"Visitors from international countries like Canada, Dubai, Germany, Italy, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA gave the show a global feature. The fair marked a 17% increase in exhibition space, growing by 23% in terms of exhibitors and 25% growth in international exhibitors compared to the previous edition"
The 7th edition of Techtextil India, 2019 curated a gamut of technical textile solutions from across 13 continents including India. The event attracted a swarm of 4,446 quality visitors from numerous major cities like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, Raigarh, and Mumbai. It witnessed a strong participation of 192 exhibitors from major countries across the world
Visitors from international countries like Canada, Dubai, Germany, Italy, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA gave the show a global feature. The fair marked a 17% increase in exhibition space, growing by 23% in terms of exhibitors and 25% growth in international exhibitors compared to the previous edition. Smart textile machineries, recycled fibres, industrial fabrics, fire retardants, industry wearable’s, and other sustainable solutions were among some of the key highlights on the show floor.
Among the areas discussed during the B2B event, the exhibition majorly divulged into the subject of recent technical advancements, all-round growth, sustainability, and reusability of materials in technical textiles.
The event sparked a prolific converse aimed at promoting the growth of technical textiles by introducing various inventive means and methods, such as usage of lighter, stronger, and better renewable composites including technologically refined machinery in the manufacture of technical textiles.
The cotton industry received a great impetus at Farmers Conclave, as a generous yield of high-in-demand clean cotton marked a big-time success of PradarshanKhet Project. Techtextil Symposium forecasts the future of technical textiles The Symposium proved to be a spectacular juncture for valuable exchanges, between industry, experienced speakers and numerous highly-qualified professionals witnessing as an enthusiastic audience from all fronts of technical textiles.
The seminar aimed at fostering sustainability, durability and functionality through the greater use of renewable natural fibres, rather than synthetic ones. With an aim to curb pollution levels through technical textiles, a newer model of coating machinery was introduced during the seminar, a multi-operation machinery performing all 6 coating functions in a single unit, was greatly applauded as a means to conserve higher usage of energy while constraining pollution.
The Hackathon proved to be a great platform for interaction and mutual sharing of versatile experiences concerning the prevailing condition of the technical textile industry.
Sector-specific problems were discussed with the key focus on replacing industry-processed pollutive materials with bio-degradable eco-friendly composites, which was commonly appreciated in the forum as a cleaner, cheaper, and more sustainable alternative. A few ‘green’ solutions mentioned during the forum were: Nasal filters made with Nanofibers in highly-polluted cities, plantable sanitary pads, including insights on using waste plastic, as composites for recycle and re-manufacture of technical textiles.
Research Association (SASMIRA), Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), DKTE Society, Textile & Engineering Institute and PSGtech College of Technology (InduTech) had major perspectives to offer regarding the prevailing state and the level of development in technical textile industry.
The event largely mentioned that India’s primary goal in the field of technical textiles today must be: To start producing fibers largely on its own. Disseminating massive awareness regarding the benefits of investing in technical textiles will help augment its manufacturing and usage. Raising the level of awareness in geosynthetic materials is also required as industries continue to use conventional methods, whereas, in non-woven industries, there is a need to boost innovation and explore new applications to develop the sector.