High Expectations for Texcare International 2020

Texcare International will once again be the world’s meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology from June 20th to 24th in Frankfurt, Germany.
Sustainability is still becoming more important, and will play a role across all exhibitors. The consumers’ awareness of sustainability is also increasing and with it the demand for more sustainable and resource-efficient industrial production.
The EU Commission is also prioritizing the topic. The Commission’s Green New Deal will also concern and shape the textile care industry in the coming years. In this context, the Circular Laundry topic is also rapidly gaining importance.
The advancing digitization in particular offers enormous potentials to further advance these issues. Automation and artificial intelligence, among other things, are pointing the way ahead. Companies are thinking ahead on the topic of laundry in order to improve connectivity and digitization and to drive forward digitization of the entire value chain. Resource conservation, efficiency and hygiene are the most important goals.
Due to global changes including rising hygiene and living standards, the industry has extremely positive expectations for the future. “The growing global hygiene standards offer many new opportunities for the entire textile care sector. Therefore, our industry as a whole, is positive about future prospects,” says Elgar Straub, Managing Director of VDMA TFL. Companies have great expectations of this year’s Texcare International edition because it will set the course of the sector for the coming years.
Last year’s tense political and economic situation also affected the laundry and dry-cleaning industry. The trade conflict between the U.S. and China and unsettled Brexit situation were only two of the geopolitical crises that disturbed the markets. As these are all important target markets for the industry, the conflicts are unsettling customers and reducing investments. It is precisely for this reason that Texcare International is expected to provide positive investment impetus.
After many very successful years, the entire German VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies industry is looking back on an unstable year 2019 and economy experienced a significant slowdown. Incoming orders for the entire TFL industry (including garment and leather technology) dropped 7% in real terms in 2019, but are still above the average for incoming orders in the mechanical engineering industry in general. Sales declined by 6% in real terms compared to the previous year.
German exports of laundry and dry-cleaning technology fell 11.4% during the first eleven months of 2019.

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