Around 70 Italian machinery manufacturers are slated to take part in the upcoming edition of Techtextil Frankfurt, the world’s largest industry event for technical textiles; a number that has grown over the years, and a testament to the interest Italy’s textile machinery sector places in the technical and innovative textiles market.
In recent years, the technical and innovative textiles industry has seen a great deal of development in many markets, and especially in Europe, where over 30 per cent of revenue in the textile industry derives from the production of textiles for technical and innovative applications.
Demand for such products has consequently also driven a demand for ad hoc machinery specifically designed for this sector. The offering promoted by Italy’s textile machinery industry is thus expanding to the new demands of customers operating in this specific sector. ACIMIT estimates that more than 100 of its member companies are now working in this sector.
A testament to the dynamism that characterises the Italian textile machinery industry in the technical textiles sector comes from the sheer number of Italian manufacturers who will be exhibiting in Frankfurt at the upcoming Techtextil (9-12 May 2017). Indeed, around 70 Italian textile machinery companies will be present in Germany. Of these, 25 companies will be exhibiting in the exhibition area organised by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT (Hall 3.0, Booth B08-B10). These companies are all ACIMIT associated members: 4M Plants, Beschi, Bianco, Bombi, Bonino, Canalair, Carù, Cogne, Cubotex, Dell’orco & Villani, Etv, Fadis, Mesdan, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Pmt Ribbons, Ratti, Rollmac, Sariel, Saspe, Sicam, Textape, Toscana Spazzole, Unitech, Zappa.
However, the Italian companies present in Germany represent only a part, albeit significant, of manufacturers in Italy producing machinery for technical textiles and nonwovens.