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Geneva's nonwovens innovation show Index 26 moves to May 2026

04 Dec '23
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  • The Index 26 nonwovens industry exhibition, originally scheduled for April 21-24, 2026, has been rescheduled to May 19-22, 2026, at Palexpo, Geneva.
  • This change showcases the industry's adaptability and responsiveness.
  • The nonwovens event promises a rich programme with product presentations, seminars, and workshops, and will focus on diverse applications.
The nonwovens industry, known for its adaptability and innovation, is demonstrating these qualities once again as the Index 26 exhibition, initially scheduled for April 21-24, 2026, has been rescheduled due to a calendar conflict with another event. The new dates for the event are now set for May 19-22, 2026, in Palexpo, Geneva. This change exemplifies the industry's flexibility and responsiveness to unforeseen challenges.

The decision to move Index 26 was made to avoid imposing a difficult choice on attendees due to the clash with another significant event. While acknowledging the potential impact this change might have on the planning and logistics of exhibitors and visitors, the organisers believe this move will allow participants to maximise their involvement in both events, the event’s organisers, Palexpo and EDANA, said in a press release.

Index 26 will remain full of valuable insights into this dynamic market for which the event is renowned: the much-appreciated free product presentations, seminars and workshops, and industry get-togethers will naturally form part of the rich programme.

In addition, this flagship event will feature a panoply of new experiences in and around the event, many focussed on inspiring future generations of nonwovens talent, with the objective of enhancing competitivity and deepening knowledge of new market opportunities.

Like the industry itself, the profiles of exhibitors and visitors have diversified considerably over the years. At the last event in 2023, an increasing number of visitors amongst the 12,000 visits were drawn to Index seeking solutions for applications other than hygiene. Noteworthy amongst these are the filtration, packaging, healthcare, geotextiles, transportation, cleaning, and wipes sectors. Themes common to all sectors such as sustainability challenges and innovation, resource management, and the role nonwovens will play in the future will form the subject of many discussions during the exhibition’s side events programme.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DP)

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