Texcare Asia, one of the most reputed trade fairs for modern textile care in Asia, opens from today to 29 September 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China, after the two-year preparation.

Stepping into its 20th years in Asia, its scale grows, and the show’s organisers are pleased to see the 2017 fair as the biggest show in its history. In an expansive exhibition space of 20,000 sqm, the fair will house 171 international exhibitors from 23 countries and regions including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the UK and the US.

Demonstrating its strong foothold within the global and Asian laundry industries, numerous prominent brands are presenting at the three-day show. These include the likes of ASAHI, BÖWE, Castic-SMP, Chuandao, Ecolab, Electrolux, Girbau, Hohenstein, Jensen, Kannegiesser, Lapauw, Oasis, Sailstar, San-ai, Sea-lion, Seitz, TOTO, Vega, Voss, Weishi, YAC and Yamamoto. Over 11,000 trade visitors and buyers from around the world are expected to explore the latest industrial progress on laundering, press and ironing equipment, chemical products, as well as many other textile care solutions from these market leaders.

The 2017 show has significantly expanded its focus on technologies, automation and green solutions to support the industry’s sustainable development. A broader range of cutting edge solutions and advanced equipment will be showcased during the course of the show, ranging from heavy duty and smart laundry machineries, to automated and energy saving washing solutions.

The fair also sees extensive showcases on RFID (radio frequency identification) integration for laundry workshops. The track-and-trace capabilities of RFID will benefit laundry shops with increased operational accuracy, efficiency, visibility and loss-prevention.

In line with these focuses is the show’s world class fringe programme, which features five events with over 30 sessions. Each has been organised to cover every corner of the industry’s needs, for fairgoers to share, learn and connect. These forums are:

•    Texcare Forum Asia 2017
•    Convention on applications of smart and green laundry for national institutes
•    China hotel smart and green laundry solutions summit 2017
•    Management model for textile rental and laundry services
•    RAL first annual conference & textile washing leasing technology forum

Richard Li, general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said: “With the launch of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the hotel and tourism markets in Asia are making positive progress under the backdrop of the Asia-Europe transport network, which has become further developed in recent years. Thanks to this, the needs of laundry and dry cleaning services will experience vigorous growth.”

“Texcare Asia plays a vital role as the one-stop platform for industry peers to grasp these opportunities by introducing the products, innovations and topics which are in line with the very latest trends,” Mr Li added.

Texcare Asia is a biennial event organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and China Light Industry Machinery Association.