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Established in 1883, Aurora Specialty Textiles specialises in applying coatings and finishes to textiles. In an interview with John McCurry, Aurora’s President, Marcia Ayala, describes the company’s business philosophy, the challenges posed by the human coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic and her plans for the future. 

Examples of innovation from manufacturers of knitted, woven and laminated fabrics will be plentiful at Techtextil. James Bakewell provides a guide to companies to look for on the show floor.

The development of high-performance fibres, yarns, filaments and threads continues to create a myriad of opportunities for manufacturers of technical textiles. James Bakewell offers some highlights to look-out for during Techtextil.

It is likely that many machinery builders will present their most important developments at ITMA (which will be held in Milan, Italy, on 8–14 June 2023), but Techtextil and its sister show, Texprocess, still provide them with a vital opportunity to showcase their technologies to the technical textiles market. Editor James Bakewell picks-out some highlights.