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ITMA Asia attracts global textile cos

Jun 01, 2018

The sixth edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 has received strong support from both domestic and international textile machinery manufacturers. The textile machinery combined show will be held from October 15 to 19, 2018, at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China. It will feature cutting-edge solutions for textile makers.

Over 1,600 textile machinery manufacturers have applied to exhibit at the sixth combined show, snapping up all of the available 170,000 sq m gross of exhibition space to showcase state-of-the-art machinery, as well as products that boost automation and energy-saving features.

Chinese manufacturers take the largest area, followed by Germany, Italy, Japan, and Switzerland. Sector-wise, spinning machinery forms the largest sector. This is followed by finishing and dyeing, knitting, weaving, and nonwovens. The enthusiastic response for the exhibition is the result of China’s ongoing strategic push for innovation to enhance the global competitiveness of Chinese textile and other industry sectors under the Government’s 13th five-year plan period (2016 – 2020).

Fritz P Mayer, president of CEMATEX said, “We are delighted that the combined exhibition has continued to garner strong interest. 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.”

Wang Shutian, President of China Textile Machinery Association (CTMA) said, “Interest in the combined show remains extremely strong, especially from Chinese textile machinery manufacturers. As China’s textile industry continues its transformation, the demand for advanced machinery and technology is on the rise.” The combined show is owned by CEMATEX and its Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), CTMA, and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation (CIEC). It is organised by Beijing Textile Machinery International Exhibition Co Ltd and co-organised by ITMA Services.