The largest event for technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment in the Americas returns to Atlanta, May 12 – 14, 2020.
The themes for the 2020 editions are “Converging Technologies” and “Igniting Progress,” emphasizing the events’ reputations as catalysts for modern textile manufacturing. Each show’s features will highlight the important contributions of product and process innovators to moving the industry forward.
Techtextil North America assembles industry and academic experts in a collaborative business environment to stimulate industry advancement through material science and engineering, while Texprocess Americas highlights advanced machinery, equipment and information technology to promote efficiency and sustainability throughout the supply chain.
The two-in-one event creates a unique platform representing the entire global textile value chain – from high-tech textile products and fibers, functional apparel fabrics, smart textiles, composites, and nonwovens, to the technologies involved in the processing of textiles, including design, cutting, sewing, knitting, embroidery, finishing, refining, IT and logistics. At what has become one of the most sought after trade events for the textiles industry, visitors will have access to a vast array of products, technologies and solutions across verticals including fashion and apparel, interior design and upholstery, military and protective products, automotive and aerospace, medical and more.
Show Features and Events
With a single badge, visitors gain access to the exhibit halls of both Techtextil North America, incorporated with ATME-I, and Texprocess Americas, co-produced by SPESA, featuring 500+ exhibiting companies from across the globe showing the latest innovations.
Utilizing partnerships with academic programs, research institutions and industry associations, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are able to cultivate an environment that encourages innovation through the sharing of ideas and collaboration. Between two shows’ many special feature areas and educational opportunities, badge-holders can take advantage of this unique gathering of industry and academic professionals to learn about new products, technologies and processes.
Each show will include a concurrent Symposium, providing visitors the opportunity to learn from industry thought leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology and shed light on the current global economic state and its effects across industries.
Techtextil North America will feature three days of sessions with topics covering military textiles, nonwovens, high performance fibers, smart textiles, materials informatics, the circular economy, 3-D printing and more.
The Texprocess Americas Symposium will include sessions on automation and robotics, the sustainable supply chain, cutting and sewing, on-demand manufacturing, tariffs and trade, with more details to be announced in the coming months.
One, two, and three day passes to each show’s symposium can be purchased through online registration, opening in November.
Tech Talks will return to the 2020 event, located on the Techtextil North America show floor. Throughout the three days, this technical learning forum led by industry experts will feature a lineup of mini-sessions and panel-style discussions highlighting groundbreaking technical advancements across industries.
The Lab at Techtextil North America
The Lab made its debut as a new show floor feature at Techtextil North America 2019 to standing room only crowds. With talks and demonstrations from experts in testing and quality management, topics included colorfastness, clothing comfort, e-Textiles, moisture testing, and more.
The Lab will return in 2020 featuring equipment and technology for textile testing and standards. Participation in The Lab provides exhibiting companies with amazing opportunities for additional exposure and gives visitors the chance to experience textile testing first hand and educate themselves on the latest in industry standards.
The Studio at Texprocess Americas
New to the Texprocess Americas show floor, The Studio is a micro-factory and product development planning area. The Studio will feature mini-sessions that cover subjects related to the micro-factory model, how micro-factories have delivered new economies of scale, the factory of the future, and much more!
Student Research Poster Program
The Student Research Poster Program has become a must-see show floor attraction at Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. Featuring the latest scientific developments in technical textiles, nonwovens and sewn products design and manufacturing, The Program attracts students from across the globe who are involved in both undergraduate and graduate level research and textile innovation.
Participating students will have a platform to share their research findings with peers and potential employers/sponsors on the show floor, and could even be selected to present their research in front of a captive audience during the three days of Tech Talks.
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