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Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas And JEC Americas With Record Exhibitor Numbers

ATLANTA — April 2014 — The eleventh edition of Techtextil North America and 2nd edition of Texprocess Americas along with JEC Americas will take place May 13-15th, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia for suppliers and end-product manufacturers to showcase the entire high-tech value chain.

To date, this unique platform will host no less than 754 exhibitors from 29 countries including pavilions from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, China, and Supply Chain USA with UBIFrance participating with a pavilion for the first time; Techtextil North America will showcase 363 exhibitors along with 164 for Texprocess. JEC Americas will be bringing 232 exhibiting brands to the show in May.

These three events represent an opportunity to deliver an unparalleled exposition for the manufacturers of technical textiles and composites along with the equipment and technology suppliers for the production of sewn products to display their technologies, expand their expertise, and network with a wide array of industry professionals.

"Since our announcement of the co-location last October, we've experienced a very positive response from the industries we serve. You will see this from the exhibit hall to the symposiums. We are extremely excited about the synergy created through the co-location of our events,” commented Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America. “Together we are well positioned to be this year's strongest B2B platform for the technical textiles, sewn products and composites industries in the Western Hemisphere".

“The synergy between JEC Americas, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, 3 powerful brands, results in a unique platform where raw materials and manufacturing will be enhanced by emblematic leaders and niche start-ups. Indeed, technical textiles have a wide range of application sectors with similar final application markets to composites. These industries have common interest to grow together” adds Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. This 3-in-1 Mega Event will enable JEC to provide an unparalleled opportunity for composites designers, manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their technologies, expand their expertise and network with a wide array of industry professionals.

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas: Special Features From the Exhibit Hall to the Classroom
The Graduate Student Poster Program:
20 graduate students from around the world will present their research.
“The posters represent some of the latest research conducted at various institutions inspired by grand challenges and macro trends in the industry. Most are initiated through a dialog with industry leaders and are intended to create know-how that will potentially facilitate new innovations by industry stakeholders,“ stated Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Direc tor at The Nonwovens Institute. The top 5 posters will be selected to present during a special session on May 15th, 2014.

Cool Zone:
Discover new cutting edge technologies in the Cool Zone. The area is an interactive learning experience developed by [TC]2. You will find new technologies from robotics to digital imaging within the pavilion.

Technology Solutions Pavilion: The Technology Solutions Pavilion is dedicated to bringing together software, IT buyers and sellers. “We are pleased that so many software and IT companies are participating in the Technology Solutions Pavilion,” said Rick Ludolph, President of Productive Solutions and Technology Solutions organizer. “They represent a wide range of solutions for managing virtually every aspect of the design to delivery process. In addition to a wide range of displays, show attendees will have access to the Technology Solutions Theater and its complimentary series of vendor-sponsored educational presentations

The International Buyer Program Select (IBP):
Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are proud to be a part of the IBP Select Program. The IBP is designed to recruit and pre-screen buyer delegations to attend selected trade shows in the United States, connecting U.S. companies with international buyers.

Job Center:
The Job Center is a location for exhibitors to post open job opportunities for the technical textile, sewn products, equipment and composite industries.

World-Class Symposiums:
The Symposiums are held concurrently with the exhibition. The Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Symposium programs will feature 21 educational sessions with over 100 speaker presentations covering a broad range of new topics and trends from new fiber advanced developments, protective textiles, medical textiles, welding and advancements in manufacturing technologies.

JEC Americas: A new dimension for the Global Composites Industry in America
“The US is a key geography for the global composites industry as it represents around a third of its value”, says Mrs Mutel. Therefore, JEC Americas will highlight 3 major segments that are expected to bring the US composites Industry to 70% of the global value by 2018: Aerospace, Transportation and Construction.

The Aerospace segment growth will be driven by the development of the global commercial fleet of aircrafts and a further penetration of aircrafts with a higher share of composites (e.g. Boeing 787).

In the Transportation segment (mainly Automotive but also truck and bus manufacturing), regulations to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce CO² emissions as well as innovation (car parts made of natural fibers) will lead to further penetration of Composites in this industry. Finally, the US Building and Construction industry has been leading innovation efforts in residential housing and in infrastructure. Growth will be driven by the repair of aging bridges in the US, recovery of the US residential housing market and continued urbanization of emerging Asia for exporting US companies.

The American composites industry needs to win new markets, either domestic or international, thus the 3 colocating events are expected to gather exhibitors and visitors from every American state and more than 70 countries.

Posted May 6, 2014

Source: Messe Frankfurt Inc.