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15th February 2018, Shanghai

Yarn Expo to offer numerous sourcing options

Next month’s Yarn Expo Spring in Shanghai will provide buyers with numerous sourcing options that match current industry trends: the rise of innovative synthetic and specialty yarns and increasing demand for eco-friendly products, organisers report.

The fair will play host to around 430 exhibitors from more than 10 countries and regions including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam, providing the around 22,000 trade buyers expected at the fair with a diverse range of yarns and fibres.

The Birla Planet pavilion at last year’s fair. © Messe Frankfurt / Yarn Expo Spring

Birla Planet

The Birla Planet pavilion will include six exhibitors showcasing Birla Viscose, a heavy-metal-free fibre that is well suited to blending with other fibres. According to Peter Dong, Marketing Director of Aditya Birla Group, “there will be fierce competition in the industry in 2018 due to total production increasing by 15-20%,” but the eco-friendly nature of their products, he believes, will maintain demand for them, especially in China.

Sateri Pavilion

Sateri is a well-known brand in China. Specialising in viscose rayon, it is the largest producer of viscose fibre in the country with three mills and an annual capacity of 550,000 tons. Following the success of its debut pavilion at the previous Yarn Expo, it returns again its their members, who will showcase skin-friendly hygiene products made from viscose fibre.

Leading suppliers of eco-friendly synthetic and specialty yarns to feature at next month’s Yarn Expo Spring. © Messe Frankfurt / Yarn Expo Spring

Yibin Grace

The company’s most popular product is the Gracell fibre, which is made from 100% pure wood pulp making it completely degradable. With high fibre strength and softness, it can be used in knitted products, woven wool fabrics, home textiles, nonwoven facial masks, and high-grade woven fabrics for jeans, trousers and shirts.

Jiangsu Guowang High-Technique Fiber

“In previous editions of Yarn Expo, many buyers were asking us if we have environmentally friendly products,” said Qian Min, Director of the company’s Marketing Department. As such, Jiangsu Guowang will showcase new products this edition including low-temperature dyed fibres and heavy-metal-free fibres.

Together with Yarn Expo Spring 2018, four other textile trade fairs are held concurrently from 14-16 March in the same venue: Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, PH Value and the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC).


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