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Techtextil North Americas Symposium to present new technology and innovations

During the three-day technical textile event visitors are able participate in 10 hot topic sessions plus two bonus sessions.

16th March 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Atlanta, GA

Industrial, Packaging, Clothing/​Footwear, Construction, Sustainable, Sports/​Outdoor

Techtextil North America, held from 3-5 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta is to host over 30 hand selected industry experts from around the world that plan to reveal advanced technologies at the premier symposium held concurrently with the show floor.

Techtextil North America is co-located with Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas. The trifecta of these shows brings together the full spectrum of technical textiles, nonwovens, sewn products and equipment, technology and composites into one central location, organisers report.

During the three-day technical textile event visitors are able participate in 10 hot topic sessions plus two bonus sessions put on by IAF and a joint session hosted by Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas. Visitors can expect to connect with potential new partners, learn about exciting new technologies and discover how they can grow their business while partaking in the Techtextil North America Symposium.

Tension structures

During this session, visitors can learn more about the architectural perspective of a tension structure and what to know about tension structures from an architectural point-of-view.

The session will then turn to an engineering perspective and what to expect from a tension structure in relationship to engineering loads and what it takes to erect a tension structure and have it be safe and last based on the lifetime of the fabric selected. The session will then add a fabrication perspective and what is involved with the fabrication of a tension structure from a fabricators perspective and what it takes to work with a client within all of these different aspect.

Textile testing

Textile testing plays a major role in the development of new products, as well as maintaining quality standards of existing products. This session focuses on how testing affects the textile industry.

Advancements in nonwovens

The nonwovens session will focus on the latest machinery developments and all segments of the industry from web formation to bonding including needle punching, spunbonding and melt blowing to hydroentangling, and thermal bonding. New and emerging product lines will also be a focus.    

New fibre technologies

Part One is intended for those new to the synthetic fibre industry, those needing a good understanding of fibre fundamentals, and those interested in learning about the latest commercially significant fibre processes.

In Part Two of this session visitors will learn from experts about the most recent synthetic fibre developments expected to have technical and commercial significance in the field of synthetic fibres. Advanced products from micro, nanofibres to carbon fibres will be discussed.

Smart textiles

In this session, attendees can discover advancements and future expectations in smart, functional and innovative textiles. It will present an introduction to new functions and unique structures of textiles suitable for many challenging applications related to engineering and medical applications.

Innovations in geosynthetic textiles

Geosynthetics are being utilized for a variety of construction applications that were once thought to be only in the realm of concrete or steel, allowing for construction of structures in extreme conditions, such as very soft soils, in underwater locations and in contaminated or extreme pH conditions. This session will feature presentations on new and innovative Geosynthetic textile technologies for geotechnical and civil engineering applications.


Many companies in the textile industry have embarked on a path toward sustainability. This session focuses on sustainability champions sharing their thoughts on emerging technologies, latest trends and the future efforts of maintaining some degree of sustainability while running a profitable enterprise.

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