Heat and fire resistant basalt fabrics, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning and automated laser treated denim were just some of the highlights during the thirteenth edition of Techtextil North America, and third Texprocess Americas that took place May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was once again co-located with JEC Americas in Hall B of the convention center. The trifecta of three shows in one provided a global gathering of technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, composites, sewn products and equipment.
The event spanned over 166,000 net square feet and hosted 589 Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas exhibitors attracting 9,357 visitors which was up from the 2014 show. Country pavilions included Italy, Belgium, China, Germany, China, Taiwan, Business France and SEAMS Made in USA. Techtextil North America’s numbers were strong and showed no wavering even with the nonwovens based IDEA show held over the same dates. Texprocess Americas 2016 has shown a consistent growth in the quality and amount of visitors and exhibitors over the past editions.
"The buzz and energy was extraordinary on the show floor," stated Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America, "We are proud to take these events to the next level as we better serve the US Sewn products industry, Made in America manufacturers and the Technical textile industry. We are a global business platform that will continue to attract potential new customers from North America, Latin America and around the world. We hope that all our exhibitors are looking to build new business relationship in the same approach. We look forward to the next chapter in our journey and would welcome everyone to our 2017 Techtextil edition in Chicago and the joint platform once again in Atlanta in 2018."
With 20 symposium sessions being held throughout the three show days and four extra bonus sessions taking place the Symposium was buzzing with visitors and speakers discussing the new and innovative topics in the industry. Welding, Smart future textiles, Sustainability, Automation, 3D, Reshoring, Sewing technologies and more were a part of the nearly 90 presentations that were made during Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas.
"The attendance was great, and the response was even better. Probably the best response I've seen from a presentation at a technical conference," said speaker Fred Humiston, Sigma Technologies International.
USA: Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated stated that “I had a good time walking the show and interacting with the vendors about their products.”
USA: Bart Krulic, Ascend Performance Materials stated “AWESOME!”
USA: Lynette Grant, Tranglah LLC stated “I love the diversity of the different vendors here. I’m developing a small business so I’m looking for one hub where I can get a wealth of information to get the business going, so it has been very informative for me. Once a year, it’s very helpful to come to one place and get everything you need.”
Mexico: Cruz Ortiz, Textiles Technicos states “Shows like Techtextil North Americas allow us to hear from our providers and suppliers based in America, which in turn gives us the opportunity to constantly work alongside their demands”
USA: Steve Warner, Beaverlake 6 Report stated "No amount of texting, emails or telephone calls can measure up to the networking done at trade shows like Techtextil North America. Show traffic at our booth was impressive. We saw companies we didn't know were in the technical textiles industry who are making fascinating products. It was clear, too, the co-located shows pulled in visitors who we otherwise might not have reached, including protective apparel manufacturers there attending the Texprocess Americas show and composite manufacturers attending because of the JEC show. As a result, we gained more than 150 leads and concluded two deals right on the show floor."
USA: Jason Conidi, Eastman Machine Company stated “The curiosity at Texprocess Americas was great and interest in automation technologies was high”
Techtextil North America 2017
The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will be co-located with JEC Americas, June 20-22, 2017 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2018
Messe Frankfurt Inc. is pleased to announce the show dates for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas which will take place May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Techtextil North America is Incorporated with ATME-I
Texprocess Americas is Co-produced by SPESA
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €645* million in sales and employing 2,297* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 132* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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* preliminary numbers (2015)