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Heimtextil 2014: large number of exhibitors with prominent European returnees

Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 11 January 2014 will welcome the international home-textile sector with a top line-up. Leading manufacturers of branded products from home and abroad are ready to present the world's biggest range of home and contract textiles. "The coming Heimtextil will be distinguished by a fantastic exhibitor line-up. Several prominent European companies have registered again after a period of absence. And there are many new and interesting exhibitors taking part", reports Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies of Messe Frankfurt.

The Who's Who of the international wall-covering sector will make their presentations together with renowned textile publishers in the fully booked-up Hall 3.1. The highlights at Heimtextil 2014 will include the product presentations by Alhambra Internacional (Spain), Arte, N.V. Wind (both from Belgium), A.S. Création Tapeten, Kobe, Tapetenfabrik Rasch (all from Germany), Clarke & Clarke (Great Britain), Elitis, Texdecor (both from France), Erre Erre and Limonta (both from Italy). Among the renowned returnees will be Chivasso (The Netherlands), Diabolo (Belgium), Erfurt and Zimmer+Rohde (both Germany).

SATI Germany is back again in Hall 3.0 where the exhibitor highlights will include Deco Team (Germany) with a comprehensive presentation and programme of events. The companies making up the Deco Team are Alfred Apelt, Gardisette, HECO Textilverlag, Höpke, Porschen, Sonnhaus, Stoeckel & Grimmler and Unland.

Expansion in the digital-printing market: more exhibitors, more exhibition space
There has been an outstanding development in the 'Digital Print' product group in Hall 4.2. The number of exhibitors and the exhibition space occupied have increased significantly for the coming fair. The leading companies – Durst, Reggiani (both from Italy), Hewlett-Packard (USA), Kornit Digital (Israel), Pod Iberia (Portugal) and SPGprints (The Netherlands) – are taking part in Heimtextil or have bigger exhibition stands than in 2013.

Hall 4.1, where the decorative and furniture-fabric specialists of the Consorzio Promozione Tendaggio (Italy) rank among the top exhibitors, is also fully booked up. Moreover, the high-grade product spectrum there will be enriched by the return of premium suppliers, Alois Tessitura Serica, Para, Pienostile and Viganò (Italy) and Deltracon (Belgium).

Decorail (Belgium) is a new exhibitor in the 'sun' section in Hall 5.1. Additionally, Maron (Switzerland) and Schadebo (The Netherlands) are returning to the fair. Other key players in the sector include Coulisse (The Netherlands), Erfal, Gardinia Home Decor, Kadeco, Liedeco, MHZ and Teba (all from Germany).

Bed and bathroom: top players on board
Hall 8 is also fully booked up and will be the focal point for bed linen, bedding and bathroom textiles at Heimtextil 2014. Almost all key players of the bedding sector will be represented, e.g., Badenia, Billerbeck, Heinrich Häussling, OBB and Traumina (all Germany). Back again are Centa Star (Germany) and Davilla (Austria). Heimtextil is also distinguished by a broad spectrum in the bed-linen segment and all well-known German and international brands will be represented, including Adam Matheis, Biberna Schmänk, Bierbaum, Dibella, Estella, Fleuresse, Formesse, Ibena, Irisette, Kaeppel, Klaus Herding and Wülfing (all Germany), Veba (Czech Republic), Casual Textil (Spain) and CTI - Chaulnes Textiles Industries (France). As in the past, renowned bathroom-textile manufacturers, such as Ernst Feiler und W. F. Gözze (both from Germany), are also taking part.

There is also positive news for Hall 11 with Möve Frottana (Germany), Arli Group with the Damai brand (The Netherlands) and Grund (Czech Republic) having announced their return to Hall 11.0. Taking part for the first time will be Bedeck (Great Britain), House in Style (The Netherlands) and Casatex with the Laura Ashley brand (Greece). Other renowned exhibitors include Cawö, Kitan with the Esprit brand, Kleine Wolke, Pichler, Sander (all from Germany), Deschamps with the Tommy Hilfiger brand (Belgium), Desigual (Spain) and Vossen (Austria).

New generation of designers particularly well represented
The established highlights in Hall 11.1 once again include Curt Bauer (Germany), Fischbacher, Schlossberg (both from Switzerland) and Kas (Australia), as well as high-grade exhibitors such as Albrecht Creative (Germany) and returnee Mastro Raphael (Italy). Taking part for the first time are selected young designers who will be presenting inspired and innovative textile developments, as well as creative product ideas for bathroom, bedroom and table textiles, at the 'New&Next' newcomer area. They include the following companies: Crishome Tex, Sirftex (both from Portugal), Colorkitchen, Lanui (both from Germany), Divine Marquise (Belgium), Leomax Cashmere Collection (United Arab Emirates), Maison des Dunes (Morocco), Orgamint (Latvia) and Slowcolor (USA).



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