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Digital technology driving textile printing industry

ITMA 2015 will feature a dedicated chapter on textile printing technology. Strong support has been received from ESMA, which is looking forward to showcasing its latest innovations at ITMA 2015.

21st August 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Milan

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

The emergence of innovations and growing adoption of digital technological solutions aimed at improving print speed, design and efficiency are driving the next growth wave in the printing sector.

According to the latest report released by Global Industry Analyst, the global production of printed textiles is forecast to reach 27.8 billion square metres by 2018.

To underscore its importance, ITMA 2015 that is set to take place from 12-19 November in Milan, Italy, will feature a dedicated chapter on printing technology to provide enhanced access to the vast business potential of this sector.

Positive response for printing sector

Global textile and garment technology suppliers have snapped up over 95% of the 200,000 square metres of space at ITMA 2015, organisers report.

The printing sector makes up 10% of the space booked by exhibitors, more than double the space occupied by the sector at the 2011 show.

Strong support

Strong support has also been received from printing industry associations. The latest organisation to pledge its support is the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA).

“Our members are highly regarded for their level of technical expertise and knowledge. They have made significant commitments to sustainability and ecological optimisation. We look forward to showcasing our latest innovations in screen and digital printing that promote sustainability at ITMA 2015,” said Peter Buttiens, Chief Executive Officer, European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association.

Other associations include:

  • China Screen Printing & Graphics Imaging Association
  • Taiwan Regional Association of Filament Fabrics Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Industries
  • Taiwan Textile Printing, Dyeing & Finishing Industrial Association

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