ShanghaiTex 2019

Smarter Textile. Better Life.

The 19th International Exhibition on Textile Industry, ShanghaiTex, will be held from 25-28 November, 2019 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. More than 1.200 exhibitors from 95 countries are expected to participate in the current edition with total exhibition area of 103.500 sqm. The event takes place twice a year.

ShanghaiTex is a high-quality platform for future textiles, fashion trends and innovations. Some of the most important topics to be presented at the upcoming show are Textile Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Customization, Supply Chain and New Retail. Additionally, part of the exhibition will be dedicated to Sustainability and the production and usage of Eco-friendly Materials and Chemicals. Cross-border innovations such as 3D Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technology or Smart Textiles will also be presented by many of the leading textile machinery manufacturers.

The textile experts from ILLIES will be onsite in order to support customers and partner companies during the trade fair. Please find below some of the highlights at ShanghaiTex 2019, which we highly recommend to visit:


OERLIKON Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment will present its latest eAFK Evo texturing machine, which was unveiled to selected clients already at ITMA in Barcelona. The company developed eAFK Evo in cooperation with Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

The machine already operates successfully and is used for the manufacturing of various Unifiber virgin and REPREVE®-branded recycled polyester and polyamide yarns.

Additional highlights at ShanghaiTex 2019 will be:

  • the demonstration of machine and system concepts of WINGS FDY PA6, BCF S8 Tricolor
  • the demonstration of the interaction of automation and digitization, self-learning machines and systems, artificial intelligence (AI), remote services and edge computing
  • the presentation of sustainable production and the recycling of polyester with the VacuFil® Oerlikon in cooperation with the subsidiary company BB Engineering


Together with its five brands, including Bracker, Graf, Novibra, Suessen and SSM, RIETER will exhibit numerous innovative achievements, systematic solutions and the latest product info at their booth.

Graf will exhibit three products: a multisharp carding clothing, new combing cylinder and a carding clothing managing solution. All products are helping to reduce the production time and costs.

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During ShanghaiTex, KARL MAYER is inviting customers and other interested textile companies to visit their in-house show, which will take place from 25-28 November, 2019 at KARL MAYER (CHINA) in Changzhou.

Highlights at the KARL MAYER’s in-house show will be the double-bar raschel machine, which brings benefits to shoe fabric producers in particular, the direct warping machine for efficiently processing elastane for the mid-range segment and a new raschel machine, which will bring a lot of advantages to the producers of patterned lingerie fabrics.

For the first time in Asia, KARL MAYER will display a three-bar HKS model with electronic guide bar control and integration in the world of KM.ON.

There are several other presentations during the in-house show, which we highly recommend to be seen by all interested textile industry experts.

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TERROT will exhibit the top-selling machine UCC548E and the exclusive model Sino SL-4 TC at ShanghaiTex 2019.

The UCC548E is developed for the production of functional sport and leisure textiles and offers great flexibility with high production output. The machine features a wide variety of applications while producing single and double jersey combinations.

The second exhibition model, the sinkerless Sino SL-4 TC, stands for an easy and extremely efficient single jersey production for leisure and outerwear fabrics. TERROT circular knitting machines by SINO are especially designed to meet the technical requirements of the Chinese market, and are therefore exclusively distributed there.


THIES is specialized in the fabrication of high-quality machines for yarn and piece dyeing and bleaching and drying equipment. The products made by THIES are successfully established in markets for woven and knit fabrics as well as technical textiles.




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