The fair will play host to exhibitors with products in multiple major yarn categories, including cashmere, cotton, fancy, linen/ramie, and wool. In addition, buyers will be able to source a host of chemical yarns and fibres, many of which are used to produce eco-friendly functional textiles, according to a press release by organiser Messe Frankfurt. Several key players such as Everest Textile, Nanjing Bioserica Era Antibacterial Material Technology and Nantong Double Great Textile have already confirmed their participation at next year’s spring fair.
Taiwan’s Everest Textile, which has all of its products and processes bluesign approved, is a vertically integrated company that manufactures at eco-industrial parks, and supplies brands such as Decathlon, GAP, Lululemon, Nike, Polo, Patagonia, and The North Face. At the fair, Everest will be exhibiting PA56, its polyamide-substitute yarn sourced from renewable materials; Low Carbon Polyester Yarn, produced from industrial waste gas; Air Covering Yarn; Nylon 66 Mechanical Stretch; and its Thick & Thin Yarn Series. Ramie Textile
China’s Nanjing Bioserica Era Antibacterial Material Technology is a company that has a series of antibacterial products, but its flagship fibre is Bioserica, a bio-based mixture of PHBV and PLA primarily derived from corn starch. Once fused for spinning, the resulting antibacterial, antiviral fibre is softer, more eco-friendly, and more heat-resistant than pure PLA fibre.
China’s Nantong Double Great Textile specialises in the production of fine and functional yarns, spun from raw materials such as cotton, polyester, viscose, acrylic, nylon, Tencel, and more. Its products comply with the Global Recycled Standard and ISO 14000, and have been utilised by international brands such as H&M, Louis Vuitton, and Uniqlo.
“Yarn Expo Spring is a leading trade fair in the industry, as well as the ideal platform to exchange advanced market information to promote business co-operation and meet new customers,” said Simon Huang, vice president of commercial at Sateri, speaking at the previous edition. “We participate every year as the fair is closely related to our operation of cellulose fibre. The visitor flow is overwhelming, and I am really busy this year.”
“Although our business was affected by the pandemic in the first half of last year, there was significant recovery in the second half which reflected the improving market circumstances. In my forecast, the market demand for yarn will be huge after universal vaccination, while orders from international buyers will also improve,” Kyle Guo, senior executive at Texperts India, commented on the prospects of the market at the previous edition in 2021.
These words are expected to ring true, as the global yarn, fibre, and thread manufacturing market is set to grow to $144.3 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent.
Once again, a series of fringe events, such as the Textile Materials Innovation Forum, will supplement the supply and demand on show at the fairground. Yarn Expo Spring will be held alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, CHIC, and PH Value, added the release.
The synergy created by the five concurrent fairs elevates the value the platform offers as the entire supply chain gathers for three days of networking, business matching, and information sharing. Yarn Expo Spring is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT.
Rayon Filament Yarn Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)