Focused Topic

Pushing the boundaries of textile on the way to Industry 4.0
The 18th Shanghai International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ShanghaiTex 2017) focuses on the world's latest innovative textile technology, high-growth application sectors and cross-border technology, thereby assisting industry to overcome challenges and spark new opportunities on the way to industry 4.0.

In response to the "Customization" trend, ShanghaiTex 2017 contributes to the progressive realization of industry 4.0 through promotion of advancement in production, digitalization, sustainability and servitization, to breathe new dynamics and value to the industry and assist Chinese textile to rank among the world's manufacturing powers.
Highlighted Technology
  • Sports Textiles Technology
  • Technology for Automotive Textiles
  • Knitting & Hosiery Machinery
  • Digital Printing Machinery
  • Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Machinery & Textile Chemicals
  • Spinning & Techtextile Machinery
  • Weaving Machinery
  • Spare Parts and Accessories for Textile Machinery
  • New Materials, Technology & Designs for Textile Products


Hot Topics
  • Industry 4.0
  • Smart Factory
  • C2M
  • ERP system
  • Mass customization
  • Cross-border Technology
  • 3D Fitting & 3D Printing
  • Smart Textiles
  • R&D and Application of Industrial Use Textile
High Growth Applications
  • Automotive and Industrial Textile
  • Knitting in Lifestyle
    - Fashion
    - Sporty Chic
    - Customized Home
    - Smart Textiles
  • Digital Printing‧Printing, Dyeing and Finishing
Map out your way to Industry 4.0
While Industry 4.0 has become a global trend, many big brands have infiltrated the 4.0 philosophy into supplier requirements. Sensibly, for textile manufacturers, realizing 4.0 has become a necessity to achieve profitable growth by enhancing their adaptability to get orders, prior to productivity optimization.

Instead of one-off expenditure, achieving industry 4.0 should be regarded as "step by step" investment in raising business competitiveness by responding quickly to changing markets. From innovation of product, service to production process, ShanghaiTex will demonstrate the integration of information, internet, IoT and mobile electronics technology, assisting enterprises to find their own pace to industry 4.0.
C2M Smart Factory Experience Zone
3D Scanning‧3D Printing‧Textile Automation‧Management System‧E-commerce Platform
The Manufacturing Experience from Future
The experience zone will gather the world's latest 3D body scanning and virtual fitting technology, ERP/CAD system, as well as e-commerce platform together to demonstrate the operation of a smart factory. Visitors will definitely get inspired through hands-on experience of the equipment and technology that involved under C2M.
3D Printer Demonstration
At ShanghaiTex, visitors will witness how 3D printing has eliminate the need for tailoring and sewing processes, accurately complete complex and multi-material designs.
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