ShanghaiTex 2017 focuses on smart textile solutions

Focusing on smart textile solutions, ShanghaiTex 2017, the 18th international exhibition of textile machinery, organised a series of technical seminars, product displays and design competitions. Consolidating the traditional textile manufacturing industry with the innovative technology, the ongoing fair is also a platform to grasp new business opportunities.

Experts from various countries discussed the latest smart solutions for the textile industry on the first day of the fair. Another show highlight was the ‘Smart Factory & C2M Experience Zone’ where visitors experienced the fast 3D body scanning technology, it only a few seconds to measure their body sizes for producing a perfect fitting business shirt.

Notes Luk, a visiting lecturer from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, shared his views on the sports bra-ology. He gave constructive advices on comfort, support, shoulder strap design and function, indicating the broad prospects of the lingerie market. Focus group discussions were also held on sports bra.

At the fair, over 1,200 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions have kept on display world-class textile machinery and the latest technologies. One of the exhibitors, Xin Gang Textile Machinery, has showcased its innovative R&D product — double needle bed wrap knitting machine, which is 2-3 times faster and more efficient than other congeneric machinery.

As the digital printing competence centre of the Bobst Group — Mouvent made its first public appearance at ShanghaiTex 2017, showcasing groundbreaking digital textile printing solutions. Mouvent is dedicated to exploring, creating and delivering the future of digital printing.

As many as 21 young international designers from various backgrounds including textile, fashion, electronics and engineering participated in the Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition. The competition was organised in association with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Zhejiang Sci-tech University and wearable technology companyAntelope.

The four-day trade fair will conclude on November 30.

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