The China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE) will return for its second edition in 2017 with an earlier date in the calendar to better suit the industry's needs. Scheduled from June 21-23, it has been brought forward to June due to suggestions from key stakeholders. The expo and forum allow for in-depth engagement of entire nonwovens industry.
CINE, supported by Techtextil is organised by the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT, the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA), the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
"The positive feedback from participants in 2015 about the event, and the opportunities it presented the industry, very much exceeded our expectations given this was the first time we had organised CINE. A number of our partners did mention to us, however, that the industry calendar was somewhat congested towards the end of the year, and that an event dedicated to nonwovens such as CINE would be better held earlier in the year. After a consultation process with a range of participants, we decided to move CINE 2017 to June," said Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
CINE's equal focus on both its expo and forum ensures its relevance extends throughout the textile industry and beyond. The expo last year featured over 80 exhibitors, with nonwovens products for the medical, filtration, building and other industries on display. It is ideally suited for companies in the fields of nonwovens and nonwoven products, machinery and ancillaries for nonwovens, raw materials and chemicals for nonwovens and nonwovens industry related services.
The 2015 forum, which included two days of seminars and product presentations from overseas and Chinese companies, allowed producers, end-users, academics, industry associations and other stakeholders to have in-depth exchanges on the current market trends, national industry standards and policies and new product developments, as well as seek out new business opportunities in the Chinese market. Together, the expo and forum attracted nearly 5,000 visitors from 29 countries and regions across three days.
China is the world's largest producer, exporter and consumer market for nonwoven fabrics, and over the past decade, growth in these three areas has been rapid. From 2011-15, nonwovens output grew at an average annual growth rate of 11.7 per cent, to 4.85 million tons, with the country now occupying 40 per cent of global output according to the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA). During this same period, sales of nonwovens in China grew 21.6 per cent, while exports increased by 13.9 per cent.
Going forward, from 2016-20 Asia is expected to occupy 47.1 per cent of global market consumption share. Within Asia, China, India and Japan will account for 77 per cent of nonwovens consumption, with China alone predicted to comprise around 57 per cent of this consumption. (KD)
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