The winners of the 2024 Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards have been announced. A total of 15 winners in eight categories received awards for their research, new products, processes or technologies in sectors such as aviation, automotive, medicine and construction.

“Innovations in the textile industry enable completely new solutions for innumerable applications. New materials, processes and products are boosting the future of the sectors. What was inconceivable yesterday is possible today—thanks to smart minds in the textile industry. Accordingly, we are really pleased to honor the best ideas with the Techtextil and Texprocess Innovation Awards,” says Sabine Scharrer, director of brand management at Technical Textiles Textile Processing, Messe Frankfurt.

Winners of the Techtextil Innovation Award

Company Project name Award category
Centexbel-VKC Debonding of welded thermoplastic textile reinforced composites by induction heating New approaches on sustainability & circular economy
CITEVE (project coordinator) and project partners Saint-Gobain (project leader), Têxteis Penedo, CeNTI and iTecons Smart Roofs System (SRS) New product
ITF Denkendorf Self-cooling textiles – energy-free method using radiative cooling technology New technology
Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG AGXX – The innovative antimicrobial technology New technology
TUD Dresden University of Technoloy, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology 3D textile lattice girder for sustainable production of lightweight carbon concrete precast elements New concept
LunaMicro LunaMicro’s active moisture-pumping textile New technology
Norafin Industries (Germany) GmbH Hydro-shape – three-dimensional textile structures formed from water New technologies on sustainability & recycling
Revoltech GmbH LOVRTM New concept
SA-Dynamics (Startup at the Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University) High-performance insulation textiles made from cellulose aerogel fibers New technologies on sustainability & recycling

Winners of the Texprocess Innovation Award

Company Project name Award category
Dürkopp Adler GmbH DÜRKOPP ADLER 911 Revolve – Perfection in every stitch Innovation for quality improvement
TUD Dresden University of Technology, Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Standardizing Movement Patterns to Compare Textile-Soft Body Interactions Digitalization & Al
Juki Central Europe Sp. z o.o. DDL-10000DX – World’s first machine with feed belt Economic quality
Mikkelsen Innovation ApS FASTSEWN – Innovative Sewing & Cutting Automation Economic quality
Valvan Trimclean Digitalization & Al
Veit GmbH Compact Finisher CF20 DesFin Economic quality

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