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Texprocess Forum to discuss digitalisation and Industry 4.0

For the fourth time, the Texprocess Forum will be held during the Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from 9-12 May 2017.

30th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

For the fourth time, the Texprocess Forum will be held during the Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from 9-12 May 2017. At this international conference, experts from science and industry will present the latest textile-processing trends and knowledge in around 40 lectures and panel discussions spread over all four days of the fair.

The main themes of the 2017 Texprocess Forum are digitalisation and Industry 4.0 (with SPESA, Lectra, Human Solutions, Hohenstein Institute and Gerber Technology), quality management (TÜV Süd, Takko Holding and Datacolor) and sustainability (with Bayern Innovativ).

Additionally, a separate lecture block will focus on the use of digital textile printing for finishing and functionalising technical textiles (with Mimaki, Zimmer Maschinenbau and Coldenhove), organisers reports.

Digitalisation and Industry 4.0

The session entitled Technology enabling digitization of the apparel industry will be held by Dave Gardner, Managing Director, Spesa, Philippe Ribera, Lectra (France), and Mike Fralix, Textile Clothing and Technology Corporation [TC]².

Andre Wissenberg, Vice President, Oerlikon, Ger Brink, Professor Smart Functional Materials, Saxion University, and Fernando Pimentel, President, ABIT, will present Accounts of companies implementing industry 4.0.

New business in the fashion industry enabled by industry 4.0 technology will be presented by Rosanne van der Meer, Founder, The girl and the Machine, and Lutz Walter, R&D Manager, Euratex.

European Digital Textile Conference

Texprocess Forum is free of charge for visitors of Texprocess and Techtextil and will be held in Hall 6.0. The lecture programme has been compiled by DTB – Dialogue Textile Apparel, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the World Textile Information Network (WTiN).

Additionally, the Texprocess lecture programme in the digital printing section will be supplemented by the European Digital Textile Conference, which WTiN is holding for the first time at the fair on 10 May 2017.

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