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Offering new formats and solutions for the textile industry MUNICH FABRIC START sucessfully makes visions reality

The latest MUNICH FABRIC START from 5 to 7 September 2017 was a very special one and to a certain extent served as an indicator for the trade fair's future direction. Numerous innovations, developments and optimisations were once again used to visualise ideas giving the sector a platform for creativity and technical developments.

Centre stage at the event now expanded both in terms of floor space and content were the (for the first time) over 2,000 collections from 1,200 international suppliers. BLUEZONE – which had been extended by one trade fair day to run over three full days - was presented with a revisited concept as one of the world's biggest denim+sportswear shows with over 110 brands. Celebrating its debut at the Munich trade fair location was MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE as a logical consequence in order to present the segments of design, manufacturing, including fabric and findings sourcing in their entirety and with continuity. Designed as an interface and innovation and competence centre for international vendors, KEYHOUSE proved a major attraction once again. Numerous products – from new fibres and innovative fabrics through to consulting and novel finishes – saw their market launch in Munich. Altogether 20,500 visitors from Germany and abroad were able to convince themselves of this dynamic trade fair offer, segmented in themed areas. This means another slight increase in attendance of just above 1%, which was registered after the end of the trade fair in addition to an extended length of stay over all three trade fair days.


For the very first time, MUNICH FABRIC START creates a deeper insight into textile industry 4.0 – on the basis of the MICORFACTORY, which will be showcased at KEYHOUSE during all three fair days from 5th to 7th September 2017. The MICROFACTORY makes visitors experience the completely networked and integrated production chain from design through to finishing.

Starting point is the development of the creative design in CAD. Using a 3D simulation the design is processed for cutting out and sewing. These processes are realized by Assyst GmbH, a subsidiary of the Human Solutions Group, and Printcubator by Mitwill. The TexPrint programme of the company ErgoSoft enables the design color data to be processed for digital printing. Best colour accuracy can be guaranteed due to the use of the multispectral technology by Caddon. In a next step the individual designs are printed onto transfer paper of the company Coldenhove via Mimaki sublimation printing machines. Optimum printing results are ensured through the thermal transfer on calenders of the brand Heatjet. The system partner Multi-Plot provides Turnkey Solutions for the entire process stage. Due to the identifying tags, the job is detected in a camera-assisted manner. Using the markings supplied, the system identifies the exact location and cuts the material to size fully automatically in accordance with the selected job parameters. This is done on cut systems of Zünd Systemtechnik AG. In a last step the individual elements are assembled live into a finished product with welding and tapping machines manufactured by Paff.

Altogether eleven technology partners and material sponsors have joined to make the process experienceable for visitors. The MICROFACTORY has been coordinated by DITF (Deutsche Institute für Deutsche Textil- und Faserforschung).

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VIEW Premium Selection – most successful show since its origin

With a very well planned, strong portfolio of international suppliers VIEW Premium Selection Autumn.Winter 18/19 running on 17th and 18th July 2017 ended once again on a visitor plus. 

Thus, the preview textile fair by MUNICH FABRIC START exceeded the expectations of both suppliers and organisers who, due to the rescheduling, looked with anticipation at how the date was met on the market. The rise in visitors of a further 3% at the close of the trade fair confirms the importance of VIEW as a qualitative, international preview event in Munich. The around 300 highly developed, self-contained collection ranges boasting great innovation and novelty featured once again sent out a clear statement about the high quality level that offers designers, product managers and buyers optimum collection planning. The new season already now promises many highlights (and some quite progressive ones) that are still to be refined and finalised in the run up to MUNICH FABRIC START from 5th to 7th September 2017.