ITMA Asia Opens Its Doors On Nov 19 With 1,500 Exhibitors
The eighth edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME exhibition, opened its doors on November 19 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai.
The exhibition is being held on 160,000 square metres space and occupies six halls at the venue and features exhibits from 18 product sectors of the entire textile manufacturing value chain.
Postponed from last year, the exhibition continues to enjoy the support of major textile machinery manufacturers and has attracted a total of 1,500 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions.
“Together with our Chinese partners, we are committed to continue to strengthen the exhibition’s reputation as the largest textile machinery platform in Asia,” Ernesto Maurer, President of CEMATEX, said.
“China continues to be an important market for many textile machinery builders as it plans to develop a more resilient textile and apparel industry,” he added.
“Underpinning these developments is a keen focus on sustainability. Many of our members are aligning with sustainability by showcasing their environmentally-friendly solutions at the exhibition,” Maurer stated.
Among the well-known manufacturers taking part in the exhibition are CHTC Group, Groz-Beckert, Itema, Muratec, Oerlikon, Picanol, Rieter, Saurer, Savio, Shima Seiki, Stäubli, Texpro, Truetzschler, Uster and Vandewiele.
By product categories, spinning and manmade fibre production accounts for 23 percent of the total exhibition space.
Dyeing and finishing machinery accounts for the second highest space at 21 per cent, followed by knitting with 16 percent, weaving at 14 percent and printing with 8 percent.
Weaving and knitting technologies have undergone impressive developments, and there is an increase of about 30 per cent in the exhibit space for these two sectors, compared with the previous edition.
More than 20,000 visitors from nearly 90 countries and regions have already pre-registered their visit to the exhibition.
As the exhibition places great importance on exhibitors’ intellectual property rights, an onsite Intellectual Property Office has been established.
Legal and technical experts are present to supervise and handle any intellectual property-related disputes in a timely manner.