Trade Fair Report:
From 14. To 17. May the latest machines, plants, processes and services for the manufacture of garments as well as textile and flexible materials were presented on the texprocess. Alongside with the texprocess, the leading internationally trade fair for technical textiles and nonwoven fabrics Techtextil took place.
With 1.818 Exhibitors from 59 countries and about 47.000 professional visitors from 116 Countries, this fair was the most international event of this twinfair so far.
Digital future of the textile and clothing branch
Digitalization, individualization, industry 4.0 – all of these are innovation drivers of the textile industry. “Microfactories” presented live-demonstrations of integrated production chains. They were a focal subject of this year’s texprocess as an approach to a fully integrated textile process which allows individualized products while working rapidly, flexibly and locally.
The demand for powerful IT solutions for the textile and clothing branch is growing, especially with respect to back traceability and quality management. Data integration, network connectivity, paperless data exchange with customers, vendors and service providers – all of those are the subject headings for the future. Mobility is required: manufacturers, customers and agents want to have remote access to their applications and aquire information concerning prices, stocks and availabilities from anywhere.
Key concept Fast Fashion: due to ready-to-wear-collections the production cycles get faster (shorter lead time). Hence, it is more important for a fashion company, to know the capacity planning of its vendors for the manufacturing abroad, in order to have the greige material at disposal right in time. Without a powerful IT-solution, this is next to impossible.
“Textiles, these days, are a high-tech product.”
“In particular the technical and smart textiles allow companies in Germany to have a positive prospect for the future”, Thomas Bareiß, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry, Economic Affairs and Energy, stated.
This, we can confirm: it is a very interesting field of action for us and proves, that we have the finger right on the pulse of the times.