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Saltex and mtex+ sign cooperation agreement

At the upcoming Saltex, representatives of research institutions will get the opportunity to show their innovative exhibits.

20th February 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dornbirn

Medical/Hygiene, Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

Eight companies of the Smart Textiles Platform from the Austrian region Vorarlberg will exhibit at the seventh international fair for technical textiles mtex+, which takes place from 29-30 May in Chemnitz, Germany.

“We already took part at the mtex+ several times with a joint booth and we would like to expand the interesting contacts we made,” explained Smart-Textiles coordinator Günter Grabher. “We are glad that the trade fair organisers from Chemnitz and Dornbirn, Austria, officially agreed upon a cooperation between mtex+ and Saltex.”

Key element of the agreement is the mutual accordance of advantageous conditions for companies from both regions Vorarlberg and East Germany to participate at the shows. “From our perspective the profiles of both events are fully complementary. They both take place in the centre of innovative textile regions. Interesting is also the fact that mtex+ and the exhibition for lightweight construction LiMA take place at the same time,” said Dr-Ing Jenz Otto, Managing Director of the association for the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry, Chemnitz, Germany. He announced that several member companies of the vti will showcase for the first time their novelties on a joint booth at Saltex.

Successful premiere

At the second edition of Saltex, a trade fair and a symposium on smart textiles and high-performance materials, leading associations like the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry, as well as the industry association ivgt for technical textiles, again confirmed their participation. Further industry enterprises like Alge Elastic, Getzner or Güth & Wolf registered as exhibitors. At the upcoming Saltex, representatives of research institutions will get the opportunity to show their innovative exhibits.

The second edition of Saltex puts smart textiles into the spotlight. © Saltex

After the experience of the successful premiere in 2016 the association Carbon Composites (CCeV) based in Augsburg, Germany decided to participate again at Saltex upcoming September. CCeV is a group of companies and research facilities that covers the entire value chain of high-performance fibre composites in the DACH region.

“Last but not least a trade fair like Saltex is very interesting for us due to the geographical proximity. We are primarily cross-linked in the DACH region, consider ourselves as an innovation driver and seek the dialogue with interesting partners from hybrid lightweight construction. Therefore, we feel that the trade segment High Performance Materials is the right place for us,” commented Alexander Gundling, Managing Director, Carbon Composites e.V.

Smart textiles

The second edition of Saltex puts smart textiles into the spotlight. Potential users from construction, mobility, medical or sports and lifestyle as well as smart textile developers shall start a dialogue. Second core topic is the development, production and application of textile high-performance materials (HPM). Integral link and visitor magnet is the Smart Textiles Symposium, that takes place simultaneously with the exhibition Saltex since 2016. Visits at companies located in Vorarlberg will round up the events programme.

At the second edition of Saltex, leading associations again confirmed their participation. © Saltex

Saltex, which takes place from 12-13 September, will be held concurrently with the  57th Dornbirn-GFC. The traditional Mayor’s evening will be co-hosted by both organisers Saltex and Dornbirn-GFC as bilateral networking event.

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