Texcare International to Focus on Hospital Textiles

Bruce Beggs |

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — With demands for hygiene and quality growing in the international healthcare market, organizers of this year’s Texcare International promise the event will be an ideal informational platform for hospital laundry managers.
Expectations on companies supplying textiles to hospitals, as well as on on-premise laundries, are increasingly high in terms of hygiene, quality, logistics and cost control, reports show manager Messe Frankfurt.
“Texcare is the only independent, international forum for textile care,” says Detlef Braun, a member of the Messe Frankfurt board of management. “Given the high standards expected, the subject of textile care in the health system is particularly important and, therefore, automatically one of the main themes of Texcare.”
Texcare, known also as the World Market for Modern Textile Care, is slated for May 31 through June 4.
Surgical textiles require special care, Messe Frankfurt says, and avoiding the transmission of bacterial pathogens during surgery has top priority for protecting patients and healthcare workers.
More and more reusable textiles can be found in modern operating theaters, particularly for ecological reasons. Materials used in today’s OR gowns and sheets are highly advanced microfilament fabrics and knitted fabrics backed with semipermeable membranes. Manufacturing and processing demand validated processes, Messe Frankfurt says, and high textile care standards are required.
“In view of current demographic developments and new methods of treatment, the hospital market will continue to be of interest in the future, too,” says Klaus Jahn, general manager of Intex, Textile Service Industrial Association. “And this makes Texcare, the leading trade fair for the sector, all the more important for our members, many of whom work in the hospital market.”
At Texcare, around 250 exhibitors, including many international market leaders, are expected to present their latest products and technologies to 13,000 trade visitors.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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