"The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (‘ShanghaiTex 2017’), the prime biennial event of the industry opened today at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Based on its success in previous editions, ShanghaiTex 2017 will extend its success to some cross-boundary technology segments. The show consolidates traditional textile manufacturing industry, leveraging the innovative textile technology for buyers to preview the future industry trends. A series of technical seminars, product display and design competition will be held concurrently to facilitate stakeholders to grasp the opportunities lying in the textile industry. "
The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (‘ShanghaiTex 2017’), the prime biennial event of the industry opened today at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Based on its success in previous editions, ShanghaiTex 2017 will extend its success to some cross-boundary technology segments. The show consolidates traditional textile manufacturing industry, leveraging the innovative textile technology for buyers to preview the future industry trends. A series of technical seminars, product display and design competition will be held concurrently to facilitate stakeholders to grasp the opportunities lying in the textile industry. ShanghaiTex 2017 covers nine exhibition halls covering over 100,000sq.mt, with over 1,200 exhibitors from 26 countries. Visitors crowded the exhibition hall day one. Over 60,000 professional trade visitors and buyers are expected in this edition.
On Day 1 the organizer guided industry VIPs around the halls to view advanced technology & machineries on display, including Wang TianKai, Chairman of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation; Gao Yong, Secretary of the Party Committee of China National Textile And Apparel Council; Cao JiaChang, Chairman, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel; Yang JiChao, Vice-Chairman, China National Textile And Apparel Council; XuYingXin, Vice-Chairman, China National Textile; among others.
Cutting-edge technology on display
ShanghaiTex 2017 covers seven theme zones, including knitting & hosiery machinery zone, printing, dyeing & finishing machinery zone, spinning & tech textile machinery zone, weaving, etc. Visitors can explore wide applications from different lifestyles, stimulating innovation and inspiration on textile products, technology applications as well as production solutions. Other than traditional knitting and hosiery machinery zone, a special ‘Sports Textiles Technology Zone’ is also located in halls W1 and W2, in response to the fitness boom and to explore the high value-add brought by the expanding sportswear market.
Thematic conference topics include: Sports Tech, Smart Production, Eco-Denim and Digital Print, which enable visitors to learn about the latest textile technology and grasp new business opportunities. 2017 Shanghai International Intelligent Manufacturing Forum was held on November 27th, at Doubletree by Hilton Shanghai-Pudong. In ‘Smart Textile Manufacturing Innovation and Development’, the forum discussed topics like textile intelligent manufacturing status and trend, the applications of textile intelligent manufacturing, etc.
The ‘Textile Industry 4.0 Form’ was also held at Hall E1, which gathered international experts to discuss the latest smart solutions for textile industry. Another show highlight, the ‘Smart Factory & C2M Experience Zone’, is also located at Hall E1, which showcased a 3D fitting bus. Numerous visitors have experienced the fast 3D body scanning technology on the bus, which took only a few seconds to measure their body sizes for producing a perfect fitting business shirt. One of the exhibitors, Xin Gang Textile Machinery, showcased innovative R&D product—double needle bed wrap knitting machine, which is 2-3 times faster and efficient than other congeneric machinery.
What’s in store?
The show highlight is sportswear, digital printing and smart production in to focus on this ‘The Evolution of Sports Shoe Tech’ will be held on November 29, ‘Digital Printing Trend Forum – Conclusions and Innovation’t (November 29) and ‘Smart Textiles Innovation Forum’ (November 28) to showcase the latest developments in smart textiles and inspire the industry with innovative ideas on high-growth potential market segments. The events to be held on November 18, include: two technical forums at E1-M11: Combing and Spinning; ‘Buyers’ Forum: Marks & Spencer Plan A 2025’ and ‘Eco-denim/finishing Forum’, will be held at Hall E1 to discuss the latest green solutions and sustainability with industry players.
Furthermore, ‘Sports Arena’ and hall W1 will showcase smart textile technology, sportswear, etc. Also on the cards is a catwalk performance with renowned exhibitors Santoni, Chemax, Cixing, Regianni and Antelope to demonstrate future technology trend.
The ‘Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition’, cooperated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Zhejiang Sci-tech University and wearable technology company Antelope, has lasted seven months and attracted 21 worldwide young designers from textile, fashion, electronics, engineering and other related fields. The final assessment and award ceremony will be held at ShanghaiTex 2017 on November 28. The shortlisted participants will be invited to showcase their work on-site. Visitors can attend the presentation at hall W1 Sports Arena to experience the integration of technology, fashion and creativity.