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China’s digital printing growth at 150%

Mar 08, 2017
China’s digital printing growth at 150%

"TPF2017 (Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair), the leading international trade fair for digital textile printing in Shanghai will be held from April, 19 to 21, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The focus will be on latest industry trends, Chinese and international print technology developments, inks and other consumables."

China is the world’s biggest producer of digitally printed textiles. Year 2015 saw a strong increase in installed base of digital printing capacity in China, as well as in the number of domestically manufactured textile machines. By the end of the year, almost 6,000 dedicated digital textile printers were recorded to be operating in the country, with a capacity to produce over 191 million sq. mt. of digitally printed fabric annually. In addition, there could be as many as 2,000 more adapted roll-to-roll or flatbed machines being used in textile and garment printing applications. All these activities add up to substantial demand for both ink and transfer paper in the Chinese marketplace.

WTiN estimates the growth rate of digital textile printing production in China could be up to 150 per cent from 2014-2019. Digital textile printing's market share will be 7.2 per cent in 2019, with market expectations to reach 2,000 sq mt of total yield, and 100 per cent equipment replacement. WTiN estimates digital textile market growth at 30 per cent in 2016.

With six-year successful operation, TPF has evolved into an important gathering for the digital textile printing sector and related industry professionals. In 2015, TPF was acquired by UBM Asia. The UBM Asia and CSTPF teams will work in close collaboration with each other and the industry to build the most influential and authoritative international exhibition in the field of digital textile printing. As the most influential fair in digital printing industry, TPF will promote industry development and create a platform for digital printing machinery, supplier and users to exchange techniques and seek business opportunities.