Firms from China, Germany, and Switzerland to take part

Southern India Mills’ Association will organise Texfair 2013, the eighth edition of textile machinery and spares exhibition, here from December 13 to 16.

Association chairman T. Rajkumar and the exhibition chairman S. Dinakaran told presspersons here on Monday that Texfair will have 240 stalls. Half-a-dozen Chinese companies, and German and Switzerland firms are taking part apart from the exhibitors from different parts of the country.

Textile mills spend almost four per cent of the annual turnover on spares and nearly five per cent of the turnover on modernisation.

Seminars will be organised on three days of the expo.

Farm-to-Finish exhibition

The association is also organising another expo – “Farm-to-Finish Expo 2013” from December 13 to 15. The event will have 68 stalls and 65 participants. “This is an effort to bring together all stakeholders of the textile industry,” Mr. Dinakaran said.

Cotton seed producers, textile mills, weavers, garment units, power systems, and banks will be part of the Farm-to-Finish expo. With focus on value addition, several new varieties of yarn are now available in the market. The association has invited farmers and weavers for this event. This season, the total cotton production in the country is expected to be 375 lakh bales.

Vision document

The association will organise a seminar to come out with a vision document to increase cotton production to 700 lakh bales in seven to eight years. Tamil Nadu produces just six lakh bales of cotton a year.

Efforts are needed to increase the production in the State too. Special seminars on modern weaving machines, viscose fibres, polyester fibre, Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme and technical textiles will be held.

The textile industry has revived and investments are expected to pick up soon.

The association wants to bring the textile machinery exhibition, which is usually held in Mumbai, to Coimbatore. The participants want better connectivity to Coimbatore, Mr. Rajkumar said.

  • The fair will have 240 stalls

  • Seminars to be organised on three days of the exhibition