techtextil 2013 in Frankfurt – a record-breaking trade fair

Between 10 and 12 June 2013, over 1,300 exhibitors at techtextil in Frankfurt am Main showcased their solutions for technical textiles and processing textile materials. With a 10 percent increase in both the number of visitors and exhibitors, the leading trade fair highlighted its international role in a rapidly growing market.

Fidlock also set new records at techtextil: “We weren’t expecting quite such a large number of visitors. Over the entire trade fair, our stand practically functioned as a hub for trade visitors from all over Europe who wanted to find out more about magnetic-mechanic fasteners and their application options and to experience our wide range of products first hand,” explained Christian Schöne, Managing Director of Fidlock GmbH.

“There was great demand from different sectors, ranging from sport and leisure all the way through to the automotive industry, transportation and military sectors. The great interest in our fasteners based on the Fidlock concept demonstrates once again that we have obtained a leading position in the market. We now want to follow a targeted approach to expand on this with new innovations for additional application areas and with an enhanced presence at international trade fairs.”

The focus at techtextil was on fastener solutions for different technical textiles and applications, ranging from protective and outdoor clothing through to textiles used in the transportation, medical, road construction and building construction industries. Visitors were particularly drawn to the stand by the new prototypes on show, such as the CUBE lock fastener solution, which is used for simple fastening of heavier objects, as well as the SNAP hook, the “magnetic hook” that generated a great deal of interest as a high-performance “quick release system” (for loads up to 250 kg).

Fidlock’s next appearances at international trade fairs for technical textiles include IFAI in Orlando (October 2013) and techtextil in Atlanta, USA (May 2014).