ATLANTA - This year's Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, which took place in May in Atlanta, Georgia, brought together hundreds of exhibiting companies from across the nonwovens industry spectrum, showing the latest in research and development, raw materials, advanced textile production, processing, manufacturing technology, sustainability and more.
Back together for the first time since 2018, the anticipated reunion of these industry-leading events assembled the entire nonwovens supply chain for three days of networking, education and business development.
From the show’s opening on day one, the excitement to meet, in-person, with industry peers and learn about the latest innovations could be felt throughout the Georgia World Congress Center.
“After such a long hiatus, it was really wonderful to finally hold these events together under one roof, “said Kristy Meade, Vice President of Technical Textiles & Technology Shows.
“COVID-19 proved to be a challenge for everyone, but it is clear that these industries are resilient overall, and more motivated than ever to continue to push for innovation and advancement. We’re happy to be able to provide a platform for them to do so,” she said.
The co-location of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas is known for creating the largest event in the Americas for the sourcing of materials, machinery and equipment, technology, services, and more representing the entire technical textiles, nonwovens and sewn products industries.
Throughout the three days, visitors were able to see products up-close, watch live demonstrations, and meet with exhibitors providing the latest solutions across the supply chain. Exhibitors were also able to take advantage of the shared exhibit hall, sourcing suppliers and strategic partners for their own businesses:
“We've had such a great time at Techtextil North America, being able to not only meet with our customers, but also finding great equipment suppliers as well,” said Megan Hartford of Mid-Mountain Materials.
Educational Program 2022
Visitors and exhibitors also attended sessions addressing today’s hottest topics in textile innovation and sewn products manufacturing, with access to 16 paid symposium sessions and over 20 complimentary sessions on the show floor. Sessions ranging from Automaton and Robotics in Sewing to Military and Protective Textiles brought leaders from across industries to learn about the latest innovations, technologies and trends.
“We attend the symposiums every year and there is always something new to learn, not only from the speakers but also the questions asked during the sessions. The show is a very good experience, we will continue to attend because it is always going to be very helpful,” commented Edwin Rosado, Visitor, Fruit of the Loom.
“The Robotics and Automation in Sewing session was super informative. We got a ton out of it; I had a lot of questions that now I have the answers to. Moving forward, I now know how to ask the right questions and the right people to go to,” added Michael Rhoades, Visitor, MSA Safety
Guowen Song, Visitor and Speaker, Iowa State University said: “I think these have been very good presentations by important people in the areas of smart textiles and high performance fibres. These topics really represent the future of textiles – a lot of new technology, a lot of new findings – they are going to be leading the charge in the functional textile industry.”
The next edition of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will be held next year, May 10-12, 2023 back in Atlanta.