With nine months still to go before the doors open, 85 percent of exhibition space at Techtextil 2017 has already been booked, which means the next edition of the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens (9 to 12 May 2017) will grow in comparison to the previous fair.
“Technical textiles rank among the most important driving forces of growth in the textile sector. The fact that so many companies have already registered for Techtextil 2017 is an indication of how dynamically the sector is developing”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt.
To date, 750 companies from 39 countries have booked exhibition space at Techtextil 2017. They include market leaders such as Forster Rohner, Freudenberg, Groz-Beckert, IBENA Textilwerke, Lenzing, Mehler Texnologies, Outlast Europe, PHP fibres, Sandler, Sattler PRO-TEX, Schoeller Textil, SIOEN Fabrics and Trützschler. Around 15 percent of them will be exhibiting for the first time or are returning to Techtextil after a period of absence.
As in the past, numerous countries will be represented by national pavilions. Belgium and Italy have increased the size of their pavilions and firm bookings have already been received from China, France, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA. From conductive yarns, via smart textiles, to composites and lightweight constructions, Techtextil 2017 will present the complete spectrum of textile solutions for the automobile industry, construction and architecture, industry, medicine and clothing.
Meannwhile, Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials (9 to 12 May 2017), will be held concurrently with Techtextil and offer insights into all aspects of textile processing, including textile finishing and digital printing.