Weaving technology leaders all set for ITM 2022

Weaving technology leaders all set for ITM 2022

The world’s leading weaving machine makers are gearing up to unveil the machines they’ve been working on for the past three years at ITM 2022, which will take place from June 14 to June 18, 2022.

On 14-18 June 2022, Istanbul Tuyap Fair and Congress Centre will host the International Textile Machinery Exhibition ITM 2022, one of the most important events that bring together the world’s textile technology leaders. Weaving Technologies manufacturing businesses, like all other participants, are prepared to launch their latest machinery at ITM 2022, the first international textile machines exhibition to be held after a 3-year hiatus.

Turkey textile machinery industry

Turkey is one of the top five textile export champions in the world. In 2021, the industry exported $12.9 billion, up 33.2 percent from the previous year. Turkey has set a new record with this volume, reaching the highest point in its history. This rise is expected to be exceeded in 2022, with a projected volume of $15 billion. Although this may appear far-fetched at first look, it is not when considering the Turkish textile market’s potential.

Turkey’s thriving textile industry sparked the growth of the textile machinery and equipment industry. Almost all textile machinery and equipment were imported until 1980. However, beginning in 1980, some small and medium-sized low-tech gear was produced locally. At the moment, the enterprises’ product lines range from highly automated equipment to basic models, and local manufacturers can compete with foreign companies in most machinery categories, such as atmospheric jet dyeing (overflow) or blow dyeing gear. In Turkey, the majority of textile machinery and equipment producers are small to medium-sized businesses based in Istanbul and Izmir.

Some launches in ITM 2022

Picanol: Picanol will launch PicConnect, OmniPlus-i Connect and OptiMax-i Connect at ITM 2022

Picanol Marketing and Communication Manager Erwin Devloo explains the importance they attach to the Turkish market with the following words. “Turkey has a very long tradition in textile industry and up-to-date production facilities. When we add the textile knowledge they have gained thanks to the ongoing investments in recent years, I think that Turkey has everything it takes to be successful.”

“With the recent evolutions on the World market, the distributors realised the danger of being dependent of China as the only supplier. Therefor they are returning to other textile producing countries such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and of course also Turkey. Especially the geographical proximity of Turkey to Europe is a big advantage. In this perspective we forsee a substantial growth for the Turkish textile industry in the coming years.

ITM 2022 will be the first international textile machinery exhibition where the recently introduced novelties will be on display: PicConnect, OmniPlus-i Connect and OptiMax-i Connect.”

Itema: Itema will present its innovations developed for the Last 2 Years at ITM 2022.

Ferdinando De Micheli, Itema Sales Director said; “The ITM 2022 Exhibition will be the first exhibition after the long forced stop caused by the pandemic. That’s why ITM 2022 will provide the perfect stage to present all the latest innovations we’ve been working on over the last two years.”

“The exhibition is an unmissable opportunity to meet again our customers, business partners and friends in person.”

“Itema will welcome visitors at ITM 2022 with a product line-up designed to meet and exceed the most demanding Customers’ needs and to confirm once again its dedication to innovation and the Made in Italy excellence in the weaving sector.”

Toyota: Toyota at ITM 2022 with Its Latest Model in Air-Jet Technology

Pointing out that Turkey is undeniably one of the major textile markets worldwide, not only in relation with its production volume, but also in terms of fabric quality, creativity and local know-how, Toyota Operations Director Markus Lichtenstein said: “Turkey has become one of the major markets for textile production in the western hemisphere. As long as the political and economical situation remains stable, we strongly believe that this trend is going to continue for the next few years.

A few years ago, Toyota started a new approach in order to conquer this important market and has meanwhile achieved the number one position in Air-Jet technology in Turkey. It is Toyota’s strategy to underpin this position even more in the future.

Our expectations from ITM are always high as Turkey has become one of our most important markets in the world.”

Oerlikon: The Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions division will be showcasing its solutions and technologies IN Hall 3, Stand 313.

The focus for the machine and systems builder will be on total solutions — from melt to yarn, fibres through to nonwovens. “Turkey is an extremely active market”, commented Oliver Lemke , Sales Director, talking about the current mood in the country. “Our customers are hugely interested in factory projects that comprise everything — from the in-house polycondensation system through to the textured yarn, the accompanying automation and corresponding digital solutions. 

Trützschler: Trützschler Group SE is preparing to meet with the Turkish visitors as they will be explaining the  spinning, card clothing, nonwoven and synthetic fibre solutions closely and give the latest developments at Trützschler’s booth 308 in Hall 3. The company’s booth will also feature different sustainable products such as card slivers and fabrics made from recycled materials.

Alexander Stampfer, Group SE CSO ,Trützschler underlined that “Türkey is one of their top markets in the world and that their business units have had tight business relations with the local spinning, carpet and nonwoven industry here for decades. “

 Hightex 2022

HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Exhibition which will also be held simultaneously with ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition which will be organised by Teknik Fairs Inc. and TÜYAP in partnership. It has the distinction of being the first and only exhibition of Turkey’s and the region. At HIGHTEX Exhibition, which has been organised since 2005, becoming one of the most important markets of today; the latest technological innovations of the technical textiles and nonwovens industry are on display.

HIGHTEX Exhibition is the most important meeting point of the technical textiles and nonwovens sectors of the Middle East and Eastern Europe together with industry professionals, exhibitors, press members and visitors. At HIGHTEX 2022, technical textile and nonwoven raw materials, intermediate and final products and production technologies will be exhibited.

Countries having visa agreements with turkey will ıncrease the number of visitors to the exhibition

The intense application of visitors to consulates and commercial attachés from all over the world clearly reveals that ITM 2020 will host a large number of visitors. Thousands of visitors from Europe, Central Asia and Arab countries, especially the Turkic Republics, will visit the ITM 2022 Exhibition to be informed about the latest trends in textile machinery.

The visa agreement between Turkey and many countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan will be effective in increasing the number of visitors.

ITM 2018

ITM 2018 exhibition was organised by Teknik Fairs Inc. and TüYAP Fuyarcilik Yapim Inc.in partnership with cooperation of TEMSAD (Textile Machinery and Accessories Industrialists’’ Association) hosted technology leaders for four days.

Over 1150 textile technology manufacturers and company representatives from 64 countries participated at the ITM 2018 Exhibition, which took place in 11 different halls, and exhibited their products and technologies that have been introduced to the industry for the first time. ITM 2018 Exhibition has turned into a textile show with the participation of hundreds of textile machine producers and global investors who are developing leading technologies in their field, have realised world launches. Participating companies draw attention with larger number of machines exhibits in larger booths.

Leading Textile Technology Brands to Make their World Launches at ITM 2022

The ITM 2022 Exhibition is of great importance for Turkish textile machinery and accessories manufacturers to increase their competitiveness in exports and to sign collaborations that will result in worldwide exports. Leading textile technology brands, which focus on product development and new productions during the pandemic conditions, are looking forward to the ITM 2022 Exhibition to present their products to the market and introduce them to their customers face to face.

More than 300 manufacturers will make the world launches of their latest technological innovations at the ITM 2022 Exhibition.

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