This year’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main brought in 1389 exhibitors.
Detlef Braun, member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt, kicked off the Opening Ceremony at Techtextil.
Eight companies earned awards in six categories during the 13th Techtextil Innovation Award ceremony, where they were honored for outstanding achievements and new developments.
Techtextil and Texprocess 2015 brought in about 42,000 visitors from 116 countries.
Lenzing’s Lyocell fiber Tencel is being used for the first time in various shoe components. As part of the first prototypes, nonwovens are used as part of the shoe lining as well as in the padding component of the shoe. Pictured here showing off the shoe concept are Marina Crnoja-Cosic, segment manager of technical textiles for Lenzing, and Stefanie Stolitzka, sustainable development manager at Legero, a shoe manufacturer.
Sandler’s inviting booth showed off a nonwoven model home with a garden.
Norafin exhibited sintered nonwovens, which are filled with metal powder or metal fibers and can be used for filter media for the particle filtration from hot gases and liquids.
Freudenberg Performance Materials made its exhibition debut at Techtextil 2015 and held a press conference discussing recent investments, sustainable solutions and new medical technology. Pictured here from left to right are Marcus Simon from Freudenberg’s European medical business; Gerhard Schöpping, director of global innovation and technology; Bruce Olson, president and CEO of Freudenberg Performance Materials, and Holger Steingraeber, director of global communications.
Trützschler Nonwovens focused on efficiency and quality at this year’s trade fair, which were shown through various examples of the company’s complete line concepts and technologies.