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One-time summer edition for Heimtextil

Unique opportunity to establish business contacts in completely new areas through cross-networking.

31st January 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt, Germany


Heimtextil will take place as a one-time summer special in Frankfurt from June 21 to 24, 2022, parallel to the Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs, for technical textiles and nonwovens and the processing of textile and flexible materials respectively.

The decision to hold a summer edition this year is the result of a positive vote from the home and contract textile industry, which is longing for a re-start of personal business meetings this year. Exhibitors and buyers will also benefit from valuable synergy effects between the three international trade fair formats.

“It is great to see the high level of trust that our exhibitors have in us, even after more than two years of the pandemic,” said Olaf Schmidt, vice president of textiles and textile technologies for show organiser Messe Frankfurt. “The need to finally return to personal business meetings and new global contacts in face-to-face exchanges before the end of this year is as strong as ever – even if the reunion this year will take place at a different time.”

Long-standing exhibitors such as the Jover Group and Lenzing have already confirmed their presence.

“From our point of view, it is a good decision to reschedule Heimtextil to summer this year,” said Francisco Jover Pastor, CEO of Jover Group. “We need a platform to present our new products to the market. The industry needs to see each other again – a personal relationship is so important. We hope that the situation this summer will allow exhibitors and visitors to travel freely and that the fair will mark the beginning of a return to normality.”

©Messe Frankfurt

“It means a lot to us that Heimtextil 2022 will be held as part of the Summer Special,” added Ebru BayramoÄŸlu, head of global business development at the Lenzing Group. “In June, we will finally be able to connect personally with the global trade again at a central location and show what is possible with Tencel lyocell and modal fibres for the interior sector. Especially for home textiles, it is very important to see and touch the products. We are looking forward to many new contacts and to seeing long-time customers.”

Value chain

With the three trade fairs taking place together, national and international buyers will be able to experience global trends and innovations along large parts of the textile value chain bundled in one place – from fibres and yarns, through functional textiles, textile technologies and production and finishing processes, to the end product for textile interiors and recycling.

“The close proximity to Techtextil and Texprocess provides Heimtextil buyers with exciting new perspectives on the functionalities of technical textiles or nonwovensm as well as processing technologies for the home textiles industry,” said Scmidt. “Through these synergies, we will create additional incentives to attract national and international buyers for the re-launch of Heimtextil in summer.”

The simultaneous presence of retailers, interior designers, textile engineers, architects, material experts from research and development, as well as machine and technology specialists, will also give exhibitors at all three trade fairs the unique opportunity to establish business contacts in completely new areas through cross-networking.

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