The 15th edition of Techtextil North America, and the fourth edition of the Texprocess Americas trade fair, are returning later this year with 66 companies from the German textile, textile-machinery and garment-technology industries due to make presentations at the 'High-Tex from Germany' exhibition.

Running within the framework of the trade fairs at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 'High-Tex from Germany' is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry.

Covering an area of more than 1,300 sq metres, the exhibition shows textile innovations made in Germany from the fields of technical textiles, nonwovens, textile-processing machines, smart textiles and textile research. Additionally, the exhibitors will introduce their products and services in lectures, demonstrations and multi-media presentations at the 'Plaza'.

"The USA is one of the most important export markets for German textile companies. For us as representatives of the German textile sector, the joint presentation within the framework of ´High-Tex from Germany´ is a great opportunity to cultivate existing contacts in the USA and to make new ones," says Marc Lorch, member of the board of clothing and fabric manufacturer Zwissler Holding and exhibitor president of the participating companies.

With its Gertex and Zoeppritex divisions, Zwisstex and other exhibitors will present the latest fabrics and technologies for laminating, backing and coating, primarily for the automobile sector, while at the Kufner Textile Group, trade visitors from the outdoor, fashion and sports industries will find insoles and, at wool-based yarn supplier Südwolle Group, technical yarns.

Also in the field of functional apparel are the flame-resistant textiles by Pyrotex, while start-up, Lunative Laboratories, will show LED hoodies. New developments in the nonwoven field will be shown by several exhibitors including Frenzelit, Polyvlies, Sandler, Smart Polymer and Tenowo.

Meanwhile, a wide range of machines for processing technical textiles will be on display, covering the entire textile manufacturing and processing chain.

Visitors can also obtain information about current research projects from the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research (DITF), the Association of the Finishing, Yarns, Woven Fabrics and Technical Textiles Industry (IVGT), the Tübingen-Reutlingen-Zollernalb location agency and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US.

The 2018 events will take place from 22-24 May and showcase what is thought to be the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, sewn products and equipment offering in the US.

Visitors wanting to attend the 2018 event can click here to register online.