On October 5-6 2016 the community platform SALTEX – Smart Textiles & Lightweight Materials celebrated its premiere in Dornbirn, Austria. The specialized trade fair impressively demonstrated the future significance of smart textiles and fibre composites. For two days, 63 renowned companies, establishments and institutions from the entire value added chain presented what the future holds in the textile sector. The trade fair management drew a positive conclusion: “We are more than satisfied with the feedback from SALTEX. Our expectations were exceeded”, says managing director Daniel Mutschlechner. In total, around 900 trade fair visitors from 13 different countries.
Dr. Isa Hofmann is part of the program committee and has contributed to develop the concept and success story of SALTEX from the very beginning. She was asked to give the opening key note for the accompanying symposium “smart and connected – a vision of the future: How digital innovations will change our live”. 10 different presentations gave an insight in the different application areas of smart textiles.
SALTEX as well as the accompanying symposium were a big success. The 2. SALTEX will be taking place again in Dornbirn, Austria in September 2018.