The much-awaited Yarn Expo Autumn will commence in Shanghai from tomorrow October 11 to 13, attracting thousands of industry players looking for quality yarn and fibre products from China, Asia and elsewhere. As an effective and highly praised platform reflecting the latest industry trends and attracting worldwide buyers, Yarn Expo has been growing in popularity every year, with the number of exhibitors increasing to around 493 this edition, up from 319 last year. The exhibition space has also expand by 115 per cent, allowing suppliers to showcase more of their products. “Given the reputation of Yarn Expo as the best trade platform in the Asian region, suppliers are keen on joining to meet their potential customers here,” said Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK). Suppliers from 13 countries and regions including Bangladesh, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam will participate in this year’s autumn edition.
Being held in one of Asia’s major transport hubs, Yarn Expo gathers leading yarn and fibre suppliers from throughout the region. This year, the India Pavilion is once again a highlight of the fair, bringing around 40 leading Indian names to Shanghai. In addition, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as an international organisation which promotes sustainable cotton production, will join the fair for the first time with five spinners demonstrating their cotton yarn made from eco-friendly cotton. Another show highlight includes the returning Birla Planet Pavilion. Birla Group benefited from its participation in the previous Yarn Expo where it succeeded in increasing its brand awareness in China. This edition, they will form the pavilion with 16 companies to present a wide range of products, including Birla Modal and Birla Spunshades. The world’s largest rayon spun yarn producer, PT Elegant Textile Industry will also join as one of their important members.
In addition to these pavilions, Uzbekistan and Pakistan exhibitors will also return to the fair to cater to the growing demand for their high quality and competitive cotton yarn. The positive feedback from existing exhibitors along with the show’s growing influence has further attracted new exhibitors who are interested to develop in the Asian market. Rubberflex Sdn Bhd from Malaysia, the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced latex threads is one of the newcomers, and they are ready to showcase their renowned products with features of heat-resistance, high elasticity and durability. Last but not least, Indonesian companies are showing much enthusiasm towards the fair that more of them choose to participate in this week’s Yarn Expo Autumn. PT Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk, for instance, will display viscose, polyester spun, melange yarn and other specialty yarns.
Domestic exhibitors in the spotlight
Domestic players’ will exhibit latest innovations from five highlighted display zones including Fancy Yarn Zone, Natural Cotton Yarn Zone, Colourful Chemical Zone, Quality Wool Zone and Green Linen Zone. Amongst the five highlighted zones, the Fancy Yarn Zone, which focuses on innovation, will double in size and accommodate around 50 companies this year. Fibre products under the theme trend, innovation, green and comfort will also be presented by around 200 exhibitors in the Colourful Chemical Zone. There is a wide range of products such as nylon, viscose filament, renewable and recycled fibres and more for visitors to discover in these zones.
Together with Yarn Expo Autumn 2017, three other textile trade fairs are held concurrently from October 11-13 in the same venue: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC). Yarn Expo Autumn is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK); The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; China Cotton Textile Association; China Wool Textile Association; China Chemical Fiber Association; China Bast & Leaf Fibres Textiles Association; and China Textile Information Centre.