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TAIWAN NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCH At the Salt Lake City Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
Date published 2017-07-18

WHAT: The Taiwan External Trade Development Council cordially invites you to the Taiwan New Products Launch at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hors d’oeuvres while seeing and touching new sustainable textiles and performance fabrics and learning about the hottest industry trends, including:


• The world’s first:

    o PFC-free DWR (durable water repellant) polyester

    o PFC-free soil release polyester yarn

    o Bio-based membrane and foam from coffee oil

• Cutting-edge fabric printing technology

• Smart textiles measuring vital heart rate and motion data

• Textile innovations utilizing fewer chemicals, water and raw materials while preserving function and complex colors

• Latest trends in eco-textiles and performance fabrics

• Media interviews and demos are available after the press conference


WHEN: Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. U.S. Mountain Daylight Time


WHERE: Salt Palace Convention Center, Meeting Room 355C (Level 3)

  100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


INQUIRIES: Contact TAITRA@graham-associates.com or (415) 986-7212


WHO: Welcome remarks and the vision for Taiwan’s textile industry:

• Simon Lai, Executive Director, Taiwan Trade Center, San Francisco

• Joseph C.L. Ma, Director-General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, San Francisco

• Melissa Wang, Deputy Director, Market Development Department, Taiwan Textile Federation


New-product presentations by:


• Far Eastern New Century Corporation, a vertically integrated polyester manufacturer and innovative solution provider for both textile and non-textile applications, from PET monomer production, polymerization, virgin and recycled chip production, PET sheet and film production, staple fiber production, filament extrusion, spinning, fabric knitting and dyeing to garment assembly. 

• QMI Industrial Company, Ltd., which specializes in ready-to-wear garments. Established in 1982 and with multiple factories throughout Asia, QMI Industrial produces a range of products with its cutting-edge technology, from beach shorts to jackets, leisure and sportswear, ski wear, windproof jackets, waterproof wear and more.

• Singtex Industrial Company, Ltd., one of the leading providers of eco-friendly functional textiles in Taiwan. Since its establishment in 1989, Singtex has invested in innovative R&D to become a sustainable supplier of eco-friendly textiles to international clothing brands. In addition to winning Taiwan Excellence awards, Singtex was also named a Top 100 Taiwan Brand, winner of the Taiwan Mittelstand Award and numerous international accolades.

• Tex-Ray Industrial Co., Ltd., one of the leading textile companies in Taiwan, integrating yarn dyeing, fabric and garment production. Established in 1978, Tex-Ray manufacturing is based across Asia, Africa and North America, with sales and service centers in Taipei, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles.


WHY: According to estimates of the Taiwan Textile Research Institute's ITIS research team (April, 2017), the output value (including overseas production) of Taiwan's functional fabrics accounted for roughly 50 percent of the global output value of functional fabrics, making Taiwan the world's largest functional fabric production base. 


Taiwan’s competitive advantage in functional, environmental and smart fabrics includes strong development and integration abilities for functional artificial fibers; an excellent ability to provide a wide variety of differentiated and customized fabrics in small quantities; low pollution and energy consumption in the production process; the technologies of its semiconductor and biomedical industries, as well as electronic components, and cross-industry integration and innovation.


About the Taiwan Excellence Award

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products that provide tremendous value to users worldwide. All products carrying this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized in 100 countries. The Taiwan Excellence Award is sponsored by Taiwan’s  Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA, and is organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

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