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The 17th edition of Performance Days – Functional Fabric Fair, which took place in Munich, Germany last month, broke all its previous records by ending up with more than 1,800 visitors, which is a 39 per cent increase over its April 2016 edition.

Participants from around 58 countries, with an increase of 19 per cent in exhibitors’ number, the exhibition saw presence of 161 companies and brands displaying their latest innovation and technology in the functional fabric industry.

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Factors which contributed to the larger footfall include, many top-quality exhibitors, additional exhibit space and an expanded informative framework programme for visitors.

“It’s a perfect platform for connecting to our business partners. For Völkl Performance Wear, the Performance Days open up a perfect chance to trace the latest trend in functional fabrics and to connect with exhibitors and visitors in a very relaxed but concentrated atmosphere at the same time,” said Robert Schlagenhauf, Division Manager – Völkl Sports GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, one of the visitors.

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At this year’s expo, major brand like 3M, Invista, Nilit, Pertex, Polartec, Pontetorto, PrimaLoft, Schoeller, Sympatex, Toray, and YKK were on hand as exhibitors. Additionally, the trade fair welcomed important new players like 37.5 (Cocona), Lenzing, Microban, Outlast, Unifi, and Sheico.

The next edition of the trade fair for functional fabrics will take place from 26-27 April, 2017.


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