The Techtextil India 2021 took place in Mumbai at Bombay Exhibition Centre after a two-year hiatus and was inaugurated by key industry and government figures.

Ajit Chavan, Secretary – Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India was one of the guest who inaugurated the event, as per the press release.

The aim of this textile trade fair aims was to showcase the future potential of technical textiles backed by a series of knowledge sessions, live product demos and B2B networking opportunities.

Addressing the industry at the inauguration, Chavan shared, “The government of India’s policies are completely catered towards the growth of technical textiles. We have a target of INR 2 Lakh Crore in the country and the Indian industry is geared up to achieve that market potential. As a country, we have a great lot of scope in agrotech and medtech, while we have always been at the forefront of packtech, geotech and other high-technology areas.”

Commenting on the policies, he added “The PLI scheme will be a major fillip in manufacturing of technical textiles and the textile parks will provide integrated linkages with the technical textile value chain.”

Elaborating on Germany’s participation at the fair, Chavan also said: “Techtexil India is a great platform for bringing the technical textile stakeholders together. Despite the pandemic related difficulties, I am happy to see Germany participating in this important fair and I am sure that they will find good business and collaborations between Indian entrepreneurs and German industries.”

Weavetech Engineers, Lenzing Fibers India Pvt Ltd, Khosla Profile Pvt Ltd, Lucky International, Meera Industries Ltd, Park Non-Woven Pvt Ltd, Sarex Chemicals, Alok Masterbatches Pvt Ltd, SICAM and Suntech Geotextile Pvt Ltd are some of the leading Indian companies participating in the 2021 fair.