About the Show:

Shanghaitex 2009, which is 14th in its series, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Shanghaitex has established itself as a unique national brand and is considered as one of the largest fair for textile field. The show, held biennially in odd-numbered years in Shanghai since its establishment in 1984, is waiting to open its doors for its visitors on June 12th.

The 14th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (Shanghaitex 2009) will be held on June 12 - 15, 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. The fair is sponsored by Shanghai Textile Holding (Group) Corporation, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce and is being organized by Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd.

It is expected that exhibition area will reach 120,000 sqm, over 1,500 international exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, including France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Austria, Denmark, USA, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, Iran, PR China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province, etc, will participate in this prestigious show.

The exhibition has been serving as a professional trading platform for cutting-edge textile machinery and technologies for the textile industry and includes categories like knitting, hosiery, printing, dyeing, finishing, spinning, non-woven, techtextile and weaving machinery, textile chemicals, spare parts and accessories, etc.

Past performance:

ShanghaiTex 2007 (The 13th edition) attracted nearly 110,000 visitors from 42 countries and regions, among which over 3,000 were from overseas, including India, Japan, Pakistan, USA, Korea, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Iran, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Uzbekistan, Thailand, etc. Delegations from India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, etc also visited ShanghaiTex 2007.

Fibre2fashion provides an insight into some of the innovations offered by leading companies in the show.


Terrot, a manufacturer of electronically and mechanically controlled circular knitting machines, is known worldwide for its quality and top performance in the construction.

With focus on innovation, quality awareness, marketability and competitiveness, TERROT is going to present its model S3P172-1 at Shanghaitex 2009

S3P172 - Often emulated, never matched

Terrot's mini jacquard model S3P172-1 has been designed to address the most stringent quality demands. This machine is among the most successful and most frequently sold Terrot models the world over. Terrot claims S3P172 is an easy-to-operate Jacquard selection technology and is unmatched in terms of quality or functional and production reliability. The machine model operates using 3-way technology at every feeder. The selection mechanism moves the cylinder needles to the freely selectable knit-tuck-miss position.



The KARL MAYER Group will exhibit two warp knitting machines on the show.

First is TM 2 which is already a firm fixture of the Chinese market; introduced in 2008, it complements the TM 3 and expands the successful TM-series. As of this year, the TM 2 and TM 3 are both produced by KARL MAYER (China) Ltd.

The Seamless Smart machine DJ 4/2 with 44 working width was introduced in autumn 2008, and is perfect for producing hosiery and seamless garments. The family of the DJ models will be expanded and offers all the performance features of an innovative new development in the field of double-bar raschel machines with Jacquard.


Considering potential for Chinese market, Brueckner a world leader in processing technology is heading for displaying numbers of its machines in Shanghaitex-2009.

POWER-FRAME stenters - more efficiency with minimized energy consumption:

The new POWER-FRAME stenter generation is characterized by the proven and patented SPLIT-FLOW air circulation system achieving an optimum temperature distribution across the complete dryer length and width. This is particularly important for heat-setting processes and in the end decisive for the quality of the fabric.

With the MULTI-CONTROL PLUS machine control an easy reproducibility of production data is ensured since more than 500 different recipes can be memorized. The preparation times are thus short and a uniformly high fabric quality with heat-setting processes is ensured.

The POWER-FRAME stenter is with its newly developed entry system perfectly suited for the finishing of highly elastic knitted and woven fabric. A support belt in the entry area provides for an absolutely gentle and tension-free fabric transport.

With the newly designed energy saving systems BRÜCKNER achieved to make the stentering processes even more profitable. Beside measures in construction, material and process technology to reduce the energy consumption, BRÜCKNER offers also innovative solutions to use the exhaust air heat.

Different systems from the economical "back-pack" solution up to complete heat recovery units including air purification in different sizes are available. These systems can be combined optimally and can be adapted of course to the special customer requirements.

POWER-RELAX relaxation dryer with new energy saving concept - powerful and efficient

The dryer concept newly designed by BRÜCKNER allows to increase the production output by up to 25 % with an energy consumption that has been reduced simultaneously by 25 %. The more intense combination of suction and air circulation allows an absolutely homogeneous drying across the fabric width / fabric thickness and thus also an optimum fabric quality with the best achievable residual shrinkage.


The use of the patented SPLIT-FLOW air circulation system guarantees the highest temperature accuracy, which allows finishing also particularly delicate fabric with the high quality standard BRÜCKNER is known for. Satisfied customers all over the globe confirm the success of our development. Our customers confirm that the expectations regarding the production values and the dimension of saved energy have been exceeded by far by the BRÜCKNER lines.



Oerlikon Barmag: FDY for those focused on quality

For Oerlikon Barmag, this years Shanghaitex is taking place under the motto of FDY yarn production. In addition to highly-productive systems for commodity yarns, the company also provides solutions for the efficient production of specialties. Sophisticated downstream processing methods such as warp knitting are- securely mastered - guaranteed to provide long-term market success.

Further information focal points are energy-, air- and space-saving concepts. In the DTY sector, the focus is on the eFK texturing machine, which - with the energy-saving godet technology from the MPS and COCOON and the ergonomic handling of the FK6-1000 unites the proven technologies from various Oerlikon Barmag texturing machines.

Oerlikon Schlafhorst: Top-class and market-leading winding, ring spinning and rotor spinning technology

Since 125 years, Oerlikon Schlafhorst a leading process competence for quality yarns up to the finished high-end packages. The Autoconer 5 with the innovative PreciFX is an unambiguous evidence for the leadership in innovation of Oerlikon Schlafhorst in the field of automatic package winding. In the field of compact yarns as well as of short staple spinning of cotton and long staple spinning of wool, the technological details and advantages of the Zinser CompACT system stand out. Last but not least, Oerlikon Schlafhorst offers the entire rotor spinning machine family Autocoro and BD line - with new performance features for more quality and productivity.



Andritz Küsters, will present their complete product range of calenders and rolls for the textile industry as well as machinery for the nonwoven industry at Shanghaitex 2009 within the German Pavilion.

With a maximum line force of 400 N/mm the teXcal s-roll with deflection control raises the bar to set new standards, especially in technical textiles which require defined low air permeability as e.g. parachute silk. Other deflection controlled calender systems with synthetic coatings are limited to a line force of 300 N/mm. This means that the fabric needs multiple calendering, whereas the teXcal s-roll with especially adjusted surface technology can achieve best compaction results in just one passage.

The original S-Roll technology from Andritz Küsters, Krefeld, shows excellent performance in a great variety of textile processes. Andritz Küsters and AKM offer worldwide comprehensive and competent service for all S-Roll systems in the textile industry, including repair, overhauling, original spare parts for roll and control system as well as original spare rolls.

In addition, Andritz Küsters present their entire range of services for the nonwoven industry. This includes leading calender technology as well as the latest developments in wet finishing of nonwovens and complete lines for wetlaid nonwovens.

Apart from these few manufactures, numbers of exhibitors are participating in the show Visitors and exhibitors from all across the globe are eagerly awaiting for this event in order to explore.