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Innovation in Frankfurt, suspended operations in Russia

Messe Frankfurt RUS activities on hold until further notice as over 1,000 companies sign up for show in Germany.

1st March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt, Germany

Industrial, Protective

Messe Frankfurt is opening the registration for the Techtextil Innovation Awards 2022, ahead of the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from June 21-24th.

The international events organiser is meanwhile suspending all of its events in Russia and said in a brief statement: “The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an unprecedented threat to peaceful coexistence in Europe. Messe Frankfurt supports all of the federal government’s sanctions. Against this background, the management of Messe Frankfurt decided today to suspend events of its subsidiary Messe Frankfurt RUS until further notice.”

Among other events, this casts uncertainty on the Techtextil Russia event which was scheduled to take place in Moscow from September 20-22.


Techtextil and Texprocess 2022 in Frankfurt already have registrations from more than 1,000 international exhibitors and twelve national pavilions.

The deadline for applications for the Innovation Awards is March 25, 2022.

Innovative new products are being sought in the following categories – concept, technology, material, application, product, sustainability and circular economy, sustainable technology and recycling, and technology and digitalization. New, unconventional ideas, concepts and visions are particularly welcome. The Techtextil Innovation Award supports progressive approaches and dialogue between researchers, the manufacturing industry and users. For the first time, Techtextil will also mark an outstanding development in the field of functional or performing textiles materials for fashion with the Techtextil Performance Fashion Award.

Forward looking

“We are pleased to promote forward-looking progress in the field of technical textiles through the Techtextil Innovation Awards 2022,” sid Michael Jänecke, director of brand management for technical textiles and textile processing. “This year, sustainability and digitalization will again be honored in a separate category.”

Entries selected by an independent international jury will be presented to international trade visitors and media representatives in a special area at Techtextil 2022. For the first time, the winners will also be presented virtually, as part of the digital extension of Techtextil 2022.

Entries are invited from exhibitors at Techtextil 2022, as well as companies, institutes, universities, polytechnics and individuals not represented at the fair.

The developments submitted should have been introduced shortly before being launched onto the market or, if already available on the market, not have been so for more than two years.

Additionally, they may not have been chosen for any other award.


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