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The importance of testing, and quality assurance and control, for manufacturers of technical textiles cannot be overstated. It is fortunate, then, that Techtextil will provide attendees with numerous opportunities to discover the latest equipment and instruments to help them maintain and prove the standards of their products. James Bakewell describes a few places to look among the extensive halls.

A wide range of functionalities can be imparted to textiles through the use of finishing, coating and laminating technologies. Editor James Bakewell picks-out some of the highlights from the busy show floor at Techtextil.

While the recent IDEA exhibition (held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, on 28–31 March 2022) principally catered for hygiene markets, Techtextil offers nonwovens manufacturers the chance to show a range of technical applications for their products. James Bakewell picks his highlights. 

Belgian manufacturer of weaving machinery, Quality Machines Textiles (QMatex) BV, has almost 80 years of heritage, but this year it will exhibit at Techtextil for the first time. Editor James Bakewell speaks to the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Henk Lambrecht, about QMatex’s systems for the production of technical textiles, the challenges and opportunities presented by this market and his plans for the future.