China, the global textile production leader and textile machinery investor, is set to take the spotlight at the upcoming ITMA Asia + CITME event in Shanghai from November 19-23. This pivotal industry gathering is particularly significant for Monforts, a European machine builder, as it underscores China's dual role as the largest producer and consumer of clothing and footwear since 2021.
Monforts Head of Denim, Hans Wroblowski, emphasized China's remarkable transformation, with the nation now holding a 25% share of the global clothing and footwear market. In contrast, the USA and Europe follow with 21% and 20%, respectively. This shift in market dynamics indicates the increasing importance of China's own market.
Monforts seeks to contribute to the sustainable growth of the textile industry by showcasing their Montex stenters, which offer substantial benefits in energy efficiency and resource savings. Energy-intensive finishing processes have been a primary focus, resulting in state-of-the-art machine insulation and heat recovery systems like the Monforts Universal Energy Tower and ECO Booster, which can achieve energy savings of up to 35%.
As global energy prices soar, these innovations are vital for cost reduction and the reduction of carbon footprints in textile production. Monforts also specializes in denim production and the finishing of technical textiles, introducing advancements like the CYD yarn dyeing system and the Montex®Coat coater.
This year's ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai will witness Monforts showcasing their commitment to sustainable textile production while capitalizing on China's thriving textile industry.