European Zone at Cinte Techtextil China: new exhibitors widen sourcing options for buyers
 
Jul 22, 2016
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Following the successful conclusion in May of the North American edition, the next Techtextil series fair will take place in Shanghai from 12 – 14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Cinte Techtextil China’s strong reputation in the Asian technical textiles and nonwovens industry will see over 500 exhibitors from 23 countries & regions taking part this year, including many new exhibitors from Europe who will feature in the European Zone. Pavilions from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Korea and Taiwan as well as Chinese regional pavilions are also confirmed. And with 12 product application areas a focus of the fair, ranging from Buildtech to Mobiltech and Clothtech to Sportech, the product variety on offer for buyers covers the entire industry.

German Pavilion to showcase new offerings from industry heavyweights

This year’s German Pavilion will house some of the industry’s heavyweights including Trützschler Nonwovens, DiloGroup and Autefa. DiloGroup in particular will have a wide range of options on offer this year, having recently set up a compact line for recycling carbon fibre at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) in Augsburg, Germany, which will allow them to present product samples made from recycled carbon fibre material on request.

DiloGroup will present their needled nonwoven products which can be applied in geotextiles, filter media, automotive fabrics, roofing materials, synthetic leather, natural fibre felts and more. When asked about the potential for the company’s products in China, Mr Dilo commented: “Generally, there is a high growth rate in the consumption of technical textiles worldwide and, of course, also in China. There is great potential for car interior linings and technical textiles for other automotive applications, as well as for filtration media and geotextiles.”

Trützschler Nonwovens, on the other hand, were just as optimistic about their participation in the fair. “Because of productivity and efficiency reasons, German and European nonwovens machinery is still sought after by the Chinese technical textile industry,” Mr Marc Wolpers, Sales Director explained. “The more sophisticated production processes still run more stable with imported rather than local machinery and, in many cases, product quality as well as energy efficiency is unrivalled. With our new developments we feel well prepared for the China market.” The company also sees potential in developing countries in Asia. “Market penetration of nonwovens in the hygiene, automotive, construction and other technical fields has just begun in many developing countries.”

Specifically for China, Trützschler Nonwovens believe there are two key areas the market are requesting, cotton processing and thermobonding, which they will address at the fair. “Our ‘cotton card’ EWK413 is a special solution for forming webs with a high random layer,” Mr Wolpers outlined. “Due to sophisticated suction and sealing concepts, the card is especially suited to cope with the heavy dust formation during cotton processing.” The company will also showcase their thermobonding processes for lightweight, lofty nonwovens used in diapers, including its new, flexible thermo and chemical bonding line concept, as well as carding concepts for this application. A new, modular solution for fibre opening and blending will also be on display.

Cinte Techtextil China’s product groups include technology and machinery, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens, coated textiles, composites, surface and bonding techniques, fibres and yarns, and more. The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA).

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