Eighty five per cent of the exhibition space at Techtextil 2017 has already been booked, though there are three months still to go before the event, according to its organisers.
This would mean that the next edition of the international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which will be held at Frankfurt, Germany, from May 9 to May 12, is expected to grow in comparison to the previous edition.
“Technical textiles rank among the most important driving forces of growth in the textile sector. The fact that so many companies have already registered for Techtextil 2017 is an indication of how dynamically the sector is developing,” Messe Frankfurt’s Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies, Olaf Schmidt said.
Companies which have already booked space at Techtextil 2017 include market leaders such as Forster Rohner, Freudenberg, Groz-Beckert, IBENA Textilwerke, Lenzing, Mehler Texnologies, Outlast Europe, PHP Fibers, Sandler, Sattler PRO-TEX, Schoeller Textil, Sioen Fabrics, and Truetzschler, he said.
Belgium and Italy have increased the size of their pavilions and firm bookings have already been received from China, France, UK, India, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA.
Techtextil 2017 will present the complete spectrum of textile solutions for the automobile industry, construction and architecture, industry, medicine, and clothing.
Incidentally, Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, will be held concurrently with Techtextil and offer insights into all aspects of textile processing, including textile finishing and digital printing.
The number of registrations received for Texprocess has also been extremely good, he said. Techtextil 2015 was attended by 28,500 trade visitors from 102 nations, as well as over 5,500 trade visitors from the concurrent Texprocess.
According to Germany’s Commerzbank, the world market for conventional textiles will expand and be worth around US$160 billion by 2018. In the case of nonwovens, the world market is expected to grow in terms of sales to over US$42 billion in 2017.