Visitors gained insights into the latest techniques and technology in garment and textile printing at the second successful edition.
A majority of the exhibitors, who participated in the recent Screen Print Bangladesh expo in Dhaka, expressed their satisfaction over the visitors’ footfall and over all arrangements made by the organizers.
Screen Print Bangladesh, the second international exhibition, focusing on screen printing, textile printing, digital printing, sublimation printing & signage technologies, was held in Dhaka on September 27-29, 2018 at International Convention City Bashusdhara.
The exhibition was organized by Aditya Exposition, Mumbai. Prof. Engr. Mashud Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Textiles, as the Chief Guest, inaugurated the exhibition on September 27, 2018.
In his address, Prof. Engr. Mashud Ahmed said, “I represent Bangladesh Textile University where textile printing technology is also being taught. The garment printing industry is expanding both in Bangladesh and in different countries of the world. Bangladesh government has set a target to increase export to USD 50 billion by the year 2021. Our entrepreneurs are working towards achieving this goal, and we (academy) are also with them to give them support to achieve the target. I realise that if we cannot make diversification and if we cannot meet the demand of the market, our export in particular and industry in general is not going to grow. That is why our entrepreneurs and engineers need to upgrade knowledge. They need to know about the state of the art technologies and techniques, be it machine, materials, chemicals, etc related to this field. I feel very happy that our friends from India have come forward to share their knowledge and experience with us. This is an opportunity to move with hand in hand. Because in the present day situation, we cannot achieve development independently. We must share knowledge and expertise with others for development, for our growth, for our desire to achieve the set target. I am pleased and expressing my satisfaction to be here. Our entrepreneurs and engineers will get opportunity to see new development in the garment and textile printing industry. I thank the organisers, exhibitors and visitors for making the expo a grand success.”
Guests of Honour, Shushil Golchha, Vice President (East), Screenprinting and Graphics Association of India (SGAI) and Emran Seahan, a Leading Textile Printing Consultant, Dhaka, thanked the organizers for their effort in organizing the second edition of the exhibition in Dhaka.
Devang Sheth, Director of Aditya Exposition, welcomed the chief guest, the guests of honour and all the participants. He said that besides, garment/ textile industry, there are many industries in Bangladesh such as Leather-goods, footwear, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, steel, electronics, energy, construction materials, chemicals, ceramics, food processing and leather goods. He said all these offer printing opportunities for Bangladesh printing sector.
The second edition of the Screen Print Bangladesh was organized after the success in the first edition (2017) held in Dhaka. Professionals from screen printing, textile printing, digital printing, sublimation printing & signage industry eagerly visited the exhibition and got exposed to latest innovation and developments in printing industry.
Nearly 40 companies from Bangladesh, India, China, USA, UK, France, Korea, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Japan, etc showcased their products and services, either directly or through their Bangladesh distributors. Indian companies who directly participated in the exhibition included: Balaji Chemicals, Champion Paper Industry, Chola Industries, Epson India, Impress Apparels Machines (P) Ltd, Lakshmi Bio-Chem, Nilesh Enterprises, Skyscreen (P) Ltd, Shreeji Screen & Filters, Smart Industries, etc. Some of the top brands represented by Indian and Bangladeshi distributors include: Mimaki, HP, Epson, Zhongyi, Marabu, Ulano, Fimor, NBC, Sefar, Stahls, GCC, Azon, Photokina, Ansal, Fabro, etc. The stall owners expressed their happiness regarding the response from the visitors and probable customers. They shared that this time the quality and price-worthy customers visited the exhibition.
The exhibition also had free technical seminars by Emran Seahan, Color Craft, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The participants gained knowledge of common errors in every step of screen printing systems and why traditional CMYK separation is a vulnerable choice in screen printing production.