According to CEMATEX, owner of ITMA 2019, the cluster of accompanying events will spotlight key industry challenges and leading-edge solutions that will support industry members’ drive for sustainability and competitiveness.
Fritz Mayer, president of CEMATEX, elaborates: “ITMA has evolved beyond its original aim of merely providing a buy-and-sell platform for textile machinery manufacturers. It is now a meaningful platform for all industry stakeholders to share new breakthroughs, brainstorm solutions and explore collaboration.”
Two events that have been successfully organized in conjunction with past ITMA exhibitions include the Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum and the Nonwovens Forum.
ITMA will jointly organize the Nonwovens Forum @ ITMA 2019 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA). The one-day event on June 21 will feature discussions on the latest innovations in nonwovens based on the theme: Nonwovens manufacturing processes for the 21st century: more flexible, more efficient, more sustainable.
Pierre Wiertz, general manager, EDANA, says: “We are always exploring ways to help the industry to create a strong foundation for sustainable growth of the nonwovens and related industries through education and dialogue. Hence, we look forward to working with ITMA on the Nonwovens Forum.”
Meanwhile, the 3rd Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum @ ITMA 2019, held on June 23, will focus on the theme: The Circular Economy and Resource Sustainability Strategy.
“Discussions will center on the circular economy and resource sustainability strategy and how textile chemicals and innovative and cleaner technologies can support it under the influence of Industry 4.0 emerging strategic concept,” says Andrew Filarowski, chairman of the forum’s organizing committee and technical director of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.