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Techtextil offers nonwovens manufacturers the chance to show a range of technical applications for their products. James Bakewell picks his highlights.

Finishing, coating and laminating technologies are used to impart a wide range of functionalities to textiles.  Editor James Bakewell picks-out some of the highlights from the busy show floor at Techtextil.

Testing, and quality assurance and control are vital elements for manufacturers of technical textiles. Fortunately, Techtextil will offer attendees plenty of opportunities to find the latest equipment and instruments to help them maintain and prove the standards of their products. James Bakewell provides a few tips as to where to look among the crowded halls.

Held in Frankfurt, Germany, in January each year, Heimtextil marks the start of the events calendar for many in the textiles industry. High on the agenda at this year’s event were the impact of artificial intelligence on the home textiles industry, the need for natural and biodegradable fibres for the manufacture of home and contract textiles, and a preview of what to expect at Techtextil and Texprocess. Editor James Bakewell reports.