New exhibitors offer unique opportunities at Intertextile
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.
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.
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.”