The 2023 edition will see most of the regular TecStyle Visions exhibitors back. Karl Gröner GmbH is showing some novelties in the field of 3D printing, with its Tractus3D printers and large format digital print with HP Latex, Epson, and Roland DG printers. Print&Cut Systems and cutting plotters with machines from Summa, and sublimation printing using systems from Epson, are also not to be missed. In addition to this, Gröner is presenting a CWT flat-bed laminating tableandtransfer presse from SEFA, according to a press release by organiser Messe Stuttgart.
TecStyle Visions will be presenting at the Stuttgart trade fair centre in Germany from March 30–April 1, 2023. The event will feature machinery for all aspects of textile printing, including embroidery, flaking, and laser engraving. Textile companies will present their latest collections to complete the exhibition portfolio.
Simon GmbH will exhibit a fully automated textile folding machine at the trade show. “The T-Apparel is part of the portfolio of our Belgian partner Dekken Machinery. Another highlight is also the automatic textile printing carousel from the model series Wise by our Portuguese partner KTK,” said Michael König, managing director of Simon GmbH, about the company’s presence at the trade fair.
There are also many new companies among the exhibitors. Lagerkarton Systembox GmbH produces sustainable storage cartons for textiles—so not only is the company’s participation in TecStyle Visions in itself a première, but their product has also never been in the exhibitor portfolio before.
“Especially in this day and age, environmental awareness is omnipresent. Sustainable storage for textiles will soon be unavoidable,” explained Sebastian Welp, managing director of Lagerkarton Systembox GmbH. “We are delighted about the trade fair in Stuttgart. We expect to meet many of our customers and to inspire many of them with our storage solution.”
Pigment.Inc BV, a printing press manufacturer, will also be exhibiting at the trade fair with its new DTG/DTF Q Series machines. These machines can finish both synthetic and natural fabrics. “We are looking forward to meeting professional visitors and industry colleagues in person at the trade fair,” said Robert Wade, editorial content at Pigment.Inc.
Kornit Digital is another manufacturer in direct-to-garment. The company showcases its smart-curing energy-on demand smart-curing system to produce durable and high-value textiles for the first-time. Visitors will also have the chance to view the digital Max technology textile printing machines in action. Direct-to-garment and direct-to-film are currently highly popular in the textile finishing industry and, besides Pigment.Inc and Kornit Digital, there are also many other manufacturers—but also traders—presenting the related machinery.
Sustainability is also a key topic when it comes to keywords that are relevant to the industry. One company that is increasingly incorporating this topic into its trade show presence is Stanley & Stella. “In all our collections, we use GOTS-certified bio-cotton as well as recycled cotton, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, each of them GRS-certified. Sustainability is therefore a matter of course for almost every item at our stand,” said Michel Hublet, head of sustainability at Stanley & Stella.
Result Clothing integrates sustainability into their trade fair concept. “Besides new products, at TecStyle Visions 2023 we are also focussing on products from our Recycled assortment. We look forward to a busy show with a focus on sustainability and quality business leads from all over Europe,” declared Sara Sanders Smith, director at Result Clothing.
TecStyle Visions’ special show Fair.Eco.Bio. The Ceratizit Hall (Hall 3), where you can learn about fair trade and sustainable products as well as ecological manufacturing processes in textile finishing, and also get your own T-shirts printed. Borchert & Moller provides the machinery and accessories for this, and printing is done with environmentally friendly, water-based colours.
Fair Towel will be a sponsor at TecStyle Visions 2023 as a first-time sponsor. L-Shop Team is the exclusive retailer of Fair Towel, a young towel brand made with fair trade certified cotton. Neutral and HRM Textil donate the T-shirts that are available for printing at the Fair.Eco.Bio stand. Beyond Fair.Eco.Bio. Neutral sponsors TecStyle Visions visitors with organic quality bags.
In the TecCheck Area in Hall 5, a creative theme is embroidered with the motto ‘Pimp your logo – Innovatives Stickdesign’ [Pimp your logo – Innovative embroidery design]. Here experts demonstrate how an embroidered logo can be made more eye-catching using both technique and material. Companies interested in reinterpreting their logo are invited to participate in the event. ConStitch Stickdesign and Gustav Daiber are the sponsors. Reiner Knochel Textile Experience is Walz Solutions. Gunold GmbH is the sole operator.
“I am looking forward to meetings and talks with people from the textile finishing industry. TecStyle Visions was always a magnet and a mood barometer in this field,” said Stephan Gunold is Gunold GmbH’s head of marketing.. The company supplies embroidery materials for the TecCheck Region.
The TecStyle Fashion show will again be a highlight at the fair. Under the motto ‘One million colours,’ the participating textile producers are exhibiting their collections of Promotionwear, Workwear, and Corporate Fashion in Ceratizit Hall (Hall 3). You can see the show at least four times a day.
Result is one of the participating textile companies. It will be displaying its Recycled collection at the fashion show. Other companies are Aysoy Textile, Falk & Ross, JHK T-Shirts, Gustav Daiber, AWDis, and Native Spirit.
The trade fair program is completed by the specialist forum. The specialist forum will offer valuable knowledge and ideas on textile finishing through panel discussions and lectures. Walz Solutions will also be there, focusing on embroidering, and Kornit Digital with digital print topics. The presenters include the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf with content on customising. The release states that experts will discuss current trends in the textile industry and provide insider information about developments.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the entire range of exhibits before the trade fair even begins. As part of an exhibitor campaign, participating businesses will be featured on TecStyle Visions’ social media channels. They provide insights into the trade fair portfolio in Stuttgart—before it goes live again in March as ‘Textile Finishing with Lifeblood’.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – NB