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Cinte Techtextil China likely to see economy rebound
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Organisers of Cinte Techtextil China – to be held from September 2 to 4 in Shanghai - are expecting an economy rebound in later part of the year. The 14th edition of Asia’s leading international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industry, is expected to witness an increase in demand from personal hygiene and protective wear sectors.
The 2018 edition saw 485 exhibitors, nearly 40 per cent of which were international brands, while the fair recorded 13,203 visits from 55 countries and regions.
China’s technical textiles and nonwovens sector has shown considerable and steady growth for a number of years, especially for nonwovens. Annual output of nonwoven fabrics of large-scale Chinese companies last year reached 5.03 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 9.9 per cent.
“Obviously the novel coronavirus outbreak has severely affected economic growth across China in the last two months, however we expect the economy to rebound strongly in the second half of the year,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) explained.
Forty international economists polled by Reuters in February did predict a contraction in the economy in quarter one, but were optimistic that the economy would bounce back in the second quarter. “This unfortunate situation does present opportunities in the personal hygiene and protective wear sectors in particular though, with global demand soaring for products made from nonwovens, including face masks, antibacterial wet wipes, protective apparel and more,” Wen added.
Particularly, there is a supply shortage of one key raw material for surgical mask production – meltblown nonwovens and meltblown equipment. This, along with other nonwovens products and machinery will be in high demand at Cinte Techtextil. Suppliers such as A Celli Nonwovens, Dilo Systems, Reifenhäuser Reicofil and Trützschler Nonwovens have already signed up.
Leading industry names have already confirmed to attend the conference. These include Arkema (China) Investment Co Ltd, Bostik SA, Graf + Cie, Itematech, Monosuisse Group, Picanol N V, Rowa Lack, Stahl Holdings, and Textest.
Cinte Techtextil China’s product categories cover 12 application areas. These categories also span the entire industry, from upstream equipment and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions. This full coverage of product groups and application areas ensures the fair is an effective business platform for the entire industry.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (SV)
Organisers of Cinte Techtextil China – to be held from September 2 to 4 in Shanghai - are expecting an economy rebound in later part of the year. The 14th edition of Asia's leading international trade fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens industry, is expected to witness an increase in demand from personal hygiene and protective wear sectors.