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Texprocess Innovation Award 2017: Messe Frankfurt to honour innovations in the apparel and textile industry


Entries possible until 20 February

Messe Frankfurt will award the Texprocess Innovation Award for outstanding new developments and advances for the fourth time on the occasion of Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials (9 to 12 May 2017). Entries are now possible and will be accepted at www.texprocess-award.com until the deadline, 20 February 2017.

The competition is open to exhibitors of Texprocess 2017, as well as all non-participating companies, institutes, universities, universities of applied sciences and individuals. Conditions: the developments submitted should not have been available on the market for more than two years or be on the threshold of being launched. Additionally, they may not have been selected for any other award.

The winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award 2015 will be chosen by an independent, international jury, which will judge the entries on the basis of the following criteria:

§  Level of innovation
§  Quality of design
§  Choice of materials
§  Technical quality
§  Economic quality (cost minimisation, time and process optimisation, quality improvement)
§  Ecological quality (climate protection, energy efficiency, sustainability)
§  Overall concept

The winners will be presented with their award during the Texprocess opening ceremony in ‘Saal Europa’ (Hall 4.0) on 9 May 2017. At the same time, all award-winning products will be on show at a special exhibition in Hall 4.0.

Concurrently, the 14th Techtextil Innovation Award will be presented at Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens.

Further information can be found on the internet at: http://m-es.se/Pq79

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating over €640* million in sales and employing 2,364* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international sales partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2016, a total of 138* trade fairs were held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

*Preliminary figures for 2016

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