Darshana V Jardosh, Minister of State, Ministry of Textiles inaugurated the first edition of SCREENTEX India 2022, at Hall No. 11, Pragati Maidan on July 29, 2022. She applauded the effort of the organisers to host a focused trade show for the Screen Printing Industry. She said increased collaboration between international companies for adoption of technology is an important step towards “Make in India” Atmanirbhar Bharat and was happy to note many Indian manufacturers showcasing their machinery and allied products.
Screen Printers Association of India (SPAI, the apex body of screen printers across India organised a trade show on Screen Printing Technology, Machinery, Materials and Allied Products titled SCREENTEX India 2022, between July 29 and 31 in Hall No 11 at Pragati Maidan New Delhi, jointly with S.J. Expositions Pvt Ltd. At the end of the three days SCREENTEX India established itself as a focused trade show for the Screen Printing industry.
Conceived with an objective to create a platform for the stakeholders of the sector, SCREENTEX India 2022 acted as a technology platform bridging the gap between innovation and application by bringing the international suppliers and indigenous buyers related to Screen, Textile and Digital, Sublimation & UV Printing. Show attracted 4024 business visitors from across the countries which include many who wanted to get into screen printing business.
Visitors highly appreciated the latest innovations in Screen and Textile, /Digital Printing Machinery Screen and Textile Printing Materials, Sublimation Printing along with materials, accessories, inks and allied products from leading suppliers. The event was supported by FESPA, SGCCI, IPAMA and others. Fujifilm, Photokina, Zibo Group were the Platinum Sponsors and Huber Group, J.N.Arora, Unitech were the Gold Sponsors of the event
The Indian Screen Printing Industry can be defined as multicoloured and multi-layered. In the last 5 decades, it has touched almost all segments like textile, ceramic, industrial, CDs, POPs, advertising and digital. In the Indian context the Screen printing industry is reasonably young but galloping at a faster clip. The Indian Screen Printing industry can be said to have about 1,00,000 to 125,000 printers of all sizes. Post Covid the industry is picking up steam. Suppliers are on the lookout for newer technology to match their expansion plans. The screen printing industry has been continuously expanding at a healthy annual growth rate in excess of 15 percent.
Workshop cum Seminar “Print Ki Patshala” on 30th July was the highlight of event
Concurrent to the exhibition a sub-event titled “Print Ki Patshala”was organised. It was an interactive activity in which subject matter experts drove the conversation with the delegates. The seminar was informative and educational in nature as it was demonstrative. Workshop was geared towards imparting new skills to the delegates under an instructor which left a lasting impression. It also provided an insight about the emerging trends and opportunities.
Theme: future of Screen Printing split into three sessions
1. Creating standards for textile transfer, Speaker – Bhavesh Shah, Ultranex Transfer Release Film
2. Printed Electronics – Next Generation Screen Printing Application Speaker – Shiv Prasad Keetronics, Pune
3. Flexible Circuits – Newer Application In Screen Printing Speakers – Dr. Mustafa ,Kapadia – Colors Virendra Sawant – Cutek Circuits, Pune
“It is important for one’s business to stay updated and cater to the demands of the customers. Keeping a watch on the emerging technology is important for modernising and expanding your business. 1st SCREENTEX India 2022 achieved its objective “said Dilip Bise, President of Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI).
“Visitors comings from all over India appreciated the display at the show and exhibitors felt they could discuss better with customers as the show received focused quality visitors” said Jignesh Lapasia, Secretary, of Screen Printers’ Association of India (SPAI).
“A focused trade show on screen printing was very much needed, given the rapid growth of technology and applications, besides knowing new applications visitors got many of their questions answered and decided about the way forward in their business” said Saleem Basha, Director, S.J. Exposition Pvt Ltd.