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13th June 2016, Istanbul

ITM 2016 attracts more than 49,000 visitors

ITM Texpo Eurasia, an International Textile Machinery Exhibition, welcomed 49,730 visitors when it took place from 1-4 June at the Beylikdüzü Tüyap Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey, attracting the sector’s leading textile technology representatives.

The most extensive among all ITM fairs, it provided a great opportunity to foreign and local participants to present their new technologies. According to organisers, a great volume of sales and business contacts have been made.

The trade fair provided an opportunity to foreign and local participants to present their new technologies. © ITM

As well as its previous editions, the exhibition proved that Turkey, becoming a centre of the world’s textile production in Eurasia, is experiencing successful times in terms of textile exhibitions.

On display

The exhibition, organised by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc & Teknik Fairs Ltd partnership with the Cooperation of TEMSAD (Turkish Textile & Machinery Industrialists Association), exhibited a range of innovations and technologies.

These covered areas like, yarns, knitting, weaving, dyeing, printing, finishing and hosiery machines, sub-industries and chemicals. More than 1,000 textile technology producers  presented their latest models in operation.


Among exhibitors, a great number of textile machinery specialists presented their innovations. Shima Seiki, a leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer, featured its flagship MACH2XS WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine with original SlideNeedle on four needle beds and spring-loaded moveable sinkers, as well as the compact SWG091N2 for producing smaller WHOLEGARMENT items and accessories.

Italian hosiery knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni presented the company’s J-TERRY and Busi MEDICAL TERRY PANTYHOSE single cylinder sock machines. Groz-Beckert, a leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, showcased its CircularKnit exhibit, a circular knitting machine replica made of acrylic glass that visualized 14 different knitting technologies from gauge E10 to E50.

Monforts presented a wide range of advanced innovations and developments, including the new version of the Eco-Applicator for knitted fabrics. Karl Mayer, another German machinery maker, exhibited its new HKS 4-M EL tricot machine and the Size Box VSB innovative sizing technology.


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