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22 countries and regions expected at Cinte Techtextil
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Around 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions are expected at Cinte Techtextil China – the showcase of the world’s leading textile innovations – during September 4-6 in Shanghai. Leading international and domestic brands will feature at the show making it the ideal place to make connections and gain insight into Chinese and Asian market trends.
The technical textile industry in the Asia region, and China in particular, has been growing steadily and is predicted to continue doing so. China’s total output of technical textiles and nonwoven products is estimated to account for 30 per cent of global production by 2020, and double that of 2013. This high potential for growth, achieved through investments worth billions of dollars, has drawn attention from European exhibitors, who are set to travel to the region for Cinte Techtextil.
This year’s European Zone will feature around 30 exhibitors from countries like Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, while more exhibitors can be found in national pavilions from Belgium, Germany and Italy. In addition to this, the Czech Republic will present its debut pavilion, showcasing exhibitors with solutions for technical yarn, fabric processing and nonwoven fabrics.
Exhibitors from 12 other countries and regions such as China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the US will also present their innovations to the market.
Following higher regulations and quality standards that aim to exceed Western levels, demand is high in China for production machinery. What’s more, with the national nonwovens market displaying particularly fast growth, Cinte Techtextil has attracted some of the world’s leading nonwoven and weaving machinery brands.
The fair will showcase leading global exhibitors across 12 application areas. Two areas to watch out for include Buildtech and Mobiltech, which are both performing well in Asia and specifically in China. The Belt and Road initiative brings Buildtech a great deal of benefits through China’s enormous investments in global infrastructure. Adding to this, China’s automobile production has been increasing three per cent year-on-year, with particularly high growth seen in new-energy vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. China has become the world’s largest auto producer, and this has been boosting progress in the Mobiltech category.
A comprehensive fringe programme will keep Cinte Techtextil fairgoers up to date with industry news, with standout events including the seventh China International Nonwovens Conference. Focusing on the global nonwovens industry, topic highlights include the latest innovations in China’s nonwovens industry, an insight into the North American nonwovens market, and future trends in the global hygiene product market. The conference will also discuss innovations and developments in filter materials and the wipe industry.
The first day of the fringe programme will see a panel discussion, moderated by the Taiwan Technical Textiles Association (TTTA), with confirmed panelists including DuPont, IBENA Textilwerke and SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services. The panel will focus on current trends, developments and standards in the protective textile industry.
Other fringe programme include seminars and product presentations by industry leaders on the latest global technologies and market trends, and an Innovation Showcase Area in a variety of application categories. (SV)