Innovations and inspiration at DOMOTEX 2015
From January 17-20, 2015, the international carpeting and flooring community gathered in Hannover, Germany to display the newest industry trends and products at Domotex 2015 – the world’s flagship trade fair for carpets and floor covering.
With more than 40,000 visitors from 100 different countries, Domotex performance had everything: “A highly attractive lineup of exhibitors and products, solid attendance figures, high-caliber trade visitors, a great many innovations and a highly international mix of exhibitors and visitors” said Dr. Jochen Köckler, the Deutsche Messe Managing Board member in charge of Domotex.
The ECONYL® brand was proudly on display at the Aquafil booth, allowing attendees to see the benefits of the ECONYL® Regeneration System and introduce the new global collection. The ECONYL® Global Collection now offers customers 137 colors from anywhere in the world and allows customers to maintain color consistency no matter which Aquafil production facility the order is placed.
Following its successful debut last year, the Innovations@Domotex showcase was the great success of the 2015 exhibition. One of the special highlights consisted of 3 areas designed for 70 outstanding innovations in floor coverings. More than 330 companies from 21 countries have seized this opportunity and submitted their innovations, for a total of 46 entries short-listed by the jury. “The focus at this year’s Domotex has been on unconventional materials, newly interpreted designs and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. Sustainability has also been a key issue” says Dr. Köckler.
With such a great focus on innovations and sustainability, we were not surprised – but very pleased – to find in this area 2 collections made with ECONYL® regenerated yarn: Robusta’s “Bouclé Flame” and “Economix” by Danfloor.
We can definitely state that Domotex 2015 was a success: an ideal place to meet up with customers, reach a global audience with our latest products and innovations and, of course, be inspired!