Techtextil 2017 and Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress develop joint cooperation

Techtextil 2017 and Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress develop joint cooperation

Techtextil and the Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress (MFC) in Austria are collaborating on their next editions. This year’s MFC – from September 20-22, 2016 – will be the 55th time the congress has been held and participants will have the opportunity to visit Techtextil’s information stand to see what is on the agenda of the next Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens (May 9-12, 2017). In turn, Dornbirn MFC will put together a three hour block of lectures as part of the Techtextil Symposium 2017 and will also be represented with a stand at the trade fair

“In sectors such as technical textiles and nonwovens that are driven by innovation there is a close link between research and application. The Dornbirn MFC provides a platform to present the results of the latest research, while Techtextil shows ‘real life’ product innovations”, explains Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles & Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt. In the words of Friedrich Weninger, managing director of the Austrian Chemical Fibres Institute: “Our collaboration creates an even stronger link between research and practice and provides added inspiration for visitors to both events”.

This will be the 19th time the Techtextil Symposium is held (May 9-12, 2017). It features international experts from research and industry presenting current research results and products covering all aspects of technical textiles and nonwovens. The symposium takes place in conjunction with the Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs. In addition to the recognized lectures on specialist topics, there will for the first time be roundtable discussions and workshops. The lecture topics for 2017 will be selected by an international jury of experts from the topic suggestions submitted.

Collaboration between France and Austria

Avantex, the international trade fair for high-tech fashion fabrics in Paris, is also collaborating with the Austrian Chemical Fibres Institute in the context of the Dornbirn MFC. Since September 2015 Avantex has been organised by Messe Frankfurt’s French subsidiary. Visitors will benefit from the fact that the two events, Avantex and the Dornbirn MFC, have been scheduled close together. Avantex is being held from 12 to 15 September 12-15 and the Dornbirn MFC in the following week from September 20-22. This makes it possible, for example, for visitors from the Middle East to combine both events. Apart from sport and protective clothing applications, textiles with added functionality are also used increasingly in fashion. Through collaboration with Dornbirn as a platform for textile research, Avantex aims to forge a greater link between science and application. Indeed, the two partners also benefit from their geographical proximity and the strength of Europe as a

Techtextil 2015 had a total of 28,500 trade visitors who saw the new products 1389 exhibitors had to offer. Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible fabrics and was held for the third time in conjunction with Techtextil. Texprocess and Techtextil 2015 counted 1,662 exhibitors from 54 countries and just under 42000 trade visitors from 116 nations.

The Dornbirn Made-made Fibres Congress MFC sees itself as an innovation platform for the global industry of fibres, textiles, nonwovens, finishing and engineering. The 55th edition of this congress will take place from September 20-22, 2016 in the Dornbirn Cultural Centre (Kulturhaus Dornbirn). Key topics are fibres and textiles in automotive applications, fibres for nonwovens, innovations in fibres, finishing and functional additives along with textiles. The congress is organised by the Austrian Chemical Fibres Institute with is based in Vienna.

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