ANDRITZ Nonwoven has seen rapid growth in China in recent years.
ANDRITZ Nonwoven has seen rapid growth in China in recent years.

Held on 4 – 6 September this year, Cinte Techtextil China will feature expected 500-plus exhibitors from around 20 countries and regions, particularly in the nonwovens and weaving machinery sectors, ensuring a wide range of sourcing options for both domestic and international buyers.

ANDRITZ Nonwoven is just one of overseas machinery brands that see the growing potential. “China is one of the biggest markets in terms of installed capacity, and shows quite promising potential for the future. In the past years, we’ve seen rapid growth in products such as disposable face masks,Laurent Jallat said.

ANDRITZ responds to this demand with their neXline spunlace eXcelle line which features state-of-the-art TT card web forming and JetlaceEssentiel hydro entanglement units for high capacity and speed.

The DiloGroup also reported an increase in demand for their products in China. “China is one of our biggest markets,” explained Dominik Foshag. “We have procured huge orders from China, as Chinese customers are considering German technology more frequently nowadays.”

Oerlikon will introduce its spunbond technology to the Chinese market this year, and is expecting to conclude initial contracts at the fair due to increased demand for overseas products. “Chinese manufacturers are no longer satisfied with lower product quality, but want to exceed Western quality levels. The products must now meet stricter customer requirements and legal standards, some of which are significantly higher than other international standards,” Lena Kachelmaier said.

Truetzschler Nonwovens has also noticed this trend. Jutta Stehr commented: “Asian markets have set new standards concerning quality in nonwovens. For instance, making disposable wipes from cotton fibres is a trend originating in Asia. The luxurious feeling of cotton combined with the requirement for eco-friendly products will further drive demand in China and elsewhere.”

Weaving machine supplier Itema has also noticed strong demand in China for products made in Italy. “Especially for technical fabrics, imported machinery is highly evaluated and appreciated by Chinese customers. In recent years, we experienced significant growth in the sale of its Made-in-Italy weaving machines in China, and in other APAC countries,” Matteo De Micheli outlined.

In addition to these renowned overseas brands, a strong line-up of Chinese machinery producers will also feature at the fair, including Changshu Weicheng Non-Woven Equipment and Shijiazhuang Textile Machinery.