Techtextil North America

Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.


Registration now open for Techtextil 2019

A magnet for visitors of both fairs will be the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special show, organisers report.

31st January 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

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

Techtextil and Texprocess will present the complete spectrum of technical textiles, nonwovens and textile processing technology in Frankfurt am Main, from 14-17 May 2019. Under the motto Space for Innovation, Techtextil, a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, will present the complete spectrum of technical textiles, functional apparel textiles and textile technologies and their applications.

Space for Progress is the motto of the concurrent Texprocess that, as the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, will show the latest machines, plant, processes and services for making up textile and flexible materials. Companies can now register to exhibit at both events.

“Innovation and progress. With these two keywords, we are launching next year’s Techtextil and Texprocess where we will bring together textile manufacturers, users and processes who are always in advance of their time and who offer and use textile solutions that transcend sector boundaries,” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt.

Textile intelligence at Techtextil

Functional and smart textiles for garments, the automobile industry, sport, medicine and hazard protection are one of the focal points of the coming Techtextil. Additionally, a comprehensive complementary programme of lectures, discussions, awards and other events will offer supplementary insights into the latest developments in the sector.

Karl Mayer at Techtextil 2017. © Innovation in Textiles

Digital connectivity

Digitalisation as a driving force of innovation in the textile industry will be one of the main themes at Texprocess. Following the success of the last event, a digital textile micro-factory will once again show a fully networked textile production chain in live operation. Now, in addition to a production chain for garments, trade visitors will also be able to see the complete process for textiles for other areas of application, such as the automobile industry.

Special show

A magnet for visitors of both fairs will be the Urban Living – City of the Future special show, organisers report. Cities are the living space of the future. Half of the world’s population already lives in cities. By 2050, almost 70% of all people will dwell in metropolises and megacities.

Dyneema at Techtextil 2017. © Innovation in Textiles

Thought leaders, trend experts and textile specialists have given consideration to which interfaces between technology and textiles will grow together in the interests of urban quality of life and where technical textiles will have a particular influence on architecture, clothing, mobility and civilisation in the future.

At the last edition of Techtextil and Texprocess in May 2017, 1,789 exhibitors from 66 countries were represented. Over 47,500 visitors from 114 countries made their way to Frankfurt Fair to find out about the most innovative products in the field of technical textiles and the latest processing technologies.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more