The 7th ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 exhibition opened in Shanghai/China on June 12, 2021 with the largest showcase of the latest textile machinery since the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic last year.
Following an 8-month postponement, the combined exhibition grossing 160,000 m² brings together 1,237 textile machinery manufacturers from 20 countries and regions, and their buyers for face-to-face interaction. Against the odds, the combined show only contracted by 10% in gross exhibition space.
The largest contingent of exhibitors at the event comes from China, which has over 1,000 participants occupying over 56,000 m² of net exhibit space. A total of 170 exhibitors affiliated to event co-owner CEMATEX (the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers), Zurich/Switzerland, are taking part in the exhibition. They occupy over 9,200 m², amounting to 13% of the net space. 2 of the largest national groups are Germany (57 exhibitors, 3,700 m²) and Italy (63 exhibitors, 2,500 m²).
In term of product categories, similar to previous editions, spinning remains the largest sector, occupying 25% of the total exhibit space. The finishing sector forms the next biggest group at 24 %, followed by knitting (13%), weaving (12%) and printing (8%).
On a Final note, our colleagues from melliand China will be at our stand in Hall 8 Booth D64.
You will find all our latest editions of melliand International, melliand Textil Berichte, Chemical Fibers International, Technical Textiles and nonwovensTRENDS available for you free of charge.
Drop by and visit them if you have the chance.
The combined exhibition ends on June 16, 2021.