Editorial: Trends and Developments in Home Textiles at Heimtextil 2018

  • ID: 4472264
  • Report
  • 13 pages
  • Textiles Intelligence Ltd.
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The 2018 edition of Heimtextil - the world's largest trade fair for home and contract textiles—was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during January 9-12, 2018. The fair attracted a large number of visitors and exhibitors from all over the world, affirming Heimtextil's reputation as one of the most important and most international home textiles fairs. Visitors at Heimtextil had the opportunity to browse the latest product developments in the sectors of digital print, floor coverings, furniture and decorative fabrics, household textiles, wallpapers, and window coverings. Numerous innovations were presented at the fair, including environmentally sustainable yarns, functional cotton fabrics for home textiles, and new fibrefill products.

Another highlight at the fair was the European Digital Textile Conference, during which industry experts discussed the potential for digital printing in the home textiles market. In this report, Robin Anson discusses some of the highlights of Heimtextil 2018 and its significance for the home textiles market. Also, he reports on trends in the home textiles market and on the latest product developments in home textiles, and he provides an overview of the market for digital textile printing.

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ANOTHER YEAR OF INCREASES IN EXHIBITOR NUMBERS

TRENDS PRESENTED AT THE HEIMTEXTIL THEME PARK
Trends for 2018/19

KEY PRODUCT CATEGORIES AT HEIMTEXTIL 2018

PRODUCT INNOVATIONS: ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY AND WASHABILITY ARE KEY
Advansa: washable fibrefill products
Aerelle Soft Flex
New version of Dacron 95° synthetic fibrefill
Cotton USA: functional cotton
Lenzing: pillows incorporating Tencel
Sinterama: recycled polyester yarn with flame retardant properties
Trevira: environmentally sustainable home textile products

DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL PRINTING
Innovations in digital printing
The market for digital printing

List of figures
Figure 1: The Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 2: Relax/Recharge fabrics at the Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 3: Perfect Imperfection fabrics at the Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 4: Soft Minimal fabrics at the Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 5: Adapt + Assemble fabrics at the Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 6: Urban Oasis fabrics at the Heimtextil Theme Park
Figure 7: HP booth at Heimtextil 2018

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