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ITM& Hightex 2024 Turkey International Textile Machinery Exhibition
ITM& Hightex 2024 Turkey International Textile Machinery Exhibition
Time: June 4-8 2024
Location: Istanbul Tuyap Fair and Congress Center. Istanbul, Turkey
ITM& Hightex 2024 Turkey International Textile Machinery Exhibition
Turkey Textile Market
In recent years, Turkey's indigenous brands have been gradually establishing and maturing, attracting global attention. Industrial fabrics, as the fastest-growing segment within the textile industry, find widespread application in every economic sector, from medical and hygiene to daily necessities and construction, even clothing. Globally, industrial fabrics demonstrate higher annual consumption rates than textiles, with a steady 25% increase in yearly production. This intensified global competition underscores the shift towards market-oriented learning among both global producers and users to enhance competitiveness and market share.

Turkey stands out not only as a major producer of industrial textiles and nonwovens but also as a significant consumer. Turkey's nonwoven fabric production exceeds 100,000 tons per year, maintaining a consistent double-digit growth over the past few years. The fastest-growing areas for nonwoven fabric consumption in Turkey include clothing, geotextiles, construction, healthcare, and agriculture. In the short term, approximately 5% (comprising 92,547 businesses) of Turkey's textile enterprises intend to export their produced nonwoven fabric to expand or enhance their market presence. An estimated $15 billion USD will be directly or indirectly invested in nonwoven fabric production within the next four years in Turkey. The country hosts around 50 specialized domestic companies in nonwoven fabric production, yielding substantial profits both domestically and internationally.

Many Turkish enterprises are actively expanding their technological investments to improve and boost their competitiveness in foreign markets. Geographically spanning Asia and Europe, Turkey's unique location and close ties with the Balkans, Caucasus, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Middle Eastern countries render it one of the most vibrant trade hubs globally. Obtaining visas for businessmen from Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries to Turkey is straightforward, and Turkey offers low business costs for traders from the Middle East and Eastern European nations.

Transportation from Turkey to major European countries takes merely 6-11 days, coupled with Turkey's customs union with the European Union, facilitating import and export operations. Turkey is market-oriented, prioritizing the establishment of free trade zones and industrial free zones, currently operating 19 such zones.

ITM& Hightex 2024 Turkey International Textile Machinery Exhibition

Exhibition introduction
The ITM International Textile, Yarn, Knitting, Weaving, Dyeing, Printing, Finishing, and Hosiery Machineries Exhibition is organized by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. in partnership with Teknik Fairs Inc., in collaboration with TEMSAD (Turkish Textile & Machinery Industrialists Association). This esteemed event is set to take place at the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
With over 1000 textile technology producer companies participating, ITM showcases their latest operational models. Renowned as the largest exhibition in Turkey and the region, ITM holds a significant position among the most crucial textile exhibitions globally.

The HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Exhibition, held concurrently with the ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition, is an event organized by Teknik Fairs Inc. and TÜYAP in partnership. It stands as Turkey's and the region's premier and singular exhibition of its kind. Since its inception in 2005, HIGHTEX has evolved into one of today's most significant markets, showcasing the cutting-edge technological advancements in the field of technical textiles and nonwovens.

This exhibition serves as a pivotal convergence point for professionals, exhibitors, press representatives, and visitors within the technical textiles and nonwovens industries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. It offers an invaluable platform for networking, discovery, and showcasing the latest innovations and developments within these sectors.

The exhibition will be held concurrently with the triennial Turkey International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) and the Turkey International Yarn Exhibition. This combined event will feature 1,037 companies from 37 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Iran, Italy, Japan, North Korea, Malaysia, China, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Highlights Of The Exhibition
The largest and most influential textile and textile surface materials exhibition
The largest and most influential textile and textile surface materials exhibition
Turkey has the largest investment in post-textile finishing industry in Europe and its production capacity is the third in the world
Turkey has the largest investment in post-textile finishing industry in Europe and its production capacity is the third in the world
The area of 120000 square meters hosts 14000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries
The area of 120000 square meters hosts 14000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries
There are 1200 exhibitors and 49
There are 1200 exhibitors and 49
Exhibit Scope
Textile Machinery
Spinning preparation, chemical fiber production, spinning machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Winding, deformation, twisting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Netting, bonding, and finishing machines for nonwoven fabrics and felting, as well as their auxiliaries and accessories
Weaving preparation, weaving, tufting machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Embroidery machinery and its auxiliaries and accessories
Knitting machinery and accessories
Washing, bleaching, dyeing, drying, finishing, rolling, shearing, and folding machines and their auxiliaries and accessories
Printing and digital printing machines and their auxiliaries, inks and accessories
Clothing and other textile processing machinery and its auxiliary machinery and accessories
Laboratory testing and measuring equipment and their accessories
Transportation, handling, logistics, warehousing, and packaging equipment and accessories
Recycling equipment, waste reduction and pollution prevention equipment and their accessories
Software for design, data monitoring, processing, and integration
Dyes and textile chemicals for the textile industry
Exhibit Categories:
• Non-woven materials and related processed products: Medical and sanitary materials, interior decoration materials, new types of construction and waterproof materials, labor protection products, environmentally friendly materials, filtering materials, new thermal insulation materials, industrial materials for clothing accessories, agricultural materials, automotive materials, packaging materials, and coated fabrics, geotextiles, and geosynthetic materials.
• Fiber raw materials and chemical additives: Polyester, polypropylene, viscose, nylon, spandex staple and bicomponent fibers, ultrafine and ultra-short fibers, hollow fibers, special fibers such as metallic fibers, carbon fibers, and various high-performance fibers (heat-resistant, flame-retardant, high-strength, etc.), and differentiated fibers.
• Industrial fabrics: Geotextiles, construction fabrics, automotive fabrics, synthetic leather base fabrics, agricultural fabrics, and electrical insulation materials.
• Papermaking, blankets, apparel, shoe materials, household items, desiccants, packaging materials, etc.
• Non-woven materials and deep processing technology and equipment: Spunbond, meltblown, hydroentanglement, needle punching, dry papermaking (puffed paper), stitchbonding, thermal bonding, chemical bonding, carding, mesh forming, and pre-treatment of fibers for non-woven materials and production lines.
• Women's sanitary napkins, baby and adult diapers, wet wipes, masks, surgical gowns, molded masks, polymer chemical fibers, special fibers, adhesives, foam materials, coatings, additives, non-woven masterbatches, resins, and other deep processing equipment.
• Coating, lamination, electrostatic application (polarization), electrostatic flocking, molding, packaging, and other equipment.
• Non-woven fabrics: Includes spunbond, meltblown, needle-punched, hydroentangled, air-laid, thermal-bonded, chemically bonded non-woven fabrics, and their products.
• Production equipment, deep processing design: Non-woven fabric equipment and production lines, finishing equipment, deep processing equipment, auxiliary equipment, and instruments.