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ShanghaiTex 2017: Knitting in Lifestyle
Publish Date: Feb-14 2017
Knitting technology is always evolving in accordance to our ever-changing lifestyle. Thus it penetrates our lives with diverse appearances, functions and applications. In view of our different lifestyles, ShanghaiTex 2017 (November 27-30, 2017@SNIEC, Pudong, Shanghai) will explore the cutting-edge knitting technology and application to stimulate innovation and inspiration among textile manufacturers.

The highlighted knitting technology at ShanghaiTex 2017 covers Knitting & Hosiery, Functional Fibers and Wearable Electronics, targeting manufacturers of sportswear, sport shoes, wearables developer, fashion and home textiles, etc.

High Performance Textiles

Emerging technology of functional fiber processing leveled up the properties of knitwear, such as elasticity, air permeability, softness, and anti-wrinkle, etc. The combination of fashion and function has delivered excellent performance and aesthetics of apparel. For examples, the Coolmax fiber from US DuPont; Triactor fiber from Japanese Toyobo; and the Coolplus fiber from Taiwan ZTE, are all developed with special cross-section shape to foster capillary action for better moisture transfer and sweat removal.

Yet, a lot more value-added properties are to be considered in developing functional wear, such as waterproof and UV resistant, thermal balance, moisture wicking, radiation protection, high tensile strength, etc. Buyers can explore the latest technologies of different functions at ShanghaiTex 2017.

Smart Textiles . Wearable Technology

With the development of textile technology, apparel industry has made some breakthroughs in terms of comfort and warmth retaining. The revolutionary integration of electronics and textiles has enabled Smart Textiles to sense and react to changing environment, which has triggered a revolutionary change in the industry. Wearable technology refers to smart electronic devices (with microcontrollers) that can be worn on the body as implant or accessories. The designs often incorporate practical functions and features. Wearable equipment is not only about hardware, but also incorporate software support, data and cloud interaction to achieve its function, bringing huge changes to our lives and perceptions. Cute Circuit, a British wearable technology company, has developed the world's first "smart skirt" which was made of grapheme. With a built-in sensor, it can respond to the wearer's breathing rate to change colors.
ShanghaiTex 2017 will unveil the wisdom and challenges behind smart textile, bringing topics such as conductive fabrics and soft batteries under the spotlight.

Gateway to Fastest Growing Market: Sports Textiles Technology Zone

The emphasis on versatility, convenience, fashion and comfort is generating a strong demand for sports and fitness textiles. This segment is expected to garner the fastest growth. Sports textile is a combination of electronic technology and sports apparel with the aim of meeting the needs derived from sport and playing its unique function. The majority of sports textiles are characterized by combining functional performance with electronic high-tech features to achieve more innovative products in line with humanistic demands.

The newly launched "Sports Textiles Technology Zone" at ShanghaiTex 2017 Hall W1 will highlight the technology and equipment used in sports textile. A series of conferences and activities in this field will also explore cutting-edge design and trends for sportswear, footwear, fashion, smart fabric developers and other industry professionals.

ShanghaiTex is sponsored by Shangtex Holding Co Ltd, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-council and China Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai Chamber of Commerce; and is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Co Ltd. and Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd.

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