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Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Shanghai textile fairs in March to be postponed
The company announced today that its three textile fairs in Shanghai will be postponed from March to a later date due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak. This includes Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition which were due to be held in Shanghai from 11 – 13 March at the National Exhibition and Convention Center.
Functional yarns add value to textile products at Yarn Expo Spring 2020
Returning exhibitors and newcomers, including suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. As one of the most prominent events in the yarn and fibre industry, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions last year, a 7.5% increase compared to 2018. Among the comprehensive range of products on offer at Yarn Expo Spring, functional yarns represent a direct and constant market demand in spite of changing fashion trends.
Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to stimulate industry growth with attractive diversity in products and trade participants
Yarn Expo Spring will take place from 11 – 13 March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, occupying an exhibition area of 26,000 sqm in hall 8.2. Four concurrent fairs including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will also be held at the same venue. In 2019, Yarn Expo Spring attracted 28,302 buyers from 87 countries and regions, a 9% increase compared to 2018, as well as 468 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions. As one of the most important industry events for sourcing fibres and yarns, Yarn Expo Spring serves as a fast-developing springboard for exhibitors to reach and attract Chinese and international buyers.
Yarn Expo Spring offers access to new markets, with a 9% increase in visitor number
This year at Yarn Expo Spring, 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions (2018: 435 exhibitors, 10 countries & regions) welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries & regions (2018: 25,966 trade buyers, 88 countries & regions), representing a 9% increase. The fair covered 26,000 sqm at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai), with new exhibiting countries including Egypt and France. Yarn Expo has certainly established itself as a leading networking destination for worldwide visitors and exhibitors, with a wide variety of products on offer. Most notably, there was onsite evidence of ever-shifting sourcing trends from around the world. A certain buzz of new business potential filled the air, as new markets continue to open for Yarn Expo exhibitors.
More variety, higher quality: leading exhibitors ready to open Yarn Expo Spring tomorrow
Yarn Expo Spring 2019 opens tomorrow, inviting 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions, including new exhibitors from Egypt and France, to capture the potential of the yarn and fibre market in China and abroad. The fair will be held from 12 – 14 March along with four concurrent events, including Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, in hall 8.2 of the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). Before the show, Yarn Expo spoke to new exhibitor Cotton Council International (CCI), to see why they are choosing to exhibit at the fair this week.
How Tung Ho Textiles add value with fish scale waste
As a leading yarn and fibre exhibition, Yarn Expo is used as a promotional platform for showcasing all kinds of innovative, unique products from around the world. Exhibitors from 14 countries and regions joined Yarn Expo Autumn 2019, including Tung Ho Textiles from Taiwan. Their innovative products – including a functional blend of TENCEL™ and fish scales – proved popular at the fair. Messe Frankfurt had a chance to sit down with Mrs Emily Chiang, from the Marketing Department of Tung Ho Textiles, and discuss how function adds value to textile products.
With 10,000 years of history, see why spinners are choosing hemp again
Sustainable, efficient and with 50,000 possible end uses: hemp offers a useful product for a range of industries. Hemp fibres have been spun into fabrics for at least 10,000 years, but in recent decades, hemp has been a less popular choice for textiles. However, thanks to the crop’s natural benefits, for both sustainability and comfort, hemp is making a comeback in a huge range of industries, including apparel. Lithuanian hemp fibre supplier Naturalus Pluostas (Natural Fiber) joined Yarn Expo Autumn for the first time in September 2019, and experienced huge interest in their hemp fibres.
A sustainable supply chain, from the ground up: a case study of CCI
Cotton Council International (CCI) is a global non-profit organisation, which promotes US cotton using their COTTON USA™ brand. While they have participated at previous editions of Intertextile, in 2019 they took part in Yarn Expo for the first time. Messe Frankfurt had a chance to sit down with Ms Karin Malmström, Director of CCI China & Northeast Asia, to discuss the benefits of using a sustainable raw material throughout the entire supply chain.
Birla Cellulose talks trends in the global textile market
At Yarn Expo Spring 2019, Messe Frankfurt visited the ever-busy Birla Pavilion to chat with Mr Manohar Samuel, Senior President of Marketing & Business Development at Grasim Industries Ltd (of the Aditya Birla Group), about shifting trends that open up new collaborative opportunities for the yarn and fibre market.
How Safilin use their story to open new markets
Safilin first joined Yarn Expo in 2018 to test their premium linen in China. Their experience was so successful that they joined again for Yarn Expo Spring 2019. The French company combines 200 years of tradition with innovation to create a unique story, which has provided Safilin with a competitive edge in the China market. We spoke to Mr Hervé Denoyelle, Business Development Manager of Safilin, to talk about the company’s story, sustainability and new sourcing trends.
Sinterama Asia’s advice on how to build a strong brand and become sustainable in the yarn industry
Sinterama is celebrating 50 years of history by making conscious decisions for the future. By offering a limitless variety of specialist polyester yarns, and reflecting their core company values throughout their booth display, Sinterama Asia experienced high visitor footfall and back-to-back client meetings during Yarn Expo, their first ever fair in China. We sat down with Mr Ashish Puri, Managing Director of Sinterama Asia, to discuss how they present their greener solutions to the China market.
How Novetex finds opportunities in China
Approaching any market in the textile industry requires hard work and smart strategies, but the China market presents its own unique challenges, as one of the world’s largest consumer markets. At Yarn Expo Autumn 2018, Novetex invested in their first year of participation, bringing eye-catching booth decorations to the fair. We spoke with Mr Max Ng, Production Control Director of Novetex, to discuss potential opportunities and challenges for overseas textile companies within China, and the reasons why they identified Yarn Expo as a gateway to the China market.
PT.Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk and Yarn Expo: the perfect partnership
PT.Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk (Indorama) is just one of many global players that has utilised Yarn Expo to grow their business in the Chinese market. Read on to find out about the current state of the Chinese market, tips for how to succeed in this market and more, as told by Mr Anupam Agrawal, the Director of Spun Yarn Business of Indorama.
Birla Cellulose: a success story in China with the help of Yarn Expo
Birla Cellulose, a member of the Aditya Birla Group, has been one of Yarn Expo’s biggest success stories, all in a very short space of time. A manufacturer of cellulosic fibres with over 50 years’ experience, they began utilising the fair’s prominent position in the industry when they undertook their first major marketing efforts in China in 2013, successfully promoting their brand and products to leading Chinese and global players through Yarn Expo. Their initial experience proved so successful, that they now organise a Birla Pavilion at both the spring and autumn editions of the Shanghai fair to showcase their own and their partner mills’ capabilities.
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