Besides the exhibitors from the domestic textile and apparel industry, there is also a significant number of international exhibitors including COTTON USA, Microban, HeiQ, Ommi Srl, and UK-based Alchemie Technology, according to a press release by TITAS. The US, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the UK, Switzerland, and Sweden are among the nations with exhibiting companies at the trade show.
The Sustainable Fashion Show, hosted by Taiwan’s ministry of culture, will join TITAS 2022, connecting local textile manufacturers to fashion designers and others along the fashion value chain. The eagerly anticipated event has an overall focus on innovation, with efforts particularly concentrated across five key areas. These areas are sustainability in textiles; functional applications; personal protective equipment (PPE); intelligent manufacturing; and smart textiles.
The 26th Taipei Innovative Textile Application show, one of Asia’s leading trade shows, has begun and will continue until October 14, 2022. Around 367 exhibitors from across the globe are expected to participate in the show, which is the only textile innovation trade show in Taiwan. The event is being held in Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Among the many exciting exhibitors at TITAS 2022, include many looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Far Eastern New Century focuses on sustainability and will present brand new materials and product solutions this year at TITAS. Combining the concepts of circular economy and the Metaverse, Formosa Plastics Group focuses on using technology to harness a wide variety of different renewable and recyclable natural materials. Zig Sheng says its sustainable yarn lowers manufacturers’ carbon footprint. Eclat Textile Co will be exhibiting under its new value proposition ‘Materials with purpose’, as it continues to grow in to the activewear sector.
With net zero carbon emissions in mind, TITAS exhibitor Libolon has developed a green circulation concept through water circular economy, green recycling fibre products such as its RePET eco-friendly polyester recycled yarn, and its ReEcoya recycle dope dye yarn.
Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation is another TITAS exhibitor working towards carbon neutrality, focusing on sustainable topics, including its yarn made from recycled garments. Circularity is a theme that runs through many exhibitors at TITAS. New Wide Group says it is looking to create a carbon-neutral circular supply chain in the textile and apparel industry.
At TITAS, New Wide has organised four topic zones: Desert Explorer, Ocean Flow, Optimised Performance, and Creative Community. These zones focus on high-performance fabrics including anti-bacterial, breathable, and extraordinary wicking functionalities around eco-fashion.
Exhibitor Everest Textile Co will also showcase its carbon capture polyester yarn, bagasse bio-based polyester yarn, E-2000 recycled polyester composite bio-based polyester eco yarn, recycled fishing net nylon yarn, recycled high tenacity nylon 6,6 (Cordura re/cor), Morphlon Waste Shoe material recycled yarn, and pineapple fibre yarn.
The Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) will exhibit research and development projects in high-end textiles, environmental sustainability, digital innovation, and smart textiles and training. Oshima says it has developed ‘the first truly capable domestic fabric inspection machine,’ which will be on show at TITAS 2022, added the release.
Tex-Ray Industrial Co will showcase their latest innovations including their patented high-resolution and environment-friendly printing technology HD ECOPRINT, revolutionary eco-dyeing process Ecoloration technology, T-Fresh Antimicrobial Materials Series, and so on.
To do its bit to protect the ocean, Singtex Industrial Co, a manufacturer of functional fabrics, will launch the 13th generation of S.Café at TITAS 2022. Also at the show, Light Textile is showcasing its LIGHTEMIS technology, which can be used in apparel and footwear, providing safety in the dark with high comfort.
TITAS has adopted various digital technologies to create a digital, interactive, and intelligent exhibition format for its online visitors.
The TITAS VR Online exhibition hall aims to provide a reality experience of the show tour to those international professionals who are not able to attend TITAS. The TITAS Online Show is a 24/7 online platform, which serves as a marketplace for visitors to source the latest products from TITAS exhibitors — anytime and anywhere in the world. The TITAS Live Stream airs live interviews of selected exhibitors on their innovations together with a guided tour of their booth during the show on YouTube, Facebook, and the TITAS website.
TITAS was selected as a demonstration field of the EXPO-TECH Pilot Project for Digital Exhibitions of the Bureau of Foreign Trade, introducing the following digital technologies to enhance the interactive experience of visitors.
The 3D Hologram Hybrid Booth adopts unique holographic display of 3D textile models and interactive gesture recognition technology. The Intelligent Manufacturing Interactive Immersive Space is designed to display six intelligent manufacturing processes via VR technology.
The TITAS event is being held in Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)