15 March 2018, Shanghai, China : The 18th China International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition (China Interdye) and China International Digital Textile Printing, Printing and Dyeing Automatics Exhibition (China Textile Printing), is scheduled to take place from April 11 to 13, 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The 40,000-square meter exhibition area will house 630 exhibitors from 17 countries and regions. Exhibitors plan to showcase a variety of advanced environmentally-friendly dyestuff, organic pigments, catalysts, intermediates, as well as environmental impact assessment equipment and digital textile printers in addition to printing and dyeing automation technologies and materials. The two exhibitions, one with a focus on Science and Technological Innovation and the other on Green Development, will be hosted by China Dyestuff Industry Association, China Dyeing and Printing Association and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai Sub-Council and co-organized by Shanghai International Exhibition Service Co., Ltd.
18th China Interdye continues to lead industry development
Improved downstream demand revives dyes and textile chemicals sectors
After destocking for several consecutive years, the printing and dyeing industry has been revitalized by the textile sector. From January to November, 2017, the printing and dyeing producers above a designated size produced 49.14 billion meters of printed and dyed fabrics, an increase of 5.63 per cent over the same period of a year earlier. Sector-related business revenue reached 354.9 billion yuan (approx. US$56.1 billion), up 6.2 per cent year on year, while profits grew 9.8 per cent year on year to 18.6 billion yuan (approx. US$2.9 billion).
Industry leaders participate in the exhibition and continue to lead development of the sector
At this year’s exhibition, a robust roster of the global leaders, including Tanatex, Huntsman, Yorkshire, Archroma, Zschimmer & Schwarz, Pulcra, Nicca, Chia Her Industrial, DuoWen, Bozzetto, Evonik Industries, Rudolf, Daikin, AGC, Datacolor, Intertek, and domestic leaders, among them, Zhejiang Longsheng Group, Zhejiang Runtu, Hangzhou Jihua Group, Yabang Chemical, Shanghai Liansheng Chemical, Transfar, Dymatic Chemicals, Hubei Hwalle Dyestuff industry, Kaida, Runhe Chemical Industry, Boao, Tianyuan Chemical, Shanghai Anoky Group, Merida, Jingjin, Xingyuan and Tongda, plan to promote new products and new technological applications that focus on the green and environmental aspects of the industry. In addition, delegations of exhibitors from India, Korea and Taiwan will join hands in a move to increase participation. This year’s gathering will mainly focus on scientific and technological innovation and green development in a move to drive sustainable development over the industry.
China Textile Printing highlights the combination of technology, fashion and environmental protection
With the gradual transformation of the printing and dyeing industry, automation, digitalization and information technologies are being seen as a necessity and being more widely applied across the industry, driven by factors that include China’s adjustment to a slower expected annual growth of the economy (what is often referred to as the “New Normal”, the advent of Internet+ [the Chinese government’s program to encourage manufacturers to incorporate the internet into their industry chain]) and intelligent manufacturing. The advances in digital printing technologies are increasingly meeting the expectations of consumers as it relates to color and function, and are becoming a new highlight and growth point of the industry as the economic model of China’s textile industry transitions into an innovative, eco-friendly and low-carbon one.
This year’s China Textile Printing was held concurrently with the world’s largest dyeing exhibition, with the aim of creating a one-stop “shop” for the procurement of textile, printing and dyeing products, while, at the same time, serving as a wider platform for the development of the industry. Leading digital printing companies including Epson, MS, Hangzhou Honghua Digital Technology, Hangzhou Kaiyuan Computer Technology, Human Digital Technology and Newtech Textile Technology Development, ink producers including Huntsman, Everlight Chemical, Zhengzhou Hongsam Digital Science & Technology and Zhejiang Lanyu Digital Technology, as well as printing and dyeing automation technology providers including Greensign, Changshu Hongda Textile Printing and Dyeing and Wuxi Xinda Dyeing Machine Factory plan to showcase their latest products at the event, to jointly build a platform for the transformation of the textile and printing and dyeing industry from a perspective of sustainable development.
Rich concurrent events provide insights into industry trends
In 2018, the 100th anniversary of China’s dyestuff industry, China Dyestuff Industry Association plans to host the launch event for the establishment of a pan-Asian dyestuffs federation. Many industry associations, including China Dyeing and Printing Association, China Cotton Textile Association, China Knitting Industrial Association, and China Dyestuff Industry Association’s Organic Pigment Professional Committee, Additives Professional Committee and Masterbatch Professional Committee will host supporting forums. Zhejiang Lonsen Holding, Transfar, Dymatic Chemicals and Switzerland-based TESTEX will organize several technical seminars, presenting advanced technologies and concepts and providing professional visitors with opportunities for exchanges and cooperation.
China Interdye Asia Tour will make efforts to build a platform to assist Chinese makers in their international expansion efforts
In a move to accelerate the transformation of China’s dyestuff industry, and help the industry to become a much more active player on the world stage, the organizer of China Interdye plans to continue hosting the Interdye Asia Tour, a platform for exchanges. Interdye Asia Tour will be held in Vietnam once again, taking place in HoChiMinh City in November 2018. The event is expected to go a long way in creating the conditions for Chinese dyestuff and chemicals producers to go globally, build China’s homegrown brands, improve after services, and bring the supplying and purchasing parties together, enabling them achieve mutual benefits and win-win cooperation.