ShanghaiTex will lead the textile industry to achieve smart manufacturing.
ShanghaiTex will lead the textile industry to achieve smart manufacturing.

The bi-annual signature event of the textile industry, the 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2017) will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center (Pudong, Shanghai) on 27-30 November.

With Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing the changing landscape of textile industry, the show will unveil a parade of “Textile for Smarter Future” with over 1,200 anticipated exhibitors. More than 60,000 professional buyers are expected to participate for commercial procurement.

Therefore, apart from latest high-tech technologies and sustainable solutions, ShanghaiTex 2017 will present a high-end innovation feast integrating the textile technologies and cross-boundary applications for the first time, leading the industry on the trend to the emerging Industry 4.0 era.

ShanghaiTex 2017 will cover 9 halls of the exhibition center with an exhibition space of more than 100,000 square meters. Major themed zones include:

  • Sports Textile Technology
  • Technology for Automotive Textiles
  • Knitting & Hosiery Machinery
  • New Materials, Technology & Designs
  • Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery & Textile Chemicals
  • Digital Printing Machinery
  • Spinning & Techtextile Machinery
  • Spare Parts and Accessories for Textile
  • Weaving Machinery

Ground breaking C2M Smart Factory Experience Zone

As more consumers use smartphones for shopping, the Customer to Manufactory (C2M) business model is replacing the traditional supply chain. ShanghaiTex 2017 will set up a brand new C2M Smart Factory Experience Zone in which selected leading companies will showcase revolutionary production technologies.

These technologies include the world’s latest 3D body scanning and virtual fitting technology, ERP/MES systems, as well as e-commerce platforms to simulate the operation of a smart factory.

A series of splendid concurrent seminars will also shed lights on forecasting C2M trend in the coming 5 years to bring more practical solutions to interested industrial players.
Buyers can explore the cutting-edge knitting technologies and applications at ShanghaiTex.
High performance knitting in life style

Knitting technology is always evolving in accordance to our ever-changing lifestyle. Advanced functional fiber processing uplifts the properties of knitwear, such as elasticity, breathability, softness etc. High performance knitting technologies and their innovative applications will be showcased extensively in the show.

The highlighted technologies cover Knitting & Hosiery, Functional Fibers and Wearable Electronics, targeting manufacturers of sportswear, sport shoes, smart textiles, fashion, home textiles, etc.

Exploration of innovations in the Sports Arena

With the rise of athleisure trend, the concurrent event Sports Arena will look into three hot topics: sports bra, wearable technology and shoe technology.

Along with the product and 3D printing technology showcases, Sports Arena gathers experts from different fields to share the latest development and trends on the aforementioned topics.

Extensive digital printing applications
The Latest Digital Printing Trends seminar will be held to discuss the hot topics regarding customization and sustainable solutions.
With the enormous technology development, the applications of digital printing have extended and are no longer limited to fashion and garment. Following its popularity from the last edition, the Digital Printing Machinery Zone has an expansion and has received substantial support from renowned exhibitors.

With a focus on short production cycle, low-volume and on-demand production, the zone will unleash the latest digital printing technologies and applications under the customization trend, bringing its great development potential towards Industry 4.0.

During the show period, the organizers will also host a seminar The Latest Digital Printing Trends to discuss the hot topics regarding customization and sustainable solutions.

New Eco-Denim Centre on stage

A special denim theme zone Eco-Denim Centre will be newly featured at Shanghaitex 2017. A series of new and sustainable technologies including dyes, additives, chemicals; finishing equipment and laser processing equipment will be unleashed.

An inspiring seminar Denim Mastermind will also be held to address the challenges and opportunities of the denim industry and introduce the latest production solutions.

Fast track to enhance partnership with Marks & Spencer

In response to promote sustainable manufacturing, ShanghaiTex 2017 has collaborated with Marks & Spencer (M&S) to conduct a trendsetting forum “Marks & Spencer - Plan A 2025” on Day 2 of the show.

In January 2007, M&S introduced an environmental and ethical plan called Plan A, indicating the core value of the company to help protect the planet by sourcing responsibly and reducing waste. And in 2014, M&S introduced Plan A 2020 which consists of 100 new and modified commitments to achieve by 2020.

M&S needs to invest in its supply chain and work with the right partner. Therefore, the organizers have invited Mr. Toiny Pang, Technical Sustainability Manager, Quality & Compliance from M&S, to share more details about Plan A 2025 and to discuss latest green manufacturing solutions in the forum.

ShanghaiTex is sponsored by Shangtex Holding Co. Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce; and is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Co. Ltd. and Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd.

ShanghaiTex 2017 Concurrent Events & Trend Forums 

Time

Theme

11.27 (Monday)

Venue

14:00-16:30

Smart Production

Textile Industry 4.0 Forum

Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone

14:30-15:00

Eco-Denim

The Textile Challenge: Finding Denim

Hall E1 - Eco-Denim Centre

14:00-16:30

Sports Tech

The Sports Bra-ology

Hall W1 - Sports Arena

Time

Theme

11.28 (Tuesday)

Venue

10:30-12:00

Sports Tech

Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition: Final

Hall W1 - Sports Arena

11:00-12:30

Eco-Denim

Denim Mastermind Seminar

Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone

13:30-15:00

Buyer's Forum

Buyer's Forum : MARKS & SPENCER - Plan A 2025

Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone

14:00-15:30

Sports Tech

Smart Textiles Innovation Forum

Hall W1 - Sports Arena

15:30-16:00

Sports Tech

Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition: Prize Giving Ceremony

Hall W1 - Sports Arena

Time

Theme

11.29 (Wednesday)

Venue

10:30-12:00

Digital Print

Megatrends in Digital Printing

Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone

11:00-12:30

Sports Tech

The Evolution of Sports Shoe Tech

Hall W1 - Sports Arena