Italian Textile Machinery Sector a Major Player at Techtextil 2019

A significant contingent of Italian textile machinery companies will be at the upcoming edition of Techtextil in Frankfurt, the most important global event for technical fabrics.

The technical/innovative textile sector has developed at an extremely high pace in recent years. In 2010, global production of textiles for technical applications and nonwovens amounted to 37 billion euro, rising to 60 billion euro for 2018. In Europe, over 30% of textile sector revenues currently derive from the production of textiles designed for technical or innovative uses. Germany is the sector’s primary European producer, at roughly 6 billion euro.

Growth of the industry has resulted in a substantial increase in demand for specialized ad hoc machinery, with the product ranges of Italy’s textile machinery companies broadening to the new needs of customers operating in this specific sector. ACIMIT estimates that over 100 of its associated members are working for the sector.

The world’s textile machinery industries will come together in Frankfurt for Techtextil from May 14th to 17th. Around 30 Italian textile machinery companies are expected to exhibit; 15 of them will be on hand at the special exhibition area organized by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT (Hall 3.0, Booth B08-B10). These companies are all ACIMIT associated members: 4M Plants, Bematic, Bianco, Color Service, Corino, Fadis, Ferraro, Gualchieri e Gualchieri, Loptex, Mesdan, Sicam, Stalam, Textape, Unitech and Zappa.

Still, Italy’s machinery companies present in Germany represent just a part, albeit a significant one, of the total number of Italian producers of machinery for the technical textile and nonwoven fabric sector.