FRANKFURT, Germany — Texcare International will be postponed and will take place in Frankfurt am Main from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2021, reports organizer Messe Frankfurt.
Due to the economic situation caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions which are to be expected, Messe Frankfurt has decided this jointly with the German Textile Cleaning Association and the VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies.
As a result of the pandemic, it had already been necessary at short notice to postpone Texcare International, originally scheduled for June 2020, to October 2020.
Beyond travel restrictions, organizers say international textile-cleaning industry and laundries are suffering from the economic consequences of the pandemic, particularly in the tourism, food-service and professional-clothing sectors.
Both these factors contributed to the decision of the organizers to postpone Texcare International to November 2021, in order to provide the industry with an event that can bring new incentives to international textile care.
"We want to do full justice to the expectations which the industry brings to a leading trade fair such as Texcare International,” says Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. “The current regulations governing major events, the continuing restrictions on global travel, and the critical economic situation, however, are calling this aim into question.
“At the same time, in the interests of exhibitors and visitors, we want to avoid unnecessary costs at an early stage. None of us took this decision lightly, but we are now directing our energies to supporting the economic recovery at the right moment through the event in 2021."
Andreas Schumacher, managing director of the German Textile Cleaning Association, calls this a great opportunity for the textile-care companies.
"Texcare International in Frankfurt is the leading trade fair for the industry and our companies have a very considerable interest in holding it in 2021,” he says. “If Texcare International were not to be held, this would be a great loss for companies in the industry, not only in Europe but beyond, and would seriously impede necessary innovations and the modernization of businesses."
The manufacturers of plant and machinery also place great weight on showing their innovations to an international public.
"Over recent years manufacturers have been developing numerous innovations involving digitalization and intelligent data management,” says Elgar Staub, managing director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies. “These innovations are helping the textile-care industry in difficult economic times to raise its competitiveness.
“In November 2021 Texcare, as a leading international technology fair, will be offering manufacturers of plant and machinery an outstanding and eagerly awaited platform to position the textile-care industry, together with its customers from all over the world, to cope as well as possible with the challenges of the future following the Corona crisis."