Gartex Texprocess India opens tomorrow in New Delhi

The event to welcome more than 200 exhibitors from signage and textile industry

Gartex Texprocess India is going to take place from 4 – 6 August 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Gartex Texprocess India is going to take place from 4 – 6 August 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

With the participation of over 200 companies, Gartex Texprocess India is gearing up for a power-packed edition in New Delhi. The recently announced association with Fabexa will bring fabric manufacturers and suppliers from Gujarat on the show floor to deliver a solid push to the region’s textile and apparel sector.

Following the success of its first-ever Mumbai edition earlier this May, Gartex Texprocess India, the leading B2B platform in the garment and textile machinery, fabrics, accessories, and allied industries, is ready to open the curtains in New Delhi at Pragati Maidan from 4 – 6 August 2022.

Affirming strong support and recognizing the potential impact of Gartex Texprocess India, Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, stated, “India is one of the prominent textiles and clothing producing countries in the world. Domestically, it is the second largest employment-providing sector and accounts for 11.4% of India’s global merchandise exports during 2020 – 21 and holds a 4% share of the global trade in textiles and apparel. Gartex Texprocess India New Delhi will provide opportunities for overseas buyers to source their requirements and a platform to domestic exporters, especially SMEs, for expanding their export potential.”

Gartex Texprocess India is taking place from 4 – 6 August 2022

Co-located alongside Denim Show, Fabrics & Trims Show and Screen Print India, the three-day show will converge more than 200 companies to create an extensive display of manufacturing technologies and finished products.

Leading textile and apparel machine manufacturing brands such as Aura, Fabcare, Jaysynth Dyestuff, Wenli, Baba Textile Machinery, Orange-O-Tec and Jack have confirmed their participation at Gartex Texprocess India, while the Denim Show unites leading denim producers of India such as Jindal Worldwide, Arvind, Raymond UCO Denim, LNJ Denim, Siyaram Silk Mills, Kanchan Group and many more under its wing.

Meanwhile, Screen Print India will showcase manufacturing technologies for textile, digital and screen printing from brands such as DCC Print Vision LLP, JN Arora, Konica Minolta, Epson and Green Printing Solutions, among others.

To promote localization in the fabric sector, organizers Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions have joined with Fabexa, an arm of Ahmedabad’s nodal textile trade body Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan, for the Fabrics & Trims Show. The Fabexa pavilion will host around 70 fabric manufacturers from Gujarat to demonstrate their expertise in fabric, cotton and natural-based fabrics, including Nakoda Fashion, Shashwat Textiles, Bhavna Processors, Viru Textile Mills, Panam Texfab, and Shree Chamunda Fabrics. The trade fair will also welcome about 300 fabrics sourcing representatives as hosted buyers for three days.

As a highly-recognized industry exhibition, Gartex Texprocess India New Delhi 2022 is backed by the support of the Ministry of Textiles as well as chief industry associations and trade bodies, comprising The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), Maskati Cloth Mahajan, Retailers Association of India (RAI) and the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC).

Entering its seventh edition, Gartex Texprocess India will provide industry buyers with an excellent platform to source the latest manufacturing machinery and behold the progress taking place in textile, garment production, screen printing and other allied sectors.

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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