Over 500 exhibitors to participate at Cinte Techtextil
July 18, 2018 - China
Over 500 exhibitors from around 20 countries and regions will participate at Cinte Techtextil China, Asia’s largest biennial event for technical textiles and nonwovens sector, during September 4-6. The show will host some of the industry’s biggest overseas machinery brands, ensuring a wide range of sourcing options for both domestic and international buyers.
As the world’s largest producer of technical textiles and nonwovens, China’s demand for production machinery is insatiable.
As the Chinese domestic and export markets’ demand for quality technical textiles and nonwovens products continues to increase, overseas machinery brands continue to enter the country, using Cinte Techtextil China as their starting-out platform. ANDRITZ Nonwoven sees the growing potential. “Chinese nonwovens manufacturers are increasingly requiring higher capacities and top-class quality for their nonwovens products for local and export markets,” Laurent Jallat from ANDRITZ explained. “China is the biggest market in terms of installed capacity, and shows quite promising potential for the future. In the past years, we’ve seen rapid growth in products such as disposable face masks.” ANDRITZ responds to this demand with their neXline spunlace eXcelle line which features state-of-the-art TT card web forming and JetlaceEssentiel hydro entanglement units for high capacity and speed.
The DiloGroup also reports an increase in demand for their products in China. “China is one of our biggest markets,” explains Dominik Foshag from DiloGroup. “We have procured huge orders from China, as Chinese customers are considering German technology more frequently nowadays. The visitor quality of Cinte Techtextil has been very good in this past, and we think this year’s fair will be also successful as we know many of our customers are going to visit.”
Oerlikon will introduce its spunbond technology to the Chinese market, and is expecting to conclude initial contracts at the fair due to increased demand for overseas products. “The Chinese market for nonwovens products is by far the largest and fastest growing national market. Chinese manufacturers are no longer satisfied with lower product quality, but want to exceed Western quality levels, for example. The products must now meet stricter customer requirements and legal standards, some of which are significantly higher than other international standards,” Lena Kachelmaier from Oerlikon said.
Jutta Stehr from Truetzschler Nonwovens commented: “In the last two or three years, China became one of the pacemakers in the field of nonwovens used in beauty, skin care and hygiene applications. Asian markets have set new standards concerning quality in nonwovens. For instance, making disposable wipes from cotton fibres is a trend originating in Asia. The luxurious feeling of cotton combined with the requirement for eco-friendly products will further drive demand in China and elsewhere. Accordingly, Truetzschler Nonwovens anticipates more inquiries at Cinte Techtextil for its proven carding and spunlacing solutions for cotton nonwovens.”
“Generally speaking, and especially for technical fabrics, imported machinery is highly evaluated and appreciated by Chinese customers. In recent years, Itema experienced significant growth in the sale of its Made-in-Italy weaving machines in China, and in other APAC countries. Imported machines are synonymous with quality and reliability, and we believe this positive trend will be constant in the future,” Matteo De Micheli from weaving machine supplier Itema outlined.
ANDRITZ Nonwoven will highlight aXcess product portfolio, which has been especially designed for medium-capacity production. ANDRITZ has developed this range to fit the demands of producers with medium-capacity requirements, particularly in emerging markets. It includes lines and individual machines for needlepunch, spunlace, wetlaid and calendering processes.
Visitors to the booth of Autefa Solutions will experience the company’s expertise as a full line supplier for carded- crosslapped needlepunch lines, aerodynamic web forming technology, spunlace and thermobonding lines. Their nonwovens lines meet customers’ requirements for quality web formation, bonding, active weight regulation and minimal maintenance. DILO Systems, a leader in the field of staple fibre nonwoven production lines, will present latest developments, including staple fibre production lines, card feeding and cards and crosslappers and needlelooms, at the show.
Oerlikon will showcase spunbond solution lines for the production of polypropylene geotextiles. Spunbonds are progressively replacing classical carded nonwovens due to their technical and commercial benefits. Concentrating on solutions for producing a broad range of hygiene nonwovens including wipes, Truetzschler Nonwovens will showcase thermobonding and spunlacing processes and the respective machinery, from fibre preparation down to winding.
There will be sewing machinery exhibitors as well. There will be Itema which is making its debut at Cinte Techtextil. It is a leading supplier of weaving machines for technical fabrics production. The company will display the top three technologies for weft insertion - Rapier, Projectile and Airjet.
Lindauer Dornier, featuring in the German Pavilion this edition, will showcase a number of weaving machine varieties including rapier, air-jet, open reed weave (ORW) and more. Its rapier weaving machines have set the technological standard in the high quality wool textiles market for decades, and this will be on display at their booth with the Dornier P1 rapier weaving machine.
In addition to the leading overseas brands, a strong line-up of Chinese machinery producers will also feature at the fair, including Changshu Weicheng Non-Woven Equipment and Shijiazhuang Textile Machinery. (SV)