Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions at Techtextil, US, May 22 to 24. Italian exports to the US market testify the will of American textile customers to invest in new equipment. During January to November 2017, Italian exports of textile machinery to the US grew ten per cent compared to the same period of the previous year. In 2017 the most relevant share of Italian machines exported to the US market was for the finishing sector, followed by accessories.
Techtextil opens under the best auspices for the American technical textile and nonwoven market. The US market for specialty fabrics and technical textiles grew 2.6 per cent in 2017 and the projections for 2018 are quite positive. Moreover US exports of specialty and industrial fabrics rose 4.22 per cent in 2017 over 2016.
Techtextil presents the complete spectrum of technical textiles and nonwovens for all areas of application, making it one of the most relevant user fairs for textile innovations. Technical textiles include textile-reinforced concrete, woven fabrics for lightweight constructions and functionalised textiles. They have applications in the automobile and aerospace industries, architecture, construction, occupational safety, sport, mobility and apparel segments.