Texprocess 2017 that started on May 9th is the biggest ever with 312 exhibitors from 36 countries, which is 14% more exhibitors than the 273 from 33 countries in 2015.
Held in parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess is showcasing for the fourth time, all stages of the value creation train in the textile and apparel industries, including design technologies, IT, various processes and procedures for cutting, sewing, seaming, embroidering and knitting, as well as technologies for finishing, textile printing and logistics.
Texprocess is offering additional stimulus for the sector with the first ever Digital Textile Micro Factory.
Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt, says, “Texprocess demonstrates the unbelievable dynamism that currently exists in the textile-processing industry. Particularly in areas like cutting, as well as sewing, seaming and fastening technologies, we are seeing strong growth among exhibitors. At the same time, automation of the processes involved is becoming ever more important.”
Elgar Straub, Managing Director of the VDMA’s Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Division, concurs, “Personalization of clothing, digitalization of the value creation chain and new technologies such as digital printing and sustainable processing technologies are the major issues currently preoccupying the sector.”
All international market leaders are present at Texprocess, and they include Amann, Astas, assyst/Human Solutions, Barudan, Brother, bullmer, Caron Technology, Dürkopp Adler, Epson, Filiz Makina, Gemini CAD Systems, Gerber Technology, Gütermann, JUKI, Kuris Spezialmaschinen, MACPI, Malkan, Mitsubishi, Morgan Tecnica, Pegasus, Pfaff, Serkon Tekstil Makina, SMRE, Strima, Tajima, Teseo, Tetas, Veit and Zünd.
Newcomers to the show are among others Caron Technology (Italy), Gemini CAD Systems (Rumania), Mitsubishi Electric Europe (France) and Trotec Laser (Austria).
Additional exhibitors come mainly from Turkey (up 10) and Italy (up 9), as well as from China (up 9) and Japan (up 4). China, Japan and Taiwan are each represented with a national pavilion. Altogether, 204 of the exhibitors are from outside Germany (2015: 161) and 108 are German (2015: 112).