Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics: Global fibre and yarn exhibitors showcase new products

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics
China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories
Shanghai, China
22 – 25 October 2012

Global fibre and yarn exhibitors showcase new products

New exhibitors and pavilions offer unique opportunities

Leading suppliers see a trend towards green products

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, to be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre from 22 – 25 October 2012, has attracted some of the world’s leading fibre and yarn suppliers from around the world, many of which are going green by customer demand. Individual suppliers will showcase their products, while group pavilions allow exhibitors and their supply chain partners to present their latest fibre products and applications for apparel and fabrics.

Special fibre group pavilions will present their latest natural and synthetic fibres and yarns in Hall W2 – 3, including Cotton Council International, DuPont, Hyosung, INVISTA, Lenzing, and the Korea Chemical Fibers Association (KCFA). Leading individual yarn and fibres suppliers will also be represented.

New exhibitors and pavilions offer unique opportunities

Exhibiting for the first time this year, Mr Jung Chang-Hun, a representative for KCFA, says that they plan to introduce complex and multifunctional fabrics. He says: “We hope to have as many chances as possible to meet a lot of buyers from all over the world, especially from China.”

DuPont Taiwan Limited has also organised a group pavilion for the first time this year. Having joined previously as an individual exhibitor, Ms Karen Chiou, a representative for the company, says: “The Intertextile Shanghai show is growing larger and larger year after year. Forming a brand-themed pavilion is a good solution to integrate our mill partners in the apparel value chain, and exhibit them all in one place.” Ms Chiou expects to be visited by international buyers for major brands.

Leading suppliers see a trend towards green products

Ms Michelle Rice, North Asia Commercial Director, LYCRA® fiber, INVISTA Apparel, says INVISTA is glad to be with Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics for the 9th consecutive time this year. They have organised a joint pavilion under the name of INVISTA RendezVous to showcase their latest innovations with their partner mills and knitters from both China and abroad. The company is also among those who see a trend towards more environmentally responsible practices. She says: “Sustainability is more than a trend. It is a direction which is important for all the players in the industry who want to be successful for long term.”

Advanced materials, both eco-conscious and technically advanced, will be prominently featured at this year’s show. DuPont Taiwan Ltd expects a positive response from its renewably-sourced fibre Sorona®, a bio-based fiber made with sustainable materials and processes. Ms Nurhan Nalbant, a representative from ADVANSA Marketing GmbH, Germany, is looking forward to showcasing their ADVANSA Thermo°Cool®, a highly technical product featuring Duoregulation™ fibre technology, which allows the material to balance temperature changes and maintain comfort for the user. She says: “Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is a unique show enabling us to meet key Asia market players all in one place.”

Ms Montserrat Figueras, CEO of Nylstar SA, said: “Intertextile is one of the most important exhibitions of the sector and is the best way to have a look to the sector trends, take the market’s pulse, and collect ideas for new projects and market needs.”

Having participated in the event in 2011, Mr Tapan Kumar Sannigrahi - a representative from PT Elegant Textile Industry, Indonesia - was pleased with the overwhelming response. He says: “We are looking forward to more new customers to join our portfolio. We are also expecting some brands and retail sourcing teams to visit us at this event, and we expect to get direct responses from them.”

Long-time exhibitor Ms Luka Yuan, Brand Sales Manager for Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co, Ltd, China, also has a positive outlook for the event. He says: “I think Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is a good place to talk with our current customers, as well as to meet new customers.”

Other fibre and yarn exhibitors this year include NILIT Ltd, Kuraray Trading Co, Ltd, Toyobo Co, Ltd, Far Eastern New Century Spinning SBU, and Grasim Industries Ltd.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the Sub-council of Textile Industry, CCPIT and the China Textile Information Centre. For more information about the fair, please visit and more details about Messe Frankfurt’s worldwide textile fairs can be found at

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 100 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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