ITMA 2023’s product index expanded to 20 chapters

ITMA 2023’s product index expanded to 20 chapters

Stand space application for ITMA 2023 opened on 3 March, 2021. The world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA will be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, from 8 to 14 June 2023.

Stand space application for ITMA 2023
opened on 3 March, 2021. The world’s largest textile and garment technology
exhibition, ITMA will be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, from 8 to 14 June
2023.

Following its successful showcase in
Barcelona in 2019, interest in the upcoming exhibition remains high despite the
ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. According to its show owner CEMATEX, and organiser
ITMA Services, many enquiries have been received from interested participants
since last year.

Charles Beauduin, Chairman of ITMA
Services, explained: “The pandemic has changed the world in many unprecedented
ways. We are now moving into a new world where the digital space has become
more commonplace. At the same time, it has underscored the importance of
face-to-face meetings, which all of us will appreciate more than ever once it
becomes possible again.

“Many textile technology builders are
using these couple of years to consolidate their business, and to advance their
research and development efforts to stay competitive. As such, by the time ITMA
2023 is held, they will be ready to showcase their latest innovations in
Milan.”

Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX,
added: “In the meantime, we are also looking at various ways to help textile
and garment industry players maximise their participation at ITMA 2023.
Exhibitors will be able to explore additional avenues to promote their latest
machinery and solutions through our new digital platform, which will help to
connect exhibitors and visitors before their face-to-face meetings at ITMA
2023, and after the exhibition. We have also expanded and refined our product
index to reflect opportunities in the marketplace.”

Expanded product index

ITMA 2023 will feature 20 chapters. A
new chapter on machinery for textile reinforcement structures for composites,
auxiliary machinery and accessories, has been created to address the needs of
buyers in this growing sector.

Beauduin explained, “ITMA 2023
features solutions for an entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain.
The composite industry is bursting with opportunities. While composite
solutions have been showcased at past ITMA editions, we are now making it
easier for buyers to source these technologies by clustering them in one
sector.”

Among the first to applaud this move
is Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the
Board of Management
, said: “It’s great to learn that technology for textile
composites which have been showcased at ITMA for many years, has now been
established as a separate product chapter to give the sector more visibility.
At the last exhibition in Barcelona, we successfully launched our P2 rapier
weaving machine. The machine was very well received by visitors from various
industry sectors, ranging from clothing, home and technical textiles, to composite
material manufacturing.”

Other past ITMA exhibitors excited
about the new sector include Luke Vardy,
Managing Director of Cygnet Texkimp
. He enthused, “As a regular ITMA
exhibitor and established manufacturer of fibre processing machinery for the technical
fibre markets, we feel that the dedicated composites chapter will present us
with more focused opportunities to showcase our solutions to the existing wide
array of visitors from various industries such as aerospace, automotive,
defence and medical.”

Chapter 11 will feature machinery for
textile reinforcement structures for composites, as well as auxiliary machinery
and accessories. Included in the chapter are:

• Machines for the production and treatment of special fibres,
such as carbon, glass and aramid fibres

 

• Filament winding machines

 

• Fibre spreading machines

 

• Tape laying machines, fibre placement lines

 

• Coating and impregnation machines for prepreg production

 

• Other machines for the production of reinforcement structures

 

• Special testing equipment for textile reinforcement structures

 

• Auxiliary machinery and accessories for machines for textile
reinforcement structures

 

 

Further reflecting current industry demands and needs, the ITMA
2023 product index has been updated to feature equipment for textile recycling,
such as textile sorting systems and chemical recycling technology.

 

 The chapter on software and
automation for design, data monitoring, processing and integrated production
has been expanded to include digital platforms for textile and clothing
production, procurement of textile materials and B2C platforms for retail.
There is also a bigger range of solutions for automation of production
processes, and tracking and tracing of products.

 

Themed Transforming the World of Textiles, ITMA 2023 is expected
to draw strong response. The recent ITMA 2023 virtual launch received
enthusiastic response. The event recording can be viewed on itma.com. More
details on stand space application can also be found on the website. For participation
enquiries, please email: application@itma.com.

 

The last ITMA exhibition, held in
Barcelona in 2019, featured exhibits from the entire textile and garment making
value-chain, including raw materials and fabrics. It drew a record-breaking
participation of 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries and visitorship of over
105,000 from 136 countries.

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