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Techtextil to be the year’s biggest highlight in Russia and Eastern Europe

Tehctextil Russia, an international trade fair for technical textiles, nonwovens and protective clothing, will be on from March 2- to 23, 2018 in Moscow. The expo is slated to be one of the year’s biggest highlights in Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Russian technical textiles industry is now seeing strong growth following a significant increase in project finance and support from foreign and domestic large-scale investors. Technical textiles and equipment for its production remain the major factor in development of Russian textiles industry.

The textiles industry was getting government support, at both regional and federal levels, innovative materials were developed and improved, a number of new plants were launched which had a healthy impact on Russian market. Rosstat reports production of synthetic yarn in 2017 grew 12.4 per cent, fabrics by 11.1 per cent of which 25.9 per cent were synthetic fibres and threads, 3.5 per cent were nonwoven fabrics. In addition, the output of fabric with PVC coating increased by 19.6 per cent.

Organisers explain, “All these factors once again confirm the necessity and significance of holding such event as Techtextil Russia on an annual basis.” In 2018, four top events will be once again co-located at the Expo centre fairgrounds within the Russian Textile Week. These include Techtextil Russia, Inlegmash, an international exhibition for textile manufacturing and processing, Interfabric, an international exhibition of fabric and textile materials and an international forum Legpromforum-2018.

The fifth edition of Legpromforum-2018 will among others host a symposium on technical textiles. Techtextil Russia is also developing a specialised programme which will discuss key market challenges and prospects, as well as industry trends and updates for the development of technical textiles and nonwovens in various applications.