Techtextil North America that took place from May 3 to 5, 2016 was a great succes. The show was a gathering of technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, composites, sewn products and equipment. Heat and fire resistant basalt fabrics, recycled fibers, 3D body scanning and automated laser treated denim were some of the highlights.
The event serves the US sewn products industry, ‘Made in America’ manufacturers and the technical textile industry. It is a global business platform that continues to attract potential new customers from North America, Latin America and around the world. With 20 symposium sessions being held throughout the three show days, and four extra bonus sessions taking place, the symposium was buzzing with visitors and speakers discussing new and innovative topics in the industry. Welding, smart future textiles, sustainability, automation, 3D, re-shoring, sewing technologies and more were a part of the nearly 90 presentations.
Country pavilions included Italy, Belgium, China, Germany, China, Taiwan, Business France and SEAMS Made in USA. A great deal of networking took place. There were protective apparel manufacturers and composite manufacturers. Interest in automation technologies was high. Techtextil North America is the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens. It allows textile companies to hear from their providers and suppliers based in America, which in turn gives them the opportunity to constantly work alongside their demands.