GARTEX 2017 PROMOTES TWO UPCOMING TRENDS: DIGITAL PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY
Gartex 2017, a three- day fair organized by MEX Exhibitions, successfully garnered the participation of visitors to make the exhibitors happy and willing to participate again in the next edition which is slated to be even more big. Despite GST, the industry came in huge number to add new categories in their product basket. An inherent zeal for significant growth and expansion was clearly reflected at the event. Apart from small and medium players, top- level companies were also geared up to further enhance their quality and technology.
Digital printing seemed to rule the reign at Gartex 2017. Various technology companies like Epson India, DCC Print Vision, Negi Sign Systems, ColorJet India, Apsom Technologies, and Britomatics presented their latest digital printers in this segment under the theme ‘ DigiTex’. Team StitchWorld’s in- depth discussion with many of the visitors at Gartex brought forth the emerging dominance of digital printing on fashion trends and the apparel market.
Embroidery technology providers like Aura Technologies, Tajima, Peayush Machineries, Baba Textile Machinery India, Dolphin Jingwei Machines, and Unix Stitch Machines also marked their presence at the fair with their display of the latest embroidery machines for the industry. A key highlight of the embroidery machinery section was the multi- head embroidery machine ranging from 18 heads to 90 heads. This proved the increasing inclination of the market towards large embroidery machines.
Another segment that attracted visitors were the accessories and fabric companies exhibiting at the fair such as Madura Coats, Pashupati Overseas, Mahashakti Thread Mills, Nilesh Impex India, Neenu Plastics, Synodic Carnival etc.
However, sewing and IT solutions segment did not have an eminent presence at the fair. Mehala Machines, Fucen Sewing Machines and Tukatech were among the few which stood out at the event. Mehala Machines displayed its latest Siruba 747L high speed overlock machine from its 700Q series. The robust design of the machine integrates the servo motor, control box and power switch into the machine itself. R. Selvan, Executive Director, Mehala Machines said, “747L can run at a speed of 8000 RPM, thus making it a suitable solution for home textiles, garments, and technical textiles. This machine can yield 30% more production than normal overlock machine.”
Tukatech displayed its TUKA3D ( Designer Edition) which was launched at Texprocess 2017 and aims to reduce the product development time. Umesh Gaur, President-Asia, Tukatech averred, “If the time for even one sample can be reduced, it is an achievement as it slashes the entire timeline by 10 days.” TUKA3D ( Designer Edition) can help exporters create a large array of samples which are physically not possible. Orient Craft, Timex Garments, Brandix, Star Garments have already invested in this 3D software.
Key Indian apparel manufacturers like Orient Craft ( Gurgaon), Eastman Exports ( Tirupur), TCNS ( Noida), Blackberrys ( Gurgaon), Affordable Exports ( Delhi), Fabstract Clothing ( Noida) were also seen at the fair. The fair witnessed visitors from Delhi, Noida, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and even from Doha ( Qatar).
Gaurav Juneja, Director of MEX Exhibitions, optimistically informed, “We are very much satisfied with the event as exhibitors gave us positive feedback about the quality of visitation. Our next edition will be even bigger and will have more variety in terms of exhibitors.”
“Our next edition will be even bigger and will have more variety in terms of exhibitors.” – Gaurav Juneja, Director of MEX Exhibitions