Heat and fire resistant basalt fabrics, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning and automated laser treated denim were just some of the highlights during the 13th edition of Techtextil North America, and third Texprocess Americas that took place May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was once again co-located with JEC Americas in Hall B of the convention center. The trifecta of three shows in one provided a global gathering of technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, composites, sewn products and equipment.
The event spanned over 166,000 net square feet and hosted 589 Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas exhibitors attracting 9,357 visitors which was up from the 2014 show. Country pavilions included Italy, Belgium, China, Germany, China, Taiwan, Business France and SEAMS Made in USA. Techtextil North America’s numbers were strong and showed no wavering even with the nonwovens based IDEA show held over the same dates. Texprocess Americas 2016 has shown a consistent growth in the quality and amount of visitors and exhibitors over the past editions.
“The buzz and energy was extraordinary on the show floor,” stated Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America, “We are proud to take these events to the next level as we better serve the US Sewn products industry, Made in America manufacturers and the Technical textile industry. We are a global business platform that will continue to attract potential new customers from North America, Latin America and around the world. We hope that all our exhibitors are looking to build new business relationship in the same approach. We look forward to the next chapter in our journey and would welcome everyone to our 2017 Techtextil edition in Chicago and the joint platform once again in Atlanta in 2018”.
With 20 symposium sessions being held throughout the three show days and four extra bonus sessions taking place the Symposium was buzzing with visitors and speakers discussing the new and innovative topics in the industry. Welding, Smart future textiles, Sustainability, Automation, 3D, Reshoring, Sewing technologies and more were a part of the nearly 90 presentations that were made during Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas.
The 14th edition of Techtextil North America, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will be co-located with JEC Americas, June 20-22, 2017 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Messe Frankfurt Inc. also announced the show dates for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, which will take place May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.