YiwuTex 2017 Concluded with a Focus on Smart Textile Production

YiwuTex 2017 Concluded with a Focus on Smart Textile Production

The 18th China Yiwu International Exhibition on Textile Machinery (YiwuTex 2017) covered an exhibition area of over 13,200 sqm and accommodated more than 160 exhibitors showcasing 443 pieces of professional equipment on knitting, hosiery, sewing, garment and digital printing. YiwuTex 2017 attracted 8,912 professional buyers from 38 countries and regions, overseas visitors were from India, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Iran and Uzbekistan, etc. in the three day exhibition at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, PR China.

Exhibitors Showcased High-end Smart Production Technologies

YiwuTex 2017 featured 3 theme zones: “Functional Knitting Machinery Zone”, “Smart Apparel Machinery Zone” and “Digital Printing Machinery Zone”. Besides health textile, the exhibition also focused on introducing intelligent production, smart management, as well as advanced automatic technologies and equipment, with the aim to help industry players with their transition from traditional production to smart production. Exhibitors were satisfied with the results of participating at the fair.

Mr. Tiziano Sandonini, V.P. Product of Santoni (Shanghai) Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. said, “Seamless knitting market is growing rapidly these years and some of the Zhejiang Province manufacturers have fully entered the seamless knitting field due to the flexibility on knitting design and application. Santoni (Shanghai) showcase the latest seamless knitting machinery and we are satisfied with the overall result of the exhibition!”

Mr. Zheng Xu, General Manager of Shanghai Yusen Trading Co. Ltd. said that this is their first time joining YiwuTex. “Compared with some other large scale textile machinery exhibitions, we believe that YiwuTex is relatively more specialized, and visitors are more concentrated. The forums of the show are really helpful for information exchange and finding new materials partners. We hope that such concurrent activities could be held again.”

Mr. Pu Tang, General Manager of Yiwu Taolin Sewing Equipment Co. Ltd. said, “We participate in YiwuTex every year as it is a suitable platform to promote our products and now we are much more experienced in exhibiting at the fairs. The fair is also beneficial to our customers, they can come and gain a full knowledge of the equipment and its function before they place any order. These years, the entire Yiwu sewing equipment market is getting more and more active by joining the show.”

YiwuTex 2017 Concluded with a Focus on Smart Textile Production

Active Participation from Over 70 Associations and Enterprises

The show has raised many interests from industry players. Over 20 industry associations and more than 50 famous enterprises formed delegations to visit, they are: Zhejiang Seamless Weaving Industry Association, China Textile Commerce Association Undergarment Committee, Dongyang Knitting Industry Association, Dongyang Garment Industry Association, Langsha Group, Zhejiang Mengna Knitting Co.,Ltd., Zhejiang Socks Co., Ltd. and Yiwu Yajuan Sock Industry Co.,Ltd.

Mr. Huang Bida, Secretary-general of Pujiang Knitting & Dyeing Industry Association said, “Our member companies have purchased cutting machines from past exhibitions. This time we are more interested in sewing equipment, overlock machines and automatic equipment. We found relevant equipment and will consider buying them. ”

Ms. Jin Yiting, Secretary-general of Haining Socks Association said, “Many of our members produce socks and hosiery so their main focus was the socks and hosiery machinery. They also looked for some sewing equipment, and we actually found one at YiwuTex that won many praises from our members. We are considering to purchase.”

Mr. Qi Chengjian, President of Zhuji E-commerce and Hosiery Association said, “We ordered setting machines in the last edition. This year we mainly look for new sock and hosiery making machines as well as wrap knitting machinery. Some members purchased several automatic sock flipping machines on-site, and we wish to see more sock-making machinery for more business opportunities.”

Ms. Chen Shuiyan, Head of R&D of Rongli Garments Co., Ltd. said, “I am interested in one of the machine on-site. Automation is getting popular nowadays and it is the trend to replace human workforce with machines, so I am more interested in machinery with high automation.”

Concurrent Events Explored Industry Trends  

To help industry players understand the latest market trend, the organizer planned a series of on-siteseminars, covering “The Commonly-used Compression Stockings in China and the Newest Pressure Testing Standard”, “High-end Customized Single Needle Socks Machine Made in Italy”, “DRYARN®, the Unique Fibre for Every Sport” and “Running of the Smart Production Line”, where experts analyzed problems that enterprises may encounter and provided possible solutions. The Knitwear Display Zone also received wide acclaim for offering buyers a rewarding experience to understand the applications of the latest knitting techniques, fabric technologies and printing patterns.

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