Themes and Events

Themes and Events

Techtextil North America – where technical textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers come together for three days of education, networking, and business development.  Explore the exciting schedule of events and show features.

Expanded Product Categories

At Techtextil North America, visitors will have the opportunity to source the latest innovations and supply chain solutions for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries, and see textile products ranging from high-tech fibers, functional apparel fabrics and smart textiles to composites and nonwovens.

In addition, this year’s event will see expanded product categories through the incorporation of a new pavilion: 

Texprocess Americas Pavilion supported by SPESA

Texprocess Americas Pavilion supported by SPESA

The Texprocess Americas Pavilion will feature manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, parts, supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, and other products and services used for the development of sewn products. Product categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Stitching, joining and fastening materials and technology
  • Fabrics/materials
  • Textile finishing
  • Product processing and finishing
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The highly acclaimed Symposium gives attendees the opportunity to listen and learn from industry leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology and shed light on the current global economic state and its effects across industries. The show’s theme this year is “Accelerating Technology” and aims to highlight the textile industry’s high level of innovation and contribution to the global supply chain through advanced technology.

Are you an industry-leading company, textile innovator or academic professional? Seize the opportunity to present your research and/or innovative product developments to top manufacturers, retailers, press and more at the upcoming edition of Techtextil North America, taking place August 23-25, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Show Floor Educational Features

Student Research Poster Program


The Student Research Poster Program has become a must-see show floor attraction at Techtextil North America. Featuring the latest scientific developments in technical textiles, nonwovens and sewn products design and manufacturing, The Program attracts students from across the globe who are involved in both undergraduate and graduate-level research and textile innovation.

Participating students will have a platform to share their research findings with peers and potential employers/sponsors on the show floor, and could even be selected to present their research in front of a captive audience during the three days of The Academy, a technical learning forum led by industry experts.

Informational Flyer
Application Form

The Academy


As you walk the show floor in Raleigh, don’t miss The Academy, a feature area combining the previously named Tech Talks and The Lab that will house the event’s robust show-floor education. Throughout the three days, The Academy will feature a lineup of complimentary presentations, demonstrations, and discussions covering groundbreaking technical advancements and highlighting the latest in textile testing for applications across industries.

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