India is a very important market for the German textile machinery industry, with an export of more than €255 mn (8 per cent) in 2017. About 370 decision-makers and experts from the textile and nonwoven related industry attended the VDMA conference and B2B event called “German Technology meets Indian Textiles and Nonwovens” in Mumbai/India on May 15-16, 2018.
The major cutting-edge topics of the conference program were: higher profits throughout the entire textile value chain; energy, material, water and dyestuff savings for an environmentally friendly production; new applications such as technical textiles, nonwovens (e.g. hygiene products, geotextiles for the infrastructure) or home textiles (e.g. terry towels); automation, industry 4.0, digital communication and smart factory solutions; quality improvements e.g. with measurement and control systems; lower investment costs in spinning preparation with integrated draw frames; new technologies to combine spinning and knitting; smart textiles and added value products e.g. with embroidery machines.