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Texprocess Americas & Techtextil North America 2018


In today’s guest post, the organisers behind the renowned concurrent trade shows, Texprocess Americas & Techtextil North America, share a sneak peek at what to expect this year – where Sewn Products & Technical Textile Manufacturers, Suppliers and Service Providers Come Together for Three Days of Networking, Education & Innovation.

The largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas is taking place May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. With a single badge, visitors gain access to the show floors of both Texprocess Americas, co-produced by SPESA, and Techtextil North America, incorporated with ATME-I.

Texprocess Americas is the largest North American trade fair for machines, plant, processing, IT systems and services for the development, sourcing and production of textiles, other flexible materials and sewn products.

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry: from research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment and recycling.

The biennial, co-located event has become one of the most sought after trade shows for the textiles industry, granting visitors access to a vast array of products, technologies and solutions across verticals including fashion & apparel, interior design & upholstery, military/protective products, automotive and aerospace, medical and more. Visitors will see a wide variety of product groups at the co-located shows representing the entire value-added chain in the technical textiles, nonwovens and sewn products sectors.

Those interested in Texprocess Americas will find the following product categories covered:

  • Design, Product Development, & Automation Technology
  • Contract Manufacturing/Sourcing
  • Production Preparation & Organization
  • Cutting Room & Automation Technology
  • Fabrics/Materials
  • Manufacturers
  • Fusing, Setting & Manufacturing Preparation
  • Textile Machinery
  • Textile Finishing
  • Knitting Technology
  • Embroidery Technology
  • Stitching, Joint & Fastening, and Automation Technology
  • Stitching, Joining & Fastening Materials
  • Automation Accessories for Garment, House & Home Textiles

And for those interested in Techtextil North America:

  • Research, Development, Planning, & Consulting
  • Technology, Processes, Accessories
  • Fibers & Yarns
  • Woven Fabrics, Laid Webs, Braiding, Knitted Fabrics
  • Nonwovens
  • Coated Textiles & Canvas Products
  • Composites
  • Bondtec
  • Functional Apparel Textile
  • Associations
  • Publications

The event brings together product innovators, industry associations and research institutions to deliver a robust offering of networking and educational opportunities for visitors and exhibitors alike.

International Exposure & New Business Opportunities

The co-location of Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America provides a global platform for suppliers and end-product manufacturers to access the entire high tech value chain. With 500+ exhibiting companies, international media outlets and pavilions representing Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Belgium and China to name a few, both visitors and exhibitors alike gain exposure to new business opportunities and outlets to market their products.

This strategic event provides an unparalleled opportunity for all attendees, visitors and exhibitors, to expand their expertise and network with a wide array of industry professionals and gain a competitive edge in the ever growing market.

Global Knowledge Sharing

Utilizing partnerships with academic programs, research institutions and industry associations, Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America are able to cultivate an environment that encourages innovation through the sharing of ideas and collaboration among industry leaders.

Educational Symposium

The highly acclaimed symposia give attendees the opportunity to listen and learn from industry leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology and shed light on the current global economic state and its effects across industries. Those who purchase symposium passes will learn about today’s hot topics, including sessions for Texprocess Americas like:

  • Fit, Sizing & Virtual Try-On Technologies
  • Wearable Tech and Textiles: Communication through Clothing?
  • How Industry 4.0 is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain

And for Techtextil North America:

  • Smart Textiles Part 1: New Innovations & Technology
  • Smart Textiles Part 2: Building Smart Textiles into the Fashion Apparel Value Chain

Graduate Student Research Program

The poster program highlights research done by graduate students from the top textile engineering, manufacturing and design programs in the country. Past participants have come from The Fashion Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, The University of Georgia, and The University of Illinois among others. The goal of this program is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their latest research, meet with peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members in the field. For potential employers, the program presents a unique glimpse into the industry’s top academic programs and up-and-coming talent.

Tech Talks

The success of Tech Talks at Techtextil North America warrants its return in 2018. For three days the Nonwoven’s Institute will host complimentary daily mini sessions covering innovations in technical textiles and nonwovens.

And for the first time, Texprocess Americas will also feature its own Tech Talks, powered by The Fashion Institute of Technology in collaboration with Voice of Insiders. All show attendees will have the opportunity to attend daily mini sessions covering a variety of topics pertaining to sewn products and their development, like Sewn Products 101 and a talk from Voice of Insiders on sourcing and manufacturing from an entrepreneurial perspective. Sessions for both Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America are first come first serve and will be held on the show floor.

With access to the two show floors, visitors are provided a well-rounded experience and a one-stop shop to source any and all aspects of their value chain. Exhibitors take note as well – cross-networking between Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas has been known to produce strategic partnerships and new leads!

Don’t miss 2018’s biggest and best show for textiles, sewn products and their applications.

Make sure to connect with Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America on social media to receive the most up-to-date information on registration, new exhibitors and exciting show events! You can also subscribe to their mailing lists to receive monthly updates and stay informed on upcoming shows, venues and the host city’s day and nightlife! Visit www.TexprocessAmericas.com and www.TechtextilNA.com to learn more.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.