Facts & figures

Fair facts

Date 19 - 21 September 2024
Venue Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China
Exhibition Space 40,000 sqm (2023)
Opening times Day 1  9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Day 2  9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Day 3  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Figures of 2023 fair

No. of visit                  15,542 (52 countries and regions)

No. of exhibitors        467 (13 countries and regions)

Top 10 visiting countries / regions:  China, Korea, Taiwan China, Japan, Russia, India, Hong Kong China, Vietnam, Germany, Malaysia, USA

Product groups

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International institutions; National research institutes; Universities and polytechnics; Industrial research centres; Planning and consulting companies; Services


Production processes; Finishing technology; Coating technology; Laminating and coating technology; Bonding and separating technology; CMT (Cutting, Making,Trimming); Control and monitoring methods; Purification and regeneration technology; CAD/CAM, Software; Recycling technology; Technical accessories; Laboratory and measuring technology; Quality assurance; Nanotechnology; Microsystems technology; Textile Care; Disposal technology

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Man-made fibres and yarns; Glass fibres, yarns and rovings; Metal yarns; Natural fibres; Other fibres and yarns; Monofilaments


Woven fabrics; Laid webs; Braidings; Knitted fabrics; Tapes, strings, cords; Belts, ropes, cordage; Nets; Textile bonding systems; Membranes; Multi-Layered Composites; Smart Textiles (used with or in electronics and sensors); Textiles made of recycled materials


Coated textiles; Laminated textiles; Tent fabrics; Packaging materials, sacking; Tarpaulin fabrics; Awning material; End-product manufacturing; Accessories; Imitation leather

Reinforcing textiles; Composite textiles; Prepregs; Structural components and mouldings; Fibre-reinforced materials; Membrane systems; Films and sheeting; Textile-reinforced plastic for concrete; Textile sheet products for lamination with solids

Finishing processes; Adhesive, sealing and moulding materials; Laminating and coating materials; Raw materials and additives; Application processing; Material pre-treatment; Plastics and other hardening masses; Adhesive mixing and application equipment, robot technology; Surface treatment technologies; Plasma treatment; Flocking


New materials; New finishing; Membranes; Wearable Smart Textiles (with electronics and/or sensors); Wearable Smart Textiles (without electronics and/or sensors); Materials with additional functions; Textiles for future apparel; Textiles with medical / cosmetic qualities (wearable skincare, cosmetotextiles); Textiles for professional + protective clothing; Textiles for sport + active wear

Laminating technologies; Coating; Printing; Finishing; Functionalisation

Nanotechnology; Microsystems technology; Wearable electronics; Optical Technologies; Information- / Communication technology; Testing technology and -process

Apparel Concepts; Design; Processing and Ready-To-Wear; Prototypes; Interdisciplinary cooperation; New strategies for marketing

Visitor profile

  • Import / export corporation
  • Wholesaler / distributor
  • Academic / research & development
  • End user / procurement


Application areas

The variety of products and services offered by Techtextil exhibitors is expressed by twelve areas of application.
As an useful orientation aid pictographs at the stands show visitors for what areas of application the displayed products can be used.

Techtextil application areas:



The ear of the wheat is the symbol for cultivation and tilling the soil - and for the Agrotech application area. Under this sign you'll find the latest ideas and products for agriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape gardening. Target groups: agricultural engineers, landscape architects, agricultural institutions and large-scale organisations.



The house stands for architecture and building - and that's why we've chosen it as the symbol for the Buildtech application area. Buildtech includes all important innovations in membrane construction, lightweight and solid structures, earthworks, hydraulic engineering and road construction. Target groups: architects, construction engineers, building sponsors, investors



The t-Shirt is popular all over the world - that's why we've chosen it as the symbol for the Clothtech application area. It includes the latest developments in shoe and clothing manufacture. Target groups: fashion designers, developers, shoe and clothing manufacturers



The dam separates the land from water - and is the symbol for the Geotech application area. Geotech is home to new concepts and products in road construction, civil engineering, dam and waste site construction. Target groups: road and civil engineers, construction companies, public authorities and local government



The armchair is a symbol for home design - and for the Hometech application area. Hometech presents innovative developments in the manufacture of furniture, upholstery, floor coverings and carpets. Target groups: furniture producers, interior designers, project planners and architects



Gear wheels are a symbol for industry and technology - and for the Indutech application area. Indutech contains solutions and products for mechanical engineering and for the chemical and electrical industries. Target groups: users, designers, processors from the mechanical engineering, chemical and electrical industries



The sticking plaster is a symbol for effective medical care - and for the Medtech application area. Medtech contains the complete range of innovations in the manufacture, processing and application of medical and hygiene products. Target groups: manufacturers of medical supplies, research institutions, hospitals



The tyre is a symbol for mobility - and for the Mobiltech application area. Under this sign you’ll find the latest developments in ship and aircraft construction, as well as in all aspects of automobile, railway and space travel. Target groups: constructors, designers, engineers, suppliers



Mankind protecting nature - this is the symbol for the Oekotech application area. Oekotech stands for new ideas and interesting concepts in environmental protection, waste disposal and recycling. Target groups: environmental protection engineers, safety engineers, employees of environmental protection agencies



The package is a symbol for the global transportation of goods - and for the Packtech application area. It includes all significant innovations in the packaging, covering and transportation of the widest possible array of goods. Target groups: shipping and logistics companies, developers, designers and buyers from industry and the distributive trades



The helmet is a symbol for effective protection - and for the Protech application area. Under this sign you'll find the latest developments in personal and property protection. Target groups: safety engineers, manufacturers of protective clothing, safety officers



To play sport you need the right equipment - that's why we've chosen the trainer as the symbol for the Sporttech application area. Sporttech includes new products and ideas from the world of sport and leisure. Target groups: designers, outfitters and manufacturers of sports articles and outdoor equipment

The following applies to all twelve icons of the application areas and corresponding terms: © Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.


Materials to download


2024 Application Form


2024 Fact sheet


2024 EU zone leaflet


2024 Show Brochure