October 23, 2015 Celebrating its 5th edition as India’s largest exhibition for the technical textiles and nonwovens industry, Techtextil India lived up to its promise of a truly business and growth-oriented trade fair for India, organisers report.
The huge product portfolio by 158 exhibitors, strong international participation from 11 countries, concurrent Techtextil India Symposium, intense interactions with 5,050 business visitors from 31 countries and re-bookings for 2017 by over 30% exhibitors exemplified the trade potential and dynamism of the platform. The lading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens took place from 24-26 September at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. Advancing Indian market
“We have been participating in Techtextil India since 2009, and it gives me great pleasure to see the exhibition expanding and adding new Indian and international participants to its fold. We have witnessed the industry gatekeepers and decision-makers and had good interactions with those visiting our booth. The exhibition is not only holding ground but also showing positive signs of expansion,” said Vikas Sharan, Vice President, Textile Engineering – Knitting, Synthetics, Nonwovens & Carpets, A.T.E. Enterprises.
First-time participants from China, Zhentai also reported a good business experience. “In India, nonwoven fabric production is expected to go up and we met many useful contacts in this regard who showed strong interest in our machinery. We look forward to coming again for the next edition,” commented Cherry Zheng, Manager. Innovative concepts
The well-established format covering the entire technical textile value chain through its 10 product groups and 12 application areas brought to the forefront innovative concepts that can help the Indian technical textile industry better employ technology and resources to meet market demand, organisers report.
Mr B.B. Sharma, CEO (Textile Projects), Sintex, who is looking at making sizeable investments in the sector, found the exhibition very useful. “We are looking at setting up a spinning cotton plant in Gujarat with an investment to the tune of 6000 crore (USD 926 million), and came to meet some selected exhibitors at the show,” he said.
“However, there was so much to see and explore at the exhibition and integrate in our business. A lot of new products caught our interest. Dornier, for example, showed how weaving can be implemented for different applications, replacing conventional legacy of fabrics. The exhibition was very useful.” Techtextil India Symposium
Continuing the ethos of promoting the development of the technical textiles sector in its entirety, the annual Techtextil India Symposium brought together an eminent gathering of professionals and set the stage for discussions and deliberations within the textile fraternity.
Mr Pranaya Sabat, Marketing Manager, JCT Ltd who presented new developments in technical textiles in terms of raw materials at his session found the discussions highly productive. He said: “It was a stimulating discussion as the subject was fairly new and delegates were keen to know more and get their reservations cleared. Technical textiles are moving ahead and the show has become an important meeting point for the industry.”