Technical textile industry :: With India’s contribution in the technical textiles industry expected to grow at 12% CAGR and reach 1, 16,217 crore by 2017-18, the need for new technologies in garment manufacturing machinery is on a rise. India’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens – Techtextil India – is here. Running into its sixth edition, the 2017 fair is scheduled to take place from 13 – 15 September in the country’s commercial capital – Mumbai. The show size increased by 50% since the last edition and will have space dedicated to 10 product groups and 12 application areas. Some of the big industry players like Reliance Industry, Welspun, Groz Beckert, Garware Wall Ropes, Khosla Profil, Luwa India, Lenzing AG, Archroma, and CHT India will have their latest innovations exhibited.
One key feature added this year is the signing up of Telangana Textile Ministry for Techtextil India 2017 with an aim to woo investors to the mega textile park in the state. The Telangana state government will be promoting textile policies and highlight investment prospects at this trade fair in a bid to attract buyers and investors in the state.
An important highlight of the 2017 edition will be the launch of the Texprocess Pavilion at Techtextil India, creating an innovation platform for the latest technologies, processes and services for garment-manufacturing and textile processing. Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd said: “The launch of Texprocess Pavilion will provide all the garment machinery manufacturers a great platform to display their innovations and build a new and strong client base while at the same time allow Indian market to see how these solutions can help expand their existing capabilities”
According to recent studies, the nonwoven sector has emerged to be one of the most preferred areas for investment in India. The technical textile industry also has about 9% of the world’s total consumption manufactured in India. More than 6500 sqm have been dedicated for a grand showcase of its 10 product groups and 12 application areas of Agrotech, Buildtech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech, Indutech, Medtech, Mobiltech, Oekotech, Packtech, Protech, Sporttech covering the technical textile and nonwoven value chain in its entirety.
Techtextil India also conducts a symposium that would highlight topics like Protective Agrotextiles – Advantages and Future Prospects, Textiles in Aerospace Applications, Fibre Innovations for Functional and Value-Added Nonwovens, amongst others.
Techtextil India and Texprocess are part of the “Technical Textiles & Textile Processing” brand with actually 8 shows worldwide within Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network comprising 49 fairs that highlight innovations and show what is driving the global textile industry.