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Sustainability And Digitalisation Are The Dominant Subjects At The Texprocess Forum

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Messe Frankfurt is bringing part of its Fashionsustain conference from Berlin to Frankfurt for the first time.

Sustainability is a driving force for innovation, inter-connected textile processing, e-commerce and the next steps in the direction of  Industry 4.0.

With a broad spectrum of themes, Texprocess Forum (14 to 17 May 2019) is set to generate specialist impulses for textile processers, users and retailers. The complete programme is now available online.

Focus on sustainability and conference première in Frankfurt

Within the framework of the Texprocess Forum, Messe Frankfurt is bringing an offshoot of its Fashionsustain conference to Frankfurt on 14 May.

Fashionsustain is part of Neonyt, an event hub specialising in sustainable fashion during the Berliner Fashion Week.

The innovative conference format adds pioneering, sustainable textile innovations to the dialogue and uses synergistic effects in the sector to revolutionise processes and production flows.

The superordinate question, ‘Is Sustainability the Key to Textile Innovations?’, will be discussed in round table sessions with key players, such as Lenzing, Perpetual Global and Procalçado S.A. A keynote lecture by Micke Magnusson, co-founder of the Swedish ‘We are Spindye’ start-up, will address the economic need for sustainable business models and give action impulses.

Impact 4.0: What Comes After Industry 4.0?

Which changes triggered by Industry 4.0 are already part of the value chain? This is the main question of the thematic block organised by the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies association on the afternoon of 14 May and it will be discussed in two round-table sessions by Andreas Faath, VDMA Forum Industry 4.0, Dr Yves-Simon Gloy, Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V., Dr Klaus Hecker, VDMA Organic and Printed Electronics Association and spokespeople from DESMA Shoe Machinery, Efka, Frankl und Kirchner and Expert Systemtechnik.

Digitalisation, Product Development, Quality And Environmental Management

The subjects selected by DTB – Dialogue Textile Apparel – for the Texprocess Forum on 15 and 16 May spotlight those parts of the textile process chain most affected by digitalisation. With Holger Knapp, CEO of the Deutscher Fachverlag publishing company in the chair, HansPeter Hiemer of B4B Solutions will open proceedings with a keynote address on the digital transformation of the fashion business. This will be followed by a panel discussion entitled ‘Old hands, reckless young people – how to get the best from your team with 3D!’ with Professor Michael Ernst of Germany’s Niederrhein University, Dr Andreas Seidl of Human Solutions and other experts.

digital solutions for the fashion trade

Digital showrooms and sales tools, will be the focal point of contributions by MobiMedia and Assyst GmbH.

Lectra will discuss ways to fashion on demand, Sys-Pro will look at omni-channel solutions and Avalution GmbH at avatars in the digital development of apparel.

In its contribution, the Hohenstein Testing Institute will consider whether virtual prototypes are also suitable for resale products while WKS Textilveredlungs GmbH will ask how quality assurance can go together with shorter lead times.

On the Thursday of the fair, trade visitors can also look forward to contributions by PTC on product lifecycle management, by S.HE Business on e-commerce, by Spedition Barth & Co on automatic flat-goods stores, by EFIT e.V. on care labelling as a sign of quality and by zExur on qualitative colour measurement with multi-coloured textiles.