INDEX 2014 was the most successful ever global nonwovens exhibition
More than 12500 visitors made their way to INDEX2014 (April 8 -11) in Geneva to celebrating the 30th anniversary of the trade fair and to see 586 exhibitors (+10 %) from 41 countries and the surface of the exhibition covered 22000 m2
Visitors attending the show were able to engage with a larger portion of the industry than ever before. There were also special events. Automotive nonwovens, packaging, product presentations, geotextiles, and innovation events were some highlights. Additionally, introductory lunchtime tutorials on nonwoven production and absorbent hygiene products were firstly introduced in 2011 and now continued. An additional course on filtration was added to the sessions. All of these were popular throughout the exhibition, with several editions offering standing room only.
Exhibitors were delighted by the quality of the visitors of the show, and visitors in turn were pleased what the exhibition offered, covering the entire value chain, form machinery and raw material producers to converters and providers of added-value treatments and processes.
One of the happy exhibitors is German Dilo Group – DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines – showcasing its capabilities on numerous applications of nonwovens by showcasing various products. Although, the exhibition’s focus is mainly on disposables, nonwovens are used as durables as well. Dilo engineers lines for the production of different nonwovens in all application areas, and offer these as turnkey installations. Either domestic or technical textiles can be produced. Possible application areas are floor coverings, automotive linings, geotextiles, filter media, synthetic leather or natural fibre felts. Furthermore the Group offers installations for the production of disposables used in cosmetics, medicine and hygiene sectors. DiloGroup has installed more than 260 complete production lines in the nonwovens industry and these achieve a maximum throughput, highest quality and efficiency.
The next edition of INDEXTM will take place from April 4 -7, 2017 at Palexpo, Geneva (CH).