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TAIPAI – Functional fibres and smart new textile technologies from the Taiwan textile sector were unveiled in a recent online conference hosted by Taiwan External Trade Development Council. The event featured presentations from five of Taiwan’s leading functional fabrics companies, Singtex, Atunas Sports, Asiatic, Toung Loong and Benq Materials.

Said deputy director general, Guann-Jyh Lee: “Taiwan’s fabric industry has taken on an important role in the global market over the past 20 years. Taiwan’s fabric manufacturers now continue to meet the needs for different applications and in doing so have established a mature cooperative partnership with world-famous brands. In fact, for many years, soccer players at the FIFA World Cup have worn team jerseys made with fabrics produced by Taiwanese textiles companies. We believe that Taiwanese fabric businesses are the ideal partners for other nations.”

Added TAITRA president and CEO, Walter Yeh: “The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted worldwide demand for high quality products, and Taiwanese enterprises have answered the call with excellent and reliable solutions as well as innovations that feature top IoT technologies. Our award-winning functional fabric enterprises here today provide the world with excellent products in several fields, including sports and leisure, as well as medical care and epidemic prevention.”

Presenters at the Taiwan Excellence’s Functional Fabric Online Press Conference included:

Singtex: one of Taiwan’s most prominent fabric manufacturers, which has been working closely with brands such as Patagonia, L. L. Bean, HUGO BOSS, The North Face, Schoffel, Timberland and Vaude among others.

Atunas: a leading sporting goods manufacturer with 45 years of experience, which presented its two collections, including its ‘Supercooling Shirt Collection’ that is UPF50+ resistant and can block 70 per cent of infrared and harmful UV Rays

Asiatic: an innovation leader which showcased its iQmax Wearable Smart Textiles.

Toung Loong Textile MFG. CO., LTD: a professional athleisure textured yarn supplier in Taiwan, which has close partnerships with many world-class sports brands

Benq Materials: the world’s No.4 polarizer manufacturer which specialises in material science, introduced Xpore, its eco-sustainable, waterproof and breathable textile technology

To watch the press conference, please go online to: https://sites.google.com/taitra.org.tw/ffopc/.

About Taiwan Excellence

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence was established in 1992 by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Taiwan Excellence Selection was launched the following year. The selection is based on the specific criteria of R&D, quality, design, and marketing. Products that have been selected for the Taiwan Excellence Awards serve as exemplars of domestic industries and are promoted by the government in the international market in an effort to shape the creative image of Taiwanese businesses. This year marks the 28th selection.

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