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Technical textiles meet lightweight construction

The trade fair combination of mtex+ and LiMA focuses on user solutions from future-oriented segments technical textiles and lightweight construction - for all sectors from A to Z. 

The International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles mtex+ concentrates on functionalised and intelligent textiles, digitalised production, process development, textile finishing, composites as well as sustainability and recycling.

The LiMA Lightweight Construction Fair is the platform for lightweight construction materials and products, manufacturing processes and production technology as well as the latest developments in lightweight construction from research.

The textile lightweight construction is the link between the two trade fairs. 

Discover the potential of hightech textiles!

  • Functionalised and intelligent textiles
  • Digitalised production
  • Method and process development
  • Textile finishing and coating
  • Textile composites & recycling
  • Checking & certifying
  • Protection against plagiarism

New lightweight construction solutions for all user industries

  • Development and production of lightweight construction materials
  • Development and production of lightweight construction components
  • Methods for large-scale production
  • Prototyping and additive manufacturing
  • Automation and systems integration
  • Recycling and sustainable production
  • Testing, measurement and certi cation 
Statement lightweight construction meets technical textiles_André Lang Norafin_LiMA and mtex+ 2018
André Lang  CEO Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH

Looking forward to the following highlights at the mtex+ and LiMA 2018

“health.textil” specialist exhibition

Special exhibition "flexible.protect"

16th Chemnitz Textiles Technology Conference

mtex+ healt textil 2016
Medical, nursing and wellness textiles with the bonus of interactivity and functionality
New textile solutions to protect people, nature, mobile and immobile goods
International conference where lots of different sectors meet at the mtex+, taking place 28 and 29 May 2018

International cooperation exchanges

Première of the “Chemnitz Ideas Factory” trade fair

„Live acts“ at Smart Textiles

Deutsch-tschechisches Unternehmertreffen
Companies from Europe (focus on Eastern Europe) introduce themselves and give interested parties the chance to take part in round-table talks. 
Chemnitzer Ideenfabrik
At the heart of the trade fair, problems are considered across industries and interdisciplinary solutions are created - this is where projects of the furture are born. 
go textile! Your job - your chance
The use of intelligent textiles in various sectors is the focus of the presentation from the SmartTex-Network Thuringia at the mtex+.

Future mobility

The use of lightweight construction

light.building - the special exhibition

Zug Voith
Top researchers in lightweight construction present future lightweight developments for mobile usees.
Companies and institutes present the latest developments and products in engineering, road vehicle and rail vehicle construction. 
Special exhibition "light.building" shows various application possibilities of lightweight construction and architecture. 

Competence workshop by the futureTEX project

go textile! Maker Area

Networking Evening

How easy is lightweight construction? Textile producers receive responses to this and similiar questions at the competence workshop.
Go Textile!
For pupils, students, apprentices and specialists. Contact with experienced professionals and young professionals with a creative workshop in the Maker Area.
Inspiring. Connective. Very relaxed. 

Exhibition Center Dornbirn as a new cooperation partner

Banner Messe SALTEX am 12. und 13. September 2018 in Dornbirn

SALTEX - Smart Textiles & High-Performance Materials

The exhibition centers Chemnitz and Dornbirn (Austria) agreed on a cooperation. Therewith the cooperation of the textile regions Northeast Germany and Voralberg will be intesified.

September 12th and 13th, 2018  the exhibition SALTEX in Dornbirn is taking place for the second time as a content and community platform for smart textiles and high-performance materials.

Review mtex+ and LiMA 2016

Facts about visitors at the mtex+ and LiMA 2016
Facts about exhibitors at the mtex+ and LiMA 2016
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Feedback regarding mtex+ & LiMA 2016

6th “mtex+” in Chemnitz: new profile as an exhibition for the complete world of technical textiles is a success

“The new profile of the “mtex+” exhibition as a place to discover more about the complete world of innovative technical textiles was a success. It was not only possible to observe an in-depth exchange of ideas at the stands of more than 100 exhibitors from six different countries, but specific business and cooperation arrangements were also pretty much launched in many cases,” says Michael Kynast, the Exhibition Manager, summing up his impressions. The Czech Republic was the exhibition’s official partner country for the first time.

The supporting programme at the “mtex+” included a special exhibition and a symposium on medical and health textiles, the 15th Chemnitz Textile Technology Conference, the “NanoMatTextil” technology forum organised by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and a special day for specialists and students.

The 6th “mtex+” was held alongside the 4th LiMA Lightweight Design Exhibition. The topics there were composites and textile-based lightweight design. The trade visitors to the “mtex+” and LiMA made use of the opportunity to also gain an impression of what was taking place outside their specific field of interest at the Saxon Industry and Technology Fair (SIT) and an IT user forum, which were held at the same time. Overall, more than 3,500 exhibition visitors gained information from the 280 exhibiting companies and research institutes. The three exhibitions were held under the heading “Value added3 – technical textiles meet lightweight design meets industry and technology”.

Qualitative leap

Jan Hermansky, President of the Czech Cluster for Technical Textiles, CLUTEX
“I last attended this exhibition four years ago and am pleasantly surprised – the “mtex+” has taken a huge leap forward in terms of quality. The German/Czech meeting of business people on the evening of the first day of the exhibition was also a success for us; it provided valuable contacts between customers, vocational training colleges and research institutes.”

Intensive discussions

Sören Klein, Managing Director of ELMATEX GmbH Krefeld, the organiser of the joint stand with seven providers of textile finishing and other textile technologies
“We held excellent discussions with a whole range of well-informed specialists from Saxony, Thuringia and Franconia – and also with experts from the Münsterland region and the Czech Republic. This has strengthened our intention of attending the next “mtex+” again with a joint stand.”

Starting point of community projects

Marcel Bulik, Lanex a. s. Bolatice
“We manufacture ropes, belts and cords, but we particularly presented our high-tech polypropylene yarns in Chemnitz. This not only led to many new contacts with potential customers, but we were also able to get to know partners from sectors like machine accessories and machine servicing. The contacts with the Institute for Materials Handling and Polymers at Chemnitz University of Technology were also interesting for us.

Impressions of mtex & LiMA 2016