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Post Show Summary

By Kathlyn Swantko



With over 350 exhibitors from 30 countries and thousands of attendees representing the entire textile industry supply chain, there was renewed excitement at the co-located 2023 Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas event in Atlanta, Georgia, May 10th-12th.  As the textile/sewn products industry begins to make a major comeback in the U.S. domestic market, the U.S textile industry is becoming more transformed by recent textile technologies and innovations.  Companies are considering highly-automated and environmentally-conscious production facilities, particularly in the Southeast where the infrastructure for the industry’s success already exists.

“Made in the USA” Textiles/apparel manufacturing is expanding, particularly in the high-tech driven categories, such as medical textiles, protective clothing, specialty/industrial fabrics, and non-woven specialty materials. Many of these products are being viewed as the new “growth-engine” for U.S. textile resurgence and exports.  

“This year, we were excited to bring together a variety of exhibitors and attendees to Atlanta, GA, from across the industry,” explains Kristy Meade, VP Technical Textiles & Technology for Messe Frankfurt.  “Through the show, we were able to provide a space where exhibitors could showcase their innovations and learn about industry trends, while developing new business relationships and finding new growth opportunities.”

“The industry is rapidly evolving, and we’re excited for attendees and exhibitors of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas to have a front row seat to the action,” adds Kristy Meade, Vice President of Technical Textiles & Technology Shows for Messe Frankfurt, Inc. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring that this year’s show offers meaningful exhibitor and attendee experiences through a host of new show features. We continue to track new trends, technologies, and developments across the industry and bring them to the forefront through comprehensive education and programs.”

Award Winners

The 2023 show also showcased more features than ever before.  The presentation of these events, created a unique environment for business development in the Americas in the areas of technical textiles, nonwovens, and the sewn product industries.  The innovative product displays and technologies also provided both attendees and exhibitors with interesting educational and rewarding experiences over the 3-Day event.  These featured proceedings included:  1) Classroom Symposiums, featuring groundbreaking technical advancements in textiles and sewn product applications; 2) Tech Talks, revolving around technical advancements in textiles/sewn products, including sustainability, while cultivating next generation technical workforces and future designers; 3) Career/Training, combining professional development and practical hands-on training presented by Gaston College, SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers) member companies, and ISAIC (Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center); and 4) Innovation Awards, celebrating cutting-edge advancements in textile technologies from a broad range of applications in new technologies, concepts, and innovative approaches to sustainability.

Techtextil North America is Incorporated with ATME-I.
Texprocess Americas is Co-produced by SPESA.

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