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Turkish Textile Triplex Returns To Istanbul

Strong Turkish textile market spurs ITM Texpo Eurasia, Hightex and Istanbul Yarn Fair to organize again in 2013.

TW Special Report

In 2012, ITM merged with Texpo Eurasia to create the ITM Texpo Eurasia exhibition, to be held triennially in Turkey. However, the current strong textile market in Turkey, demand from exhibitors, and the void presented by a scarcity of major international textile shows scheduled in 2013 convinced co-organizers Teknik Fuarcılık Ltd. S¸ti. and Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapim A.S¸. to seize the opportunity and present the merged show again in 2013. The organizers look forward to capturing the momentum created by a strong show in 2012, and ongoing investment in Turkey's textile industry.

Teknik Fuarcılık reports that the government in Turkey recognizes the textile industry's role as one of the leading sectors in its economy, and has implemented several measures to increase the competitiveness of the sector, including: introducing stimulus packages; reducing value-added-tax rates; and increasing tax rates on imported fabric and ready-to-wear garments. They also have made decisions on rationing for quotas on cotton yarn. These changes make doing business in Turkey more attractive than ever, and hopefully create a climate conducive to hosting another successful textile exhibition.

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ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013, Hightex 2013 and the Istanbul Yarn Fair will converge at the Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center May 29-June 1.

As was the case in 2012, the 2013 edition of the show will colocate with the nonwovens and technical textiles show Hightex 2013 and the 10th International Istanbul Yarn Fair. All three shows will run from May 29 through June 1 at the Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul. This comprehensive gathering of machinery, technology and yarn suppliers to the traditional textiles as well as nonwovens and technical textiles markets brings the whole textile industry to Turkey at an economically favorable time.

Subsequent editions of the shows reportedly will occur during the second half of 2016.

Success In 2012
Organizers compiled some comprehensive statistics from the 2012 shows. A combined total of 1,037 companies from 37 countries exhibited at the three concurrent events.

A total of 42,991 visitors from 78 countries attended the fairs in 2012. Aside from Turkey, the top 10 participating countries were Iran, Egypt, Russia, India, Syria, Jordan, Italy, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria and Serbia. More than 50 percent of the visitors came from Asia Pacific countries, and approximately 30 percent came from Europe. Visitors came from companies representing the broad spectrum of the textile industry, with participants reporting activity in almost all facets of the industry. The majority of the visitors, however, work in the dyeing, printing and finishing; knitting; fiber and yarn; or weaving segments of the industry.

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With three fairs running concurrently, exhibitors will cover the gamut of textile technologies, providing a one-stop shop for show attendees.

ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013
Exhibits for ITM Texpo Eurasia — the 30th International Textile, Weaving, Spinning, Finishing, Knitting, Hosiery Machines, Related Industries and Chemicals Exhibition — will be found in Halls 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 12 at the Tüyap Fair. Hall 2 will feature cotton and yarn preparation machinery, yarn twisting machinery, and nonwovens and technical textiles machinery. Halls 3 and 7 will house dyeing, printing and finishing machinery; textile chemicals, laboratory equipment and quality control systems; and CAD/CAM/CIM applications and automation systems. Hall 4 will house machinery spare parts and accessories, as well as additional CAD/CAM/CIM applications and automation systems exhibits. Weaving preparation machinery, weaving machines and weaving machine accessories will be found in Halls 8 and 9; and flat and circular knitting machines, embroidery and quilting machines, hosiery machines, and knitting preparation machines will be on view in Hall 12.

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Hightex 2013
Hightex 2013, the 5th Istanbul Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Exhibition, is organized by Teknik Fuarcılık with help from supporting partner the Turkish Textile Machinery Industrialist' Association (TEMSAD).

Halls 2 and 10 of the Tüyap Fair will feature Hightex exhibitors, whose offerings will be organized into five categories:

  • Technology: airlaid; crosslapping; drylaid; meltblown; needlepunch; spunbond; spunlace; stitchbond; thermobond; weblaid; wetlaid; and welding;
  • Machinery: adhesive blend and application systems; bonding and separation technology; braiding machinery; CAD/CAM software; coating and lamination systems; converting machinery; cutting and separation systems; dyeing, printing and finishing machinery; drying systems; embossing machinery; fiber breaking machinery; flocking-impregnation systems; laboratory measurement equipment; narrow textile production machinery; needling machinery; nonwoven processing machinery; tufting machinery; waste packaging and recycling technology; and weaving machinery; among other types of machinery;
  • Raw Materials: fiber; raw materials and composites; and yarn;
  • Finished Products: agricultural textiles; apparel textiles; building textiles; cosmetic and cleaning textiles; ecological textiles; food textiles; geotextiles; home furnishing textiles; industrial textiles; medical and hygiene textiles; packaging textiles; protection textiles; sport textiles; and transport textiles, among other types of finished products; and
  • Smart Textiles: antibacterial textiles; apparel for health; conditioning textiles; electrotextiles; medical textiles; military textiles; nano-technological fabrics; new-generation comfort apparel; protective apparel; smart polymers/materials; smart sportswear; textile-based conductors; textiles combined with nonwovens; textiles with sensor technology; and wearable computers.

Istanbul Yarn Fair
The 10th International Istanbul Yarn Fair is organized annually by Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık and touts itself as the most extensive yarn fair for raw materials, yarn and manufacturing in Turkey and the Eurasia region. The show encompasses acrylic and acrylic-rich yarns; cotton and cotton-rich yarns; elastane yarns; embroidery yarns; fiber, bobbin and reel; handknitting yarns; linen and linen-rich yarns; metallic yarns; natural yarns; noble/fancy yarns; polyamide yarns; polyester and polyester-rich yarns; polypropylene yarns; sewing yarns; silk and silk-rich yarns; technical yarns; textured yarns; viscose and viscose-rich yarns; wool and wool-rich yarns; and related publications.

Yarn Fair exhibits will be located in Halls 5 and 6 at the Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center.


Spotlight: TEMSAD

The Turkish Textile Machinery Industrialist' Association (TEMSAD) re-elected Adil Nalbant chairman at its shareholders general meeting held recently in Istanbul. TEMSAD members — textile machinery, spare parts and chemicals manufacturers — work together to promote a positive image for Turkey's textile machinery industry locally and internationally with a view to making its machinery preferred and sought after.The association was established in 1998, and since then, its members have committed to working toward shared goals and values for the future, including investing in a textile sector that is a significant contributor to the Turkish economy. Part of this vision includes support for various international textile trade fairs, such as ITM Texpo Eurasia and Hightex, and TEMSAD leads its members in that process.

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For more information about ITM Texpo Eurasia 2013, Hightex 2013 and the Istanbul Yarn Fair, and to register, visit itm2013.com; hightex2013.com; and  istanbulyarnfair.com.
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