(Source: Messe Frankfurt)
The recent development in antimicrobials has played a key part in augmenting the durability of textiles, garments and providing stronger protection against contaminants. From pre-treatment of textiles to the finishing, chemicals are vital for fabricating textile materials for a vast variety of uses. However, since recently there has been a dynamic shift in demand for textile chemicals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The demand for apparel and home furnishing industry have been hard hit as consumers are buying less of these items. On the contrary there has been a vertical rise in the demand for oil and water repellents, and anti-viral coatings for producing PPE kits, face masks and for various medical textiles. Increasing attention towards health, safety and hygiene has brought a serious limelight on antimicrobial finishes.
The future of textile chemical segment looks promising and the platform of Techtexil India will aid industry players to explore new business opportunities and further expand their potential.
With the first hybrid edition of Techtextil India slated on November 25-27, 2021, the fair will aim at reuniting technical textile players to explore new opportunities and grow together as a unified segment. As a one-stop exhibition for technical textiles, it will continue to host businesses across its various application areas including medtech, agritech, geotech, sportstech, infratech, and hometech.