Milan Beckons This Fall


Busy exhibition hall at EXPOdetergo from four years ago, the last time it was held in Milan, Italy. The show is back Oct. 19-22, 2018, at the same Fiera Milano Rho venue. (Photo: EXPOdetergo)

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EXPOdetergo show returns to Fiera Milano venue Oct. 19-22

MILAN, Italy — Once again, the key word to describe this every-four-year EXPOdetergo show held here is going to be “innovation.”

EXPOdetergo International to be held Oct. 19-22, 2018, will provide what show organizers say is, “the possibility of experiencing the best technology and products for cleaning, ironing and textile care at the long-awaited, must-see exhibition in order to witness every aspect of innovation.”

The exposition management group points out that, "we are almost sold out with more than 15,000-square-meters now." That is roughly 160,000-square-feet of exhibition space. Organizers report 200 exhibitors have signed up.

“The exhibition, which is looked forward to by all those who deal with textile care, definitely won’t let anybody down as a world showcase for the best innovation and sustainability solutions for the laundries of 21st century,” it explains.

EXPOdetergo International, called by show organizers a, “World-leading exhibition dedicated to laundry machines, technologies, products and services,” will take place again as it does every four years in Fiera Milano Rho (Halls 1 and 3).

“Apart from the fact that the sales of the exhibiting space are growing,” it adds, “the economic situation of the market is slightly more positive today than in 2014, when the crisis was getting to the end.” Therefore, hopes for record show attendance and exhibitors this year have been set high.

Planned show topics, EXPOdetergo lists, include:

  • Completely automated linen treatment lines aiming at energy saving;

  • More than a hundred kg capacity washing machines designed for reduced spaces;

  • RFID tags for tracing and sorting linen thanks to which linen loss is reduced;

  • Ironing machines with the capacity of ironing more than a hundred shirts per hour reducing costs at the same time;

  • Detergents with no environmental impact.

Sustainability, it indicates, will undoubtedly constitute the core interest as it has characterized the entire laundry sector over the last years, it notes. Moreover, innovation, efficiency and low environmental impact shall reveal to be the key words for the show.

Visiting operators will be able to take advantage of an extremely integrated offer that combines the best Italian producers — in particular, drycleaning and ironing sectors leading brands — and the most interesting solutions presented by companies from all over the world, it says.

“Such a rich variety will undoubtedly meet the expectations and requests of the visitors coming to Milan from all over the world,” show organizers conclude.

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Tim Burke

American Drycleaner


Tim Burke is the editor of American Drycleaner. He can be reached at 312-361-1684 or [email protected]


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