Techtextil on a growth curve

13.01.2017

The success of Techtextil 2015 is expected to be surpassed this year (photo: Messe Frankfurt/Jean-Luc Valentin)
The success of Techtextil 2015 is expected to be surpassed this year (photo: Messe Frankfurt/Jean-Luc Valentin)

Visitors and exhibitors can look forward to an even bigger event and a completely new trade fair experience at the coming Techtextil from 9-12 May 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. With around four months still to go before the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens opens its doors, the booked space already exceeds the total area of the last edition in 2015.

Moreover, the extensive complementary programme of events is set to be distinguished by a variety of innovations in 2017. The highlight of this year’s Techtextil will be the special ‘Living in Space’ event in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DLR). “We are branching out in completely new directions with this year’s Techtextil and are, therefore, all the more delighted about the outstanding resonance of our exhibitors”, says Olaf Schmidt, vice president Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt. “Furthermore, the fact that we have gained strong new partners, ESA and DLR, from one of the main areas of application for technical textiles represents solid evidence of the application relevance of the products and technologies shown at Techtextil.”

Exhibitors include not only international market leaders but also numerous newcomers and returnees. Significant exhibitor growth comes from European countries, particularly from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Spain. However, additional growth is also expected to come from Asia.

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