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Techtextil India. Messe Frankfurt
16.09.2021

TN Government signs up for Techtextil India 2021

  • Pushing technical textile investments into the State

In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The TN Government will be promoting technical textile policies through both physical and virtual segments of the hybrid fair, enabling investors to set up integrated facilities. Leading technical textile players from Tamil Nadu and across the nation confirm participation for the three-day business event.
 
As one of the first major business events in India for the technical textile sector since the pandemic, Techtextil India 2021 will reunite the industry to present a strong showcase of technical textile technologies crucial for the development of India across industries such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, infrastructure, sports, apparel etc. The first hybrid edition will take place from 25 – 27 November 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
 

  • Pushing technical textile investments into the State

In a bid to strengthen indigenous production through the state and attract investors, the nodal agency for investment promotion and facilitation for the Government of Tamil Nadu – Guidance has signed up for Techtextil India 2021 – the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The TN Government will be promoting technical textile policies through both physical and virtual segments of the hybrid fair, enabling investors to set up integrated facilities. Leading technical textile players from Tamil Nadu and across the nation confirm participation for the three-day business event.
 
As one of the first major business events in India for the technical textile sector since the pandemic, Techtextil India 2021 will reunite the industry to present a strong showcase of technical textile technologies crucial for the development of India across industries such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, infrastructure, sports, apparel etc. The first hybrid edition will take place from 25 – 27 November 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.
 
Announcing a close co-operation with Messe Frankfurt India for the 2021 edition, the Government of Tamil Nadu further shared that it will be promoting textile policies and highlighting investment prospects at the trade fair in a bid to attract companies and investors to the state. Ms  Pooja Kulkarni IAS MD & CEO, Guidance Tamil Nadu said: “While there are several inherent advantages for the growth of technical textiles in Tamil Nadu specifically, many raw materials used in the production of sanitary products, artificial ligaments, seat belt webbings, airbags are still heavily imported. In this context, the Techtextil India Forum can help us reduce import dependency and bring investments in R&D, manufacturing, innovation by partnering with global technical textiles companies.

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Techtextil India
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Messe Frankfurt Hongkong

Cinte Techtextil China 2022 confirmed for September (c) Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
17.08.2021

Cinte Techtextil China 2022 confirmed for September

The 2022 edition of Cinte Techtextil China has been confirmed to take place from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 2021 saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits recorded at the June hybrid event, which offered in-person and digital options for suppliers and buyers.

This year’s edition of Cinte Techtextil China marked the first time the fair was held annually, and the second year physical and online participation options were available, with both aspects well received by exhibitors and visitors.

The 2022 edition of Cinte Techtextil China has been confirmed to take place from 6 – 8 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 2021 saw 366 exhibitors and 14,868 visits recorded at the June hybrid event, which offered in-person and digital options for suppliers and buyers.

This year’s edition of Cinte Techtextil China marked the first time the fair was held annually, and the second year physical and online participation options were available, with both aspects well received by exhibitors and visitors.

Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd elaborated: “The response from our exhibitors this year was the Chinese market is still growing strongly, and having an annual edition allows them to benefit from these opportunities on a more regular basis. The domestic economy has shown strong resilience over 2020 and so far in 2021, and this has allowed the technical textiles and nonwovens sector to maintain the growth momentum it has experienced over the past years. As more economies return to normal in 2022, we expect export orders for the sector to receive a further boost which will benefit those overseas companies with business in the Chinese market.”

Cinte Techtextil China’s product categories cover 12 application areas, which comprehensively span the full range of potential uses of modern technical textiles and nonwovens. These categories also span the entire industry, from upstream technology and raw materials providers to finished fabrics, chemicals and other solutions.

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open (c) Messe Frankfurt
08.06.2021

Techtextil and Texprocess 2022: registration now open

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022.

  • The Techtextil and Texprocess trade fairs have a positive view of the future and invite the sector to take part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 June 2022.
  • Exhibitors who register well in advance benefit from an early-booking discount.

The dates for the next editions of Techtextil and Texprocess have been set and the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for the processing of textile and flexible materials are set to attract exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main from 21 to 24 June 2022. Thus, the fairs are shifting the biennial cycle of events from odd to even years, which fits in perfectly with the sector’s international event calendar. Companies that book exhibition space at one of the two trade fairs no later than 31 August 2021 benefit from an early booking discount. “We see the future in a positive light and are confident that we will finally be able to give the sector the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and information in June 2022. The desire for personal encounters, direct communication and new impressions is growing from day to day”, says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies.

Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies, emphasises that, “Texprocess and Techtextil are the world’s foremost trade fairs for our innovative sector by a large margin. Both events offer customers an unrivalled overview of state-of-the-art innovations and technological developments – and beyond. Particularly when it comes to the latest trends for sustainability and digitalisation, Texprocess and Techtextil in Frankfurt represent the most important, future-oriented market. This makes it all the more important for both the exhibitor and visitor sides of the sector that we have the opportunity to obtain an overview of the latest market developments, to exchange ideas and information and to initiate new business. We are very relieved about this and hope that, next year, we will once again have the chance to generate new momentum for our sector in the international market.”

For the first time, Techtextil and Texprocess will occupy the western sector of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre with a total of four exhibition halls and, with a hybrid format, offer the best of both the physical and immaterial worlds: personal communication, virtual networking opportunities and maximum digital coverage. With a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept, Messe Frankfurt will ensure that all visitors and exhibitors can take part safely and with a good feeling.

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Messe Frankfurt

18.01.2021

Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess auf 2022 verschoben

Bereits im September des vergangenen Jahres hat die Messe Frankfurt gemeinsam mit den beteiligten Branchen entschieden, dass im ersten Quartal 2021 keine Messen auf dem Gelände am Heimatstandort stattfinden. In Absprache mit den Kunden müssen nun auch die für April und Mai geplanten internationalen Präsenzmessen Prolight + Sound, International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess aufgrund der aktuell veränderten Vorschriften und Reisebeschränkungen von den vorgesehenen Terminen weichen.

Eine Entspannung der Pandemiesituation sei aktuell nicht in Sicht. Es existiere faktisch ein Veranstaltungsverbot in Deutschland und auch die weiterhin bestehenden internationalen Reisebeschränkungen machten Messeplanungen für April und Mai 2021 derzeit unmöglich. „Die Corona-Pandemie ist momentan außerordentlich präsent und beeinflusst auch unsere Planungen. Die Erwartungen unserer Kunden hinsichtlich international ausgerichteter Messen im April und Mai können wir mit Blick auf die aktuelle Lage nicht erfüllen“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt.

Bereits im September des vergangenen Jahres hat die Messe Frankfurt gemeinsam mit den beteiligten Branchen entschieden, dass im ersten Quartal 2021 keine Messen auf dem Gelände am Heimatstandort stattfinden. In Absprache mit den Kunden müssen nun auch die für April und Mai geplanten internationalen Präsenzmessen Prolight + Sound, International Consumer Goods Show, Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess aufgrund der aktuell veränderten Vorschriften und Reisebeschränkungen von den vorgesehenen Terminen weichen.

Eine Entspannung der Pandemiesituation sei aktuell nicht in Sicht. Es existiere faktisch ein Veranstaltungsverbot in Deutschland und auch die weiterhin bestehenden internationalen Reisebeschränkungen machten Messeplanungen für April und Mai 2021 derzeit unmöglich. „Die Corona-Pandemie ist momentan außerordentlich präsent und beeinflusst auch unsere Planungen. Die Erwartungen unserer Kunden hinsichtlich international ausgerichteter Messen im April und Mai können wir mit Blick auf die aktuelle Lage nicht erfüllen“, sagt Detlef Braun, Geschäftsführer der Messe Frankfurt.

Daher hat die Messe Frankfurt in enger Abstimmung mit Kunden und Partnern entschieden, sowohl die für den April hybrid geplante Prolight + Sound als auch die International Consumer Goods Show sowie die für Mai vorgesehenen drei Textilmessen Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess abzusagen beziehungsweise zu verschieben. Die trendorientierten Orderzyklen der Entertainment Technology-, Konsumgüter- und Textilbranche erforderten eine jährliche Veranstaltung im Frühjahr. Daher würde eine weitere Verschiebung in die zweite Jahreshälfte den Bedürfnissen der ausstellenden Unternehmen nicht gerecht werden. Zudem starte jetzt für die Branchenteilnehmer die Hochphase ihrer Vorbereitungen für die Messe – eine logistische Vorlaufzeit, die vor allem die Aussteller der Techtextil und Texprocess, die teils Präsentationen mit Maschinen nach Frankfurt bringen, benötigen. Vor dem Hintergrund der derzeitigen Rahmenbedingungen und Reisebeschränkungen bestünden seitens der Aussteller massive Unsicherheiten, was die Präsenz, Kundenkontakte und damit Zusage einer Messeteilnahme betrifft. Für Investitionen in Messebeteiligungen im April und Mai könne derzeit keine Planungssicherheit garantiert werden.

Konzentration auf digitale Formate
Da physische Veranstaltungen nicht möglich sind, hat die Messe Frankfurt für ihre Kunden eine Vielzahl an digitalen Angeboten geschaffen. So bietet der Consumer Goods Digital Day am 20. April 2021 die Möglichkeit, sich an einem bestimmten digitalen Ort zu treffen, auszutauschen und zu informieren. Das Angebot des Digital Day wird sich dem Thema Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe für den Handel widmen, insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund, dass seit der Ambiente 2020 keine internationalen Leitmessen mit entsprechenden Vortrags- und Rahmenprogrammen mehr in Frankfurt stattfinden konnten. Ergänzt wird dieses Angebot durch die Möglichkeiten von Nextrade als erste Order- und Datenmanagementplattform der Home- und Living-Branche. Auch den Herstellern konfektionierter Heim- und Haustextilien böte Nextrade eine attraktive Präsentationsmöglichkeit für ihre Produkte und einen stark frequentierten Kanal, um Geschäfte mit Händlern zu forcieren.

Weitere digitale Informations- und Content-Angebote seitens Heimtextil, Techtextil und Texprocess sowie der Prolight + Sound seien ebenfalls in Planung. „Der andauernde Shutdown im Einzelhandel unserer Besucherländer erfordert aktuelle, passgenaue Informationen und Lösungsansätze“, erläutert Braun. „Dem werden wir mit den digitalen Angeboten in dieser volatilen Situation gerecht. Wie Sie wissen, setzen wir uns auch weiterhin mit ganzer Kraft für sichere und erfolgversprechende Messen ein. Denn die Begegnung im echten Leben ist durch nichts zu ersetzen.“

Die Heimtextil wird daher vom 11. bis 14. Januar 2022 stattfinden, gefolgt von der Christmasworld vom 28. Januar bis 1. Februar 2022 und der Paperworld und Creativeworld jeweils vom 29. Januar bis ebenfalls 1. Februar 2022. Die Ambiente öffnet vom 11. bis 15. Februar 2022 wie gewohnt ihre Tore. Es folgt die Prolight + Sound vom 26. bis 29. April 2022. Die Techtextil und Texprocess komplettieren den Messereigen im zweiten Quartal 2022.

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Heimtextil Techtextil Texprocess
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Messe Frankfurt GmbH

04.12.2020

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles March 2021

The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 10 – 12 March 2021, together with four other textile events including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value. The fairs will offer an all-round business platform and a host of exciting synergy effects for the sector.

High-quality finished products to be offered
In March 2021, the Spring Edition will showcase a selection of home textile products including bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, home textile technologies, textile design and many more. Additionally, the fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value, offering a comprehensive sourcing platform for the sector.

The Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will return to the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 10 – 12 March 2021, together with four other textile events including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value. The fairs will offer an all-round business platform and a host of exciting synergy effects for the sector.

High-quality finished products to be offered
In March 2021, the Spring Edition will showcase a selection of home textile products including bedding & towelling, rugs, table & kitchen linen, home textile technologies, textile design and many more. Additionally, the fair will be held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring, CHIC and PH Value, offering a comprehensive sourcing platform for the sector.

Lenzing views Intertextile as an ideal platform to present their sustainable home products
The Lenzing Group, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, is amongst the major industry players who have already confirmed their participation in the upcoming fair. Ms Lesley Wu, Home Textile Business Development at Lenzing Fibers (Shanghai), talked about new market trends in the post-pandemic era and the reasons they decided to join the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles:

“Even though the home textile industry has, to some extent, been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, there are both opportunities and challenges for the sector. Without a doubt, environmental protection and sustainable development are the hottest topics in today’s society. Consumers are paying more attention to healthy lifestyles and looking to make a shift to green consumption as a result of the pandemic. More and more consumers are opting for functional and sustainable raw materials. Environmentally sustainable fibres are therefore gaining popularity.”

“Right now, we expect the home textile industry will continue its steady recovery. Home textile companies may look for opportunities in product and marketing innovations, such as developing functional and sustainable home textile products and exploring various O2O business model options,” Ms Wu added.

Lastly, Ms Wu shared why they chose to participate in Intertextile: “We decided to exhibit at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles because it is an influential trade fair for the industry. As the Lenzing Group has been expanding in the home textile market, we want to use this platform to showcase the applications for TENCEL™ branded fibres in home textiles, and to further promote sustainability through our TENCEL™ Home cellulosic fibres.”

To find out more about this fair, please visit: www.intertextilehome.com

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Messe Frankfurt / Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

23.09.2020

Techtextil und Texprocess 2021 erstmals auf dem Westgelände

Die beiden internationalen Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien blicken positiv gestimmt auf die kommenden Ausgaben vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 in Frankfurt am Main. Mit zusätzlichen digitalen Formaten, einem umfangreichen Hygiene- und Sicherheitskonzept, neuen Claims und einem Wechsel des Geländeteils kündigen beide Messen Veränderungen an.  

Vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 versammeln sich erneut internationale Anbieter technischer Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie von Maschinen zur Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien zur Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main. Vor dem Hintergrund der weltweiten Corona-Krise sieht die Messe Frankfurt als Veranstalter positiv auf die kommenden Ausgaben. Mit zusammen 1.818 Ausstellern aus 59 Ländern und insgesamt rund 47.000 Fachbesuchern aus 116 Ländern fanden im Mai 2019 die bislang größten Ausgaben der Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt statt.

Die beiden internationalen Leitmessen für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie für die Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien blicken positiv gestimmt auf die kommenden Ausgaben vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 in Frankfurt am Main. Mit zusätzlichen digitalen Formaten, einem umfangreichen Hygiene- und Sicherheitskonzept, neuen Claims und einem Wechsel des Geländeteils kündigen beide Messen Veränderungen an.  

Vom 4. bis 7. Mai 2021 versammeln sich erneut internationale Anbieter technischer Textilien und Vliesstoffe sowie von Maschinen zur Verarbeitung textiler und flexibler Materialien zur Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main. Vor dem Hintergrund der weltweiten Corona-Krise sieht die Messe Frankfurt als Veranstalter positiv auf die kommenden Ausgaben. Mit zusammen 1.818 Ausstellern aus 59 Ländern und insgesamt rund 47.000 Fachbesuchern aus 116 Ländern fanden im Mai 2019 die bislang größten Ausgaben der Techtextil und Texprocess in Frankfurt statt.

Veränderte Hallenplanung und neue kommunikative Ausrichtung
Neuerungen ergeben sich auch für die Geländebelegung beider Messen. Mit der Ausgabe 2021 nutzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess mit den Hallen 8, 9, 11 und 12 erstmals das Westgelände der Messe Frankfurt.

Mit einer Neuausrichtung in der Kommunikation schärfen die Techtextil und die Texprocess zur kommenden Ausgabe ihr Profil weiter. Im ersten Schritt erhalten beide Messen neue Unterzeilen. Ab sofort kommuniziert die Messe Frankfurt die Techtextil mit dem Zusatz „Performance. Function. Future.“ und die Texprocess mit „Technology. Efficiency. Progress.“ Damit sollen der Dynamik und Innovationskraft der Branche stärker Ausdruck verliehen werden.

Vielzahl an neuen Formaten – physisch und digital
Neben den Präsentationen der Aussteller auf der Techtextil und Texprocess bieten beide Messen erneut eine Vielzahl an  Rahmenveranstaltungen, Highlight-Themen und Sonderformaten.
Zusätzlich zu den geplanten physischen Formaten setzen die Techtextil und die Texprocess verstärkt auf digitale Ergänzungsformate für Aussteller und Besucher. Geplant sind unter anderem Live-Streamings von Konferenzformaten, neue digitale Präsentationsmöglichkeiten für Aussteller und Möglichkeiten zum digitalen Matchmaking zwischen Ausstellern und Besuchern.

Erstmals zeigt die Texprocess in einer Denim Future Factory die Zukunft der Denim-Verarbeitung mit besonderem Fokus auf die Aspekte Nachhaltigkeit und den wachsenden Luxussektor für Denimprodukte. Ausgebaut wird zudem auf beiden Messen das Thema Nachhaltigkeit, indem erstmals auch Produkte und Nachhaltigkeitsansätze von Ausstellern herausgestellt werden, die zwar noch nicht zertifiziert sind, aber Nachhaltigkeit in der Branche vorantreiben. Die Techtextil und Texprocess Innovation Awards prämieren zudem nachhaltige Innovationen. Abgerundet wird das Angebot auf der Techtextil durch ein neues Format einer Modenschau zu Smart und Functional Textiles. Das Techtextil und das Texprocess Forum bringen hochrangige Branchenexperten in Vorträgen, Workshops und Paneldiskussionen auf die Bühne.

Heimtextil erstmals parallel zur Techtextil und Texprocess
Die Techtextil und Texprocess teilen sich im Mai 2021 erstmals das Messegelände mit der Heimtextil, der größten Fachmesse für Wohn- und Objekttextilien. Hintergrund der terminlichen Verschiebung der Heimtextil sind die aktuelle Situation im Rahmen der Corona-Pandemie und die damit verbundenen internationalen Reisebeschränkungen.
Die Fachmesse findet normalerweise jährlich im Januar in Frankfurt am Main statt und bietet 2021 die einmalige Chance, zusammen mit der Techtextil und Texprocess zusätzliche Synergien entlang der textilen Kette zeitgleich auf dem Frankfurter Messegelände abzubilden. Fachbesucher aller drei Messen erhalten durch die Parallelität der drei Messen einen umfassenden Überblick über funktionale Materialien für Wohn-und Objekttextilien bis hin zu deren Verarbeitung. Bereits jetzt spricht das Messe-Duo Techtextil und Texprocess mit dem Segment „Hometech“ die Heimtextilien-Branche an.

Umfangreiches Hygienekonzept
Die aktuelle Lage rund um Covid-19 macht es notwendig, auch weiterhin mit Auflagen bei großen Veranstaltungen zu rechnen. Im Mittelpunkt der Planungen für die Techtextil und die Texprocess im Mai 2021 steht daher die Gesundheit der Aussteller, Besucher, Partner und Mitarbeiter. Die Messe Frankfurt arbeitet auf Basis eines Konzeptes, das detaillierte hygienische, medizinische und organisatorische Maßnahmen umfasst. Hygiene, Abstand und Frischluftzufuhr sind wichtige Faktoren des Konzepts, das die Messe Frankfurt kontinuierlich mit den zuständigen Behörden abstimmt. Die Aussteller der Techtextil und Texprocess erhalten Hinweise und Empfehlungen für ihren Messeauftritt, die den aktuellen Bestimmungen entsprechen.

Aktuelle Informationen zum Schutz- und Hygienekonzept der Messe Frankfurt sind hier http://techtextil.com/hygiene und hier http://texprocess.com/hygiene zu finden. Zudem gibt eine Corona-Hotline unter der Nummer 069 / 75 75 – 6699 täglich von Montag bis Freitag von 8 bis 16 Uhr Auskunft zu allen Gewerken und den Maßnahmen der Messe Frankfurt zur Durchführung von Veranstaltungen während der Corona-Pandemie.

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Techtextil Texprocess Heimtextil
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Messe Frankfurt

28.03.2019

FASHIONSUSTAIN: Die Neonyt Konferenz präsentiert sich mit Offshoot auf der Texprocess

Die Fashionsustain Berlin, die Konferenz zur Neonyt, findet am 14. Mai 2019 erstmals mit einem Ableger auf der Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main statt. In Round Table Sessions regen Branchenführer wie Lenzing, Perpetual Global und Procalçado S.A. zu einem interdisziplinären Diskurs über zukunftsfähige Lösungen für die Industrie an. Die Konferenz Fashionsustain bringt Vorreiter nachhaltiger Textilinnovationen zusammen. Die übergeordnete Fragestellung „Is sustainability the key to textile innovations?“ wird diskutiert. Eine Keynote stellt die wirtschaftliche Notwendigkeit nachhaltiger Businessmodelle dar und gibt konkrete Handlungsimpulse.

Die Fashionsustain Berlin, die Konferenz zur Neonyt, findet am 14. Mai 2019 erstmals mit einem Ableger auf der Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main statt. In Round Table Sessions regen Branchenführer wie Lenzing, Perpetual Global und Procalçado S.A. zu einem interdisziplinären Diskurs über zukunftsfähige Lösungen für die Industrie an. Die Konferenz Fashionsustain bringt Vorreiter nachhaltiger Textilinnovationen zusammen. Die übergeordnete Fragestellung „Is sustainability the key to textile innovations?“ wird diskutiert. Eine Keynote stellt die wirtschaftliche Notwendigkeit nachhaltiger Businessmodelle dar und gibt konkrete Handlungsimpulse.

Das Ganze ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile
Eines der zentralen Themen der kommenden Texprocess und der parallel stattfindenden Techtextil, der internationalen Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, ist Nachhaltigkeit. „Neue Technologien und interdisziplinäre Kollaborationen sind in der Textilindustrie wichtige Treiber hin zu einer umweltbewussteren Wertschöpfung. Die Fashionsustain präsentiert sich auf der Texprocess in einem florierenden Sourcing-Umfeld an der Schnittstelle von Hightech und Textilien – der optimale Nährboden für neue, revolutionäre Ideen“, sagt Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles und Textile Technologies der Messe Frankfurt.

Die Fashionsustain, die erstmals im Januar 2018 im Rahmen der Neonyt in Berlin stattfand, kombiniert das kreative Querdenken ihrer Geburtsstätte mit einem internationalen Speaker-Line-Up. Die erste Keynote “Sustainable innovation – a matter of survival” kommt von Micke Magnusson, Gründer des schwedischen Start-Ups We are Spindye, und dient als Weckruf für die Branche. Anschließend widmet sich der Round Table dem Einfluss von Trends auf neue Geschäftspraktiken: „Trendsetting change makers – Is fashion leading the way for sustainable innovation?“. Moderiert wird die Runde von Max Gilgenmann, Content Director der Neonyt.

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Neonyt
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Messe Frankfurt

13.03.2019

Neues Techtextil Forum: Programm steht

Im Rahmen der Techtextil (14. bis 17. Mai 2019) versammelt das neue Techtextil Forum hochkarätige Referenten zu einer Vielzahl von Themen. Das Programm steht fest.

Nachhaltigkeit, Filtration, Smart Textiles, Composites, Textilien im städtischen Raum, Digitale Transformation und Arbeitswelten, Textilien für den medizinischen Einsatz: Das Programm des neuen Techtextil Forums bietet Fachbesuchern der internationalen Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe umfangreiche Einblicke in die neuesten Entwicklungen der Branche. Das Techtextil Forum ist kostenfrei und allen Fachbesuchern der Messe in Halle 4.1 offen zugänglich. Das Programm ist ab sofort online verfügbar.

Im Rahmen der Techtextil (14. bis 17. Mai 2019) versammelt das neue Techtextil Forum hochkarätige Referenten zu einer Vielzahl von Themen. Das Programm steht fest.

Nachhaltigkeit, Filtration, Smart Textiles, Composites, Textilien im städtischen Raum, Digitale Transformation und Arbeitswelten, Textilien für den medizinischen Einsatz: Das Programm des neuen Techtextil Forums bietet Fachbesuchern der internationalen Leitmesse für technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe umfangreiche Einblicke in die neuesten Entwicklungen der Branche. Das Techtextil Forum ist kostenfrei und allen Fachbesuchern der Messe in Halle 4.1 offen zugänglich. Das Programm ist ab sofort online verfügbar.

Themenschwerpunkt Nachhaltigkeit und neue Filtrationsmaterialien
Der Messe-Dienstag (14. Mai) startet mit dem Thema Nachhaltigkeit. Das erste Panel des Techtextil Forums bietet unter anderem Beiträge von TWD Fibres zum Textilrecycling, von den Hohenstein Instituten zur Rückverfolgbarkeit von Biobaumwolle, von Centexbel zu biobasierten beschichteten Textilien sowie vom Forschungsinstitut IRT Jules Verne zu Karbonfasern. Im Anschluss folgen Beiträge zum Thema Filtration. Hier dürfen sich Fachbesucher unter anderem auf Beiträge des Sächsischen Textilforschungsinstituts, von Smartpolymer, Wespun India, SWM International sowie von Argaman Technologies freuen.

Nachhaltigkeit steht auch im Mittelpunkt des Vormittagspanels am letzten Messetag, dem 17. Mai, unterstützt und gestaltet vom Dornbirn-GFC (Global Fibre Congress) und moderiert von Friedrich Weninger, Geschäftsführer des Österreichischen Faser-Instituts. Lenzing spricht hier unter anderem über ökologische Materialien und Färbetechnologien für Autositze. Die Universität Maastricht stellt biobasierte Fasern vor, Märkische Faser nachhaltige Polyesterfasern, das Leilat Tech Center Eco-Composites und die Universität Ljubljana nachhaltige, halogenfreie flammresistente Filamente.

Textilien im urbanen Raum, Composites und Smart Textiles
An Tag zwei der Techtextil (15. Mai) stehen zunächst Textilien im urbanen Raum im Fokus, passen zum Special Event der Techtextil und Texprocess „Urban Living – City of the Future“. Unter anderem stehen folgende Beiträge auf dem Programm: Penn Textile Solutions zum Thema Textilbeton, Centexbel zu grünen und lebenden Fassaden sowie Low and Bonar zu Membranstrukturen für Hochleistungsfassaden. Techtera, Owens Corning und die Universität Münster fokussieren in ihren Beiträgen auf Geotextilien. Anschließend stehen in Vorträgen von Karl Mayer Technische Textilien, der FiberCheck GmbH und dem Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden Composites im Fokus.

Der Nachmittag des Messe-Mittwoch widmet sich dem Thema Smart Textiles und gibt Fachbesuchern Einblicke in Themen wie Textilien in Verbindung mit dem Internet of Things, hier mit dem ersten kommunizierenden Reißverschluss des französischen Startups Genius Objects. Das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut STFI präsentiert unter anderem Verbundschaumstoffe mit integrierter Sensorik für Wearables und leitfähige Garne und Bänder. Smarte Gestricke stehen im Mittelpunkt bei TexMind und der Universität Westböhmen. Centexbel beschäftigen sich mit der Waschbarkeit smarter Textilien und Eschler Textil sprechen über die virtuelle Entwicklung gewebter und gestrickter textiler Wearables.

Digitale Transformation, Arbeit 4.0 und künstliche Intelligenz sowie technische Textilien in der Medizin
Digitalisierung ist das Schlagwort für den Vormittag des 16. Mai. Das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut Chemnitz  (STFI) und die ITA Academy GmbH geben Einblicke in die Fabrik der Zukunft und das Thema Industrie 4.0. Virtuelles Design, Produktentwicklung und Farbmanagement sowie digitales und somit effizientes Materialhandling geben Audaces, die Hochschule Niederrhein, die mode information GmbH sowie die Vizoo GmbH. Coloreel, Preisträger des Texprocess Innovation Award 2017, spricht über ihr neues Sofortfärbegerät für die Stickerei und Multiplot über Digitalen Textildruck. Unterstützt vom Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Textil vernetzt bietet der nachfolgende Block unter dem Thema „Textil macht´s vor: Arbeit 4.0 und künstliche Intelligenz“ Einblick in die Digitalisierung der textilen Arbeitswelt (Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen) und die Einbindung künstlicher Intelligenz in die textile Produktion (DITF und Hanh-Schickard-Gsellschaft). Ein Diskussionspanel thematisiert smarte und flexible Arbeitswelten.  

Hightech-Textilien für den Einsatz in der Medizin stehen am Nachmittag des 16. Mai im Fokus. Angeboten werden unter anderem Vorträge zu Schutzkleidung für die  Arbeit mit Hochdruckwasserstrahlern vom TITV, Textilien für das Schweiß- und Geruchsmanagement von der Hohenstein Laboratories GmbH und Sanitized sowie für das optimierte Wärmemanagement mithilfe Graphen-basierten Textilien.

 

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31.10.2018

Final report: Yarn Expo Autumn wraps up with 501 exhibitors and over 19,000 visitors

More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai). 501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.

More exhibitors than ever joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, which was held concurrently with ITMA ASIA + CITME from 15 – 17 October at the National Exhibition Convention Centre (Shanghai). 501 suppliers from 14 countries & regions participated, with new countries to the show including France. This international diversification, as well as strong domestic numbers, demonstrated Yarn Expo’s increasing recognition as a top show in the industry. What’s more, almost 80% of exhibitors were returning from successful past editions, showing their support of the fair.

“Although Yarn Expo was unable to be held concurrently with Intertextile Apparel this year, more industry players recognise this fair as a top show for yarn and this is why the turnout remained very strong,” explained Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK). “Our product range was more diverse than ever as exhibitors increasingly see China as the ideal market to introduce their latest innovations. For example, this year we’ve welcomed premium French linen and advanced Italian chemical fibres. Yarn Expo is a platform that promises to gather all of the top suppliers under one roof for genuine buyers.”

With demand rising within the Chinese market for fancy & specialty yarns, suitable for stand-out fashion trends, the trade potential for this product category was high. Business for eco-friendly and natural yarns was also reported to remain steady this edition, reflected by the India Pavilion which increased in size by around 40% this year.

 

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31.10.2018

Studentenwettbewerb für textile Architektur: Jetzt mitmachen

Unter dem Motto „Textile Strukturen für neues Bauen“ prämiert die Messe Techtextil erneut junge Ideen zum Bauen mit textilbasierten Materialien. Einreichungen sind ab jetzt möglich.
Ob Leichtbaustrukturen, temporäre Bauten oder kreativer Innenausbau: Studierende und Young Professionals aus den Bereichen Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen, Produktdesign und ähnlichen Fachgebieten können sich ab sofort für den Wettbewerb der Techtextil, der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe (14. bis 17. Mai 2019) bewerben. Gefragt sind Ideen zum Bauen mit faserbasierten Werkstoffen. Es winken Preisgelder in einer Gesamthöhe von 8.000 Euro. Der Wettbewerb wird unterstützt vom internationalen Netzwerk TensiNet als Sponsor, dem Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK) der Universität Stuttgart sowie der Plattform für Architektur und Design Architonic. Anmeldeschluss ist der 24. Februar 2019.  

Unter dem Motto „Textile Strukturen für neues Bauen“ prämiert die Messe Techtextil erneut junge Ideen zum Bauen mit textilbasierten Materialien. Einreichungen sind ab jetzt möglich.
Ob Leichtbaustrukturen, temporäre Bauten oder kreativer Innenausbau: Studierende und Young Professionals aus den Bereichen Architektur, Bauingenieurwesen, Produktdesign und ähnlichen Fachgebieten können sich ab sofort für den Wettbewerb der Techtextil, der Internationalen Leitmesse für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe (14. bis 17. Mai 2019) bewerben. Gefragt sind Ideen zum Bauen mit faserbasierten Werkstoffen. Es winken Preisgelder in einer Gesamthöhe von 8.000 Euro. Der Wettbewerb wird unterstützt vom internationalen Netzwerk TensiNet als Sponsor, dem Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK) der Universität Stuttgart sowie der Plattform für Architektur und Design Architonic. Anmeldeschluss ist der 24. Februar 2019.  

Internationale Bühne für junge Ideen
Teilnehmer des Wettbewerbs können das Thema ihres Beitrags frei wählen. Beiträge können in folgenden Kategorien eingereicht werden: Makroarchitektur, Mikroarchitektur, Materialinnovation, Umwelt und Ökologie sowie Composites und hybride Strukturen. Zusätzlich können Teilnehmer ihren Beitrag auch unter das Motto „Urban Living – City of the Future“ stellen, das Thema des kommenden Special Events der Techtextil. Im Rahmen des Special Events stehen textilbasierte Lösungen für Architektur, Bekleidung, Leben und Gesundheit in einer zunehmend urbanisierten Gesellschaft im Mittelpunkt.

Die offizielle Preisverleihung an die Gewinner erfolgt zur Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main. Die prämierten Ideen werden zusätzlich in einer Sonderschau auf der Messe präsentiert. Für angehende Architekten und Planer bietet die Teilnahme an dem Wettbewerb damit die einmalige Chance, ihre Ideen einem internationalen Fachpublikum zu präsentieren und Kontakte in die Branche der technischen Textilien zu knüpfen.

Interessierte finden alle Informationen rund um die Teilnahme und zur Anmeldung unter: www.techtextil-student.com.

 

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28.08.2018

480 international exhibitors ready for Cinte Techtextil 2018

Cinte Techtextil China opens its doors next week, with around 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions preparing for another successful showcase of the world’s leading textile innovations. Leading international and domestic brands will feature in halls N1 – N3 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, making Cinte Techtextil 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% 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.

Cinte Techtextil China opens its doors next week, with around 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions preparing for another successful showcase of the world’s leading textile innovations. Leading international and domestic brands will feature in halls N1 – N3 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, making Cinte Techtextil 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% 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 including Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, while further 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.

In addition to this, exhibitors from 12 more countries and regions will present their latest innovations to the market. These include domestic and international exhibitors from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the US.

Belt and Road: a success story for Buildtech
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 3% 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.

Cinte Techtextil fringe programme a hub of industry insight
A comprehensive fringe programme will keep Cinte Techtextil fairgoers up to date with industry news, with standout events including the 7th 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, future trends in the global hygiene product market, and more. 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 in hall N1, moderated by the Taiwan Technical Textiles Association (TTTA), with confirmed panellists 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 events will include seminars and product presentations led by industry leaders on the latest global technologies and market trends, and an Innovation Showcase Area in a variety of application categories. 

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15.08.2018

Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions to join Cinte Techtextil China

From 4 – 6 September, leading innovations and technologies from around the world will feature in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for Cinte Techtextil China 2018. With a growing technical textile market in China and Asia, big industry names will come to showcase new products. The Belgium, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions are predicted to draw a crowd with their return, while the Czech Republic Pavilion makes its debut appearance.

From 4 – 6 September, leading innovations and technologies from around the world will feature in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for Cinte Techtextil China 2018. With a growing technical textile market in China and Asia, big industry names will come to showcase new products. The Belgium, Germany and Taiwan Pavilions are predicted to draw a crowd with their return, while the Czech Republic Pavilion makes its debut appearance.

Fresh innovation from the Taiwan Pavilion
The Taiwan Pavilion lives up to its reputation as one of the leading sources of industry innovation. Ten exhibitors in the Taiwan Pavilion will showcase a variety of innovations ideal for a number of industries. With advances in medical and hygiene product technologies, exhibitors Web-Pro Corporation will offer protective cover-all materials that resist pathogens and micro-organisms and multi-layered PE films for hygiene products, while Kae Hwa Industrial will introduce their developments in materials that protect against viruses. Four Elements Energy Biotechnology will showcase their multi-functional Masterbatch product, a unique FDA-qualified, anti-mildew and transparent plastic additive that repels bacteria.

Other exhibitors to watch out for in the Taiwan Pavilion include Ritex Machinery, who will display their Air Through machinery which can be applied to nonwoven fabrics for hygienic, medical and filtration uses. Everlight Chemical Industrial’s Evereco® adhesives introduce an eco-friendly solution with heat-resistance and other resilient properties. Also offering eco-friendly alternatives is TomLong Techstile and their TPU coated fabrics, ideal for waterproof and inflatable products.

Productivity and efficiency at the German Pavilion
Following high demand in the Chinese market, the German Pavilion returns with around 30 exhibitors, showcasing their expertise in efficiency in textile production. Highlights include Baumüller Nürnberg’s modular concepts and intelligent automations which allow flexible reactions to changeable market requirements. Edelmann Technology brings new high speed winder systems for increased production rates and new concepts for reducing contamination in products. ISRA Surface Vision will present 100% inline optical surface inspection methods for quality control and process optimisations. Another product to watch out for is Kufner’s xShield®, a lightweight, soft textile with 99% shielding efficiency against electromagnetic radiation.

Other big names in the German Pavilion include Autefa Solutions, Brückner Textile Technologies, Dornier Lindauer, IBENA, J.H. Ziegler, Kufner, Perlon and more.

Belgium Pavilion returns along with a Czech Republic debut
Organised by Fedustria (Belgian Textile, Woodworking and Furniture Industry Federation), the Belgium Pavilion will include textile recycling company Belrey Fibres, engineered fabrics by Pennel & Flipo for marine and rescue industries, as well as leading coating specialists Vetex who will feature a variety of functional tapes, and R&D institute Centexbel who carry out research projects across the entire textile and polymer production chain.

The new Czech Republic Pavilion organised by ATOK, the Association of Textile-Clothing–Leather Industry, will showcase three exhibitors who will provide solutions for technical yarn, fabric processing and nonwoven fabrics. These include: GF Machinery, showcasing R&D and production of special machines and lines for glass / basalt yarn and fabric processing; Retex’s nonwoven needle-punched and air laid textiles; and STAP, Europe’s biggest manufacturer of narrow fabrics.

The Cinte Techtextil China fair is recognised by European manufacturers as a gateway to the Asian market. With investment from China boosting the technical textile industry, and more Asian countries than ever developing their technical markets, Cinte Techtextil China 2018 is set to be a hub of business potential.

 

 

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06.08.2018

Strong potential in Buildtech and Mobiltech sectors to be displayed at Cinte Techtextil China

This September’s Cinte Techtextil China will once again provide a strong barometer of the state of the global technical textiles industry, and in particular which sectors in Asia as a whole, and China specifically, are performing well. Two of these for certain are Buildtech and Mobiltech, with a number of leading global and Chinese brands exhibiting to eager buyers from these sectors.

Cinte Techtextil China is Asia’s leading biennial fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens sector, and will feature an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions from 4 – 6 September. The fair offers products and technologies for 12 application areas* which cover the entire industry.

Buildtech benefits from Belt & Road and other infrastructure investment

This September’s Cinte Techtextil China will once again provide a strong barometer of the state of the global technical textiles industry, and in particular which sectors in Asia as a whole, and China specifically, are performing well. Two of these for certain are Buildtech and Mobiltech, with a number of leading global and Chinese brands exhibiting to eager buyers from these sectors.

Cinte Techtextil China is Asia’s leading biennial fair for the technical textiles and nonwovens sector, and will feature an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions from 4 – 6 September. The fair offers products and technologies for 12 application areas* which cover the entire industry.

Buildtech benefits from Belt & Road and other infrastructure investment

With a huge boom in national and regional infrastructure projects, the market for Buildtech products, especially geotextiles and construction textiles, is rapidly expanding. In particular, the government’s global Belt & Road project, as well as continued investment at home in highways, high-speed rail and more, is fuelling this expansion. According to CNITA, in 2017 China started 35 new railway projects, with additional private capital investment in this sector totalling some USD 53 billion that year. The same investment in highway construction increased 17.7%, while water conservation project investment by private firms reached a new record of USD 105 billion.

With this potential in the Asian market, it’s no surprise a number of new exhibitors will feature in the Buildtech sector at the fair, including FPC Technical Textile from Saudi Arabia, Kobe-cz from the Czech Republic, as well as Lenzing Plastics, while Johns Manville are one of the returning exhibitors this year.

  • FPC Technical Textile (Saudi Arabia) produce high-end specialty fabrics including PVC coated fabrics and fibre glass PTFE fabrics, and will focus on the latter at the fair.
  • Kobe-cz (Czech Republic) will showcase their nonwoven fabrics, mainly from glass fibre with temperature resistance up to 800°C.
  • Exhibiting for the first time at the fair with their Plastics division, Lenzing (Austria) will feature their technical laminates for building industries, roofing membranes, vapour barriers, isolation facings and barrier packaging, as well as PROFILEN® PTFE yarns, films and fibres at Cinte Techtextil.
  • Johns Manville’s (US) products on offer include polyester spunbond, PP & PBT meltblown, glass fibre nonwovens, micro glass fibre nonwovens, hybrid nonwovens, glass fibre needle mat and glass microfibers.

Mobiltech benefits from huge increases in automobile production in China

With new textile innovations and application possibilities spreading throughout the automobile industry, coupled with the fact China is the world’s largest auto producer, Cinte Techtextil is the place to see the latest products and technologies for this sector this September. Automobile production in China reached 29 million units in 2017, an increase of 3% year-on-year. Staggeringly, new-energy vehicle production grew by 53% last year, while SUVs and commercial vehicles increased 13.81% and 13.95% respectively.

With such strong growth in China, a number of leading international Mobiltech producers, as well as top domestic suppliers, will be at Cinte Techtextil this year, including:

  • Abifor (Switzerland): their focus at the fair is on products designed for automotive, construction and other technical applications, in particular their specialty hot-melt powders. The company has its own production unit in Shanghai, and reports that an increasing number of domestic customers are starting to focus on more sophisticated products.
  • SKS Group (Sweden): will showcase high performance single end yarn for automotive and industrial hoses, and single end cord for automotive and industrial belts.
  • Swisstulle (Switzerland): will have a range of products on offer for automotive, rail and aviation uses, including sunshade materials, nets, tube reinforcements and new possibilities for luggage compartment covers.
  • Windel Textile Far East (Germany): with production undertaken in China, this German firm offers textile greige, half-done and finished materials. They offer nonwoven, knitted and woven fabrics (substrates), and glass fibre solutions. At the fair, they will showcase substrates for adhesive tapes / wire harnessing tapes, and Maliwatt- and coagulated microfibre fleece for covering vehicle interiors.
  • Protechnic (France): they will feature hot melt thermoadhesive nets, webs and films, as well as laminating process in automotive and other industrial applications at Cinte 2018.
  • Kuangda Technology Group (China): having supplied products for global brands such as Volkswagen and Audi, this Chinese supplier will offer automotive interiors, including interior fabrics, seat covers and cushions at the fair.
  • Shanghai Shenda (ShanghaiTex Group) (China): specialising in automotive interior textiles, they manufacture a full range of products including grey car carpet, moulding car carpet, head liners (warp-knitting and nonwoven), seat belt, seat fabrics and more, and have supplied the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and GM.

Cinte Techtextil China is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA). To find out more about the fair, please visit: www.techtextilchina.com.

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24.07.2018

FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN: Drei Challenges, sechs hoch innovative und nachhaltige Lösungen

Ideenschmiede in einer neuen Dimension – der FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN THINKATHON hat in seiner zweiten Auflage erneut die enormen Potenziale des neuartigen Design-Thinking-Formats bewiesen. HUGO BOSS, KPMG, Microsoft HoloLens sowie die Fachmessen Techtextil und Texprocess haben nun die exklusiven Rechte an der Umsetzung der erdachten Konzepte.

Von einer Circular Wardrobe und einer Sustainability Match Making App über Konzepte für die Customer Experience und den interaktiven Retail bis hin zu Mixed Reality Prototyping und Sustainability Speed Dating – das sind die Ergebnisse des FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN THINKATHON, der am 2. und 3. Juli 2018 zum zweiten Mal parallel zur Konferenz FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN stattgefunden hat. Damit hat das neuartige Design-Thinking-Format erneut gezeigt, wie multidisziplinäre Teams in kürzester Zeit hoch innovative und branchenrelevante Lösungen entwickelt können. Challenge-Geber waren dieses Mal HUGO BOSS, KPMG, Microsoft HoloLens sowie die Fachmessen Techtextil und Texprocess.

Ideenschmiede in einer neuen Dimension – der FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN THINKATHON hat in seiner zweiten Auflage erneut die enormen Potenziale des neuartigen Design-Thinking-Formats bewiesen. HUGO BOSS, KPMG, Microsoft HoloLens sowie die Fachmessen Techtextil und Texprocess haben nun die exklusiven Rechte an der Umsetzung der erdachten Konzepte.

Von einer Circular Wardrobe und einer Sustainability Match Making App über Konzepte für die Customer Experience und den interaktiven Retail bis hin zu Mixed Reality Prototyping und Sustainability Speed Dating – das sind die Ergebnisse des FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN THINKATHON, der am 2. und 3. Juli 2018 zum zweiten Mal parallel zur Konferenz FASHIONSUSTAINBERLIN stattgefunden hat. Damit hat das neuartige Design-Thinking-Format erneut gezeigt, wie multidisziplinäre Teams in kürzester Zeit hoch innovative und branchenrelevante Lösungen entwickelt können. Challenge-Geber waren dieses Mal HUGO BOSS, KPMG, Microsoft HoloLens sowie die Fachmessen Techtextil und Texprocess.

„Inspiration und Interdisziplinarität“, hält Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles and Textile Technologies die Stärken des THINKATHON fest. „Die Teams des THINKATHON zeichnen sich durch ihre heterogene Zusammensetzung aus Innovatoren und Vorausdenkern aus. Die Höchstleistungen, die die Teilnehmer hier im High-Speed-Verfahren erzielen, sind beeindruckend – für uns als Messe Frankfurt ist der THINKATHON ein progressives Erfolgsformat, das bereits in seiner zweiten Auflage zu einem festen Bestandteil unserer Berlin Fashion Week- Plattform im Kraftwerk geworden ist“, so Schmidt weiter.

Im Anschluss an die zweitägige Konklave, zu der sich die THINKATHON-Teilnehmer gemeinsam mit ihren Mentoren sowie Vertretern der Challenge-Geber zurückgezogen haben, präsentierten sie ihre innovativen Resultate und Lösungsvorschläge. HUGO BOSS, KPMG, Microsoft HoloLens und Techtextil/Texprocess besitzen nun die exklusiven Rechte, um die vorgestellten Konzepte Realität werden zu lassen.

„Nachhaltigkeit ist für HUGO BOSS integraler Bestandteil der Unternehmensstrategie“, sagt Andreas Streubig, Director Global Sustainability der HUGO BOSS AG. In der Design-for-Tomorrow-Challenge  stellte das Metzinger Modeunternehmen die THINKATHON-Teilnehmer vor die Aufgabe, wie ein marktführendes Kreislauf-Service-Modell für eine Premium Fashion Brand aussehen könnte. Team Blue schlug ein „Upgrade der Customer Experience“ vor – diese sollte in eine nachhaltige und zirkuläre Erfahrung transformiert werden und um innovative Features wie eine C2C-Wiederverkaufsplattform und einen kombinierten Online- und Offline-Concept-Store angereichert werden.

Dieser Idee stellte Team Purple seine „Circular Wardrope App“ entgegen: Eine App, die Kunden auf ihre Garderobe aufmerksam machen soll – auf die Recyclingfähigkeit, den finanziellen Wert und die Umweltauswirkungen ihrer Garderobe aufmerksam machen soll. Mit Hilfe einer umweltorientierten Logistikkette sowie durch Veranstaltungen und Interaktionstools würden Kunden so auf unterhaltsame und einfache Weise in das Konzept der Kreislaufwirtschaft eingebunden.

„Mit unserem Bekenntnis zum Circular Fashion System Commitment der Global Fashion Agenda akzeptieren wir die Verantwortung mit Blick auf die knapper werdenden globalen Ressourcen und stellen die Weichen für eine kooperative Lösungssuche im Textilsektor“, ergänzt Streubig und weiter: „Der FASHIONSUSTAIN THINKATHON passt ideal zu den vor uns liegenden Herausforderungen: Er ist international und bringt die weltweit besten Köpfe zusammen. Er ist kollaborativ, weil über allem Wettbewerb das gemeinsame Ziel steht. Vor allem aber gibt er der jungen Generation die Möglichkeit, aktiv an der Gestaltung der Zukunft mitzuarbeiten.“

KPMG und Microsoft HoloLense haben den THINKATHON Teilnehmern in einer gemeinsamen Challenge eine Aufgabe zum Thema „Mixed Reality“ gestellt. Mixed Reality sind Systeme, die die natürliche und künstliche Wahrnehmung eines Nutzers vermischen, so etwa durch die intelligente Verknüpfung von E-Commerce und die Schaffung von Einkaufserlebnissen. KMPG und Microsoft HoloLense wollten von den THINKATHON-Teilnehmern in diesem Zusammenhang wissen, wie diese Technologien eingesetzt werden können, um die Modeindustrie nachhaltiger zu machen. Team Yellow hat dazu ein „interaktives Retail Konzept“ erdacht. Ein Kollektiv regionaler Marken und Designer soll Mixed-Reality-Applikationen nutzen; die Nachhaltigkeit ihrer Geschäftsmodelle und die Sichtbarkeit ihrer Produkte würde verbessert, indem die Unternehmen Feedback von Kunden erhalten, die ihre Produkte durch die HoloLens erlebt haben.

Team Green schlägt vor, Mixed Reality zu nutzen, um die Produktion transparenter, effizienter und visueller zu machen. Die Microsoft HoloLens könnte beim Prototyping sowohl für Produktionsunternehmen als auch für deren Geschäftspartner eine neue Qualität in Sachen Kollaboration schaffen und damit einen Mehrwert generieren – „Mixed Reality Prototyping“ nennen sie ihren Ansatz. „Der Thinkathon hat den Raum für interdisziplinäre, kreative Teams geschaffen, innovative

Ansätze für den Einsatz von Augmented Reality in der Modeindustrie zu erarbeiten. Diese Konzepte haben das Potenzial, die Nachhaltigkeit in dieser Branche voranzutreiben“, so Jenny Kirsch, Consultant von KPMG.

In einer dritten Challenge, der „Techtextil’s Circular Change Challenge“, setzten die Fachmessen Techtextil und Texprocess bei der textilen Wertschöpfungskette an. Sie stellten die Frage, wie alle Beteiligten entlang der textilen Wertschöpfungskette bei der Umstellung der Industrie hin zu Nachhaltigkeit, Wiederverwendbarkeit und Kreislauffähigkeit mit einbezogen werden können. „Es war großartig zu sehen, wie intensiv die beiden Teams unsere Herausforderung diskutiert und bearbeitet haben. Die Ansätze und Ergebnisse sind wirklich interessant und werden definitiv Teil unserer weiteren Diskussionen sein,“ sagt Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles, Techtextil.

Team Red konzipierte eine „Sustainability Matchmaking App“, die Besucherbedürfnisse mit nachhaltigen Innovationen von Techtextil- und Texprocess-Ausstellern verknüpft. Die Wissensaustausch- und Networking-Plattform macht Nachhaltigkeitsbemühungen und -fortschritte sichtbar und bindet gleichzeitig Kunden und Aussteller ein, um Kooperationen und Innovationen für Nachhaltigkeit in Gang zu bringen. „Sustainable Speed Dating“ nannte Team Orange seine Idee – das Ziel: Techtextil- und Texprocess-Aussteller mit führenden Unternehmen im Bereich Nachhaltigkeit zusammenzubringen. Gelingen soll dies über verschiedene Plattformen wie Satelliten-Events während Messen, laufende Support- und Mentoring-Programme sowie ein moderiertes Speed-Dating.

Der THINKATHON ist ein einzigartiges Design-Thinking-Format, das im Auftrag der Messe Frankfurt von Sourcebook.eu organisiert wird. Der nächste THINKATON wird während der Berlin Fashion Week im Januar 2019 im Rahmen der Messe- und Konferenzplattform NEONYT stattfinden und bildet damit einen integralen Bestandteil dieses neuen Hubs für die Zukunft der Mode.

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19.07.2018

Industry-leading brands confirmed for September’s Cinte Techtextil China

As the countdown to the 2018 edition of Cinte Techtextil China enters its last two months, the final exhibitor line-up is starting to take shape. A number of leading international and Chinese brands across the fair’s 12 product application areas will feature at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, with an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions set to feature.

Nonwovens exhibitor highlights

As the fair’s largest product category, buyers have a wide range of domestic and overseas brands to source from, including:

As the countdown to the 2018 edition of Cinte Techtextil China enters its last two months, the final exhibitor line-up is starting to take shape. A number of leading international and Chinese brands across the fair’s 12 product application areas will feature at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, with an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries & regions set to feature.

Nonwovens exhibitor highlights

As the fair’s largest product category, buyers have a wide range of domestic and overseas brands to source from, including:

  • Johns Manville (US): who will showcase their polyester spunbond, PP & PBT meltblown, glass fibre nonwoven, micro glass fibre nonwoven, hybrid nonwoven, glass fibre needle mat and glass microfibre product lines among others at the fair.
  •  J.H. Ziegler (Germany): with over 150 years’ expertise and their own production plant in China, they offer products for acoustic absorption in automotive interiors and exteriors, nonwoven foam composites for leather lamination, needle-punched nonwovens, foam nonwoven composites, laminated nonwovens and natural-fibre nonwovens.
  • KOBE-cz (Czech Republic): a new exhibitor to the fair, their nonwoven fabrics, mainly made from glass fibre with temperature resistance up to 800°C, are used for high-temperature isolation in the automotive, marine, energy and building industries. They also have isolation materials made from natural fibres including hemp, wool, cotton and flax.
  • TDF Nonwovens (China): one of the leading domestic brands, their specialties are polyester spunbond geotextiles, polyester filament roofing carriers, filter nonwovens, high-strength coarse denier polypropylene spunbond geotextiles and medical & health nonwovens.
  • Kingsafe (China): they specialise in the production of fusible interlining and nonwoven fabrics for high-end garments.

Yarn & fibre exhibitor highlights

  • Perlon (Germany): has developed a PET based monofilament, HighGrip, which guarantees long-lasting efficiency of conveyor belts, and is available in various types with different tribological characteristics, which they will feature at the fair.
  • Sateri (China): is a global leader in viscose rayon made from 100% dissolving wood pulp, and the largest maker of viscose fibre in China. Their natural and high-quality fibre, made from trees grown on renewable plantations, can be found in textiles and skin-friendly hygiene products.
  • Cordenka (Germany): producers of industrial rayon, their product range covers rayon tire cord, yarn, single-end dipped cord, short-cut fibre and more.
  • EMS-Griltech (Switzerland): will showcase a range of technical fibres & yarns and thermoplastic adhesives at the fair.
  • Barnet (Germany): several finished products (nonwovens, spun yarns and fabrics) made with their specialty fibre will be on display at the fair, including OPAN, para-aramid and carbon filament fibres. The application of their specialty fibre in flame retardant and anti-cut gloves and felts will be shown at their booth for the first time.

Coated textiles & solutions exhibitor highlights

  • Stahl (the Netherlands): the Dutch company will present new products from their water repellent and flame retardant ranges at this year’s fair. According to the company, as the Chinese government continues its efforts to clean up the environment, eco-friendly chemicals remain in strong demand in the country.
  • Sioen (Belgium): will showcase sign materials, truck tarpaulins, tents, membrane fabrics, apparel products, chemicals and specialty products such as inflatable boat fabrics, pool liners and more at Cinte 2018.
  • ROWA Lack (Germany): a new exhibitor at this year’s fair, they will present their special lacquer systems and top coatings.
  • Trelleborg (Sweden): also a new exhibitor, they will display engineered textiles, especially in the fields of outdoor, medical, protective and automotive.
  • FPC Technical Textile (Saudi Arabia): another first-time participant at the fair, they will showcase a range of high-end specialty fabrics including PVC coated fabrics and fibre glass PTFE fabrics.
  • Zhejiang Jinda New Materials (China): this supplier is known for its coated textiles for industrial, transportation and building uses, as well as warp knitted geo-synthetic materials and printable coated materials for advertisements.

Lenzing to showcase its new VEOCEL nonwovens specialty brand at the fair

First announced in June this year, and featuring at Cinte Techtextil, Lenzing’s new VEOCEL brand is billed as a premium range of nonwovens fibres for daily care, which “provides the nonwovens industry with fibres that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally responsible production process.” Products in this range can be applied to a multitude of uses including baby care, beauty and body care, intimate care and surface cleaning, under the VEOCEL Beauty, VEOCEL Body, VEOCEL Intimate and VEOCEL Surface brands.

 

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02.05.2018

Demand for European technical textiles attracts leading companies to Cinte Techtextil China

Exhibitors from eight countries have already confirmed to participate in the fair’s European Zone. They join an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around the world. The 2018 edition of this biennial fair takes place from 4 – 6 September in halls N1 – N3 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

While China retains its edge in terms of technical textiles and nonwovens production capabilities, in the eyes of Chinese buyers, European suppliers are still the leaders when it comes to technology and innovation. This was widely reported by European exhibitors at the previous edition in 2016 of Asia’s leading biennial trade event for the industry: Cinte Techtextil China.

Exhibitors from eight countries have already confirmed to participate in the fair’s European Zone. They join an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around the world. The 2018 edition of this biennial fair takes place from 4 – 6 September in halls N1 – N3 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

While China retains its edge in terms of technical textiles and nonwovens production capabilities, in the eyes of Chinese buyers, European suppliers are still the leaders when it comes to technology and innovation. This was widely reported by European exhibitors at the previous edition in 2016 of Asia’s leading biennial trade event for the industry: Cinte Techtextil China.

“In the Chinese market, buyers want good quality products, so overseas companies, and products with recognised quality certifications, have a lot of potential,” Ms Ping Chen, General Manager of IBENA Shanghai Technical Textiles commented. “As a leading German company in the industry, our products are welcomed by many buyers at this fair. It is also important to be in the German Pavilion as this signals to buyers that we have quality products, and it attracts more attention.” Swiss firm Sanitized AG had the same experience. “As a Swiss company in the European Zone I believe it’s an advantage, as some local buyers have more confidence towards imported products,” Mr Steven Liu, Sales Manager said.

Other exhibitors commented on the long-term trends in the Chinese market. “There’s a definite shift to more high-quality machinery in China that isn’t affected by what’s happening in the overall economy. Moreover, there are opportunities for overseas suppliers as there is still a gap between us and what Chinese companies produce,” Dr Joachim Binnig, Vice President, Head of Development & Technology, Autefa Solutions Germany GmbH explained.

Mr Roger Zhang, Sales Manager for German firm J.H. Ziegler Nonwovens and New Materials commented: “Our products are mainly for high-end Chinese customers, such as BMW and Audi. The Chinese market has gradually matured, but the production capability for high-performance products which are energy efficient and eco-friendly is still developing, so there is a lot of space for overseas brands to develop here.”

European Zone highlights
This year’s European Zone will feature around 30 exhibitors from eight countries, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, while further exhibitors can be found in national pavilions from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. Some of the exhibitor highlights in the European Zone include:

  • Arkema (France): with brands including PMMA Altuglas, Rilsan, Pebax, Kynar PVDF and Bostik, they will present polymer resin for fibres and yarns, which apply to a wide range of applications, at the fair.
  • Dakota Coating (Belgium): specialists in thermoplastic and thermosetting adhesives, their polymer products, based on polyethylene, polyolefin or mixtures, ethylene vinyl acetates, co-polyamides, polyurethanes and co-polyesters, are suitable for automotive, building, heat transfer and sound insulation uses.
  • Lenzing Plastics (Austria): a new exhibitor at the fair, they are a leading manufacturer of polyolefin and fluoropolymer products, such as Thermoplast and PTFE products. One of their core competencies lies in the monoaxial stretching of films and filaments, and they offer special solutions in the fields of construction & insulation, medicine & hygiene, packaging and cables, as well as automotive and technical textiles. They will highlight their PROFILEN® PTFE product at the fair, and with its extreme durability and very smooth surface, it is highly valued in many niche applications in the technical and medical sectors.
  • Protechnic (France): leading manufacturers of hot-melt adhesives and plastic printed films, they will showcase hot melt thermo-adhesive nets, webs and films at the fair.
  • Trelleborg Coated Systems (Italy): another new exhibitor this edition, they produce high-performance, engineered coated fabrics. They offer a wide variety of substrates – from Kevlar® to silk – with a choice of weaving methods.
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05.03.2018

European suppliers at Intertextile Shanghai the go-to option for Chinese buyers seeking quality and style

  • New collaboration of sustainable viscose suppliers formed in China

Digital Printing Zone debuts at Spring Edition
Despite the economic ups and downs in China over the last few years, demand for premium European textiles remains high.
Whether it be premium wool for the flourishing suiting market, ladieswear fabrics, lace & embroidery for high-end domestic brands each with hundreds of stores across the country, innovative yarns & fabrics for the booming sports and activewear sectors, or original pattern designs for the thousands of new online fashion brands, European suppliers remain the go-to option for Chinese buyers looking for quality and style.

  • New collaboration of sustainable viscose suppliers formed in China

Digital Printing Zone debuts at Spring Edition
Despite the economic ups and downs in China over the last few years, demand for premium European textiles remains high.
Whether it be premium wool for the flourishing suiting market, ladieswear fabrics, lace & embroidery for high-end domestic brands each with hundreds of stores across the country, innovative yarns & fabrics for the booming sports and activewear sectors, or original pattern designs for the thousands of new online fashion brands, European suppliers remain the go-to option for Chinese buyers looking for quality and style.

As one of the undisputed leaders in the European textile scene, Italy is always a good bellwether of the trends between Europe and China. After a less than stellar 2016, Italy’s fabric exports to the Mainland China and Hong Kong markets grew by 12.4% in the first 10 months of 2017[1]. The expected demand for European brands at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be most evident in the SalonEurope zone, which features exhibitors from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK, as well as country pavilions & zones from France, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

There is also continuing demand for overseas expertise when it comes to more technical areas such as sustainability and digital printing, solutions to which can be found in the fair’s All About Sustainability area and Digital Printing Zone.

SalonEurope showcases the continent’s full textile expertise
The best of the best from Europe will be on display in this edition’s SalonEurope, with a range of products across the whole textile spectrum on offer. Some of the highlights this edition include:

  • Alumo (Switzerland): celebrating its 100-year anniversary this July, Alumo has undertaken a complete refresh of their brand, highlighting the character of their mill in Appenzell, Switzerland that has deep roots in the local textile industry. This edition, they will showcase a renewed collection of luxury shirting fabrics with intricate designs and added functions such as natural stretch and wrinkle-free, and a newly enlarged, never-out-of-stock ‘Sartorial’ collection.
  • Hatfil Tekstil Isletmeleri (Turkey): a Turkish-Italian joint venture, they offer a huge range of yarns including eco-friendly options such as organic, BCI and fair trade yarns, as well as cotton, Tencel, Amicor, bamboo, cashmere, modal and other varieties.
  • Hohenstein Textile Testing (Germany): offering testing services, OEKO-TEX® services and certifications, the Hohenstein Quality Label and more.
  • Ricamificio Paolo Italy SpA (Italy): an embroidery manufacturer, they have developed a new technique using very thin embroideries to produce a lace-like effect, which can also be customised to the customer’s requirements in no more than four weeks. They have also produced a quilt-like fabric suitable for spring / summer garments which is made from materials such as silk organdie, cotton yarn or lurex to produce a shiny effect.
  • Teseo Tessitura Serica Di Olmeda SpA (Italy): for their summer 2019 collection, Teseo is inspired by the natural elements with increased attention to sustainability with GOTS-certified bio silk and eco-friendly yarns. New articles are lighter and enriched with yarn-dyes, include jacquard stripes and checks, gauze and devoré bands to add transparency, and more.

New collaboration of sustainable viscose suppliers formed in China
While the textile industry in China still has a long way to go in terms of sustainability, genuine progress is being made at both a government and company level. January of this year saw the implementation of a new environment protection tax, with companies charged for noise, air & water pollution and generating solid waste[2]. Replacing a pollutant discharge fee that had been in place for 40 years, the new tax is set by local governments – with some of the regions suffering from worse pollution setting higher rates – and also incentivises companies with lower emissions.

In another encouraging move, 10 leading global viscose producers in China have come together to form the Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV) to promote the sustainable sourcing and responsible production of viscose. These 10 producers collectively account for over 50% of the world’s viscose staple fibre production, and have partnered with two trade associations to adopt a sustainability roadmap for the viscose industry. Built around credible international sustainability standards and programmes, the CV Roadmap aims to provide guidance to viscose producers on sustainable sourcing and production practices.

The CV collaboration will make its debut appearance in the fair’s All About Sustainability zone, where visitors can learn more about this initiative, as well as sustainable developments in the Chinese textile industry. Apart from an educational programme and garment display area, the zone will also feature a number of exhibitors other than CV.

Digital Printing Zone debuts at Spring Edition
While digital printing is rapidly gaining traction in the global textile industry, this is especially so in China due to its potential to reduce pollution during the production process. Amongst the exhibitors looking to take advantage of this in the fair’s new Digital Printing Zone is MS Italy, a market leader in the design, development and distribution of innovative digital ink-jet printing systems and associated consumables, which serves the high-end, roll-to-roll textile printing and specialty material markets. Also exhibiting is DIGITEX which will introduce the latest digital- and inkjet-printed natural and manmade fabrics.

Apart from digital printing exhibitors, a day-long forum will inform fairgoers on the exciting possibilities of digital printing. Held on day 2 of the fair, the Fast Fashion and Digital Printing Application Forum features sessions on fast fashion technology & trends and digital printing applications. These are followed by a series of discussions on topics such as flexible supply chains, business opportunities created by digital printing and IP protection. The forum also includes a presentation on the findings of a six-month study conducted by Fashion Print, a Chinese publication, for which they visited hundreds of textile companies, printing and dyeing enterprises, as well as their suppliers to produce a research paper on the digital textile printing market and technology.

In addition to Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, four other textile fairs also take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center: Yarn Expo Spring, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, fashion garment fair CHIC and knitting fair PH Value.

  • Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2018 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre. For more details on this fair, please visit: www.intertextileapparel.com. To find out more about all Messe Frankfurt textile fairs worldwide, please visit: www.texpertise-network.com.

[1] http://hk.fashionnetwork.com/news/Italian-textile-industry-back-on-growth-track-in-2017,944760.html
[2] http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/china-imposes-environment-protection-tax-beginning-jan-1-239965-newsdetails.html

 

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Liam Rodden, Messe Frankfurt (HK)

Cinte Techtextil (c) Messe Frankfurt / Cinte Techtextil China edition
01.03.2018

New date for Cinte Techtextil China 2018 as exhibitor registration opens

Exhibitor registration is open for Cinte Techtextil China, which will take place with an earlier date of 4 – 6 September this year. Asia’s largest biennial event for the entire technical textiles and nonwovens sector, the fair is held in a region that not only continues to grow strongly but is expected to do so for the foreseeable future, not least due to major government initiatives in China that are injecting billions of dollars of investment into the industry.

Exhibitor registration is open for Cinte Techtextil China, which will take place with an earlier date of 4 – 6 September this year. Asia’s largest biennial event for the entire technical textiles and nonwovens sector, the fair is held in a region that not only continues to grow strongly but is expected to do so for the foreseeable future, not least due to major government initiatives in China that are injecting billions of dollars of investment into the industry.

“It is due to the increasing opportunities in the Asian market that we are expecting more European exhibitors to feature at Cinte Techtextil China this year,” Ms Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd outlined. “As the fair attracts a diverse range of trade buyers, including from 12 different application areas such as Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Medtech, Mobiltech and Protech, it is a unique opportunity within Asia for suppliers to meet with the entire industry and maximise the potential of their products across various end-uses and sectors.” While many new European companies are expected this year, some of the returning big brands already confirmed include Trützschler, Dilo and Barnet from Germany, Andritz from France, Stahl from the Netherlands, Itema from Italy and Picanol from Belgium.

Chinese and Asian technical textiles and nonwovens markets continue their upward trajectory
When it comes to technical textiles and nonwovens, the Asian region, and China in particular, is displaying impressive growth, which will remain the case in the coming years.

China overall

  •  The total output of technical textiles and nonwoven products is estimated to reach over 22 million tons in 2020, accounting for 30% of global production, and double that of 2013.
  •  In 2016, China’s technical textile exports were worth USD 23.61 billion. Nine major products surpassed USD 1.5 billion worth of exports each: medical & hygiene textiles, coated textiles, nonwovens, canvas & tarp textiles, ropes, synthetic leather substrates and package textiles.
  • Growth will be seen especially in the following sectors in the coming five years               

                  Filtration & separation textiles
                  Medical & hygiene textiles
                  Geotechnical textil
                  Structural reinforcement textiles
                  Transportation textiles
                  Protective textiles

Nonwovens

  • China accounted for 10.5% of global nonwovens imports in 2015.
  • China alone will account for around 57% of the Asian consumption of nonwovens from 2016 to 2020.
  • According to the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA), the following nonwoven sectors will experience the highest growth in this period:

                 Environmental protection
                 Medical, healthcare and elderly care
                 Emergency services and public security
                 New-energy automotive
                ‘Belt and Road’ supporting industries

Man-made fibres

  • China currently accounts for 65% of world market share of man-made fibres, with demand in the wider Asian region expected to remain strong in coming years thanks to growing populations and rising living standards in China and emerging Asian countries.
  • The driving force is not only clothing, but also new applications such as the filtration, construction, protection and transportation industries.
Green products to be centre stage at October’s Yarn Expo Autumn ©Messe Frankfurt
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08.09.2017

Green products to be centre stage at October’s Yarn Expo Autumn

  • Debut BCI Pavilion joined by Sateri and Birla Planet Pavilions to showcase eco-friendly products
  • Six special display zones cater to latest industry trends

Green products continue to be sought after more and more by consumers nowadays, and textiles are no exception. In order to promote sustainable development throughout the industry, a number of yarn and fibre manufacturers have endeavoured to introduce green products into the early stages of textile production, and Yarn Expo, as the leading yarn and fibre business platform in Asia, serves as an ideal stage for these suppliers to gain exposure to buyers looking for such products.

Debut BCI Pavilion joined by Sateri and Birla Planet Pavilions to showcase eco-friendly products

  • Debut BCI Pavilion joined by Sateri and Birla Planet Pavilions to showcase eco-friendly products
  • Six special display zones cater to latest industry trends

Green products continue to be sought after more and more by consumers nowadays, and textiles are no exception. In order to promote sustainable development throughout the industry, a number of yarn and fibre manufacturers have endeavoured to introduce green products into the early stages of textile production, and Yarn Expo, as the leading yarn and fibre business platform in Asia, serves as an ideal stage for these suppliers to gain exposure to buyers looking for such products.

Debut BCI Pavilion joined by Sateri and Birla Planet Pavilions to showcase eco-friendly products

Amongst a record number of exhibitors at this October’s Yarn Expo Autumn, the debut BCI Pavilion as well as the Sateri Pavilion and Birla Planet Pavilion that include eco-friendly products are certainly amongst the highlights this year. Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global organisation with more than 1,000 members including spinners, weavers and garment manufacturers throughout the entire cotton sector. It aims to promote sustainable cotton production, benefiting workers, customers and the environment as a whole. They will form the BCI Pavilion in Yarn Expo for the first time, with five spinners showcasing their cotton yarn manufactured with eco-friendly cotton.

Sateri is a well-known brand in China which specialises in viscose rayon. This natural and high-quality fibre is made from trees grown on renewable plantations. They are the largest producer of viscose fibre in China with three mills and an annual capacity of 550,000 tons, and also have Oeko-Tex certification. This October, nine other domestic exhibitors will form the Sateri Pavilion to demonstrate their comfortable textiles and skin-friendly hygiene products made from viscose fibre.

With over 50 years of experience in manufacturing cellulosic fibres, Birla Group strives to provide greener, purer and safer products to its customers. The Group has operated in China for three years now, and values Yarn Expo’s effectiveness in helping them to promote their brand and attract a wide range of buyers. “We managed to get connected with a number of downstream buyers at the fair. We have introduced our company and products to them that there is great chance for future cooperation.” said Mr Peter Dong, Senior Manager of Aditya Birla Group.   Coming back this year, the Birla Planet Pavilion will feature three of their highlighted fibres – Birla Viscose, Birla Modal and Birla Spunshades at the fair.

Six special display zones cater to latest industry trends

The textile industry in China is undergoing a structural change with keen competition, so domestic suppliers have to develop innovative and quality products to satisfy the ever-changing markets. To match the specific needs of various buyers, Yarn Expo has established six distinct display zones gathering the leading domestic companies, namely Colourful Chemical Zone, Natural Cotton Yarn Zone, Fancy Yarn Zone, Quality Wool Zone, Green Linen Zone and e-Commerce Zone.

Not only are a number of chemical fibre products with innovative, eco-friendly and health & comfort properties on offer from exhibitors, but visitors can also gain insights into product trends in these areas from the 2017/18 China Fibre Trend Area and Innovative Textile Material Forum, both of which feature in the Colourful Chemical Zone. The Natural Cotton Yarn Zone is another highlight of the three-day show, where exhibitors will showcase their natural cotton yarn and a range of functional products. Around 50 suppliers will also showcase their latest collections in the expanded Fancy Yarn Zone.
In response to the strong demand for fibre and yarn products in China and the Asian region, the coming autumn edition of Yarn Expo will double its exhibition space, and will accommodate around 500 global yarn suppliers from 13 countries and regions. Together with Yarn Expo Autumn 2017, three other textile trade fairs are held concurrently from 11 – 13 October in the same venue: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC).

Yarn Expo Autumn is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; China Cotton Textile Association; China Wool Textile Association; China Chemical Fiber Association; China Bast & Leaf Fibres Textiles Association; and China Textile Information Centre.