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ITMACH brings latest textile technologies to investors

Jan 01, 2020
ITMACH brings latest textile technologies to investors

ITMACH India from December 5-8, 2019 showcased latest textile technologies and machinery to the Indian textile industry. The International textile machinery and accessories exhibition was held in the country’s most vibrant textile manufacturing hub, Gujarat.

This third edition of ITMACH India was even more significant for the Indian and the South Asian textile industry as it is among the largest textile machinery shows being organised in India, close on the heels of ITMA 2019. Therefore, the show had most modern technologies on display that were launched during the recently-concluded ITMA in Barcelona. Indian textile industry had the opportunity to experience world class textile manufacturing technology under one roof. For example, world’s leading weaving machinery and technology supplier Picanol showcased AirjetOmniplus- iloom with Smartshed, which was on display working on denim fabric with warp beamfrom Arvind Mills and operate at production speed above 1000 rpm! This is the reason ITMACH India has always attracted serious exhibitors and quality visitors who have keen interest to serve the textile industry and grow it further. The textile and textile engineering industry also recognise ITMACH India as the ideal business networking platform.

The Indian textile industry has continuously invested in innovations and technology upgradations as global opportunities open-up. The back bone of the Indian textile industry—the spinning sector—has off late facing tight demand situation due toUS-China trade war, China’s trade agreements with Pakistan and Vietnam as well as high domestic cotton prices. This has resulted in slower investment in the spinning sector this year. However, US-China trade war has also brought some new opportunities to weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing and wet processing and garmenting sector. Global brands and retailers are looking for Indian suppliers with economy of scale plant with state-of-the-art process technology. Therefore, the Indian weaving, processing and garmenting sectors are still in investment mode and resource efficient technologies are much in demand.

In terms of data, from April-August 2019, about 90 companies have filed for Industrial Entrepreneurs’ Memoranda (IEMs), related to investmenttextile and clothing. Of these 90 proposals, 34 were related to yarn manufacturing (both cotton and MMF), weaving sector attracted 15 proposals, 14 proposals were related to the RMG sector, nine proposals were for textile processing, seven were for technical textiles, six for knitted fabrics, and four for home textiles. In terms of capacity, the IEMs have proposed yarn manufacturing of 3.50 million tons, fabric (both woven and knit) production of 66.87 million meters, textile processing capacities of 155.91 million meters, and RMG of 670 million pieces.

Some leading investors in the yarn manufacturing sector include Indian Oil Corporation, Indorama Industries, Shekhawati Geotech, Arvind Dyeing & Bleaching, Vedha Spinning Mills, Filatex India, Sudhan Spinning Mills, etc. In weaving sector, investors include BMD, Shakti Polyweave, Siyaram Silk Mills, Shri Velayudhaswamy Spinning Mills, Balar Synthetics, among others.

In processing, some of the IEMs are Shri Narayan Fabrics, ParshwaTexprint, Panorama Print (digital printing), IchalkaranjiPowerloom Mega Cluster. RMG IEMs are from companies such as SP Apparels, Page Industries, Shriniwas Polyfabrics, etc.

ITMACH India is the perfect platform to interact with textile machinery and technology suppliers and industry professionals which will assist you to discover emerging technological trends, find new business partners besides market opportunities benefitting your business.

Also, the industry will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Sommet-De-Couleur 2019’- a conference by world renown colouring authority SDC International and share knowledge on several burning issues of the trade and industry.