This September’s Cinte Techtextil China will once again provide a strong barometer of the state of global technical textile industries, and in particular which sectors in Asia as a whole, and China specifically, are performing well. Two of these for certain are Buildtech and Mobiltech, with a number of leading global and Chinese brands exhibiting to eager buyers from these sectors.
Cinte Techtextil China is Asia’s leading biennial fair for the technical textile and nonwovens sector, and will feature an expected 500-plus total exhibitors from around 20 countries and regions from September 4th to 7th. The fair offers products and technologies for 12 application areas covering the entire industry.
With a huge boom in national and regional infrastructure projects, the market for Buildtech products, especially geotextiles and construction textiles, is rapidly expanding. In particular, the government’s global Belt & Road project, as well as continued investments at home in highways, high-speed rail and more, is fueling this expansion.
According to CNITA, in 2017 China started 35 new railway projects, with additional private capital investments in this sector totaling some US$53 billion that year. The same investments in highway construction increased 17.7%, while water conservation project investments by private firms reached a new record of US$105 billion.
With this potential in the Asian market, it’s no surprise a number of new exhibitors will feature in the Buildtech sector at the fair, including FPC Technical Textile from Saudi Arabia, Kobe-cz from the Czech Republic, as well as Lenzing.
With new textile innovations and application possibilities spreading throughout the automobile industry, coupled with the fact China is the world’s largest auto producer, Cinte Techtextil is the place to see the latest products and technologies for this sector this September. Automobile production in China reached 29 million units in 2017, an increase of 3% year-on-year. Staggeringly, new-energy vehicle production grew by 53% last year, while SUVs and commercial vehicles increased 13.81% and 13.95% respectively.