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Innovation by manufacturers of knitted, woven and laminated fabrics continues to flourish. Nick Butler provides some examples to look for during Techtextil.

Following the recent IDEA exhibition (held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, on 25–28 March 2019), which principally catered for hygiene markets, Techtextil now offers nonwovens manufacturers the chance to show a range of technical applications for their products.

A wealth of opportunities continues to be created by the development of high-performance fibres, yarns, filaments and threads. Nick Butler offers some ideas of what to look for during Techtextil.

While machinery builders will save their most significant announcements for ITMA (to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 20–26 June 2019), Techtextil still represents an important opportunity for them to present to the technical textiles market. Editor Nick Butler previews what readers can expect to see in Frankfurt, Germany, on 14–17 May.