The planning for Techtextil and Texprocess from 23 to 26 April 2024 is off to a promising start. Exhibitors from more than 40 countries have already registered to take part. This also includes exhibitors who decided not to participate in 2022. The coming trade fair editions will revolve around the theme of sustainability and present future-oriented solutions for the textile industry.

Start-ups are to be given a high-visibility platform fairs to find business partners at the fairs. Techtextil and Texprocess reflect the innovative power of technical textiles, textile manufacturing and processing technologies. This is demonstrated by a broad spectrum of exhibitor presentations and a comprehensive complementary programme, including the Techtextil or Texprocess Innovation Awards.

"It is a strong signal that exhibitors we missed at Techtextil and Texprocess 2022 have announced their participation again for the coming year. This confirms the international relevance of the two fairs. We offer the industry's most important innovation platform for presenting products and technologies to an international audience, exchanging ideas with the industry and expanding knowledge," explained Sabine Scharrer, director Techtextil and Texprocess.

More than a year before the start of the events, companies from over 40 countries, including Italy, South Korea and the United States, have already registered to take part. As a new exhibitor country, compared with 2022, Brazil will be represented again. All product segments, from fibres and yarns to nonwovens and coated textiles, including textile manufacturing technology, will be presented at Techtextil. Machines, plants and processes, from cutting, sewing and embroidery technology to printing technologies and finishing, will be on show at Texprocess.

Visitors can look forward to Carrington Textiles from Great Britain, Concordia Textiles from Belgium, Everest Textile from Taiwan, Kuraray from Japan, Kusumgar Corporates from India, Groz-Beckert, Outlast Technologies and Sandler from Germany as exhibitors at Techtextil and ASTAS from Turkey, FK GROUP SPA from Italy, Kai Corporation and Tajima Industries from Japan, Amann & Söhne, Assyst/Style3D, bullmer, Brother Internationale Industriemaschinen and Dürkopp Adler from Germany at Texprocess. In addition, numerous organisers of joint stands have declared their participation. From Germany, for example, the IVGT – Industrieverband Veredlung – Garne – Gewebe – Technische Textilien e.V. (Industrial Association for Finishing – Yarns – Fabrics – Technical Textiles), VDMA Services GmbH with the VDMA Textile Machinery, the Saxon joint stand organised by the Verband der Nord-Ostdeutschen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie (Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry) or Bayern Innovativ with a joint presentation. Internationally, country presentations from China, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Switzerland are already announced.

"Techtextil, and especially the event in Frankfurt, as the leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, has shown in recent decades that it brings business partners together in one central location – not only from Europe, but from all over the world. We are looking forward to meeting the entire textile world again in Frankfurt at Techtextil 2024 and to holding personal meetings with business friends and partners. The Lenzing Group will continue to bring the idea of sustainability in the fibre industry to the world of technical textiles. Techtextil offers us an ideal platform for this," said Oliver Spöcker, director workwear & protective wear, global commercial director FR Fibers at Lenzing AG.

In 2022 96% of visitors to Techtextil and 94% to Texprocess achieved their goals for visiting the fair. The coming edition also meets these requirements to a high degree. Here, the international participants in the sector and relevant market players come together in an ideal setting. The extensive complementary programme, including the Techtextil or Texprocess Forum and Innovation Awards, complements the visit to the fair.

Focus on sustainable solutions

Sustainability and the EU Textile Strategy already proved to be a highly relevant topic for the branch at previous editions and, in particular, at Techtextil and Texprocess 2022. For example, 96 percent of trade visitors to Techtextil and 97 percent to Texprocess said that sustainability would play a role for their company in the next three to five years. The two leading trade fairs are responding to these developments with a comprehensive range of products. Companies with sustainable products and innovations, as well as recycling technologies, will be specifically highlighted and the complementary programme for information and knowledge exchange expanded. For example, guided tours to selected exhibitors with sustainable solutions will be offered for the first time.

Room for something new: start-ups at Techtextil and Texprocess

Young, innovative companies receive special attention at Techtextil and Texprocess. They can be targeted in a separate area and have the opportunity to present their products to international decision-makers. At the world's leading trade fairs, they can find new business partners and customers. They also benefit from international media interest and can access new target groups.

Texprocess presents the denim processing of the future

Visitors to Techtextil and Texprocess will find special shows tailored to their interests. For example, a separate area at Texprocess is devoted to denim production and processing. Here, visitors can experience innovative approaches for the growth market of denim at first hand.

Photo: Messe Frankfurt / Jean-Luc Valentin