China: Pre­view: ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 heads to­wards big­ger show­case this year; more than 1700 ex­hibitors set to par­tic­i­pate

Stitch World - - TECH TRACK -

With a few days away, the com­bined tradeshow ITMA Asia + CITME is all set to wit­ness en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse of the global tex­tile in­dus­try. Sched­uled from Oc­to­ber 15-19, 2018, the ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at the Na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre ( NECC) in Shang­hai, China. Con­sid­ered as one of the largest tech­nol­ogy events, this is be­ing jointly or­gan­ised by the Bei­jing Tex­tile Ma­chin­ery In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion Co. Ltd. and ITMA Ser­vices. In ad­di­tion, the Ja­pan Tex­tile Ma­chin­ery As­so­ci­a­tion (JTMA) will also be the part­ner of the show.

Ear­lier the show was sched­uled to be held in Fe­bru­ary this year but due to a new na­tional ini­tia­tive in China back then, the sched­ul­ing of all events in­clud­ing ITMA Asia + CITME was af­fected.

Dur­ing the 5- day long event, the fo­cus of the ex­hibitors will re­main on the show­case of cut­tingedge so­lu­tions. More than 1,700 ex­hibitors will cover around 170,000 square me­tres of ex­hi­bi­tion space. Ap­prox­i­mately 100,000 vis­i­tors are ex­pected to visit the show from all across the world. Ac­cord­ing to the event or­gan­is­ers, the ma­jor cat­e­gories of ex­hibits will in­clude - Spinning, weav­ing and tex­tur­ing; Non­wo­vens; Braid­ing; Re­search and in­no­va­tion; Weav­ing; Knit­ting and hosiery; Gar­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing and em­broi­dery; Print­ing; Equip­ment for plant ops, lo­gis­tics, ser­vices for tex­tile in­dus­try, soft­ware and test­ing; and Colourants, chem­i­cals, fin­ish­ing and re­cy­cling.

Of all the par­tic­i­pants, the Chi­nese ex­hibitors have booked the largest area of floor space this year, fol­lowed by ex­hibitors from Ger­many, Italy, Ja­pan and Switzer­land. Spinning ma­chin­ery is the largest ex­hibitor sec­tor fol­lowed by fin­ish­ing and dye­ing, knit­ting, weav­ing and non­wo­vens.

As China’s tex­tile in­dus­try con­tin­ues its trans­for­ma­tion, the de­mand for ad­vanced ma­chin­ery and tech­nol­ogy is on the rise. This is push­ing the tech­nol­ogy sup­pli­ers to come up with their in­no­va­tive of­fer­ings in the coun­try. Ma­jor ex­hibitors who will mark their pres­ence with their state- of-the-art and cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies dur­ing the show are: Ri­eters, Karl Mayer, Groz Beck­ert, Stoll, Staubli, Mayer & Cie, Mon­forts, Thies, Shima Seiki, Jeanolo­gia and San­tex. It’s worth not­ing here that the show own­ers namely the Euro­pean Tex­tile Ma­chin­ery Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion ( CEMATEX) along with the Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion SubCoun­cil of Tex­tile In­dus­try ( CCPIT-Tex); China Tex­tile Ma­chin­ery As­so­ci­a­tion ( CTMA); and China Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre Group Corp. ( CIEC) are over­whelmed see­ing the mas­sive re­sponse from the ap­parel and tex­tile in­dus­try.

“We had a long wait­ing list for space by the dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions. There­fore, we made the de­ci­sion to book the ad­di­tional space avail­able in the venue,” said Wang Shutian, Pres­i­dent, CTMA.

Ac­cord­ing to Fritz P. Mayer, Pres­i­dent, CEMATEX, the com­bined ex­hi­bi­tion ( ITMA + CITME) has con­tin­ued to gar­ner strong in­ter­est of the in­dus­try. “It proves that our ex­hi­bi­tion is the in­dus­try- lead­ing plat­form in Asia for tex­tile ma­chin­ery man­u­fac­tur­ers to show­case a wide spec­trum of cut­ting- edge so­lu­tions,” com­mented Mayer.

Dur­ing the 5-day long event, the fo­cus of the ex­hibitors will re­main on the show­case of cut­ting-edge so­lu­tions. More than 1,700 ex­hibitors will cover around 1,70,000 square me­tres of ex­hi­bi­tion space.

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