The long-awaited Yarn Expo Autumn will be held again in Shanghai from 11 – 13 October, welcoming thousands of industry players who are looking for quality yarn and fibre products from China, Asia and elsewhere. As an effective and highly praised platform for reflecting the latest industry trends and attracting worldwide buyers, Yarn Expo has been growing in popularity every year, with the number of exhibitors increasing to around 493 this edition, up from 319 last year.
The exhibition space will also expand by 115 %, allowing suppliers to showcase more of their products to visitors. “Given the reputation of Yarn Expo as the best trade platform in the Asian region, suppliers are keen on joining to meet their potential customers here,” Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Ms Wendy Wen said. Suppliers from 13 countries and regions including Bangladesh, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam will participate in this year’s autumn edition.
Foreign yarn suppliers in attendance to enter the Asian market
Being held in one of Asia’s major transport hubs, Yarn Expo gathers leading yarn and fibre suppliers from throughout the region. This year, the India Pavilion is once again a highlight of the fair, bringing around 40 of the leading Indian names to Shanghai. In addition, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as an international organisation which promotes sustainable cotton production, will join the fair for the first time with five spinners demonstrating their cotton yarn made from eco-friendly cotton. Another show highlight includes the returning Birla Planet Pavilion. Birla Group benefited from its participation in the previous Yarn Expo where it succeeded in increasing its brand awareness in China. This edition, they will form the pavilion with 16 companies to present a wide range of products, including Birla Modal and Birla Spunshades. The world’s largest rayon spun yarn producer, PT Elegant Textile Industry will also join as one of their important members.
In addition to the aforementioned pavilions, Uzbekistan and Pakistan exhibitors will also return to the fair to cater to the growing demand for their high quality and competitive cotton yarn. What’s more, the positive feedback from existing exhibitors along with the show’s growing influence has further attracted new exhibitors who are interested to develop in the Asian market. Rubberflex Sdn Bhd from Malaysia, the world’s largest manufacturer of advanced latex threads is one of the newcomers, and they are ready to showcase their renowned products with features of heat-resistance, high elasticity and durability. Last but not least, Indonesian companies are showing much enthusiasm towards the fair that more of them choose to participate in this week’s Yarn Expo Autumn. PT Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk, for instance, will display viscose, polyester spun, melange yarn and other specialty yarns.
Domestic exhibitors provide innovative products in five distinct display zones
In order to stand out from the competition, domestic yarn and fibre suppliers have been working hard to upgrade their products, such that they are catching the eyeballs of visitors from around the world. Buyers can expect to see their latest innovative products from five highlighted display zones including Fancy Yarn Zone, Natural Cotton Yarn Zone, Colourful Chemical Zone, Quality Wool Zone and Green Linen Zone. Amongst the five highlighted zones, the Fancy Yarn Zone, which places an emphasis on innovation, will double in size and accommodate around 50 companies this year. Fibre products under the theme of trend, innovation, green and comfort will also be presented by some 200 exhibitors in the Colourful Chemical Zone. Furthermore, there is still a wide range of products such as nylon, viscose filament, renewable & recycled fibres and more for visitors to discover in these zones.
Together with Yarn Expo Autumn 2017, three other textile trade fairs are held concurrently from 11 – 13 October in the same venue: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC).
Yarn Expo Autumn is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; China Cotton Textile Association; China Wool Textile Association; China Chemical Fiber Association; China Bast & Leaf Fibres Textiles Association; and China Textile Information Centre.