MILAN — February 22, 2023 — From April 18-21, 2023, nonwovens exhibition INDEX will take place in Geneva. About 90 Italian exhibitors will be present at this edition, including more than 40 machinery manufacturers. As in past editions, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in cooperation with the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), has organized an exhibition space reserved for companies manufacturing machinery for the sector. There will be 12 exhibiting companies in the Italian pavilion (Hall nr. 4, booths nr. 4131 & 4137). Of these, the ACIMIT members are: Bematic, Bombi, Bonino, Dell’Orco & Villani, Ferraro, Loptex, Ommi, Rf Systems, Texera, Zappa Macchine. Other ACIMIT member companies will exhibit fair with their own booths
The nonwovens sector has grown significantly in recent years. According to EDANA, the association grouping European companies operating in the sector, after the impressive growth in the previous year, the production volume of nonwovens grew by 2 percent in 2021, exceeding 3 million metric tons.
“The growth in nonwovens production has also driven the demand of machinery for nonwovens,” said Alessandro Zucchi, president of ACIMIT. The Italian technological supply has consequently expanded. At the 2023 INDEX edition, the presence of a significant number of Italian machinery manufacturers testifies their desire to play a leading role also in the production of machinery for nonwovens”.
The trend of Italian exports testifies the strong increase in production of nonwovens machinery. Indeed in 2021 Italian sales abroad reached a value of 102 million euro (+77 percent over the previous year) and in the first nine months of 2022, the value of Italian exports stood at 92 million euro.
Visit the Italian Pavilion @INDEX2023, Hall nr. 4, booths nr. 4131 & 4137
Posted: February 22, 2023
Source: ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers