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14. – 17.5.2019, Frankfurt am Main

Living in Space

Event ‘Living in Space’ and special area in Hall 6.1

In cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Techtextil illustrated the wide range of applications for technical textiles with reference to the aerospace industry under the title ‘Living in Space’.

A special area in the vicinity of exhibitors of functional apparel and technical textiles has been created in hall 6.1. showing high-tech textiles and textile-processing technology from and for the aerospace sector.
Based on the areas of application for technical textiles, the area  featured the following topics:

  • Architecture
  • Civilization
  • Clothing
  • Mobility

The highlight of the interactive area was a virtual-reality experience. Trade show visitors undertook a virtual journey through space to Mars and discovered how technical textiles and their processing technology can make it possible to set up communities in space.

Additionally, the ‘Material Gallery’ showed textile products and processing technologies from Techtextil and Texprocess exhibitors with links to space travel.  


Exhibits from ESA, DLR and Speyer Museum of Technology, including an original Mars Rover and space suits, made the exhibition an extraordinary experience. The exhibits have been supplemented by impulse lectures by ESA experts for technology transfer throughout the fair.

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