Asia’s largest biennial event for technical textiles and nonwovens sectors, Cinte Techtextil China, will be held during September 4-6. The fair is significant since the region is showing remarkable growth in these sectors and is expected to continue this trend. Major initiatives by the Chinese government have injected billions of dollars 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,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) 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.
When it comes to technical textiles and nonwovens, the Asian region, and China in particular, is displaying impressive growth, which is likely continue in the coming years.
The total output of technical textiles and nonwoven products is estimated to reach over 22 million tonnes in 2020 in China, accounting for 30 per cent of global production, and double that of 2013. In 2016, China’s technical textile exports were worth $23.61 billion. Nine major products surpassed $1.5 billion worth of exports each – medical and hygiene textiles, coated textiles, nonwovens, canvas and tarp textiles, ropes, synthetic leather substrates and package textiles.
Filtration and separation textiles, Medical and hygiene textiles, Geotechnical textiles, Structural reinforcement textiles, Transportation textiles and Protective textiles are the sectors expected to grow vigorously in coming five years.