Techtextil India boosted India's technical textile revolution

Techtextil India boosted India’s technical textile revolution

Over 173 exhibitors from 11 countries showcased at the 6th edition of Techtextil India where a gamut of technical textile solutions showcased to 5,436 visitors from across the country. A different level of energy, business networking and dynamic synergy was seen and some highlights at the show were Smart future textiles, recycled fibers, sustainable alternatives, welding, wearables, functional solutions and others.

Closing its three-day run with positive impressions, the 6th edition hosted a series of business and knowledge-oriented features as well as the successful launch of Texprocess in India.

After seeing a good response from both exhibitors and visitors, Mr Martin Legner, Head of Technical Textile Product Management, Stoll said, “The number of meetings we have had are far beyond my expectations and the quality of people coming in is much better and diverse. We are definitely waiting to come back the next time Texprocess takes place in India.”

Led by industry visionaries, the symposium hosted 18 sessions covering a wide range of topics from global trends to domestic market focused subjects like protective agrotextiles, aerospace applications, advanced composites, fibre innovations and smart textiles.

The full-packed hall saw 130 high-profile speakers and delegates who took advantage of the platform to gain insights on new applications and market outlook. Manoj John, Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd said: “We were here to see if there are any high-tech technologies that we can invest in and the topic which discuses about Carbon Composites seemed very interesting. We also liked the topic that discussed about coatings and finishing in fabrics. They are good value adds for our business.”

Presenting a new smart wearable textiles concept at the symposium, Saumil Shah, Co-founder & VP – Institution Sales, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd explained: “We chose Techtextil India to publicise the launch of our wearable LED shirts and the response has been encouraging. Delegates have shown interest in this new concept and we have acquired good leads with whom we can initiate trade in the coming months.”  He added, “It works both ways for my business as I not only acquired leads but could also use this platform to source fabrics and raw materials for my product.”

As the Official Partner State for Techtextil India 2017, Telangana highlighted its policies, potential and textile park at the fair and concurrent symposium. The positive prospects and leads acquired during the three days has ensued a close co-operation with a proposed MoU to be signed between the state of Telangana and Messe Frankfurt for global outreach and promotion of state policies.

Mihir Parekh, Director, Department of Handloom and Textiles, Government of Telangana said, “The Telangana state is developing Kakatiya Integrated Mega Textile Park in Warangal over an area of 1,200 acres with full complement of high quality trunk infrastructure. Through this partnership with Techtextil India and Messe Frankfurt India, we want to reach out to this niche sector and invite them to explore the immense growth opportunities that Telangana has to offer. We have acquired good leads and looking forward to partnering with them to create a roadmap for technical textiles in Telangana.”

Held biennially in India, the next edition of Techtextil India will take place from 10 – 12 October 2019 in Mumbai and continue its focus on the 10 product groups and 12 application areas of technical textiles.

– Apparel and Textile News, Apparel Talk, Indian Apparel