The 15th edition of Techtextil North America, and 4th Texprocess Americas took place May 22-24, 2018 in Atlanta, GA/USA, and saw 567 exhibitors representing 32 countries, while total attendance grew to 8,292, roughly a 4% increase over the 2016 events. Country pavilions included Italy, Texclubtec, Belgium, China, Taiwan, High-Tex from Germany, and SEAMS Made in USA.
Cooling fabrics, smart light technology, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning, and cloud connected smart machines were just some of the highlights during the events that brought together the latest innovators in technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, sewn products, equipment, and technology.
18 paid symposium sessions were held throughout the first and second day, and complimentary sessions took place on the show floor. Among the topics presented, smart textiles, wearables and the future of the technology that powers them proved to be at the forefront for many attendees. In addition, how automation, robotics and connected machines are contributing to the industry’s evolution, with the focus on Industry 4.0 - the communication between the fabrics, the machine, the human, the CAD, the entire system - was interesting and informative.
The 16th edition of Techtextil North America, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will take place February 26-28, 2019 in Raleigh, NC/USA.