With around 63,000 visitors from 117 countries and 2,300 exhibitors, the re-launch of the international textile fairs Techtextil, Texprocess and the one-time Heimtextil Summer Special took place in Frankfurt/Germany from June 21-24, 2022. Thereby Italy, France, Turkey, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Pakistan and the USA formed the largest visitor nations. At all 3 trade fairs, the positive energy of personal global encounters was particularly noticeable.
With a global volume of nearly US$ 1,000 billion and a predicted growth rate of more than 4.4 % through 2026, the textile industry is one of the most important global industries.
At Techtextil and Texprocess, sustainable materials and processing technologies, automation and digital processes, as well as innovations and progressive new developments were presented throughout the exhibitor range of products. Information and inspiration were provided by conference formats such as the Techtextil and Texprocess Forum.
Techtextil 2022 impressed with its internationality and user diversity. Exhibitors from 12 application areas and 11 product groups met with a broad range of visitor interest.
Sustainable companies with progressive and sustainable fibers, yarns and fabrics, as well as new processes, cutting technologies, water-saving dyeing processes or innovative processing technologies were once again labeled within the framework of
Sustainability@Techtextil and Sustainability@Texprocess after successful examination by an independent international expert group.
For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess were also held virtually. In the Digital
Extension platform, exhibitors presented themselves digitally and thus extended their presence at the trade fair. As early as June 13, 2022, visitors were able to benefit from many offers of the Digital Extension and prepare their visit to the trade fair. The
digital platform of Techtextil and Texprocess will be available until July 8, 2022 enabling Messe Frankfurt's conference formats, such as the Techtextil and Texprocess forums, to still be accessed.
(Source: Messe Frankfurt / Pietro Sutera)
The international trade fair was held this year as a one-time Summer Special parallel to Techtextil & Texprocess at the request of the industry. The Heimtextil Summer Special was trend-setting with its clear focus on sustainability. A wide range of products - from fibers made from PET bottles and fair-trade natural materials to textile products with QR codes for tracking the entire production process - enabled visitors to experience sustainability in its entirety. Linen in combination with other natural fibers such as hemp and wool as well as bed linen made of cotton coated with cork were also part of the green global product portfolio. In this context,
the daily Green Tours with insights into recyclable textiles were also well received.
The next Heimtextil will take place from January 10 to 13, 2023. The next Techtextil and Texprocess will be held from April 23 to 26, 2024.
»The world meets again in Frankfurt. International encounters and stimulating new business returned immediately after the pandemic-related break: The textile trade fair business is back and shows its global strength. We and our global Texpertise Network, with 60 events worldwide covering the textile value chain, are looking positively to the future. At the same time, against the backdrop of global challenges, we will continue to expand our international partnerships, such as with the Conscious Fashion & Lifestyle Network in cooperation with the UN Office for Partnerships. «
Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board, Messe Frankfurt