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8. mtex+ Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles

The inspiring source of innovative ideas and projects. The crucial step for future economic success.

The reliable basis for beneficial cooperation arrangements along the textile chain – beyond sector and national boundaries.

The brand for in-depth, personal meetings. Trust matures and prospers in Chemnitz – a tremendous asset with long-term value.

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The topics at the fair & convention

  • Textiles with (additional) functions
  • Composites and lightweight textile design
  • Process development
  • Textile engineering
  • Services
  • Digitalised production/automation
  • Sustainability and recycling
  • Research
  • Testing, certification and preventing plagiarism

The highlights of the programme

  • Convention: Producing textiles and composites effectively and sustainably.
  • health.textil special exhibition: Medical, health and protective textiles
  • Workshops: Digitalisation in textile engineering, automated value creation along the textile chain (etc.)
  • Showrooms: Smart textiles/Acoustic textiles/Lightweight textile design/Sustainable textiles (etc.)
  • Excellent connections: A network evening and other opportunities for discussions
  • GO TEXTILE! Career prospects in the textile sector

Looking back at the 2018 mtex+

83% of exhibitors reached their target group

71% of fair guests are considering the 8th mtex+

22% of trade visitors came from abroad

Latest News

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TITV Greiz and KARL MAYER: Interactive textiles go reality - control unit on textile basis for robotic spider

Electric conductivity of knit fabrics is topic of intensive development work from TITV Greiz and Karl Mayer. In the latest projects multibar raschel machines with and without jacquard are used to incorporate electric conductive yarn like ELITEX® directly in the construction of the products surface. 
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“mtex+” textile fair & convention raises its profile and increases its international appeal

8th edition to be held as the “Fair & Convention for Hightech Textiles” at the Carlowitz Congresscenter Chemnitz for the first time on 9 – 10 June 2020 – Textile themes from the LiMA exhibition for lightweight design are being integrated in the new format


Saxony’s State Premier becomes patron of the 8th mtex+ fair

The State Premier of the Free State of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, has accepted the position of patron of the 8th mtex+ fair. The State Premier justified his commitment to the international textile convention by saying that it would continue to strengthen the attractiveness of the local, innovative industrial and research region as one of the leading European textile areas.

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The highlights 2018

“health.textil” specialist exhibition

Special exhibition "flexible.protect"

16th Chemnitz Textiles Technology Conference

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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. 

Impressions of 2018

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