The fancier, the better: exhibitors of fancy yarns, special yarns and synthetic and chemical fibres as well as traditional cotton yarns were in great demand during the Spring Edition of Yarn Expo in Shanghai. A total of 435 exhibitors from ten countries and regions took part in the fair from 14 to 16 March and presented their latest products to 25,966 buyers from 88 countries and regions. Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt Wendy Wen looks back at a successful event: “Once again, Yarn Expo proved itself as the ideal trade fair for the industry to benefit from changing demands and product trends, especially in the Chinese and wider Asian markets. The fair has evolved in recent editions to have a much bigger focus on synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns and chemical fibres, and based on the exhibitor feedback during the fair, there was an increase in buyers sourcing these products this year. What’s more, local buyers were showing strong interest in the offerings from Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Thailand, while Vietnamese cotton exhibitors reported increased orders from China due to the favourable trade policies between these countries.”
Yarn manufacturer Birla Jingwei Fibres, one of the industry’s dominant players, showcased its own pavilion at Yarn Expo and was very pleased with the event. Sachin Malik, Senior Vice President of Birla Jingwei Fibres, described Yarn Expo as a “premium event in the global textile industry calendar” and viewed it as an opportunity to present the company’s innovative products to customers old and new while remaining visible to its value chain. Yarn Expo Spring 2018 was held concurrently with Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, the fashion garment fair CHIC and the knitting fair PH Value. It was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).
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