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Innovative Textile Products Transforming the Textile Industry

Navis Stenter

The 2017 Techtextil North America show held in Chicago hosted 167 exhibitors from 16 countries. Co-located with JEC Americas, the event attracted 3,096 visitors from around the world, representing companies like Apple, Tesla, Reebok and more. The number of exhibitors was a 15% increase over the 2015 edition, held in Houston, Texas, and there was also a 60% growth in space rented by overseas exhibitors. The increase in Techtextil North America exhibitors reflects an optimism that appears to be present throughout the textile industry.

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