The next edition of Techtextil North America, which will take place in Atlanta from May 22nd to 24th, opens under the best auspices for the American technical textiles and nonwovens market. According to the figures released by IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) US market for specialty fabrics and technical textiles registered a growth of 2.6 per cent in 2017 and the projections for 2018 are quite positive. Moreover US Specialty and Industrial Fabrics export figures rose 4.22 per cent in 2017 over 2016.
The positive scenario of the US industry has pushed many local companies to invest in new technologies. Also Italian exports to US market testify the will of American textile customers to invest in new equipment. In 2017 January-November period Italian exports of textile machinery to US market reached a value of about 90 million euro, with an increase of 10 per cent on the same period of the previous year. In 2017 the most relevant share of the Italian machines exported to US market was for the finishing sector (33 per cent), followed by accessories (22 per cent).
At Techtextil North America ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and Italian Trade Agency (ITA) have organised an Italian Pavilion, where some Italian machinery manufacturers involved in the production of machines for technical textiles will show their innovative solutions. ACIMIT members exhibiting in the Italian Pavilion are: 4M Plants, Bematic, Beta, Durst, Fadis, Ferraro, Flainox, Monti Antonio, Ms Printing Solutions, Ramina, Sei Laser, Simet, Stalam, Testa, Ugolini.