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DORNIER’s weaving solutions for Turkish market

Apr 11, 2018
DORNIER’s weaving solutions for Turkish market

DORNIER will demonstrate weaving machine solutions for clothing, home and technical textiles aimed at the Turkish and Central Asian market at the ITM.

DORNIER will be represented at the ITM textile machinery trade fair from April 14 - 17 in Istanbul. Besides denim, wool and carpets, in Turkey the machine builder’s weaving machines are also used to produce technical textiles.

“Clothing and home textiles are produced in Turkey on weaving machines from DORNIER by tradition”, says Wolfgang Schöffl, Head of Business Unit Weaving Machines at Lindauer DORNIER GmbH (LiDO). The machines are used to make fabrics for furnishings, curtains and hand towels, for example. But recently technical textiles have also begun to make an appearance in the product portfolios of Turkish weaving houses. The volume is still modest, but it is growing. Technical textiles as a market of the future for Turkish weavers? “It will happen”, Schöffl is convinced, as he sees the classic local textile industry responding to cheaper competition from India and China.

Technical textiles are generally considered to be growth market with enormous potential. Powerful industries such as aerospace, the automobile industry, wind energy and medicine all drive a steadily increasing demand. This has also been confirmed in a study conducted by the Swiss business consultancy Gherzi and commissioned by the European Apparel and Textile Confederation Euratex at the request of the EU Commission: The study found that the global market for technical textiles (including non-wovens) will experience annual growth rates of 5 - 6 percent and will reach a volume of almost $200 billion by 2020.

Read full report in ITJ May 2018 issue