Held for the 15th time this year, the Yarn Fair with the International Textile Machinery Exhibition between April 14-17, 2018. This way, visitors to the fair had the chance to find what they were looking for in the textile industry at the same venue. The fair hosted by Tüyap achieved great success by breaking its own record of the previous year. Organised with the participation of 318 companies and company representatives from 23 countries, the fair welcomed 2,729 foreign and 9,769 domestic visitors, which is 12,498 visitors in total. Throughout the Yarn Fair where the participants, visitors and industry representatives were brought together, leading brands of the industry attracted new customers and accomplished key collaborations.
Yarn is among the most crucial raw materials in the textile industry and continues to be one of the main lifelines of the textile industry. As one of the industries driving exports, yarn is used in virtually every product in the textile industry. According to a report published by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITHIB), the share of the yarn group in the sum of textile and raw material exports between January – October in 2017 was 17.8 per cent. The October figure for yarn exports was 165 mn dollars, which indicates an increase of 9.5 per cent. Between January – October in 2017, exports amounted to approximately $1.5 bn. These figures demonstrate the crucial nature of yarn in manufacturing.
Products which were showcased at the Yarn Fair included cotton and cotton blend yarns, Elastane Yarns, Wool and wool blend yarns, Viscose and viscose blend yarns, Acrylic and acrylic blend yarns, Fancy Yarns, Polyester and polyester blend yarns, Silk and silk blend yarns, Polypropylene, Polyamide, Linen, Natural, Regenerated, Metallic Yarns, Technical, Sewing and Embroidery Threads, Nylon Yarns, Knitting Threads, Textured Yarns, Fibres, Bobbins and Spools.
Nearly 400 visitors from 18 countries were hosted by Tüyapt
Following global promotional activities, Tüyap hosted purchasing committees including more than 400 buyers, textile manufacturers, Chairmen of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Consuls, and Presidents of Foundations from Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Morocco, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Egypt, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia and Ukraine, with all expenses covered by TÜYAP. Making important purchases during the Fair, the committees said that Istanbul Yarn Fair has become the center of the global yarn trade.
Companies participating in the fair made important business connections
On the first day of the Fair, committees from a total of 7 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Russia), which are target export locations of the industry as part of committees organised by the Turkish Ministry of Economy, undertook intense commercial discussions with participating companies. Participating companies that export to more than 50 countries and are among the few leading yarn manufacturers in the world were pleased about increasing their capacities.
The Yarn Fair, planned by the fair team which considered the demands of the participants and visitors throughout the year, has made an indelible impression both in Turkey and abroad. Having become a meeting point representing the Eurasia region with its ever-increasing foreign visitors, the Yarn Fair will continue contributing to the industry exports with its new technologies, quality products and leading companies between February 28th and March 2nd, 2019.