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Texprocess 2019 Special Edition

May 14-17, 2019 − Messe Frankfurt − Frankfurt, Germany

Texprocess: Full Range of Technologies for Textile Processing

TexprocessAutomation, individualization, customization, and sustainability. The range of technologies at the coming Texprocess is more comprehensive than ever. With just 3 weeks before its start, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials is ready to begin.

Trade visitors from the fashion and clothing industry, upholstered-furniture manufacturers and all processors of textiles will find at Texprocess, from 14 to 17 May 2019, an even broader range of machinery and methods for processing textile and flexible materials. Once again in its level of bookings, Texprocess is exceeding the results of the previous event. 

"The coming Texprocess will be taking off even further. While on all sides people are talking of Industry 4.0, at Texprocess we are now talking of Impact 4.0. Trade visitors will find an impressive range of technologies which in every respect are having formative effects on the way we manufacture and process textiles, effects which will continue in future", says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions GmbH.

With exhibitors currently from some 29 countries, Texprocess will be showing the whole range of textile and apparel processing technologies – from design to layout, to cutting, making, trimming, digital textile printing, conditioning, finishing, textile logistics, and textile recycling.

Among the SPESA Member Companies that are registered to exhibit include A&E/Güttermann, Amann, Assyst (Human Solutions), Brother, Dürkopp Adler, Bullmer, Caron Technology, Eastman Machine, EFI Optitex, Eton Systems, FK Group, Efka (Frankl & Kirchner), Gerber, Juki, Kessler, MACPI, Morgan Tecnica, OROX, Pathfinder Australia, Pegasus, Pfaff, Ricoma, Schmetz, Siruba Latin America, SPESA, Tianjin Richpeace, Veit, VI.BE.MAC., and Zünd.

Micro-factories show integrated production processes

Micro-factories – an approach to textile processing which is fully networked and allows individualized products, while working rapidly, flexibly, and locally – will be the focal subject at Texprocess. Texprocess currently features four micro-factories:

The Digital Textile Micro-Factory at Texprocess and Techtextil, in collaboration with the Denkendorf Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (DITF) and partners from industry, will be presenting three production lines in Hall 4.1 alone – one each for the manufacture of clothing, 3D knitted shoes, and technical textiles.

RWTH Aachen University, jointly with various partners from industry and research, will be producing a smart cushion in its Smart Textiles Micro-Factory in the walkway between Halls 4.1 and 5.1, thus demonstrating the industrially compatible production of a smart textile, from design to finished product, to serve as an example of the process.

Six firms working in several fields – visualization, CAD cutting systems, automated body-mass calculation, layout, and process automation – have also come together under the umbrella concept "World of Digital Fashion." In Hall 4.0 they will be jointly showing the ways in which their products can be integrated and combined in different workflows, making the digital process chain into a live experience. The focus will be on the customization of clothing and fashion.

Micro-factories present an easy solution that most companies can implement using existing resources and structures.

Focus on sustainability

Sustainability is one of the central themes of the upcoming Techtextil and Texprocess. For the first time, the two fairs will be showcasing their exhibitors' efforts towards sustainability. The Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards give prizes for sustainable textile innovations and processing approaches. In addition, the Texprocess Forum will offer a thematic block exclusively around the theme of sustainability in the textile and fashion industry, with an offshoot of "Fashionsustain", Messe Frankfurt's conference about sustainable textile innovations.

Techtextil and Texprocess sharing a hall for the first time

For the first time, Techtextil and concurrent Texprocess will be sharing an exhibition hall in 2019. In Hall 4.1 Texprocess will be showing its Digital Textile Micro-Factory, with one production line each for clothing, shoes, and the processing of technical textiles. In addition, exhibitors will be featuring product preparation, finishing, textile logistics, internal materials flow, and textile conditioning, plus suppliers of sewing solutions. The Texprocess Special Treatment Area will also be located there, with exhibitors from the effect-finishing segment. 

Also, in Hall 4.1, Techtextil will be showcasing some of the suppliers of woven, laid web, braided/knitted fabrics, coated textiles, and nonwovens, as well as selected suppliers of textile machines. Suppliers of functional apparel textiles mark the transition to Texprocess. In the shared hall, visitors will get an insight into the entire production process, from raw material to finished product.

Complementary program with talks and awards

The Texprocess Forum in Hall 4.1 on every day of the fair will be featuring talks by experts on current topics in the industry. Once again, the Forum will be organized in collaboration with the Textile-Clothing Dialogue (Dialog Textil-Bekleidung (DTB)), the International Apparel Federation (IAF), and the World Textile Information Network (WTiN). For the first time, Messe Frankfurt will also be bringing a section from its conference at Berlin Fashion Week to Texprocess in Frankfurt, in the shape of Fashionsustain Berlin, thus providing a bridge to the sustainable end-product.

For the fifth time, Messe Frankfurt will be honoring the best new technological developments through its Texprocess Innovation Award. The prizes in the various categories will be awarded during the joint opening event of Texprocess and Techtextil on May 14. At the same time, a special exhibition area will be showcasing all prize-winning Texprocess products.

Visitors will also find new IT solutions for the clothing industry at IT@Texprocess. Among the presentations to be shown by exhibitors will be software for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), and supply chain management.

At Texprocess 2017, 312 exhibitors from 35 countries showed 13,718 visitors from 109 countries the latest developments in the processing of textile and flexible materials. Moreover, 11,399 visitors to Techtextil found information about the range at Texprocess. The two fairs in all welcomed 1,789 exhibitors from 66 countries and over 47,500 visitors from 114 countries.



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