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Themes & events at Techtextil

With its extensive supporting programme of lectures, showcases and competitions, Techtextil offers exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the industry, as well as additional technical inspiration.

Techtextil Forum

A speaker during the Techtextil Symposium at the last Techtextil

The Techtextil Forum will be the multi-faceted setting for the exchange of ideas and information between exhibitors, visitors, researchers, developers and users of technical textiles with a host of lectures, discussions and interactive formats. Speakers interested in making a presentation at the Techtextil Forum are invited to submit their proposals by 16 February 2022.

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Techtextil Innovation Award

Techtextil Innovation Award area during the last Techtextil

2022 for the 16th time, Techtextil will giving the Techtextil Innovation Award for outstanding new and further developments in the field of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel fabrics. Both exhibitors and non-exhibitors at Techtextil can take part in the competition. The winners select by a jury made up of experts from around the world. A special exhibition of their work present to visitors and media representatives during the trade fair. The awards present at the inauguration ceremony on the trade fair’s first day.

Young innovative companies

Young innovative companies area during the last Techtextil

Dynamic, exciting, full of ideas: Young companies and start-ups from Germany present their textile innovations in the promotional area hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). A must-attend for all those who want to make a contact with young researchers and entrepreneurs.

Campus & Job exchange

The campus area during the last Techtextil

International universities, institutes and fashion colleges present their study and teaching programmes at the joint special area of Techtextil and Texprocess. The Campus Zone also provides insights into current projects and is a contact point for highly qualified and motivated young talent.

The digital job exchange of the Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network provides information about internships, thesis projects and vacant positions at exhibitor companies. It also offers the chance to create candidate profiles and attract potential future employers.
To the job exchange

Sustainability a major topic at Techtextil


„Sustainability at Techtextil“: In the field of technical textiles, more and more firms are adopting approaches to greater sustainability. Techtextil explicitly turned its focus onto its exhibitors' approaches to sustainability.

The Techtextil Forum also provided a series of contributions devoted exclusively to sustainable textile innovations. The Techtextil Innovation Award present to two firms in the category of sustainability.

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Highlights 2019

Urban Living – City of the Future

Urban Living – City of the Future

In collaboration with “Creative #olland“, the Dutch creative industries, Techtextil and Texprocess were dedicating an exhibition space to life in the city of the future with the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special event.

Student competition for textile architecture

Student competition for textile architecture

On the theme of 'Textile Structures for New Building', the Techtextil trade fair was once again giving awards for young ideas on building with textile-based materials. Competition participants could submit entries in the following categories: macro-architecture, micro-architecture, material innovation, environment and ecology, as well as composites and hybrid structures.

Texprocess event highlights

Trade visitors and exhibitors at Techtextil also benefit from the supporting programme at Texprocess, which takes place at the same time.

To Texprocess event highlights

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