Techtextil North America 2017 draws to a close

The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America 2017 has drawn to a close, having hosted 167 exhibitors from 16 countries. The show was focused on functional textiles, nonwovens, smart textiles in connected cars, technology and equipment among others.

"This year’s Techtextil North America, hosted in Chicago, Illinois, resulted in a 40 per cent increase in attendance over the 2015 edition... with visitors from geographies and verticals not represented at previous editions of the show,” said Dennis Smith, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America. There was 60 per cent growth in space rented by overseas exhibitors.

The show included five sessions with 23 industry presentations that covered the topics of advancements in manufacturing and waste minimisation, innovations in automotive design, smart textiles and wearables, and overcoming talent sourcing challenges in the industry.

The fifteenth edition of Techtextil North America co-located with Texprocess Americas will be held from May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are set to attract upwards of 9,000 visitors, an estimation of over 500 exhibitors and feature a symposium schedule with more than 120 speakers from across the Indus.

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