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Techtextil to collaborate with Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress

MFC participants will have the opportunity to visit Techtextil’s information stand to see what is on the agenda of the next Techtextil.

8th September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dornbirn

Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Construction, Civil Engineering, Medical/Hygiene

Techtextil and the Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress (MFC) in Austria are collaborating on their next editions, aiming to create stronger links between textile research and application.

This year’s MFC, which is taking place from 20-22 September, will be the 55th time the congress has been held, and participants will have the opportunity to visit Techtextil’s information stand to see what is on the agenda of the next Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which will be held from 9-12 May 2017. In turn, Dornbirn MFC will put together a three-hour block of lectures as part of the Techtextil Symposium 2017 and will also be represented with a stand at the trade fair.

“In sectors such as technical textiles and nonwovens that are driven by innovation there is a close link between research and application. The Dornbirn MFC provides a platform to present the results of the latest research, while Techtextil shows ‘real life’ product innovations,” commented Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt.

Techtextil Symposium

This will be the 19th time the Techtextil Symposium is held. It features international experts from research and industry presenting current research results and products covering all aspects of technical textiles and nonwovens.

MFC participants will have the opportunity to visit Techtextil’s information stand to see what is on the agenda of the next Techtextil. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Thomas Fedra

The symposium takes place in conjunction with the Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs. In addition to the recognized lectures on specialist topics, there will for the first time be roundtable discussions and workshops. The lecture topics for 2017 will be selected by an international jury of experts from the topic suggestions submitted.

Collaboration between France and Austria

Avantex, the international trade fair for high-tech fashion fabrics in Paris, is also collaborating with the Austrian Chemical Fibres Institute in the context of the Dornbirn MFC. Since September 2015 Avantex has been organised by Messe Frankfurt’s French subsidiary.

Dornbirn MFC will put together a three-hour block of lectures as part of the Techtextil Symposium 2017 and will also be represented with a stand at the trade fair. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Jean-Luc Valentin

Visitors will benefit from the fact that the two events, Avantex and the Dornbirn MFC, have been scheduled close together. Avantex is being held from 12-15 September and the Dornbirn MFC in the following week from 20-22 September. “This makes it possible, for example, for visitors from the Middle East to combine both events,” organisers explain.

Apart from sport and protective clothing applications, textiles with added functionality are also used increasingly in fashion. Through collaboration with Dornbirn as a platform for textile research, Avantex aims to forge a greater link between science and application. Indeed, the two partners also benefit from their geographical proximity and the strength of Europe as a centre of fashion and innovation.

www.avantex.fr.messefrankfurt.com

www.techtextil.messefrankfurt.com

www.dornbirn-mfc.com

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