Cooling fabrics, smart light technology, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning and cloud connected smart machines were just some of the highlights during the recent fifteenth edition of Techtextil North America and fourth Texprocess Americas.
The co-located events brought 567 Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas exhibitors representing 32 countries, while total attendance grew to 8,292, roughly a 4% increase over the 2016 events. Country pavilions included Italy, Texclubtec, Belgium, China, Taiwan, High-Tex from Germany, and SEAMS Made in USA. The co-located events once again returned strong numbers, and continue on their path of consistent growth in the quality and amount of visitors and exhibitors over the past editions.
“It was clear that everyone, both visitors and exhibitors, could feel the energy and excitement on the show floor,” stated Dennis Smith, President & CEO of Messe Frankfurt Inc., “We are proud to serve as the platform for furthering the growth and development of the North American technical textile and sewn products industries. There is an immense amount of talent and innovation coming from the U.S., and Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas have become the premier events where professionals from all industries come to see the trends and technologies that are coming their way. We are truly grateful for the large network of exhibiting and visiting companies responsible for the growth of these two events, and we look forward to our continued success together, next in our 2019 edition of Techtextil North America in Raleigh, North Carolina and then back in Atlanta for the 2020 co-located events.”