May 26, 2017
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Techtextil North America to focus on functional textiles

May 26, 2017

Techtextil North America 2017 will focus on functional textiles, nonwovens, smart textiles in fashion, connected cars, technology and equipment. It will be held in Chicago from June 20-22, 2017. The event will once again be hosting a co-location with JEC Group and their show The Future of Composites in Construction on the same show floor.


The 2017 Graduate Student Poster Programme will be represented by top textile Universities from around the US at Techtextil. As leading scholars studying in the field of technical textiles and nonwovens, 10 students will be presenting their graduate study research on the show floor at Techtextil North America.

The goal of the student programme is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their latest research on advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field.

For the first time Techtextil North America will host 'Tech Talks' powered by the Nonwoven Institute. For three days the Nonwoven’s Institute will host complimentary daily mini sessions on nonwovens in transportation, safety and filtration as well as 9 graduate students will also be presenting their research. These sessions are first come first serve and will be held on the show floor.

A joint session with JEC Group will focus on the collaboration of technical textiles and composites in construction. On June 21, three highly acclaimed speakers will take the stage to present on textile reinforced cement, ceiling insulation applications developed from waste fibers, and the study of composite sandwich renovation panels.

The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies conference will be held on June 20. The conference will focus on 'Understanding the Technology of Things' (ToT) in the manufacturing of sewn products and flexible materials. Understanding ToT will help transform the entire manufacturing process which will enable higher productivity at lower costs. 

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