Baldwin Technology’s non-contact spray for textile printing

Virtual ops to learn about sustainable spray systems for finishing

Baldwin Technology will present its textile finishing systems during an interactive webinar, as well as during the Innovative Textile and Apparel Virtual Trade Show
Baldwin Technology will present its textile finishing systems during an interactive webinar, as well as during the Innovative Textile and Apparel Virtual Trade Show

Digital textile printers are invited to learn about Baldwin’s finishing systems at virtual textile events. The first of these is the pair of webinars on 13 October on non-contact spray technologies. These will also be showcased during the Innovate Textile and Apparel Virtual Trade Show which takes place from 15 to 30 October 2020.

Baldwin Technology Company will be offering two virtual opportunities for customers to learn more about the company’s innovative non-contact spray finishing systems. The interactive and free webinar ‘How to Deliver Sustainability with Non-Contact Spray’ will be held twice on 13 October, with a recording provided for all who register for later viewing. During this event, industry veteran Rick Stanford, Baldwin’s business development leader for Textiles, will discuss the sustainable functionality of the Precision Spray and Ahlbrandt Rotor Spray technologies.

The Innovate Textile and Apparel Virtual Trade Show will take place online from 15 to 30 October. In Baldwin’s virtual booth, the company will showcase its non-contact spray systems for finishing and remoistening. Its TexCoat G4, TexMoister G2, and Ahlbrandt Rotor Spray technologies are designed to save chemistry, time, and production costs while enabling sustainable textile production.

“We are excited to present our revolutionary non-contact spray systems during the webinar and the virtual Innovate Textile and Apparel show,” said Stanford. “Participants will learn how non-contact spray has become a game-changing technology in sustainable textile finishing. It dramatically cuts chemical waste and energy consumption, while increasing productivity and quality. We will show attendees how our systems work and in what applications they are ideal for, as well as take questions. These are great opportunities to experience innovations that drastically improve both the process and product quality while saving time and chemistry, and contributing to a more sustainable future.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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