Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / OEKO-TEX: ITMA - Successful showcase for all concerned
OEKO-TEX: ITMA - Successful showcase for all concerned
13
Dec '11
With over 100,000 visitors from 138 different countries, the 16th ITMA exhibition, held in Barcelona from 22 to 29 September 2011, once again impressively confirmed the show's role as the leading international trade fair for innovative machine and production technology.

The organisers and exhibitors were all delighted with the calibre and number of specialist visitors, 90% of whom came from abroad. The OEKO-TEX Association also believes that it entirely met its objective of using its attendance at leading industry events such as ITMA to provide the best possible advice and support on OEKO-TEX certification to both existing certificate-holders and potential new customers.

At the exhibition in Barcelona, in an area covering over 200,000 m2, 1350 manufacturers from 45 countries introduced their product innovations for all processing stages of the textile chain. The most visitors came from Italy, Spain and India, followed by Germany and Turkey, but there were also numerous decision-makers from leading textile and clothing manufacturers from around the globe, from the production centres of Asia and Central and South America.

This time once again a key focus of the show was the theme of sustainability - many exhibitors had innovative machines and equipment on show designed to make textile production really low-energy and as efficient as possible. There was also a separate hall in which new technologies for recycling, optimised waste management and emissions reduction were on display.

On the OEKO-TEX Association stand, there were no fewer than 36 experts from 14 OEKO-TEX institutions around the world (test institutes, representative offices, certification centres and the Secretariat in Zurich) available to provide the specialist visitors with detailed information. About a third of the visitors were from companies which already hold OEKO-TEX certificates, who took the opportunity to talk to their OEKO-TEX contacts about current issues such as the REACh legislation and handling SVHC substances, the OEKO-TEX Shopping Guide and the implementation of new criteria and test methods.

However, the majority of the visitors to the stand were first contacts - mainly manufacturers with a specific interest in product certification under the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, but also numerous multipliers from universities, training institutions and associations, and press representatives from all kinds of specialist publications who wanted to tell their readers about the requirements and benefits of the OEKO-TEX test and certification system.

Thanks to the position of the OEKO-TEX stand in Hall 4, there were also opportunities to talk to the neighbouring manufacturers of dyes, chemicals and auxiliaries about how today's environmental protection requirements and legal regulations can be applied by companies in the chemical industry in such a way that buyers in the textile industry can gain maximum benefit from them for their consumer products.


Must ReadView All

Sanjay K Jain, managing director, TT Ltd

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2017

TT’s Sanjay Jain elected new chairman of CITI

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the apex body...

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2017

NRF urges US lawmakers to lower corporate tax rates

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has written to the US Senate...

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2017

UK fashion exports £10.7 bn in 2016; highest till now

Exports of British fashion goods rose to £10.7 billion in 2016, the...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Cotton consumption will keep growing in the Indian fashion industry

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search