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The twin fairs Techtextil/Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main are in greater demand among exhibitors than ever before. The technical textiles sector ranks among the most innovative and technology-intensive industries in the world. In the run-up to the twin fairs Techtextil/Texprocess, we spoke to exhibition head, Michael Jänecke, about this burgeoning industry.

In our big Highlight Special, you will find out which innovations are waiting to be discovered in Frankfurt from 14-17 May 2019. You will also read how bacteria will be used in the future recycling of polyester and similar materials as well as how digitalisation is taking root in our industry. In this context, we can warmly recommend Part 3 of this year’s series: Stars of the Future. Here, we shed light on how the SME 4.0 Competence Centre Textil vernetzt is supporting staff working for textiles companies as they try to improve their digital fitness. We hope you enjoy reading this latest edition of textile network!