TITAS, the Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show, one of Asia’s leading trade shows for innovation in textile applications, will return to Taipei, Taiwan, and will take place from tomorrow, 12 October to 14 October 2022.
The 26th editor of the event will take place in Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center and will host 367 exhibitors from across the globe. Besides the exhibitors from the domestic textile and apparel industry, also an important number of international exhibitors from The US, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the UK, Switzerland and Sweden, just to name a few, will present their newest developments. Among others, Cotton USA, Microban, HeiQ, Ommi Srl and UK-based Alchemie Technology will participate.
While domestic visitor attendance is expected to be high, with thousands of visitors already registered, many more are expected from the rest of Asia, Europe and the US, as key global brands are expected to represent an important portion of the visitors’ list.
The event will spread its exhibitors across five key areas. These are: Sustainability in Textiles, presenting eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes for cleaner production, circularity, reducing carbon emissions and achieving zero discharge of hazardous substances; Functional Applications spotlighting added value textiles and apparel with multifunctional purposes for key application areas such as sports, outdoor, fitness and health and wellbeing; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), focusing on the development of personal protective and medical textile products using advanced textile technology, especially important after the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The area dedicated to Intelligent Manufacturing will showcase hi-tech automation systems and solutions to enhance production efficiency, streamline processes and provide value-rich data in order to adapt to changing market and consumer needs.
Smart Textiles will also occupy a significant area of the show considering that research and development are advancing fast around smart textiles, and companies are combining cloud computing and wireless communication technology for textile applications.
A variant of this fiber is Fenc Topgreen Bio3 PET that utilises LanzaTech cutting-edge biotechnology that transforms industrial waste gas into low carbon MEG, which then turns into brand-new polyester, according to the company.
With another nod to sustainability, Formosa Plastics Group has focused on circular economy and the Metaverse, by using technology to harness a wide variety of different renewable and recyclable natural materials, according to the company.
Zig Sheng is launching Netup nylon, made from recycled fishing net, Revert nylon, a low-carbon recycled yarn which turns nylon waste into nearly 2,400 tons of yarn every year.
Eclat Textile Co will be exhibiting Primefit Zero material, a 100% recyclable stretchy textile with a fine furrow structure composed of highly compressed strands of flexuous yarns which maximize their stretch capabilities and inhibit the loss of elasticity for a longer life cycle.
Also at the show, Light Textile is showcasing its Lightemis, a technology, launched in 2021 with a fine denier yarn combined with elastic and reflective properties that can be used in apparel and footwear, providing safety in the dark with high comfort.
A number of forum and seminars related to circular textiles and sustainability will also be part of the event’s program as well as a TITAS’ digital, interactive and intelligent exhibition format that online visitors will be able to visit and to be well thought of.