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21st November 2019, Mumbai

Techtextil India opens with 23% surge in exhibitors

Techtextil India opened in Mumbai this week. © Techtextil India

Techtextil India opened in Mumbai this week. © Techtextil India

An industry growing at a CAGR of 20% to reach US$ 28.7 billion, technical textiles is one of the most dynamic sectors in India. Techtextil India 2019, the leading platform to source products using technical textiles, reflects the industry with the biggest opening received this year.

India’s first Hackathon for the industry along with Farmer’s Conclave will also be hosted during this edition. Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) also showed strong support to encourage trade and development during the three-day show. Displaying advanced solutions from 192 companies, the seventh edition of Techtextil India was inaugurated by Shri Ajit Chavan, Secretary, Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

“I am proud to confirm that, this year, the biggest Techtextil India, is showcasing 17% surge in exhibition space, 23% in exhibitor numbers and 25% international exhibitors,” said Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board of Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding. “The show will also host insightful and unique fringe programmes like Hackathon, Farmer’s Conclave, exclusive product presentations, Centre of Excellence and the world renowned Techtextil Symposium. Exhibitors, business visitors and interested stakeholders must take advantage of these highlights as they will open various opportunities to gauge new trends, industry insights and business deals.”

India’s first Hackathon on technical textiles

With an aim to identify solutions to the critical challenges of sustainable urban living, Messe Frankfurt India will host India’s first Technical Textile Hackathon on 22 November 2019. The Hackathon titled Techtextil NEXT will build an eco-system that supports India’s technical textiles start-ups and enables them to develop products and prototypes with technical textiles, driving innovations in the industry.

Farmer’s Conclave

Farmer’s Conclave hosted on 20 November 2019 brought together decision-makers of the cotton and textiles industry, government officials, brands and investors on one platform to address current topics and future scope of cotton in technical textiles and utility of technical textiles in agriculture. The event attracted progressive farmers and focused textiles students from multiple states to discuss agendas like use of technical textiles in agriculture to double the income of farmers and the scope of applications for cotton in the industry.

The seventh edition of Techtextil India was inaugurated by Shri Ajit Chavan, Secretary, Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. © Techtextil India

Shri Ajit Chavan, Secretary, Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India

The event also witnessed the launch of a unique range of natural coloured cotton garments and first time ever, multi-application of a very special cotton with complete supply chain within India.

Centre of Excellence

Technical textiles research centres like The Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA), Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA), The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute and PSGtech College of Technology are showcasing the latest products and advancements catering to various application areas of the technical textiles industry. 

Product launches

For the first time at Techtextil India, Stoll India will present a range of advanced technologies that can be used for various purpose in the shoe market. Short 2D and 3D knit fabrics and accessories, cost and space-saving machine mainly for the 3D shoe-uppers mass segment will be displayed by the company.

Many other interesting types of machinery like a new super UV protector to make automotive and transportation textiles more resistant to light; a range of high-performance disperse dyes for polyester sportswear; and a water-based textile coating binder that rallies renewable natural ingredients for applications such as tea bags and coffee filters or capsules by Archroma will also be showcased at Techtextil.

Nanofics coatings that are used to add new functionalities such as hydrophilic, hydrophobic or oleophobic in a cost-effective way by Europlasma NV will also participate for the first time in Techtextil India.

www.techtextil-india.in.messefrankfurt.com

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