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12 September 2023

Daily Newsletter

12 September 2023

Techtextil India returns after two-year hiatus

The international trade fair for technical textile and non-woven fabrics had to take a break during the pandemic but is back from 12-14 September with more than 200 brands.

Rachel Lawler September 11 2023

Organised by Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, Techtextil India expects to welcome more than 200 apparel brands and specialist product producers as well as more than 160 industry players for an exhibition and line-up of live demonstrations.

The Indian technical textiles market is said to be the fifth largest in the world, with a total market valued at nearly $22bn. The Indian government aspires to take this to $40bn within the next four to five years, with the country taking a lead in R&D for application and machinery development.

The three-day event will take place in the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, showcasing technical textile machinery, equipment and accessories. Exhibitors include manufacturers, dealers and suppliers.

Both Indian and international companies are expected to be present, with brands from China, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Italy and the US also attending.

Two days of talks will also be included at the event, with the first day dedicated to geotextiles and India’s infrastructure and the second focused on medical textiles. A dedication pavilion, available throughout, will also explore medical textiles.

Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings executive director and board member Raj Manek says: “Techtextil India has acquired its name globally in this niche industry. I am proud to say that the show has become a robust platform to discover, source and launch new products in the industry while building business and network.

“I encourage every stakeholder associated with the show and the industry to tap the opportunities and leverage the platform of Techtextil India. The Ministry of Textiles is spinning new initiatives and they are in full swing. Also, we are empowered by the latest technologies, digital access and improved infrastructure facilities. I can positively say that the show is coming up at absolutely the right time and will lead to a high business convergence giving strong impetus to the technical textile segment in India.”

In May 2023, Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas highlighed the latest advancements and industry trends in textile design and manufacturing, supply chain optimisation, and workforce development.

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