Taiwan eyes partnership with Indian counterparts to promote technical textiles

Technotex 2015

09 Apr 2015

 Tuesday, 7thApril, 2015, Mumbai: “The Indian industry – functional, technical and composite – is growing at a great pace. The Indian composite industry is pegged at Rs. 15,000 crore with an expected growth of 15 per cent per annum over the next four years. The Indian technical textile industry is around Rs. 24,000 crores (10% of global market) and expected annual growth rate is 10 %.The need of the hour for Indian manufacturing is quality, reliability and consistency. Taiwan is one of the very few suppliers in the world who can fulfill the above criteria and help the industry grow exponentially”, shared Mr. Sean Tsai from Taiwan Textile Federation, who is participating in Technotex 2015. 

Taiwan Textile Federation  (TTF) & the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) are forming the Taiwan Pavilion jointly with Taiwan Composites Association (TCA) at Technotex 2015, which will be held in Mumbai from April 09-11, 2015 at Bombay Convention Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. The Taiwan pavilion will display Taiwan’s latest in textiles and composites with quality products showcasing pioneering technologies. Taiwan is participating in a big way this year with 18 companies producing high-end composites, innovative technical textiles, raw materials, accessories and non-woven machinery.
Mr. Sean Tsai from Taiwan Textile Federation said,“India is a very dynamic market with a lot of potential and scope for Taiwanese companies to expand their export market. Taiwanese composite and technical textile companies are keen to penetrate their products in India with the growing demand and consumption of technical textiles. The multiple industries and sectors Taiwan is focusing on are automotive, defense, Police, Fire departments, Sports Gear and Apparel, Rainwear, Outdoor Tents and Canopies, Protective and Safety Products, Architecture and Construction, Logistics and Warehousing, Public Sector Units (PSU), Home Textiles, Composite Textiles (FRP, Fiberglass and Carbon Fibre), Non-woven Machinery, Public Transportation, Luggage & Footwear, Electronics & Appliance, etc.”
Taiwan’s functional textiles market has invested a lot of resources in textile technology innovation. Today, they produce fabrics, which are Anti-bacteria, Water Repellent, and Moisture Transferring amongst others. This is why most of the largest sportswear and outerwear manufacturers and retailers usually source active wear fabric from Taiwan. 
Taiwan has an international reputation for technical textile development. Companies are exhibiting a wide range of application fields like protective, performance functional, eco-friendly, mobile, non-woven and new materials for Architectural & Geotechnical construction.Taiwan’s product strengths include: Nylon 6/66 chip and performance filament (Chain Yarn &Zig Sheng); High tenacity yarn (Shingkong); Multi-Functional fabric / 2-4 laminated fabric (Advance Hitech&Hsien Chi); Protective fabric (Ho Yu); Rainwear fabric & Synthetic leather (Yung Yaw); TPU (Ding Zing); Performance zipper & apparel accessory (Genmore); Non-woven machinery (Healthy) and Reinforced fabrics / FRP (TEI, GTI, Glotech, Formosa Taffeta).
The composites industry is one of the key industries in Taiwan and has been in development in Taiwan for the past sixty years and hence, the Taiwan Composite Industry possesses a unique status in the composites world. Taiwan stands fourth in the world in the Carbon Fiber capacity and 30 percent of electronic grade glass fibers are manufactured in Taiwan.
The Composites to be showcased at 2015 TECHNOTEX INDIA will include:
Fibers for Industry Textiles like Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, Aramid Fiber, Basalt Fiber and Hybrid Fiber with fine denier, high tensile/modulus, low dielectric constant, high temperature/thermal stability and flame resistance, etc. 
Weaving Textile Products like Unidirectional, Multidirectional, Prepreg with unique processing technologies such as Coating, Electroplating Metallizing, Colorizing, Jacquard Printing, etc. 
End Products such as Cloud Printed Circuit Board (PCB), High frequency Copper-Clad-Laminates(CCL), Automobile Composite, Control-plate for air conditioner, Furniture/Decoration, Parts for 3C devices, Sporting Goods, Filtration materials, Civil and Construction, High Performance Coating and Prepreg Material, etc.

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