29/04/2024 – Techtextil & Texprocess — auf Deutsch lesen

Innovation drivers for growth

Techtextil and Texprocess 2024 ended with 1,700 exhibitors from 53 countries, 38,000 visitors from 102 countries and a 29% increase in visitor numbers. The organiser, Messe Frankfurt, draws a positive balance.


In the fields of sewing technology and cutting solutions, Texprocess offered the world´s most comprehensive range of suppliers presenting pioneering solutions for efficient and advanced manufacturing processes. © Messe Frankfurt/Pietro Sutera


In its anniversary edition, Techtextil set a record in terms of size and underlined the dynamic growth and innovative strength of the textile industry. © Messe Frankfurt/Jean-Luc Valentin


In times of emerging AI technologies, increasing legislative requirements and high energy costs, both trade fairs offered the markets the most important international marketplace for product innovations along the textile value chain at the right time: “With an overwhelming atmosphere and growth in size, exhibitors and visitors, Techtextil and Texprocess made it clear: textile innovation for a wide range of industries can only be found in this global width and strength here in Frankfurt. The textile industry, through both leading trade fairs, becomes the driving force and enabler for cross-industry transformations and a globally future-proof economy”, said Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board, Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

75% of visitors thoroughly leveraged the cross-networking opportunities, spanning from the preliminary stages of Techtextil to the wide array of processing and clothing technologies offered at Texprocess. The trade fair duo thereby set the stage for numerous international collaborations and business initiations, fostering innovation across sectors and making them market-ready. 95% of visitors were satisfied overall with their trade fair visit, achieved their trade fair objectives and were impressed by the range of exhibitors. Techtextil is the only platform in the world to showcase the entire range of high-tech textiles across twelf application areas. In addition to examples such as medical textiles with a virus barrier, fibre structures for sound insulation in the construction industry or technical nonwovens for the automotive industry, these also included innovative world firsts in 2024: from the latest weaving technology with an open shed from the start-up Casmue, a new type of coating for self-cooling textiles from the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf to recyclable insulating textiles made of bio-based aerogel fibres from the start-up SA-Dynamics. Techtextil also placed a clear focus on sustainable action and production. More than 15% of the exhibitors presented natural fibres and materials. The next edition of Techtextil and Texprocess will be held from 21st to 24th April 2026.