Joining hands for the first unified edition, Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions organized the Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi from August 10-12, 2019. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors during three days. Bigger and better than ever before, Gartex Texprocess India witnessed intense networking as it brought together 180 exhibitors from four countries and 10,390 trade professionals from 290 cities and six countries under one roof. Multiple zones and focused business segments on the showfloor ensured that the fourth edition brought together stakeholders of textiles and garment industry for cross-sector, creative and collaborative interactions.
India is among the world’s largest producers of textiles and garments and garment & apparel manufacturers, while embracing the change, are focusing on product innovation. The dedicated segments at Gartex Texprocess India ensured dynamic synergy on the showfloor and proved to be vital in highlighting the latest techadvancements and trends that the textiles and apparel industry is moving towards.
While smart and recycled fabrics, sustainable alternatives, advancements in digital textiles, elegant embroideries and trims were among some of the highlights on the showfloor that help manufacturers differentiate their products in the market, seminar sessions alongside the exhibits were tailored to provide insights on high-potential business segments.
“Today there are 51 denim mills in the country with an installed capacity of 1.8 bn. The denim industry is consistently growing at a rate of 12 percent CARG,” Gagandeep Singh, the Secretary General of Denim manufacturer’s Association said at the inauguration of the first unified edition of Gartex Texprcoess India. Amidst a lot of excitement, Gartex Texprocess India 2019 was inaugurated with the unveiling of a special art installation of a denimwrapped car. The star attraction was unveiled by Denim manufacturer’s Association of India together with Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd; Himani Gulati, Director, MEX Exhibitions; Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd; and Michael Janecke, Director Brand Management (Technical Textiles & Textile Processing), Messe Frankfurt GmbH highlighting India’s competitive position as a world-player and second largest producer of denim fabric.
Gagandeep further added that “Denim industry has been consistently doing well we have almost 34 denim mills participating at Gartex Texprocess India so we have become the country’s largest denim show. I am sure Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions coming together will now take the show to new heights.”
Innovation has always been at the forefront of the textile and garment industry in order to meet the demands of fast fashion, thus creating a profitable ground for the age-old crafts of Indian embroidery, integration of fancy trims and fabrics, digital textile printing, sustainable laundry and textile care and denim modernisations. The three-day exhibition covers this value chain within its six dedicated zones including – Embroidery Zone, Garmenting & Apparel Machinery Zone, Digitex Show and Fabrics & Trims Show, India Laundry Show and the Denim Show with several brands launching new technologies within these segments. Covering this ambit, over 200 exhibitors and 400 brands.
However, the fabric that seems to be the biggest rage at the Delhi fair is Denim. With denim not only restricted to clothing but also making in-roads into other application areas, the three-day trade fair also includes special features within the Denim Show such as Denim Applications, Denim Trends and Circular Trends Zone. While Denim Applications was a point of exhibit for various items covered in denim fabric, Denim Trends displayed two themes – ‘Explorer’ and ‘Fashion- Conscious to Conscious-Fashion’ – by Raymond and Arvind respectively. Circular Trend Zone featured a circular denim collection showcased by a fashion designer.
Day three of the fair also hosted a series of interactive sessions centered around the theme ‘Denim Industry in Line With Circular Fashion’ with an aim to draw attention towards the need for being environmentally-conscious in this ever-expanding industry. Eminent personalities from the denim industry expected at the talk-session include Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denim Pvt Ltd; Manish Kapoor, Chief Business Officer, Pepe Jeans London; Sumit Shah, Co-Founder, Director- Operations & BOHECO Textile, Bombay Hemp Co Pvt Ltd; Kriti Tula, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Doodlage; and Turbaashu Bhattacharya, Business Head, Roserve Enviro Pvt Ltd. Besides the Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), the trade fair has drawn strong support from the Clothing Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI) and Screenprinting & Graphics Association of India (SGAI).
The show this edition was divided into three Focus Segments, namely, Embroidery Zone, Garmenting & Apparel Machinery and Innerwear Manufac Zone encompassing four concurrent shows – Digitex Show, Fabrics & Trims Show, Denim Show and India Laundry Show.
Denim Talks highlights global fashion brand perspectives
From fashion conscious to conscious fashion – the 2nd edition of Denim Talks was all about bringing denim industry in line with circular fashion. The one-day forum which took place at the Denim Show at Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi witnessed fashion and industry leaders sharing insights, experiences and global perspectives to keep the Indian denim industry on top of the game, sustainable and globally competitive.
Denim apparel is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian apparel market, with a double digit growth forecast. During the recent Denim Talks held in the capital, industry stakeholders including fashion brands such as Pepe Jeans, Jack & Jones, Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd (Being Human Clothing), Raymond UCO Denim, Reliance Industries, Ginni International among others came together with Denim Manufacturers’ Association to discuss the potential of denim, its prospective application areas, possible alternatives and how Indian denim industry can get in line with sustainability and circular fashion.
On the sidelines of Denim Talks, Sharad Jaipuria, President, Denim Manufacturers’ Association & CMD, Ginni International Ltd shared, “Indian denim industry currently stands at $3.6 bn, and has been growing at a CAGR of 9 percent over the last five years. The industry is expected to grow at CAGR of 11 percent in the next five years. The steady growth is credited to the rise in consumerism, bridging luxury gap and advancements in denim fashion which have given the segment a major boost. Fashion industry globally is perceived as fewer environments friendly, and denim manufacturers today must take the lead in embracing sustainability which needs to be imbibed in the entire textile value chain.”
The forum, which brought together a delegation of 99 professionals, also saw the unveiling of a denim industry report by its Knowledge Partner – Wazir Advisors who indicated, “In five years, we are expecting denim consumption to almost double. India’s denim fabric exports have increased at a CAGR of five percent in last six years to reach $410 mn.” Bangladesh over the last decade has been the biggest market for Indian denim fabric with a 50 percent+ share in India’s exports for six years running, highlighted the report.
When it comes to fashion apparels and garment segment, denim is the biggest rage in India and globally, and the Indian denim industry has sharply capitalised by moving forward with innovative fashion trends. But while fashion dominates the production, the forum played an important role in highlighting Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and raw material alternatives for denim industry with Bombay Hemp as one such company working towards bringing Hemp as a sustainable substitute into focus. 35 percent of the jeans today are made more sustainable, much larger than any other segment in the fashion sector highlighting the significant role of the denim industry in bringing circularity and sustainability in fashion.
The speakers at the forum delved deeper into what it means to bring sustainable fashion with denim and the potential of Indian market for sustainable clothing. Already working in this sphere through her international brand Doodlage, Kriti Tula, Co-Founder & Creative Director remarked: “Fashion is a $3 tn industry. Only 2 percent is getting recycled today. We need to have brands that talk about the impact of fashion. The Indian market for fashion conscious accounts to 440 mn millennials, which accounts for almost 34 percent of India.”
Ravikant Prakash, Design Head- India, Arvind Ltd, “I have seen a great change in buying preferences of consumers. While trends definitely dominate choices, consumers today also want to see a story – where has the garment come from, what processes has it undergone, how has the brand integrated sustainability and so on. Denim is one fabric where reusing makes it more beautiful and that’s a trend that will stay on.”
With India standing as the second largest manufacturer in this sector, denim brands are keeping an eye on the domestic and global trends of the fashionconscious consumer. Out of 51 mills in India, 34 were present at the Denim Show making it the largest denim industry show of its kind. Besides the exhibition and summit, the organisers also unveiled a denim-wrapped car as a star attraction together with denim guitar, handbags and several utility products at the trend zone highlighting diverse denim applications that the industry can focus on.
As brands gear up to design the future of denim, the Denim Talks will continue its focus on bringing domestic and global trends to the fore with the next edition slated at the Denim Show at Gartex Texprocess India in March 2020 in the fashioncapital – Mumbai.
Garmenting & apparel machinery
From the latest in sewing machines, fusing machines and finishing to laser technology and cutting room solutions, the Garmenting & Apparel Machinery zone covered technology that was futuristic and can enable manufacturers to experiment with product designs.
Embroidery, Fabrics and Trims Zone
Embroidery has evolved significantly with the invention of new machinery and brands such as Madeira India, Madura Coats, Aura Technologies, Textile Technologies and several others showcased the best of embroidery techniques along with machines and allied products at this special zone which was a hit among designers at the show. The Fabrics and Trims Zone, on the other hand, brought to light latest and exclusive fabrics, textile trims and embellishments that will go on to define the 2019 trends of the industry.
With individualism and customisation emerging as one of the strongest trends globally, the Digitex Zone was packed with inquiries for machines for digital textile printing, screen printing, T-shirt printing, transfer printing, digital textile printing chemicals and innovations in inks. From the big-guns like HP, Colorjet India Ltd and Mimaki India to innovative brands like A.T. Inks and Epson India, this zone paved the way for digital textile transformation.
‘India Laundry Show’
One of the latest additions to Gartex Texprocess was the ‘India Laundry Show’, which is a niche segment targeted at players in the laundry, drycleaning and textile care industries. It was a zone of convergence for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service providers from this industry. Exhibitors showed great interest in being a part of this exclusive segment where they got to exhibit their innovative solutions to a vast and varied audience.
The show was beneficial for both buyers as well as suppliers who were in the lookout for more business opportunities and have plans to forge long-lasting professional ties. Some of the leading exhibitors who participated were Fabcare Garments & Textile Machinery (P) Ltd., Stefab India Limited, Xcel Stiro Pvt. Ltd., Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments Pvt. Ltd., Simtech/Simran Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Usmani and Co. and Gurusons International.
India Laundry Show exhibited best-in-class equipment & tools, cleaning chemicals as well as new technologies related to the garment & textile cleaning industry. Some of the segments that featured in the exhibition included laundry equipment manufacturers & distributors, technological solution providers, chemicals/ detergent manufacturers and suppliers, and service providers in laundry and drycleaning industries.
The largest chunk of visitors were the representatives from laundry and housekeeping departments of hospitals, hotels, resorts, catering companies, drycleaning companies, airlines, railways, prisons, fire departments, municipal corporations, etc. Salons, spas, educational institutions, garment & textile industry, etc. were also target clientele for exhibitors at this event.
We have a capacity of 30 lakh mtr per month. No company of India has the variety of the products what we have today. In denims particularly we have six collections which we have displayed here; there’s men’s collection in economy and premium, women’s collection ‘Charm’, economy collection ‘Dhoom’, premium denim collection ‘Nirvana’, Knitted collection ‘Neo’, Raw is the new sustainable denim, then we have coloured denims.
We are supplying 20 lakh mtr in India and abroad. Response at the show is good, it’s better than expected. There are traders, distributors, brands all of them have come in majorly from Northern India. We were expecting visitors from other regions also but its very less. Overall, we are happy with the response; we have got a lot of new contacts and networking.
We are manufacturing denim fabrics from 4 ounce to 14 ounce. We are the first denim company in the world making sustainable denim. We have tag trademark of Green Denim and Product zero. Green denim is sustainable denim so no solid or liquid discharge. We are doing 100 per cent utilisation of raw material like in terms of cotton. We are saving 8 mn water per day. We manufacture 14 lakh mtr per month.
We are into more sustainable denims and leading the industry in this segment. When we compare India with other neighbouring countries, technology wise we are competitive enough, and are already supplying to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Now, we are planning expansion to reduce water consumption. Exhibition is very good and our stall has been visited by a lot of customers from various parts of the country.
We are doing weaving, denim processing to garmenting all together. This is our first participation at Gartex, where many of our customers are visiting. Things are going on very well. We are into denims since 2007 and are displaying our latest range here. We have recently started indigo yarns and indigo fabrics. That’s a new venture, which has also been displayed.
Knit dobby’s are more popular in the industry at this moment. Besides, 3/1 and 4/1 are in good demand. So, both markets are different as different products have different categories. Market is tough as demand is less and supply is more. At the same time trade war between US-China is also going on. It is making scenario difficult but if your product and service is perfect, you can still hold on to this situation. At this show, customers from Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, and nearby regions basically all big traders are coming.
We are a textile major; our current capacity is 200 mn mtr per annum. Apart from denims, we are making bottom width, shirting, home textile fabrics etc. Even we are coming up with yarn dyed fabric also. Delhi being one of the big markets for us, we are trying to focus on new ranges and new product launches here.
At Gartex we get to see interaction between company, garmentor, distributor, brands at a single point. So, if I am here I am able to see requirement of the garmentors. What new they are looking for, what storyline will be there for coming season for brands. This way we go back and do our homework and come back again for the next season with new collection. Now, we have focused a lot in colours. Overall, the show is good, there was good turnout.
Focus is on some special fabrics, which KG Denim is known for. Like organic, Sarona, recycled polyester and other items. Trend is more towards special finishes and fabrics, apart from the basics. PU coatings, resin finishes are in demand. This is our first participation at Gartex, the show was OK on day one but after that a little dull because of the holidays.
Denim industry is not doing so great. We are hopeful by December end the situation will be good. We are planning to expand our nondenim i.e. apparel fabric business. India is nowadays capable and versatile enough to face any competition in international market. Govt. should make some flexible policies to with stand the industry. Future is great because denim being a fashion item its always in demand. It’s versatile and you can use it in any segment.
We are a mid-segment denim company catering to all major brands in India. Exporting 40 per cent of our product and also with the trade partners across Delhi, Mumbai everywhere. We produce 2mn mtr of denim fabrics a month. This particular fair gives us an edge to showcase our products into the best of the trade channel partners. It’s a platform for 2nd year in consecution.
DMAI is all into make sure that denim fraternity is altogether. We have a good range of sustainability as a concept. We are also into post-consumer waste fabrics, which is a unique characteristic we have over garmenting. We are considered one of the niche products manufacturers of the garments. The show is fairly good. On first day there was good footfall and then again Sunday and Eid holiday resulted in good turnout. It’s a platform to meet everyone from production, operation, marketing together. Overall, we are very happy with this show.
Nowadays brands are more focused on recycled and sustainably collection, which we are also focusing on in this exhibition. This time our collection focuses on over dyeing and peaching. Majorly on soft feel, recycled and anti-bacterial fabrics have been displayed here. Ours is Chiripal Group, and Vishal denim is the sister concern only.
Right now we are producing six mn mtr per month. Our major strength is that all the looms are wide width with dobby attachments. Right from spinning to final finished product entire chain is under one roof only.
This edition the show is bigger when compared to last edition. Almost double the size. This year they have also organised some seminars in parallel for laundry industry, apparel technologies and denim sector, which were very good. As a company we provide industrial solutions for dyeing, washing and laundry. Our focus is on saving water, energy and earth by providing ecology machines for the sustainable solutions.
We have displayed our complete range of machines along with our foreign partners in laundry machines like Alliance, Speed Queen and Pony. Looking at the market scenario, response this year has been good. Overall, we are satisfied with the quality of visitors. Besides, adding the denim section also brought new customers to the show.
We’ve been participating in this exhibition since the beginning and it has been growing every year. Response is really good as expected. This year, because of the market scenario business all over is dull. The same is showing in the exhibition. Crowds are there, but potentiality not. Everybody is coming up with enquiries but materialisation is not happening.
We have displayed our new machines here to compete with our own existing machines for faster production. The machines are called Crown model and Falcon model for label transfer and heat transfer. It can give 1,000 pieces per hr. it will increase customer’s productivity and reduce the manpower. However, at present market is very slow and customers are hesitant to invest. Otherwise exhibition is good.
This is the first time we are participating in Gartextexprocess. It’s a good show. We are getting totally different array of customers here when compared to other exhibitions we have been regularly participating in. It’s good to see the new segment of customers visiting us at the show. We are providing complete solution for garment dyeing, washing and finishing.
Looking at the present requrements we are focusing on 100 per cent sustainability like washing without water, energy saving and drying without dryers. We are offering machines which requires lowest water and less energy.
We are offering complete range of solutions for digital textile printing industry. Whether it’s high speed machine upto 32 Kyocera print head to medium speed machines with Epson and Ricoh print head. So we are spanning the entire range of machine. We are also spanning complete range of inks, latest being ‘the digital pigment inks’.
We are the first company to launch made in India digital pigment inks with very high good colour fastness and brightness. Pigment will really expand the digital printing and open new avenues. We are displaying our full range of machines. We also have engraving machines for screen printing. Response here has been good, many customers made it a point to visit us. So, it becames a good place to meet most of our customers in short time of three days.
This is for the 3rd time we are participating at Gartex. We are with good response until now, having customers coming from not only Delhi but faraway places. We are getting good experience at the show this edition also. We have displayed here some new models like from Duerkopp Adler pocket welting machine, Siruba jeans bottom hamming machine and also some CAD and cutting solutions. I have met customers from different part of India. So, overall we are happy with the response at the show.
However, even after collaborating with Messe Frankfurt, the show has not improved much in terms of organisation and is on the same lines. At present, market in some Indian regions is not good, but overall we are having positive hopes. Our company had a reasonable growth last year during which we launched many new machine models.
The show is very good. This time we are launching many new products like 6-colour for JV machine, and another TS55 -1800 water based sublimation transfer inkjet printer, which is a high speed machine with Jumbo roll and 10 kg ink. Now the market is moving towards industrial machines, so we are also focusing on the same. Gartex is a good show; number of participants is increasing and visitors are coming in good numbers.
The show is getting visited by some very big potential companies. Overall, we are very satisfied with this show and will be participating next year again. Currently, market for digital textile printing is increasing but opportunity for inkjet manufacturers to sell the machine is not growing at same pace. Today, India is world’s second biggest textile market, hence it is very important for Mimaki.
We have launched a T-shirt printer and have already sold three machines in Tirupur. But for the first time we are displaying it in any exhibition in North India. It can print on white as well as dark garments. Unlike other digital technologies white is done by screen and CMYK by digital inks. Hence, reducing the cost of printing. We have got excellent response in last two days and got many potential enquiries. Digital is something which has been evolving over the years. Every twothree years something new has to come.
We see this machine as good selling model for 2020 in Indian market. We have machines for sweater printing, shawl printing and recently launched socks printing also. In India we are new, but have already sold 400 machines in China market. Also in Thailand, Indonesia, Philipines, Bangladesh, South America, Peru, Pakistan, and many other countries.
This is our first time exhibiting in Gartex, we are fully satisfied with the footfall & quality of visitors which was much beyond expectations, and we are here to mark our presence. “Solunaris” is fully vertical integrated ink manufacturing company, our innovative reactive inks under the brand “ANTELOS” are curated in Germany. Our aim is to satisfy global active customers with high quality products & services in the segment of reactive digital textile printing, stringent quality control & assurance ensures consistent high product quality.
We are in process of increasing our manufacturing capacities to meet increasing demand for our products. This platform not only connected us with our existing customers but also got good business opportunities. First two days were super busy, overall we are quite satisfied with this show & we hope to be participating next edition again.
We are showing machine with 4 Xaar 1201 head, which is a machine we’ve built in India. It does 100 sq mtr per hr. Our idea is to see how we can take this further and work more closely with the head company. Other machine is with Epson 4720 head as we wanted to give our product in entry level machine segment. We also have Tshirt printer, and of course high end machine from Mouvent.
Last year was good for Mouvent we had some very good clients after last Gartex and recent ITMA. So, this year is more into setting them up, establish them and making them into success stories. It’s a good show, we met a lot new and old customers here. So many vendors have come, which also shows confidence in exhibitor. We had people from Tirupur, Ludhiana and Delhi NCR
This is our second participation at Gartex, and as usual response is good. We have booked a few orders also. That way Gartex has become one of the major exhibitions for us in Northern India. Participation is been increasing, number of players are coming so we are pretty excited to be here. We are presenting two new machines here; one is 16 head Vastrajet, which was showcased in ITMA Barcelona, and second is for the first time we are showcasing acid ink application in digital textile printing, which is basically used for Nylon or wool application. It’s a niche market but we will have good penetration out of that.
Primarily it’s a north based show but we have seen some participation from Mumbai, Surat and South also but it was dominated by Northern Indian players. Digital market is growing nowadays.
We have always been regularly participating since their first year, and it has always been very good. However, this edition due to Eid festival and longer extended weekend, turnout has been limited. We have displayed our digital collection here. These include DGI for reactive printing and industrial sublimation printer, Epson machines and our latest addition SUMA cutting machines from Belgium. Overall, response has been good. Digital is one market which is there to grow.
Currently, there is an international recession going on but things are still better when it comes to printing. Its only circulation is not happening otherwise business is still OK. Overall, I am satisfied with the show. Probably by the standards of Gartex, it’s not upto the mark but it’s not organisers fault, and is because of the dates chosen by them.
Our focus is on the pigment inks, direct on to fabrics which until last year was on reactive inks. NEGIJET TXR1900 direct textile printer is the new machine we are displaying here but we have other models also which can run upto 3.2 mtr. The speed is 60-90 sq mtr per hr on eight colour. Feedback is good as people are looking for pigment now, so had few good enquiries.
The number of buyers has increased; entry level people are going for reactive inks but bigger ones, the mills are looking for better solution, which is pigment. Market for digital printing is growing, though last year was slow but this year looks promising. For sublimation we’ve got new models from Mutoh, which is a Japanese company and we’ve been their distributors from last 23 years.
This edition we have launched our new Mimaki sublimation printer. Besides, we have our Konica 8 head which we have been selling for last 2-3 years. We are also displaying its upgraded model here. This is the only printer in Konica segment where we are offering 60 mtr per hr speed. As far as market is concerned, there is less than 50 sq mtr per hr speed available.
Response at the show is OK but because of Eid and extended weekend visitor flow has been affected. Textile industry is growing in India and digital has very vast scope. Nowadays, people want more of waterless printing as govt. laws are becoming strict when it comes to effluent discharge in most of the parts of the country. At the end, I think pigment is going to pick up. Slowly and steadily the market is improving now.
AT. Inks is the brand from Rex-Tone Industries Limited. A.T. Inks is the largest manufacturer in the world for solvent based inkjet inks. We do solvent inks, UV inks, eco-solvent inks for signage business. Textile is the new business we have come in. this is our first show in textiles field where we have come out with products for this segment.
We have come up with dye sublimation inks for polyester transfer printing, direct disperse for direct printing on polyester. In October we will come up with reactive inks for cotton textile printing and later on followed by acid inks and pigment inks. Textile is a vibrant industry today; it has very vast scope if you come up with ink and solution. As per market feedback, everybody is looking at us with apprehension, and from consumer end we see a lot of excitement. For a 1st time exhibition I am satisfied with the show.
Till now our main product was Konica Minolta but since the North Indian market is more for entry level machine doing 1,000 mtr per day production so we have launched two new machines i.e. Direct fabric/paper sublimation printer from Top-Banner and direct to fabric printer by Coltex from China. One for natural fibre cotton, silk, and one for polyester.
Both our new machines are getting launched at Gartex and are mainly for Northern Indian market. The show response is OK maybe because of the poor planning our hall 12A is not properly connected to other halls where footfall is really high. But whosoever we invited independently for the product, they have visited. Customers mainly form Delhi NCR, Ludhiana, Varanasi, have been to our stall. Today, digital printing market is growing both at entry level and high speed machines segment.
We are participating in Gartex, displaying our latest multihead automatic embroidery machine TMAR with three kinds of devices beads, multi-cording and sequin device. Apart from this, we are also displaying our other existing machines here. I feel garment and textile business in India is growing but still the market is slow. India has huge potential in textile and garment industry. We are not satisfied with the response at the exhibition. I would request the Indian companies to focus on quality rather than price.
If they invest in a cheaper embroidery machine, it will give them low quality result and machine will have short life span. But a good quality machine will give better production and will last for so many years. For Tajima, USA is the top market followed by China, Veitnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India etc. today.
This is our third participation in Gartex. The show is OK as per expectations. Though customers are visiting but most of them are regular visitors and there are very few new buyers. Reason being market sentiments not being much positive. We have participated to mark our existence among the customers. We are displaying embroidery machine with single needle beads and dual sequin device due to which a design which requires more than 50 thousand stitches could be created with half number of stitches.
Besides, we are displaying sublimation machine for digital printing. Nobody is having four Epson head machines at their stall here, which we have and can give production upto 1800-200 sq mtr per day. We are also displaying value addition machines like pearl attaching, beads machine, half pearl machine, stone machine, four sequin machines. Overall, feedback for machines has been good.
For this exhibition we are displaying our one needle four sequin machine, which is new for the industry but we’ve been doing it for last one and a half years. We are showcasing flip sequin, multiple size sequin and our latest two mm size sequin is totally new into the market which we are presenting for kids garments and other industries.
We are showcasing two-colour beads which attracted major customers here. We have presented some new techniques of enhancing productivity and reversible embroidery. Automatic bobbin changer, large vision camera laser cutting machine and many others have been the highlights here. When compared to last edition, this year we had less visitors but more customers. Customers were mainly from all over India not Delhi NCR.
We are into business of manufacturing, exporting and retail of garment finishing textile and laundry machines. At this exhibition our main focus is textile machines. We have launched new machine Steam Ager and big size padding machine. We are happy to participate and have got around 12 machines order at show itself.
Customers from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Rajasthan, Gurgaon and Noida have come here. We are satisfied with the organisation and quality of buyers at the show. Entire exhibition arrangements are very good. In fact, we have already booked double space for next year. At the same time the visitors turnout is effected due to Eid festival falling on last day of the show.
We have participated at this Gartex Expo to show some textile machineries. We have introduced three machines here; firstly camera laser cutting machine in which we have given open feeding for roll to roll printed textile fabrics, another machine is CO2 marker i.e.
meant to give impressions from whiskering, and third is denim marking machine on denims and jeans or some other types of fabrics. Response is good, we got to meet customers both older and newer ones. We have basically noticed northern Indian investors here. We were not expecting visitors from Gujarat but certainly there have been many from that region. Overall, we are happy with the show in terms of organisation and footfall both.
We have Atexco sublimation printers with 8 heads Kyocera. The speed is around 6,000-9,000 sq mtr per day. Where we can use lower to 30 gsm paper and can fix jumbo rolls with 12,000 mtr. This is the latest machine from us this time. Market for digital textile printing is increasing day by day. But from last four-five month its little bit slower than before.
Maybe next few months will be better for us. The show is OK, not as expected in terms of buyers’ quality and footfall. Even after collaborating with Messe Frankfurt, Gartex is almost same to the last edition.
We are showcasing products which will be very helpful across the textile supply chain right from logistics, manufacturing processes as well as warehouse and other applications. We are displaying here loading bay technology, sectional overhead door and high speed door. Automation increases your productivity by 3-4 per cent.
We want to create awareness of these products in the right direction in the market. Gartex has overall been a good show. We expected a little more audience from the supply chain, procurement and warehousing side, which I am looking forward to in the next edition. Visitors were happy to know, how our products can help them in increasing their productivity.
We’ve launched our new thread trimmer machine, which is carbon less and has direct drive motor. Also wash care woven label cutting machine and pneumatic heat press machine. We are displaying all exclusive machines, which is the reason we have got very good response at this show.
Customers from all over India including Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Tirupur, Kanpur, and Delhi NCR have been to our stall. This edition many new undergarment segment customers are also visiting, which was not there in previous shows. Market is doing well, and last year was good for us in terms of business.