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Techtextil Industry Hotspot

Exhibits, symposium will offer North American visitors a comprehensive overview of technical textiles today.

Janet Bealer Rodie, Assistant Editor

Techtextil North AmericaBy Janet Bealer Rodie,Assistant Editor Techtextil: Industry Hotspot Exhibits, symposium will offer North American visitors a comprehensive overview of technical textiles today. W hen it comes to market size, innovation and the use of engineered fiber products to solve problems, North America leads the world in the textile industrys technical textiles sector, according to Germany-based Messe Frankfurt, producer of Techtextil International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The German trade fair organizer projects annual growth rates in this specialized sector will exceed 5 percent through 2005. In an effort to serve the North American market, Messe Frankfurt introduced Techtextil North America (TTNA) on this side of the Atlantic in March 2000 as a biennial event that is juxtaposed to the original German exhibition held in Frankfurt in the spring of odd-numbered years. Messe Frankfurt also stages Techtextil exhibitions in South America and Asia in the fall of alternate years.For North America, the location is Atlanta, and this years TTNA will take place April 10-12 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.According to Messe Frankfurt, the shows are recognized as the most comprehensive technical textiles and nonwovens trade fairs produced, representing all aspects of this growing and promising sector of the textile industry. Other trade shows for this field, and also for most other segments of the industry, focus on particular aspects, such as fabrics and yarns, or machinery.

Architectural membranes are among the many technical textile applications that will be shown at Techtextil North America.The inaugural TTNA in 2000 brought together 254 exhibitors and more than 4,300 visitors from 16 countries. This year, more than 300 exhibitors and 5,000 buyers/visitors from around the world are expected to participate in the show. In addition to individual exhibitors, there will also be national pavilions grouping exhibitors from several countries including France, Germany, Spain and Taiwan.Representatives from Textile World and Textiles Panamericanos will be on hand at the exhibition to meet with Techtextil exhibitors and visitors and distribute complementary copies of both magazines. A Comprehensive ExhibitionAt TTNA, technology, research and development, planning, consultation, machinery and equipment manufacturers, associations and publications will exhibit alongside the entire material supply chain from raw materials; to fiber, yarn and fabric manufacturers; to converters and finishers; to end-products and recycling. To help visitors find exhibitors in specific categories, the exhibition manual will group exhibitors according to products and services offered:research, development, planning, consultation international institutions, national research institutes, universities and polytechnical institutes, industrial research centers, planning and consulting companies;
technology, machinery, accessories production processes, processing technology, machines and equipment, control and monitoring methods, purification and regeneration technology, technical accessories, laboratory and measuring equipment, quality assurance;fibers and yarns;woven fabrics, laid webs, braiding, knitted fabrics tapes, strings, cords, belts, ropes, cordage, nets;nonwovens;coated textiles, laminated, textiles, tent fabrics, packaging materials, tarpaulin fabrics, awning materials, manufacture of end products, accessories;composites reinforcing textiles, composite textiles, prepregs, structural components and mouldings, fiber-reinforced materials, membrane systems, films and sheeting, textile-reinforced plastics for concrete components, pipes and containers, textile sheet products for lamination with solids such as metal, plastic or glass;bondtec finishing, adhesive, sealing and moulding materials, laminating and coating materials, raw materials and additives, application processing, material pretreatment, plastics and other hardening masses, adhesive mixing and application equipment, robot technology, surface treatment technologies, plasma treatment, flocking, foaming; andassociations, publishers.Companies also will be listed in the manual according to product applications (See Table 1).  Techtextil SymposiumTTNA is coupled with Techtextil Symposium North America (TTSNA), which opens April 9 with a keynote address by John A. Boland III, GTMA (The Association of Georgias Textile, Carpet and Consumer Products Manufacturers) executive in residence at the Georgia Institute of Technologys School of Textiles and Fiber Engineering, Atlanta. Boland will present observations on the evolution of industrial textiles. Following the opening general session, which includes presentations on the state of the industry, new directions, a global perspective and other subjects, TTSNA will offer three days of seminars covering such topics as new and emerging technologies, standards and testing, research, construction textiles, interior textiles, product development and marketing, nonwovens technology, developments in high-performance fibers and yarns, transportation textiles, and developments in protective textiles. Future Techtextil EventsMesse Frankfurt will stage Cinte Techtextil China in Shanghai September 25-27, 2002. Techtextil will again be held in Frankfurt April 8-10, 2003; and Techtextil South America will take place in SPaulo, Brazil, November 11-13, 2003.The list of exhibitors that follows is up-to-date as of TWs press time. For more information about Techtextil North America and Techtextil Symposium North America, contact Messe Frankfurt Inc., 1600 Parkwood Cir., Atlanta, GA 30339; (770) 984-8016; fax: (770) 984-8023; e-mail: info@usa.messefrankfurt.com; www.usa.messefrankfurt.com. Techtextil Exhibitors, Booth LocationsAATCC138AccuMotion Control Technologies715Acordis Industrial Fibers720Aderly301-303Adhesive Films Inc.621Ahlstrom Fiber Composites332A.H. Rice Corp.335Alexander Fabrics Inc.237Allied ConvertingTechnologies715American Kynol Inc.224American Liba639Apex Mills Corp.105APIM203ATI Advanced Testing Instruments Corp.735Atlantic ThreadandSupply325Auto Interiors735Bafatex Bellingroth1138Bally Ribbon Mills121BASF Corp.1011Beaver Manufacturing433Bekintex751belChem Fiber Materials GmbH938Bemis529bluesign Technologies825Bond Cote Corp.233Paul Bonte - Fils Techniques205Bostik714Boston/Bacon Felt Co.239Bradford Industries820Brawer Technical Yarns Division828British Millerain Co. Ltd.724Business Link NorthManchester1121Christoph Burckhardt429Canadian Textile Journal132Cargill Dow LLC334CarbonX PerformanceFibers Division1319Carrington Performance Fabrics Ltd.722Cavalier Textiles839Cavitec AG1020Cerex Advanced Fabrics910Chapman Thermal Products1319Clariant Corp.536Club Textile Integral305Clubtex203Coatema EngineeringGmbH c/o Bollinger432Consoltex Inc.914Conwed Plastics1310Cooley Group, The810Cortex S.A. 210Culimeta America Inc.1301Dailytec201Deerfield Urethane/A Bayer Co.644DHJ International120Dietze+SchellMaschinenfabrik1035Dilo Inc.1000Dimension Polyant123Dickson PTL307DMT313Dow Chemical920Dubar Warneton211Duflot - non-tisstechniques100Duro Industries538S.A. Philippe Ebelmann200Elk Inc.935Ems-Chemie (North America) Inc.828Engineered Yarns Co.750Enka Tecnica GmbH429Espace textile de Lyon et region301-303Europlasma NV732Everest Textile Co. Ltd.605Fabric Development Inc.240Fachhochschule Hof,Abteilung Munchberg1151Fairview Machine 715Febeltex745Fi-Tech429Fiber Dynamics Inc.336Fleissner GmbHandCo.1029Flexabar835Future Materials136Gehring Textiles/Militex320Gem Urethane537Gentug Technical TextileProducts221Gerlingher GmbH1050Girmes In-Tex GmbH1028Glenro Inc.1300Glo-Tex International Inc.434Green Textile Associates837Guilford Mills Inc.220h.k.o. Isolier- und Textiltechnik GmbH928James H. Heal735Heberlein North America124H. Hergeth GmbH1144Highland Industries Inc.300Honeywell Performance Fibers900HunterLab635Huvis/Republic of Korea504IBENA728Industrial Specialty Fabrics532Interkordsa Inc.421Industrie-Vereinigung Garne-Gewebe-Technische Textilien849Institut fur Textil- und VerfahrenstechnikDenkendorf1136Institut frans du textileandde lhabil301-303 International Fiber Journal127InterprojektGPITS Publishing633ITW Dynatec924Jaeger Textile Tapes Corp.937Johnston Industries500Jomar Softcorp International628Jowat Lobers u. Frank GmbHandCo. KG1032Kappler Protective ApparelandFabrics528Keith Manufacturing Co.1303Keramab NVGPKings Metal Fiber Technologies Co. Ltd.605Kleinewefers Textile Machinery Corp.428Klevers GmbH 1149Klieverik314KoSa1010Kruss USA234Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik GmbHandCo.314Kuraray America Inc.1120Lacent Technologies Inc.520Lacom Vertriebs GmbH1129Laroche S.A.208Lawson-Hemphill Sales739Lectra1305Lenzing Fibers/Ivodex338Leesona Industries330C.A. Litzer Co. Inc.140Lumat B.V. Netherlands729Mahlo America325Martin Color-Fi634Mayer Textile Machine Corp.428McAllister Mills510Mehler Engineered Products GmbH1114Messe Frankfurt GmbHTBDHerbert Meyer GmbH1049Miller Weldmaster Corp.236MillikenandCompany700Murtra Leon910N.C. State University College of Textiles143Narcote LLC129National Drying Machinery Co.107National Jet Co.324Nawon USA Inc.337Nonwovens Industry238Nordson Corp. Fiber Systems615Noveon Inc.229Olbrich314Outlast Technologies338P-D Glasseiden GmbH1146Pennel Industries104PGI-Polymer Group Inc.539Pharr Yarns811Plastibert915Polimeros y Derivados S.A. de C.V.1124Porvair International228Powerloom DevelopmentandExport Promotion Council103Precision Fabrics Group1015Proline Textile S.a.S.122Protechna Herbst GmbHandCo. KG1134Pyradia715Reichhold Inc./Swift Adhesives1120Reimotec GmbH1036Rieter Perfojet241rokona Textilwerk1128Robatech USA Inc.736Roscontract, The FederalContract Corp.345Rovitex 309Royal Ten Cate810Rubans Gallant S.A. 110Rue Polotsk PASteklovolokno738Safety Components Fabric Technology310Georg Sahm934Saint-Gobain Quartz838Sarna Xiro621Saunders Thread Co.514Seaman Corp.1308Service Thread Mfg. Co.534Schaetti AG611Schoeller Textil GmbH1043SGL CarbonGPSGL Technic Ltd.1039Shanghai Sealtex Co.235Shawmut Mills933Sider Arc S.p.A.614Sitip S.p.A.614Sourex Co. Ltd.436Southern Felt Co.829Southern Mills Inc.800Spinnkock USA Inc.1004Spunfab Adhesive Fabrics632SSM Industries438R. Stat S.A. 206Stockhausen Inc.814Stoll H. GmbHandCo.946Stork Screens America128StotzandCo. AG524Stre+Hess GmbHandCo. KG.1133Struto LLC710STT 311Sunfil-Turati-Fil Man Made Group1316SynteenandLuckenhausTextil-Technologie1140Tah Tong Fiber Technologies Co. Ltd.605Techtex Vliesstoffe 1132Teijin Twaron USA Inc.400Telsonic AG130Tetratec PTFE Technologies1306Textile Engineering Auburn UniversityTBD Textile WorldTBDTextiles Human Resources Council733 Textiles PanamericanosTBDTextiles Tecnicos S.A. de C.V.741Textest Instruments741Thai Taffeta Co. Ltd.1302Tietex International Ltd.815Tissavel 102Titex Vertriebs GmbH944Toom Tekstiil Ltd.109Tournier JulesandFils 315TUT - Technical Usage Textiles 301-303Ubifrance301Ungricht GmbHandCo. KG429Uretek/Coated Fabrics Group414Wacker Silicones Corp.610Wenzelband GmbH324Western Nonwovens Inc./Needlepunch Div.638Wise Industries328W.L. GoreandAssociates435Xirion747Xymid LLC339Yamuna Industries Ltd.1124YKK (USA) Inc.535Zenith Products Division Parker Hannifin Corp.125Zima Corp.314J. Zimmerman Maschinenbau GmbH721Zoltek437Zwick USA341GP: German Pavilion March 2002