Show's success is evidence of the importance of industrial and technical textiles to the textile industry's success going forward.
Since its 1985 debut in Frankfurt, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, as the organizer, Messe Frankfurt GmbH, has named it, has been among the leading exhibitions dedicated to technical textiles and their applications. The more than 24,500 visitors from 96 countries at Techtextil 2011 attest to the show's success.
Not only the record visitor numbers, but also the fact that 1,207 exhibitors came from 50 countries confirms the importance of Techtextil Frankfurt. On top of that, 55 percent of the visitors were international — 9 percent more than in 2009. According to the organizers, after Germany, most of the visitors came from other European countries, Turkey and the United States. Top-level visitors from India, South Korea, China and Japan also were present.