Texcare Forum

Themes & Events

Whether highly topical information or a dialogue with experts. The numerous events and top subjects at Texcare International give you the chance to expand and deepen your knowledge.  

Texcare 2024 Top Themes

Optimisation of work processes through automation

Robotisation at Texcare

The use of digital technologies simplifies work processes and makes them more transparent and cost-efficient. With their help, the flow of goods and data can be optimised and the interfaces to customers improved. Companies can thus track where their laundry is at any time and which processes are used to treat it. Smart solutions for the future will be presented at Texcare International.

Furthermore, the shortage of personnel is currently one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Through robotisation and artificial intelligence (AI), companies have the opportunity to compensate for staff shortages in skilled and unskilled labour, to make heavy work easier and to become more independent and efficient overall. Employees benefit from a higher quality of work and new opportunities for further training and education.

Circular economy and energy efficiency

Graphic about sustainability

The issue of sustainability is deeply rooted in the textile care industry and Texcare. Sustainability in reusable textiles follows a holistic approach and considers the entire supply chain. The keywords here are: energy efficiency and circular economy.

Rising prices for energy worldwide are leading to ever more efficient processes in laundries and dry cleaners. In addition, Texcare will take an in-depth look at the future of the various energy sources - gas, electricity, hydrogen. As a result, the increasing requirements for CO2 reduction, energy use and recovery can be met in the future.

With regard to material flows, textile recycling and environmentally friendly packaging are at the forefront in the industry. Waste water and waste management also play an important role in the companies themselves. The so-called R-strategies (Reuse, Repair, Recycle) are focal points of the circular economy and reduce the consumption of resources in the entire value chain. Retracing, i.e. the traceability of textile products, is used as a supplement.

Safety and well-being thanks to textile hygiene

Laundry lies in a washing machine

Textile care companies have always been specialists in the hygienic preparation of textiles. The industry therefore expects demand to continue to grow in the field of textile hygiene in the health care and hotel and tourism sectors.

Innovations in textile hygiene - from disinfecting processes for textile cleaning, hygienic washing processes and detergents and new aspects of documentation to antiviral finishing of textiles during the washing process - will be the focus of Texcare International 2024.

Events Texcare International  

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Texcare Forum

Participants of Texcare Forum

All the above-mentioned issues for the sector are also revisited in the complementary programme at Texcare International. The Texcare Forum makes a crucial contribution to the international transfer of knowledge and to discussions between experts and business partners. The topics include sustainability, new business models, digitalisation and textiles. In establishing the concept and content of the conference, Messe Frankfurt works closely with the partners of Texcare International – the German Dry Cleaning Association (Deutscher Textilreinigungs-Verband) and the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies (a division of the Association of the German Mechanical Engineering Industry – the VDMA) and other international associations. 

Young Texcare

Young man irons a shirt

For the first time, the last day of the trade fair, will be devoted to the younger generation in the sector under the heading “Young Texcare”. Trainees from all over Europe will be divided into mixed teams and will measure themselves against one another in various disciplines.

Texcare Fashion Show

Modenschau der Texcare

Visitors will be able to get information about the latest collections of workwear and protective clothing at the fashion show in the Galleria.