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Techtextil North America 2013 Will Showcase the Latest Developments in Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

Mar 13, 2013

Leading technical textile and nonwovens companies from around the world will showcase the latest products and advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials during Techtextil North America 2013 this month in Anaheim, California

We are pleased to announce the first German Pavilion at Techtextil North America on the West Coast. The companies in the pavilion represent the wide range of textile technology, yarns, textile materials as well as the German technical textile association.

Some of the highlights of the 2013 exhibit hall include:

BASF Corporation (Booth 312)
The Dispersions & Pigments Division In North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, and printing and packaging markets. BASF’s innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. The addition of key product areas such as formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhances the existing BASF product portfolio for these markets.

Fidlock GmbH (German Pavilion)
Fidlock magnetic fastener technology delivers unique solutions for the closing of helmets, backpacks, cycle accessories, all manner of apparel and a wide variety of additional applications. It features one-handed operation, high reliability and provides a strong feeling of security. Following the successful launch of SNAP push closures, Fidlock focuses its presence at Techtextil North America on demonstrating SNAP pull, a new technology which utilises a dragging function. A new “invisible look” enables designers more fexibiliy in both product design and logo placement. An updated range of the latest SNAP push, called the SNAP push glossy, featuring a new gloss finish with round edging made from high quality polycarbonate suitable for 20mm wide ribbon will also be shown at their booth. In addition, two new slim versions of the existing SNAP buckle, called SNAP buckle flat 30 and SNAP buckle flat 40, ideal for belt buckles.

Kufner Textil GmbH (German Pavilion)

Kufner Textil GmbH, Germany, is one of the world’s leading textile companies in the field of specialised textiles. Their products range from, woven, knits, nonwovens, chemical finishings, adhesive bonding, glue fabrics, SmartTex, heating surfaces and stabilization/ reinforcement of leather and textiles. Kufner’s THS material is a heated textile that has been developed for many applications. At Techtextil North America Kufner presents the latest versions of their new and innovative THS Textile Heating System produced on a ground breaking state of the art knitting machine commissioned in January 2013.

Mainsite Technologies (German Pavilion) 
Mainsite Technologies, the expert for renewable technical fiber and membrane fiber plants, is gaining a foothold in the fiber market. Exhibiting at Techtextil North America will expand their presence in the US market. Mainsite Technologies estimates a positive growth on the West Coast and in North America.

Nextrusion GmbH (German Pavilion)
Nextrusion GmbH is the leading manufacturer of high quality monofilaments for paper machine clothing (PMC) and a major supplier of high-performance monofilament for demanding technical end uses in the areas of filtration (especially solid-liquid separation), conveyor belt fabric, reinforcing yarns in textile constructions, cables, ropes and sporting goods. The monofilaments are made of polyester (PET) or polyamide (PA6, PA6.6, PA6.10) or other polymers such as PBT, PPS, PEN, PE, PP, PLA and TPE-E. The standard product range covers the diameter range from 0.055 to 2.00 mm of round wire or flat wire, in various technologies, molecular weights and colors.

Schenk Vision (Booth 400)
Dr. Schenk continues to set new standards for the inspection of surfaces through the utilization of the latest technical advances in optics and electronics. Matt Walsh, Sales Manager:
"We at Dr. Schenk are looking forward to expanding on past successes by exhibiting at Techtextil North America in 2013, helping to forge new and exciting business relationships with top decision makers. The exhibition will also be a great opportunity for us to showcase our latest product advancements, the Multi-Image Defect Analysis (MIDA) camera technology, and our EasyMeasure material monitoring technology, both pushing the technological boundaries of defect detection and analysis."

Zwick USA (Booth 111)
With innovative product development, a comprehensive range and worldwide service, Zwick supplies tailor-made solutions for the most demanding research and development and quality assurance requirements in over 20 industries. Bill Becker, Managing Director: "Techtextil North America has proven to be a viable source of lead generation and an opportunity to connect with customers on next generation applications in technical textiles. Techtextil North America presents us with opportunities to showcase the materials testing systems and measurement and control software that our customers in the textiles industry rely upon to optimize test throughput in accordance with major testing standards."

About Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 538* million euros in sales and 1,891* active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2012, Messe Frankfurt organised 109* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: 
* preliminary numbers (2012).

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