Cinte Techtextil China presented quality buyers
Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt
Cinte Techtextil China presented quality buyers and opened new business opportunities for exhibitors - 480 from 22 countries and regions. There was an eight per cent rise in overseas participants in comparison to the event held in 2016. The show which was held during September 4-6 in Shanghai recorded 13,203 visitors from 55 countries and regions.
“This edition, Cinte Techtextil China has further solidified its position as Asia’s leading business platform for the technical textiles and nonwovens industry,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), remarked at the conclusion of the fair. “The fair’s strong reputation in China ensures that the leading players in the industry return here to do business every two years, while it was pleasing to hear from many exhibitors that there was a steady flow of new, high-quality buyers visiting their booths with the intention to do business. Couple this with the synergy effect between exhibitors from having 12 product application areas under one roof, and you have the most effective business platform in the region.”
“For Cinte Techtextil, we exhibit here specifically to find new clients for technical applications, and the fair is effective for this. For these applications, we need customers from the entire supply chain, and here the mix of buyers is good, so we can meet relevant potential partners for a range of applications. Sustainability is playing a more important role in China, and we’ve had more requests this edition for products with sustainable production. Chinese manufacturers are also looking for new possibilities, so there is strong potential here for us to grow,” Dr. Marina Crnoja-Cosic, head of business management, Global Business Management Industrial Applications, Lenzing, Austria, said.
“China is one of the most important markets for technical fabrics and has been growing every year. The visitor flow has been strong, so we’ve met some new potential customers, while our existing buyers have also been to see us. The Chinese buyers here are very professional. When they come to our booth, they have specific questions and requirements for us. Being an overseas brand, we feel an advantage here as they are keen to source from European companies,” Cristiano Capitanio, sales manager – Asia Pacific, Itema, Italy, highlighted.
“There is a lot of demand for our recycled fibres here in China. I am satisfied with the number of visitors to our booth, and we have collected many new contacts. This is our first participation here, so we have got to know what specific products the Chinese market is interested in. There is big potential from Chinese buyers for our products,” Thomas Dumortier, CEO, Belrey Fibres, Belgium, said.
“We’re targeting Asian customers here, and we’re satisfied with the number and quality of buyers we’ve met. 40 per cent have been new contacts, and they’ve shown strong interest in our products. The Chinese market has been very good this year, and is still growing fast. Environmental protection has become an important issue, so more customers are showing interest in filtration products. I am very convinced that the market for our products will continue to grow in the next three-five years,” Florian Kisling, managing director, Perlon, Germany, said.
“We are very satisfied as we’ve had many potential customers visit our booth. They are from around the world, including Sweden, France, Spain, Canada, India and Asia. About 95 per cent of them are new to us as well. The fair has been a good opportunity for us to introduce our company and products to more buyers,” Jacob Kye, sales and marketing representative, Easychem, Korea, said.
“This edition we met many Chinese auto manufacturers with clear sourcing targets who wanted to learn about our new filtration products. This fair has a high reputation in China, so we can effectively promote our brand image here. Stricter environmental protection policies in China have led to a rise in the demand for filtration products, as well as advanced technology and solutions from overseas,” Zhang Meng, technical support engineer, Johns Manville Shanghai Nonwovens, China, said.
Buyers were also satisfied with the show.
“I came here to source nonwovens for various applications, and I have been able to find what I was looking for from both international and Chinese exhibitors. It is useful to have the big global brands here, as well as discover some medium-sized companies from China that I can source from,” Ramia Bisset, Newway Fabrics Trading, France, said.
“Coming to this fair you can always find new products. It’s a good opportunity to meet our existing suppliers, as well as discover new ones. I’m looking for European suppliers as well as Chinese, and the local producers’ quality is impressive. As we are representing Indian fibre manufacturers in different sectors, it’s very useful at this fair to have such a wide range of suppliers in the one place,” Viraj Roongta, director – Sales and Marketing, Stuti Exports, India, said.
“Cinte Techtextil is a comprehensive international trade fair, with many leading global brands present which I find beneficial. As there is a lot of development happening in the US and Europe, I can find many new products from the international exhibitors at this fair that meet my needs. The fair is also a good platform to discover new technologies and solutions,” Tony Liu, director of Sales, Sinty Sci-Tech, China, said.
The next Cinte Techtextil China will take place in autumn 2020. The next Messe Frankfurt fair in the technical textiles sector in China is the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE, supported by Techtextil) to be held in June 2019, also in Shanghai. (SV)
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