Cinte Techtextil China

echnical textiles and nonwovens are two areas in which China’s textile industry has
experienced major growth. The fact that technical textiles and nonwovens constitute half of all
spending in Asia’s textile sector is evidence of the increasing demand for such materials. For two
decades, China’s technical textile consumption has increased by more than 10 percent annually, and
it’s anticipated to total almost 5 million metric tons by 2010. Nonwoven fabric consumption also
has escalated, and with an increase of 30 percent per year, nonwovens consumption is expected to
total almost 2 million metric tons by 2010.

The 7th Cinte Techtextil China featured 326 exhibitors. All photos courtesy of Messe

Both technical textiles and nonwovens are used in a wide variety of industries, from medical
technologies and environmental protection to agriculture and construction. These industries are
expanding, elevating the demand as well as opportunities for technical textile and nonwoven
material manufacturers. And with major events held in the country – such as the 2008 Olympics in
Beijing and the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai – demand is stimulated even further. Furthermore,
China’s most recent government economic plan is fueling the demand through construction of new
rural roads, in addition to agriculture, medical treatment and housing improvements.

Paolo Banfi, CEO, Comez S.p.A., meets with customers at the last Cinte Techtextil China in

A Growing Show For A Growing Industry

Held once every two years, Cinte Techtextil China is the only trade fair in Asia targeted
specifically for technical textiles and nonwoven products. The show is organized by Hong Kong-based
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.; the China-based Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the Hong
Kong-based China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association. This year’s event, set to take
place October 20-22, will occupy 11,500 square meters of exhibit space at the Shanghai New
International Expo Centre, in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

Now in its eighth edition, Cinte Techtextil China has grown by leaps and bounds, increasing
by 283 percent in size and 170 percent in the number of visitors. More than half of its exhibitors
and almost 20 percent of its visitors come from abroad. At the last show, held in 2006, there were
326 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, and 7,249 visitors from 59 countries and regions.
Visitors included exporters and importers, wholesalers and distributors, those involved in
academics and research and development, end-users, and procurement managers. The show not only
offers a chance for companies to expand technical textiles and nonwovens businesses in China, but
also offers an assortment of product presentations and educational symposiums to introduce product
and technological developments and allow for a sharing of research and other information.

This year’s show will categorize exhibitors into the following 10 product groups:

Technology, machinery and accessories including production processes, processing
technology, machinery and equipment, control procedures, cleaning and regeneration systems,
disposal and recycling systems, technical accessories and quality assurance;

Woven fabrics, laid webs, braidings and knitted fabrics including woven fabrics,
laid webs, braidings, knitted fabrics, bands, strings, cords, belts, rope and nets;


Coated textiles including laminated textiles, tent materials, packaging materials,
sacking, awning cloth and materials, assembly and accessories;

Composites including reinforced textiles, composite textiles, prepregs, structural
components and mouldings, fiber-reinforced materials, membrane systems, films and sheeting,
textile-reinforced plastic and concrete components, pipes and containers, and textile sheet
products for lamination on solids such as metal, plastic, glass;

Bondtec including finishing processes, adhesive, sealing and moulding materials,
laminating and coating materials, raw materials and additives, application processes, material
pre-treatment, plastics and other hardening masses, adhesive mixing and application equipment,
robot technology, surface treatment technologies, plasma treatment and flocking;

Fibers and yarns;

Research, development, planning, and consultation including international
institutions, national research institutes, universities, institutes of higher education,
industrial research bodies, and planning and consultancy companies;

Associations; and

Trade publications.

The Shanghai New International Expo Centre will host the 8th Cinte Techtextil

These 10 product groups are also designated according to 12 application areas. To assist
buyers in navigating through the products exhibited, the show has marked each group with a special
pictogram. The application areas are Agrotech, Buildtech, Protech, Clothtech, Geotech, Hometech,
Indutech, Medtech, Mobiltech, Oekotech, Packtech, Protech, and Sporttech. In addition, to help
visitors easily locate suppliers from particular European countries, more than 40 companies
exhibiting at Cinte Techtextil China will be grouped in special country pavilions, including
Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.

For more information about Cinte Techtextil China, contact Arosia Tong +852- 2238-9983; Lily
Li +852-2238-9921; Doreen Abelt +49-69-7575-6712; fax +852-2598-8771; e-mail