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Techtextil looms—how prepared are you?

Don't get lost in the crowds: our editorial team has begun posting information about the plans of the exhibitors at the next Techtextil. Keep checking our News Section to help plan your way around the busy Halls in Frankfurt next May.

Techtextil, which will next take place in Frankfurt, Germany, on 14–17 May 2019, is the single most important event for our industry. In order to help our members prepare for it, and to find new products, services, suppliers and customers among its crowded halls, we have begun posting in the news section information about the individual plans of exhibitors (these postings are prefixed "Techtextil preview:"). In addition, Technical-Textiles.Net will be exhibiting and you can visit our team at the event (Hall 4.1, Stand number FOY06).

Textiles Coating and Laminating Conference

Thanks to all the participants at the International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating (14-15 March 2019, Berlin). For anyone unable to attend, the conference proceedings will be available to purchase soon.

Already a significant market, the latest products for bedding will be this year’s focus at a major annual exhibition dedicated to textiles for the home. Adrian Wilson previews what exhibits visitors to Heimtextil (to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 8–11 January 2019) can find to enhance their sleep.

In an age where industrial, even cross-sector, collaboration is creating significant opportunities for businesses, Darren Mitchell, a specialist patent attorney for the law firm Potter Clarkson, offers advice to would-be participants on how to protect their assets and avoid subsequent court battles while negotiating partnership deals.

Gaining significant clues to the kinds of developments textile manufacturers can expect to see at next year’s ITMA, Adrian Wilson visited this year’s precursor event, ITMA Asia + CITME, and discovered enthusiasm among machine builders for a future based on automation and data exchange.

Major opportunities for textile manufacturers supplying reinforcements to the composites industry are anticipated, with those working in the markets for transportation standing to gain most, as Adrian Wilson learned during the recent Global Fibers Congress.

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