The Russian market for technical textiles is prospering. Driven by a significant increase in projects financing and the support of large-scale investors both foreign and domestic, the sector is now experiencing strong development.
Technical textiles and the equipment for their production remain the most important drivers for the growth of the Russian textile industry. Three factors have had an especially positive effect on this in 2017, i.e. governmental support for the textile industry at both regional and federal levels, the development and improvement of innovative materials, and the launch of new plants. According to the Russian state statistics service Rosstat, in 2017 the production of synthetic yarns grew by 12.4% and fabrics by 11.2%, of which around a quarter (25.9%) are synthetic fibres and threads and 3.5% are non-wovens. In addition, the output of fabrics with PVC coating increased by 19.6%.
This is good news, and an excellent basis for the anniversary of Techtextil Russia. The Leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles, Nonwovens and Protective Clothing is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past decade it has become established as one of the biggest highlights of the industry in Russia and Eastern Europe. It will take place once again at the Expocenter in Moscow from 20 to 23 March 2018 as part of the Russian Textile Week, alongside the Inglemash International Exhibition for Textile Manufacturing and Processing and the Interfabric International Exhibition of Fabrics and Textile Materials.