Adverts and messages can be perfectly transported on the widest variety of textiles. This is the result of modern textile finishing processes. The entire range of technical possibilities will again be on show at viscom, which takes place from 13 to 15 October 2011 in Düsseldorf.
Since it began, textile finishing has been one of the main topics of the international trade fair for visual communication, technology and design. The trade fair shows novelties in the areas of flock printing and flocking installations, embroidering machines, textile printing media, flock transfer and adhesion systems, screen printing and transfer techniques, embroidery yarns, embroidery technology systems, clothing and transfer presses.
Where leisure, club and sports fashion is concerned, the finishing of textiles is also a major topic. In the fields of architecture and decoration, (industrial) design, shop fitting and trade fair construction textile finishing is also widely used, be it for seating furniture, carpeting or curtains. With the new possibilities offered by digital printing the user market is continuously growing, since just about any surface can now be printed on. Textile finishing methods allow for large serial production runs as well as for custom-made designs that can be realised easily, fast and at reasonable cost with digital printing.
Supporting programme for exhibitors and visitors
For the first time, the Textile Summit will also be held at viscom. The topics here are trends and innovations in textile printing, modern materials, processing possibilities and printing technologies.
The new Customised Design Forum equally offers information on textiles. One example is the “Customised Design meets Materials” special area which, in cooperation with the raumPROBE materials agency, showcases some 150 innovative materials, patterns and examples of implementation, this also includes multifarious textiles, such as natural vegetable fibres (cotton, linen), natural animal fibres (wool, animal hairs, silk), cellulose chemical fibres (viscose, acetate, triacetate), synthetic chemical fibres (microfibre, elastane, polyamide, polyester, polyacryl).
Participants of the Customised Printing Workshop will have a full day on the topic of customised design. Speakers from the industry will give lectures on customising and finishing technologies, production processes and machine technology and present customised furnishing solutions and designs for shops and exhibitions. The exhibitors will also take part presenting up-to-date practical examples.