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Techtextil 2015 Heading For New Exhibitor And Exhibition-Space Records: Ten Percent More Registrations To Date

FRANKFURT — August 19, 2014 — With around eight months still to go before Techtextil 2015 opens its doors, 80 percent of the exhibition space occupied in 2013 has already been booked. Thus, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (4 to 7 May 2015) is once again heading for new exhibitor and exhibition-space records. “At present, we have sold ten percent more exhibition space than at the same time two years ago. Thus, given the positive situation in the world market, we expect to have four full exhibition halls at Techtextil 2015, says Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

Techtextil is growing thanks, on the one hand, to its regular exhibitors, many of whom want to enlarge their exhibition stands. On the other hand, almost 15 percent of registrations come from companies returning to the fair or taking part for the first time. Moreover, this outstanding result is having a positive impact on the new Hall 6.1, where the majority of exhibitors come from the ‘functional apparel textiles’ product group. The addition of a fourth day for the fair has also been given a warm reception by exhibitors because it leaves them more time for meeting customers, as well as for visiting the concurrent Texprocess trade fair and attending the Techtextil Symposium.

As in the past, the coming Techtextil will also be distinguished by a variety of national pavilions. South Korea, a growing market with a great export potential, will be represented by a joint stand for the first time. Belgium, China, France, India, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA have also confirmed they will be taking part. A British pavilion is also a possibility. 13 nations made presentations on joint stands at Techtextil 2013

World economy building on technical textiles
According to the Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry (Gesamtverband textil+mode), sales of non-woven products and technical textiles were positive in the first half of 2014. Very good news comes from the European Union: the Euratex association registered an increase of four percent in the production of technical and industrial textiles from January to May 2014 compared to the same period last year. Exports within the EU   (+4 %) and exports to non EU-countries (+7%) rose, whereby Belgium and Great Britain stood out with double-digit rates of growth.

The economic data from the leading textile nations outside Europe are also positive. The US textile industry reported growth of five percent in 2013 whereby sales of technical textiles are also up. China continues to expect a double-digit rate of growth in terms of sales and the production of technical textiles because domestic demand for automobiles, medical supplies and infrastructure is rising steadily. “Cinte Techtextil China reflects this growth and we are looking forward to welcoming 500 exhibitors for the first time this October “, confirms Michael Jänecke, Director, Brand Management Technical Textiles / Textile Processing. “Thanks to the buoyant export market, the Indian textile industry is also doing extremely well.”

Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, will be held concurrently with Techtextil for the third time (also from 4 to 7 May 2015). 1,652 exhibitors and 40,000 international trade visitors – a new record – took part in Texprocess and Techtextil 2013. Of them, over 27,400 trade visitors saw the innovations of the 1,330 exhibitors at Techtextil 2013.

Posted August 19, 2014

Source: Messe Frankfurt

 




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