BARCELONA — The 16th edition of ITMA launched cutting-edge technology and a range of product lines aimed at reduced energy use and process sustainability.
Considered the world’s largest textile and apparel technology fair, ITMA ran Sept. 22 to 29 in the GranVia fairgrounds here, with 1,350 exhibitors from 45 countries. The fair drew about 100,000 visitors from 138 countries. ITMA stretched over 971,000 square feet in eight halls with major vendor participation from Europe, led by Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Spain, as well as from major machinery manufacturing countries in Asia, including Turkey, India, Japan and China.
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