Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2018 suggest a bright future for the technical textile, nonwovens and sewn products industries
Cooling fabrics, smart light technology, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning, and cloud connected smart machines were just some of the highlights during the fifteenth edition of Techtextil North America, and fourth Texprocess Americas that took place May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The co-located events brought together the latest innovators in technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, sewn products, equipment, and technology.
The 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.
With 18 paid symposium sessions (including two bonus Lunch N' Learn sessions) being held throughout the first and second day and complimentary sessions taking place on the show floor, the co-located events were buzzing with visitors and speakers discussing new technology, game-changing research and cross-industry collaborations. Among the topics presented, smart textiles, wearables and the future of the technology that powers them proved to be top of mind for many attendees. In addition, how automation, robotics and connected machines are contributing to the industry's evolution made an evident impression on both visitors and exhibitors alike.
The sixteenth edition of Techtextil North America, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place February 26-28, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Messe Frankfurt Inc. announced that the show dates for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas which will take place May 12-14, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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