By Knitting Trade Journal
This article was published in Knitting Trade Journal September 29, 2021. For the 2022 iteration, Techtextil North America will once again be co-located with Texprocess Americas, the largest sewn product and technology trade show in the Americas.
Atlanta - Techtextil North America, the key tradeshow in the Americas for technical textiles and nonwovens, assembling all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry, will return to Georgia in May 2022.
Once again co-located with Texprocess Americas, the largest sewn products and technology tradeshow in the Americas, the two shows will bring together over 500 exhibiting companies spanning 130,000+ square feet, creating the biggest and best event for the entire textile supply chain, and the only one of its kind in North America!
Techtextil North America aims to assemble all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry: from research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment, and recycling.
The most recent edition took place last recently in Raleigh, North Carolina with organisers hailing the success of the event, which, exceeding expectations, served as the ideal platform to reunite the industry.
After nearly a year and a half of virtual business dealings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US textile industry gathered together in-person for this highly anticipated reunion.
Despite several obstacles including the re-emergence of COVID-19 via the Delta variant and Tropical Storm Henri that battered the Northeast in the days leading up to the show, Techtextil North America 2021 saw strong attendance, with many exhibitors noting the high quality of visitors throughout the three days. Decision makers from all of the major industries that touch technical textiles and nonwovens attended the event to conduct business, reunite with industry pals, and discover the latest technological developments and trends shaping the industry as we approach a post-pandemic world.
“It was great to be back in a live setting, talking face to face, seeing new developments as well as older, tested solutions,” said Keith Hoover, President of Black Swan Textiles and featured speaker in the Techtextil North America Symposium. “I saw firsthand several instances of unintended connections and serendipitous introductions between people - all of which led to unforeseen opportunities. There is no substitute for being there. Video conferences have their place, but, if that's all we have, then there will be a downturn in innovation and ultimately, prosperity. Thanks to Techtextil North America for leading the way back to personal interaction and real networking. It's time to get back to work.”
Techtextil North America 2022 will take place from May 17-19, 2022.