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Strong Italian presence at INDEX

Demand has boosted production during the past year.

17th September 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan, Italy

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

More than a hundred Italian companies, of whom about eighty are machinery manufacturers, will exhibit at INDEX, the reference trade fair for the nonwovens sector which takes place in Geneva from October 19-22  2021.

As at past editions, the Italian Trade Agency is organising an Italian Pavilion, where 13 of the Italian manufacturers will exhibit. These are: A. Piovan, Bianco, Bombi, Color Service, Guarneri Technology, Monti-Mac, Officina Master, Ratti, Texera, Toscana Spazzole and Unitech. Many other ACIMIT members have their own booths.

“Index is the leading trade fair for the nonwovens industry,” said Alex Zucchi, president of ACIMIT. “It is therefore particularly important for ACIMIT and the Italian textile machinery industry to be present. The increased demand for nonwovens, especially those intended for the medical sector  – surgical masks, but also other personal protective clothing and equipment – has rewarded Italy’s technology providers and spurred innovative new solutions.”

The demand for nonwovens boosted the Italian production of nonwovens machinery during the past year. Italian exports of machines used for producing nonwovens (HS code 844900) reached a value of €59 million in 2020. In the first six months of 2021, growth was up an impressive +142% to €37 million.

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