Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Brazil is growing market for technical textiles & nonwovens sector
Brazil is growing market for technical textiles & nonwovens sector
27
Jan '10
Technical textiles and nonwovens are two sectors which have found an increasingly greater number of applications in recent years, even in Brazil. The local market is developing at a fast pace, and many local textile manufacturers are now concentrating on this type of production.

According to a recent survey conducted by IEMI, a brazilian consulting firm, the two sectors (nonwovens and technical textiles) account for well over 200 companies currently operating in Brazil, employing roughly 40,000 people. Total estimated production for 2008 amounted to 462,000 tons, for a value of 3.9 billion Brazilian Reais. For the same year, over 160 million Reais were invested in modernizing and/or acquiring new machinery (a value of about 4% of annual revenues). Exports of products for these two sectors in 2008 totalled 269 million US Dollars.

These figures bear witness to the growing interest of machinery manufacturers in this industry. In an effort to place Italian technology in the spotlight, ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers) and ICE (Italian Trade Commission) have organized a technology symposium to be held in Sao Paolo next March 4th and 5th, 2010.

About fifteen Italian textile machinery manufacturers will present their latest technology proposals in Sao Paolo to a public comprising Brazilian operators in the technical textiles and nonwovens sector.

This encounter represents a further meeting point between Italy's textile machinery industry and Brazil's textile sector, which over the years have developed a strong partnership, as demonstrated by the value of Italian sales of machinery to Brazil. In fact, for the period running from 2004-2008, Italian exports of textile machinery in Brazil increased at a pace of 13% annually, reaching a value of 72 million Euros in 2008, thus ranking Brazil fourth among foreign markets for Italy's textile machinery sector.

The most recent figures, relative to January to September 2009, indicate that Italian exports to Brazil amounted to 23 million Euros. Italian machinery most in demand in the Brazilian market are finishing machinery (32%), followed by accessories (26%) and knitting machines (21%).

The Italian participants at the workshop are a small sample of the substantial number of Italian companies operating in this sector.

ACIMIT represents an industrial sector comprising roughly 300 companies employing 14,000 people, which produces machinery for an overall value of 2.5 billion Euros. The quality of the Italian textile technology is testified by the high number of Countries where the Italian machinery are sold: about 130. Exports represent 78% of total sales. Asia (with a share of 43%) is the main destination for Italian sector exports, followed by Europe (34%), Latin America (11%), Africa (7%) and North America (5%).

ACIMIT - Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturer


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

New fabric interfaces to interact with computers

As computer capabilities evolve, new fabric-based interfaces are...

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

Brazilian cotton prices drop in first fortnight of August

Cotton prices dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2017

Target to acquire Grand Junction for faster deliveries

Target Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire Grand...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

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

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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

August 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
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

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
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

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
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

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
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


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