Messe Frankfurt Adds to Its Textiles Portfolio in China

August 25, 2015

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd will launch a new initiative this year to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products jumped 128 percent from 2000 to 2013.

The German exhibition company’s Asia Pacific branch will launch the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) from Oct. 14-16, adding one more event to its comprehensive textile portfolio, and complementing the biennial Cinte Techtextil China trade fair.

The three-day event, which will be held in Shanghai Mart, combines a trade expo and industry forum.

Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, said: “We are very optimistic about the continuing potential in China’s nonwovens market as imports grew from 61,400 to 140,000 tons between 2000 and 2013, and we can see this momentum continuing in the coming years.”

Nearly 100 nonwovens suppliers have already confirmed their participation in the debut edition this October.

She added, “Many nonwovens exhibitors are confident that, by participating in this event, they will be able to expand their business in China, where imports of such products have high demand.

According to statistics compiled by the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association, the unit price of imported nonwovens reached USD 6.1 per ton in 2013, which was 35 percent higher than in 2007.

Meanwhile, the current import price is 1.7 times higher than the export price, indicating high-end nonwovens from overseas still have a lot of room to expand their market share in the country.

Other than providing sourcing options to buyers, the concurrent forum will be a platform for show participants to learn about all-round information of the worldwide nonwovens market.

Here are a few of the topics that will be discussed:

·  Global nonwovens trade and opportunities in China

·  The development and forecast of high temperature flue gas filtration materials

·  The application of nonwovens in automotives

·  The market and technology developments of PET nonwovens

·  The technical process of flushable nonwovens

·  New developments in nonwovens finishing technology

·  The green development of China's nonwovens industry

China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA); and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), USA. 

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