New record with biggest number of exhibitors
Reflecting the international composition of the participants, the largest number of exhibitors are from Italy (364 exhibitors), China (276 exhibitors), Germany (222 exhibitors), India (169 exhibitors) and Turkey (164 exhibitors).
CEMATEX countries continue to occupy the largest exhibit space, taking up 65% of the total net exhibit space. Italy booked 26% of the space, followed by Germany which booked 18%. The top non-CEMATEX countries are: Turkey with 9%, China with 8%, and India with 5% of the space booked.
A wide range of integrated solutions across the entire value chain in 19 exhibit sectors are present. Printing, which has seen many advances being made in the last few years, is an exciting growth sector. Chalking up a 38% increase in the number of exhibitors compared with the previous exhibition, it is one of the top 5 sectors at ITMA 2019: finishing (325 exhibitors), spinning (281 exhibitors), weaving (182 exhibitors), printing (157 exhibitors), knitting (136 exhibitors).
The nonwovens and technical textiles sectors, due to their wide range of applications, continue to be an important sector at the ITMA 2019. Garment making, which has been impacted by digitalization and fast fashion, is also making a bigger impact at the ITMA.
Many new technologies were launched, ranging from 3D weaving and knitting to hi-tech nonwovens processes, sustainable chemicals and state-of-the-art garment-making technologies, and wide range of software-powered automation solutions.