frankfurt will ensure that all visitors and exhibitors can take part safely and with a good feeling.

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Messe Frankfurt

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.

More information:
Heimtextil Techtextil Texprocess
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Messe Frankfurt GmbH

VDMA: Young talents honoured online (c) VDMA
The winners 2020 (from top left to bottom right): Dr. Frederik Cloppenburg, Philippa Böhnke, Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, Dr. Annett Schmieder, Maximilian Speiser, Harry Lucas jun.
03.12.2020

VDMA: Young talents honoured online

In early December, the chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as a web conference for the first time.

Philippa Böhnke, ITM Dresden, and Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, ITA Aachen, were honoured with creativity awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work. The prizes are endowed with 3,000 euros each. Ms. Böhnke’s project dealt with composite implants for the repair and regeneration of bone defects. In his bachelor thesis, Mr. Arañó Romero has developed a spinning machine able to produce yarn with material from the moon. By this, the transport effort in space travel can be minimised, because insulating material for example necessary for a moon base can be produced on the moon directly.

In early December, the chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as a web conference for the first time.

Philippa Böhnke, ITM Dresden, and Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, ITA Aachen, were honoured with creativity awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work. The prizes are endowed with 3,000 euros each. Ms. Böhnke’s project dealt with composite implants for the repair and regeneration of bone defects. In his bachelor thesis, Mr. Arañó Romero has developed a spinning machine able to produce yarn with material from the moon. By this, the transport effort in space travel can be minimised, because insulating material for example necessary for a moon base can be produced on the moon directly.

Harry Lucas, TU Chemnitz, and Maximilian Speiser, Reutlingen University, were awarded two promotion prizes in the category master thesis with prize money of 3,500 euros each. The master thesis of Mr. Lucas deals with the development of a new knitting head for jacquard knitted fabrics, enabling a large variety of colours e.g. in the production of fan scarfs. Mr. Speiser showed in his master thesis a solution for increasing energy efficiency in the nonwovens process.

This year, two promotion prizes of the German Textile Machinery Industry in the dissertation category were awarded to Dr. Frederik Cloppenburg, ITA Aachen, and Dr. Annett Schmieder, TU Chemnitz. In his dissertation Mr. Cloppenburg developed a model for the optimisation of roller cards in the nonwovens process. Ms. Schmieder introduced in her dissertation a damage analysis system for fibre ropes. The system detects when a rope must be replaced e.g. in transport applications.

The award ceremony 2021 shall take place with physical presence again. It is scheduled for early May at the fair Techtextil in Frankfurt.

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VDMA

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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TexCoat F4 Baldwin's revolutionizing Textile finishing system (c) Baldwin
TexCoat F4 Baldwin's revolutionizing Textile finishing system
11.03.2020

Baldwin to introduce TexCoat G4 fabric finishing system at Techtextil North America

Non-contact precision spray technology enhances productivity, sustainability and process control

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. has announced that it will showcase the TexCoat G4 non-contact precision spray fabric finishing system at the Techtextil North America tradeshow, held from May 12 to 14, 2020, in Atlanta (booth #3048).

With extensive sustainability benefits, unprecedented tracking and process control, and industry 4.0 integration, the TexCoat G4 provides consistently high-quality fabric finishing, with no chemistry waste, as well as minimal water and energy consumption. 

Non-contact precision spray technology enhances productivity, sustainability and process control

Baldwin Technology Company Inc. has announced that it will showcase the TexCoat G4 non-contact precision spray fabric finishing system at the Techtextil North America tradeshow, held from May 12 to 14, 2020, in Atlanta (booth #3048).

With extensive sustainability benefits, unprecedented tracking and process control, and industry 4.0 integration, the TexCoat G4 provides consistently high-quality fabric finishing, with no chemistry waste, as well as minimal water and energy consumption. 

Baldwin’s innovative non-contact spray technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes. The TexCoat G4 consistently and uniformly sprays chemistry across the fabric surface and applies it only where needed, on one or both sides of the fabric. Customers can expect no bath contamination during the finishing process, as well as minimal downtime during changeovers, which are made easy with recipe management that includes automated chemistry and coverage selection.

The TexCoat G4 also enhances sustainability by wasting no chemistry during color, fabric or chemistry changeovers, and because only the required chemistry volume is applied to the fabric, wet pick-up levels can be reduced by up to 50 percent—leading to 50 percent less water and energy consumption. Furthermore, in single-side applications, drying steps can be eliminated for various textiles, including those that are back-coated and laminated, thereby streamlining and simplifying the production process.

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Monforts at Techtextil India (c) Monforts
A recent Monforts texCoat installation.
20.11.2019

Monforts at Techtextil India

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will be providing information on its extensive range of coating and finishing technologies for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles at the forthcoming Techtextil India exhibition.

“India is already a very important market for Monforts and there are exciting prospects ahead for Indian manufacturers of technical textiles, who are well positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities,” says Monforts Head of Denim Hans Wroblowski, who will be at the Monforts stand in Hall 4, booth C52 at the show. “India has one of the largest working-age populations in the world and a complete textile value chain for both natural and synthetic fibres.”

In addition, he adds, India’s government, through its Ministry of Textiles, has been actively promoting the growth of technical textiles through various programmes based on investment promotion, subsidies, the creation of infrastructure and the stimulation of consumption.

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will be providing information on its extensive range of coating and finishing technologies for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles at the forthcoming Techtextil India exhibition.

“India is already a very important market for Monforts and there are exciting prospects ahead for Indian manufacturers of technical textiles, who are well positioned to capitalise on growth opportunities,” says Monforts Head of Denim Hans Wroblowski, who will be at the Monforts stand in Hall 4, booth C52 at the show. “India has one of the largest working-age populations in the world and a complete textile value chain for both natural and synthetic fibres.”

In addition, he adds, India’s government, through its Ministry of Textiles, has been actively promoting the growth of technical textiles through various programmes based on investment promotion, subsidies, the creation of infrastructure and the stimulation of consumption.

As a result, India’s Ministry of Textiles is forecasting that the growth of technical textiles in the country will be over 18% annually in the next few years, from a value of US$16.6 billion in 2018 to US$28.7 billion in 2021.

Value addition

High value-added technical products such as wide-width digital printing substrates, carbon fabrics for high-performance composites, filter media, flame retardant barrier fabrics and heavy-duty membranes are now being coated on Monforts texCoat ranges and finished with the company’s industry-leading Montex stenters.

“Since we acquired the technology that our coating units are based on in 2015, we have made a lot of refinements,” says Hans. “All of these developments are reflected in higher coating accuracy and the resulting quality of the treated fabrics. At the same time, our latest multi-functional coating heads offer an unprecedented range of options, with a wide range of modules available.”

The texCoat user interface is now equipped with the unique Monforts visualisation system and the magnetic doctor blade has greater power reserves. Options include a carbon fibre-reinforced composite coating drum with a more scratch-resistant surface and maximum rigidity and remote control which simplifies exact adjustment for the operator.

Montex stenters in special executions are meanwhile ideal for the drying and finishing of both technical woven fabrics and nonwovens and characterised by high stretching devices in both length and width.

“The European-built Montex range of stenters has earned its leading position in the technical textiles market due to the overall robustness, reliability and economy of these machines,” Hans concludes. “Whatever the intended end-product – and we continue to discover potentially new areas in which technical textiles can be utilised all the time – we have the machine specification and know-how to turn ideas into reality. In India we also benefit from the strong sales and service support of A.T.E. Enterprises.”

Texchtextil India takes place alongside World of Composites at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from November 20-22.

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG by AWOL Media.