Cinte Techtextil China, Asia’s leading biennial trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held in September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Nearly 500 exhibitors are expected to participate in the latest edition of the exhibition.

The Cinte Techtextil China is being organised as a standalone event for the first time this year, marking a change from the 2012 fair, which was held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics. According to Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of fair co-organiser Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, this standalone version will be more beneficial for participants as the visitor profile will be more specific to the industry and will give overseas companies greater opportunity to promote their products and enhance their brands in the fast-growing Asian market.

New opportunities for overseas firms in this expanding market include industrial protective equipment, especially relevant for countries such as China and India that still have large numbers of unprotected industrial workers. Concordia Textiles is one exhibitor that sees this potential in the region in the near future. Dirk De Locht from Concordia believes more awareness of protecting workers will enlarge the demand for protective workwear that meets specific quality standards. The Belgian company will showcase their European- and Chinese-made fabrics for heavy-duty workwear, waterproof and breathable and heat & flame protective garments that meet a range of EN and IEC standards at the fair in addition to multi-risk protection fabrics.

German firm PHP Fibers GmbH, producers of industrial filament yarns and exhibiting for the fifth time, see a similar potential. Already selling to China and Korea, the company sees potential for growth due to the increasing demand for cars in Asia and the resulting boost in production in the region.

Companies from the full industry spectrum will be at the fair, with product groups and application areas including technology and machinery, woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens, coated textiles, composites, surface and bonding techniques, fibres and yarns, and more on display. The Santex Group from Switzerland, which has more than 30 years of experience producing textile finishing machines, laminating and coating plants, and prepreg lines, will be exhibiting at the Cinte Techtextil China.

French exhibitor Protechnic, which produces hot-melt thermo-adhesive webs, nets and films for dry lamination, is a regular attendant of Techtextil fairs around the world. They sell to more than 50 countries across the globe and make products for industries as diverse as automotive, aviation, building, renewable energy and sports.

To be held from 24 to 26 September 2014, Cinte Techtextil China is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA).