After the two-year preparation Texcare Asia 2017 Open the door successfully

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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.


Vincenzo Minarelli, export sales director for Firbimatic SpA,.

‘Opportunistic’ attendees energize modern textile fair

Texcare Asia, 2017 edition, started today with a jump, bringing forth a showcase of products and equipment for laundry and drycleaning attendees worldwide who showed youth and energy while seeking opportunity.

The event, staged at the New International Expo Centre, fills 20,000 square meters of space in two halls and has attracted 171 exhibitors and an estimated 11,000 attendees, notes show organizers Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) and co-host China Light Industry Machinery Association (CLIMA).

The show aisles were crowded with attendees from many countries, and a youthful feeling was running through the halls. Some booths, such as Firbimatic, Sankosha, Bufa, Kannegiesser, Forenta, Colmac and Miele, just to name a few, were busy, sometimes crowded enough to block the aisleways, always a strong sign.

“There are so many opportunities we've noticed this year at Texcare Asia,” says Ian Ruxton, an attendee and owner of Wash Comm Co. in Queensland, Australia. He’s here for the 11th time, “looking for ideas, seeing lots of quality control in equipment and products and an amazing amount of new innovation at the show.”

Richard Li, general manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai), talked to a packed welcome reception crowd this morning about the joint effort between Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) and CLIMA to promote “high-quality global exhibitors and visitors who will benefit at Texcare Asia 2017 through meetings, educational, and onsite intervention during the fair.”

Opportunity, innovation and growth are words heard often to describe Texcare Asia this year. In chatting with Simon Nield, president of Panama City-Fla.-based Jensen USA, he seemed to concur, pointing out at an after-hours social gathering that potential growth in Asia is strong and he's hearing “talk of opportunity and innovation across the show floor, a great sign.”

American Drycleaner chatted with Tim Maxwell, president of Kansas City, Mo.-based GreenEarth, in one of the busiest aisles. He noted the show was strong and said he was enjoying himself very much.

The final speaker of the opening reception, Elgar Straub, managing director of Munich, Germany-based VDMA, an association involved in textile care, fabric and leather technologies, seemed to sum up this year's Texcare Asia 2017 goal with this conclusion: “We will continue to promote the development of China and Western Asia.” His speech was met with strong applause from the group of exhibitors, media and guests.



A wide variety of industry experts brought together, sharing knowledge and practical know-how during the Forum. As the PTC market in Asia is still rapidly evolving and growing companies increasingly start looking for opportunities in automation and the integration of processing. Both the show and the forum will provide the visitor with all the elements PTC businesses are looking for.

September 27, 13:00-17:00hrs; “The Professional Laundry Experience”

The first Forum day is focused on key note contributions, going in depth on market trends, new technologies and successful business models as well as business cases in practice. Peter Wennekes, President & CEO of CINET states: ‘Similar to various other industries professional textile care businesses are increasingly experiencing the effects of digitization. The concept of industry 4.0 has officially made its entry in Asia. as well as in other PTC markets all over the globe.’ Altogether these developments are opening up new markets and target groups for PTC. In the afternoon on the 27th of September a clear vision will be shared with the audience, describing how you can make your business future proof! Topics and speakers are:

  • ASIA & The World of PTC by Ms. Zhu Lijun, General Manager of Fornet
  • Special (online) Laundry Services by Mr. Leon Wennekes, Secretary General of CINET
  • “High End professional Cleaning for High End Markets”by Mr. Marcus Taslim, General Manager and owner of Jeeves of Belgravia Jakarta
  • Creating Added Value in PTC; “On the edge of thinking” by Mr. Geert Böttger, General Manager of ExpoConsulting GmbH
  • “Transformation Systematic Laundry Using RFID Technology for Business Innovation in the laundry industry” by Mr. TP Chan, CEO of Systematic Laundry & Healthcare Service Pte Ltd.
The PTC Business Roulette; Discussion with Experts of the Business; Ms. Z. Lijun (Fornet), Mrs. Z. Ismail (Drop&Wash), Mr. M. Taslim (Jeeves of Belgravia Jakarta), Mr. G. Böttger (ExpoXonsulting GmbH), Mr. P. Wennekes (CINET)


September 28, 13:00-17:00hrs; PTC Masterclass “Professional Laundry Management 2017”

During the second forum day the audience will be provided a complete, in-depth masterclass on professional laundry management. Owners and operational managers that want to keep up with state of the art technology and the latest best practice principles will have a great benefit!
  • How to set up profitable PTC businesses in Asia by Kannegiesser GmbH
  • Improving your Performance by saving Costs by Mr. Thomas Yin of Jensen GmbH
  • The Facts & Figures on energy savings; How much can you save? By Dr.Ir. H. Gooijer of TKT
  • The PTC Technology Roulette; Discussion with experts of the business; TP Chan (Laundry Network), Jensen, Kannegiesser, Datamars, Ecolab
  • Sustainable Processing according to Best Practices; Expert opinions at a round table discussion!

  1. Laundry and Cleaning News is a product of Global Trade Media, a trading division of Progressive Trade Media Limited. © 2017, All Rights Reserved
  2. Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or
  3. Texcare Asia is a biennial event organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and China Light Industry Machinery Association.
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