The 2024 edition of the Pamex printing show – which covers labels, cartons, flexible packaging, and corrugation – will extend its focus on textile printing and the soft signage industry. The event, organized by the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with Print-Packaging.Com, will be held from 6-9 February 2024 in Mumbai.
The Indian Printing Industry has witnessed increasing cross-segment migration, especially after the pandemic. The changing dynamics of the industry were highlighted at Pamex 2023, which dedicated an exclusive hall to labels and flexible packaging. This year’s theme was ‘Convergence in Print’.
As a natural progression in the continuing story of convergence, Pamex has extended its focus on textile printing and soft signage in the upcoming edition, the organizers said.
Driven by the advancements in printing technologies and increasing disposable incomes of the consumer, the Indian textile printing market is growing at 7% every year. While there is a growth in the use of a range of technologies, including screen and sublimation printing, the demand for digital printing technology, growing at 17%, is outstripping others as it allows for greater flexibility and efficiency in production.
The textile printing machinery segment will feature the manufacturers and providers of textile printing solutions, including digital printing machines; sublimation printing, DTF & DTG, heat transfer machines; flatbed and rotary screen printing; fabric label printing machines; textile printing consumables, including inks, chemicals, and auxiliaries.
The soft signage industry in India is valued at around Rs 1,750 crore and is growing at a CAGR of 10%. The growth in the industry provides an attractive service opportunity for sign printers looking to expand their offerings, while the textile printers are seamlessly able to move into this new business.
However, some of today’s sign and display service providers are also using their systems to expand into fabric and garment printing as well as commercial or home décor applications. The commercial printers facing growth challenges in their segment, find both textile printing and soft signage printing easy to diversify into.
The displays in the segment will include digital soft signage printers; digital and screen fabric and textile printers; heat transfer machines; printheads and software; solvent-based, eco-solvent-based, UV curable, and latex inks; dyes, toners, and cartridges; polyester-based and natural fiber textiles and blends and other PVC-free media.
PAMEX 2024 will thus cover the entire gamut of print, including labels, cartons, flexible packaging, corrugation, textile printing, and the soft signage industry.
The show will be held from 6-9 February 2024 in halls 1,2 & 3 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The show will feature more than 500 exhibitors and is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors from all over India and neighboring countries.