The textile industry meets at TÜYAP. Held for the 15th time this year, the Yarn Fair will take place concurrently with the International Textile Machinery Exhibition between April 14-17, 2018. This way, visitors to the fair will have the chance to find what they are looking for in the textile industry at the same venue. 260 companies and company representatives from 23 countries will be participating in the fair, which is recognized as one of the most important events in the world. Visitors from 77 countries and 49 provinces in Turkey will have the opportunity to check out machinery and products equipped with cutting edge technologies at the same venue. Yarn is among the most crucial raw materials in the textile industry and continues to be one of the main lifelines of the textile industry. As one of the industries driving exports, yarn is used in virtually every product in the textile industry. According to a report published by Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Associations (ITHIB), the share of the yarn group in the sum of textile and raw material exports between January - October in 2017 was 17.8%. The October figure for yarn exports was 165 million dollars, which indicates an increase of 9.5 percent. Between January - October in 2017, exports amounted to approximately 1.5 billion dollars. These figures demonstrate the crucial nature of yarn in manufacturing. Products which will be showcased at the Yarn Fair include Cotton and cotton blend yarns, Elastane Yarns, Wool and wool blend yarns, Viscose and viscose blend yarns, Acrylic and acrylic blend yarns, Fancy Yarns, Polyester and polyester blend yarns, Silk and silk blend yarns, Polypropylene, Polyamide, Linen, Natural, Regenerated, Metallic Yarns, Technical, Sewing and Embroidery Threads, Nylon Yarns, Knitting Threads, Textured Yarns, Fibers, Bobbins and Spools.