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Techtextil and Texprocess to offer wide range of products for textile and clothing industry

Techtextil and Texprocess fairs will focus on today’s and tomorrow’s textile value added chain.

9th March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Interiors, Packaging

The leading international fairs for technical textiles, nonwovens and the processing of textile and flexible materials will offer solutions for the entire manufacturing process of textile and clothing from 4-7 May 2015 in Frankfurt.

Techtextil and Texprocess fairs will focus on today’s and tomorrow’s textile value added chain, exploring the future development possibilities for textile and clothing industry.

Opportunities for intervention

In the past, the processes in the textile sector resembled a staircase. The products were delivered gradually to the following step as the processing depth increased. At the end of the process, there was the finished product, waiting to be directed towards the end consumer or user. A feedback to the foot of the staircase in general only occurred with the aim of ordering fresh supply or stopping the process.

Thrace Group. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Jean-Luc Valentin

Opportunities for intervention in the process were possible only to a limited extent. Mistakes and delays accrued from one stage to the next, because the processes followed on chronologically from one another.

 Gap closing of the processing chain

Nowadays, the industry is speaking of a value added chain. A closed cycle interlocks the single processing steps. Thanks to modern information technology systems, which are available worldwide and provide for automatic feedback, all links of the processing chain, are communicating among each other. By this way, all segments of the value added chain starting with the fibre and ending with the finished product take benefit from the accelerated processes.

Therefore, the development phase and last but not least the time-to-market time span can be reduced. The former one-way street has now become a closed process cycle – interdisciplinary collaboration has triumphed.

Bobbining Machine, OMR. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Jean-Luc Valentin

Such development had an effect on the manufacturers and processors of technical textiles and nonwovens. All steps of the textile production chain have joined to an IT-supported communicative whole unit. By this way, all chain links have a multitude of processing options, which would not be possible by unilateral approach.

Innovative products on offer

The Techtextil fair will offer a wide range of innovative materials, which can be used in an open-ended manner by taking into account all processing options. The already existing large number of processors at the Textextil fair has been increased and will be further increased at the Texprocess fair.

 In addition, the Texprocess fair will present ancillary products, like special yarns and threads and the appropriate needles. The quality requirements can be ensured by means of CAD/CAM controlled equipment.

Automotive nonwoven, Fibertex. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH/Jean-Luc Valentin

In addition, documentation for safety-critical products will be provided. Fixing, lining and laminating equipment is there to join and secure ready-cut items of textile and non-textile materials. IT systems in the apparel industry already handle highly complex data sets. By this way, technical product cycles can be managed at a reasonable cost starting with the design and ending with marketing.  

Innovative apparel show

The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs will present by their complete spectrum of exhibits, including all fields of the textile value added chain from preliminary processing of textile materials to processing technologies.

This year, Techtextil and Texprocess will offer exhibitors and visitors more information about the individual product ranges on display. With a focus on functional clothing, emphasis is given to an area which overlaps both fairs, thus linking high-end textile products with innovative processing.

 A further fair highlight will be the Innovative Apparel Show, where universities and fashion schools will present on all exhibition days ways of innovative processing of new textiles.

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