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Techtextil North America 2021 Educational Features Now Accepting Applicants

By Messe Frankfurt

This press release was issued February 16, 2021.

Atlanta, GA – The 2021 edition of Techtextil North America is now accepting abstracts for the highly acclaimed Techtextil North America Symposium and additional educational features including Tech Talks, The Lab, and The Student Research Poster Program. Techtextil North America 2021 will be held August 23 - 25, 2021, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Techtextil North America Symposium

The Techtextil North America Symposium will provide the latest research and technology across verticals – with insights into textile industry trends, challenges brought on by emerging technology and how to keep stride in an ever-changing, global business landscape. It will explore advancements throughout the supply chain and address the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The highly acclaimed Symposium will feature seven paid sessions featuring presentations and discussions with academia and industry experts on the following topics:

  • Reinventing the Supply Chain

  • Digital Transformation

  • Sustainability in Laundering and Textile Care

  • Circular Economy

  • Fabric and Materials ID

  • Government Laws and Regulations

  • Nonwovens and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Submissions to present in the Techtextil North America Symposium must be sent to by April 2, 2021.

Show Floor Education

Also returning to Techtextil North America are Tech Talks and The Lab – complimentary mini-sessions on the show floor, for which abstracts are now being solicited in (but not limited to) research, design, engineering, and innovation in the following areas:

  • New Fiber Technologies

  • Testing and Standards

  • Raw Materials & Sustainability

  • Medical/Healthcare/PPE

  • Durable Nonwovens

  • High Performance Materials

  • Nanotechnology

  • Military Textile Applications

  • Smart Textiles

  • Automotive & Aerospace

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Textile Care

Submissions to present in the Techtextil North America Symposium must be sent to by May 1, 2021.

Student Research Poster Program

For students with research in technical textiles, nonwovens or a related field, the Student Research Poster Program is also now open for applications. Techtextil North America invites students pursuing their undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degrees to submit unpublished, technical research to be considered for this opportunity to present their findings on the show floor among industry professionals. Subject areas include but are not limited to:

Technical Textiles

  • Aerospace

  • Automotive

  • Coated Fabrics

  • Composites

  • Geosynthetics

  • High Performance

  • Medical & Healthcare

  • Military, Safety & Protective

  • Nanotechnology

  • Smart Textiles


  • Automotive

  • Fibers

  • Filtration

  • Functionalization

  • Geosynthetics

  • Medical & Hygiene

  • Nanofibers

  • Polymers

  • Wipes

Student applications must be sent to by May 21, 2021.


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