Total Energies
Techtextil North America

Free membership

Receive our weekly Newsletter
and set tailored daily news alerts.


Cinte Techtextil China reports strong potential in Chinese market

It is expected that demand for technical textiles and nonwovens products in China will continue to rise in the coming years., organisers report.

11th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Transport/​Aerospace, Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Packaging, Agriculture, Industrial

Following the success of the largest ever Cinte Techtextil China in 2014, Asia’s leading biennial trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens returns to Shanghai later this year.

The event is scheduled to take place from 12-14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Last year’s fair saw 460 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions across an exhibition area of 35,000m2. Cinte Techtextil China is renowned for showcasing products of good quality and technological advantage, which is reflected in the popularity of European technical textiles products among domestic buyers.

Chinese technical textiles and nonwovens market

In light of the expanding infrastructure construction sector, accelerating urbanisation and increasing awareness of environmental protection in China, it is expected that demand for technical textiles and nonwovens products will continue to rise in the coming years.


The China Nonwovens & Industrial Textile Association (CNITA) anticipates the total output of technical textiles and nonwoven products in the country will reach over 22 million tons in 2020, double that of 2013.

Furthermore, certain sectors of the China technical textiles market are experiencing high demand at present, according to Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “While the technical textiles industry as a whole is encountering steady growth, textiles for filtration and separation, medical and hygiene, structural reinforcement and transportation are expected to be the main growth areas in the next 10 years as China’s economy continues to develop in these areas,” she explained.

Last edition

The 2014 event was the largest ever Cinte Techtextil China in the fair’s history, and comprised pavilions from Belgium, Germany, Italy and Taiwan, as well as a European Zone. Together with regional pavilions from China, the fair displayed a full range of nonwovens and technical textiles in 12 different application areas. The fair also incorporated a debut Association Village bringing together 10 national technical textile associations from nine countries and regions.

The 2014 event was the largest ever Cinte Techtextil China in the fair’s history. © Messe Frankfurt / Cinte Techtextil China edition

As part of its fringe programme, the 2014 edition featured an Innovative Showcase Area, which introduced the latest innovations and achievements from various fast-growing application sectors in the industry.

A range of seminars were also held to help participants absorb new technologies through a series of informative presentations. The all-inclusive product profile of the fair, complemented by the innovative fringe programme, attracted 12,496 visits to the fair, with visitors coming from 61 countries and regions.

Positive feedback

The prominence of high quality products is not only demonstrated by European suppliers. Jenny Seo, from the Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA), explained the demand for high quality products in China. “There is a big demand in China for our products, and this fair is good to tap into this as we met 25 of our target buyers just on day one. Chinese buyers really like our products because of the good quality,” she commented.

European and Belgian pavilions at the last edition of Cinte Techtextil China. © Messe Frankfurt / Cinte Techtextil China edition

The quality of products displayed was also confirmed by visitor feedback. First-time buyer, Ilker Arisoy, from Turkish company AKM Metalurji Sanayi Temsilcilik, commented on the product quality: “This is my first time in China and I’m amazed by the standard of quality here; it’s much higher than I thought it would be.” In addition to high quality overseas products and technologies, visitors also observed the availability of domestic products and their versatility.

Latest Reports

Business intelligence for the fibre, textiles and apparel industries: technologies, innovations, markets, investments, trade policy, sourcing, strategy...

Find out more