"WTiN, in association with the TPF2017 (Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair), the leading international trade fair for digital textile printing in Shanghai – will organise ‘WTiN China Digital Textile Conference (CDTC)’. TPF 2017 will be held from April, 19 to 21, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The focus will be on latest industry trends, Chinese and international print technology developments, inks and other consumables."
WTiN, in association with the TPF2017 (Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair), the leading international trade fair for digital textile printing in Shanghai – will organise ‘WTiN China Digital Textile Conference (CDTC)’. TPF 2017 will be held from April, 19 to 21, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The focus will be on latest industry trends, Chinese and international print technology developments, inks and other consumables. It will also include insights into the unique creative business opportunities provided by digital textile printing technology, and into the supply chain advantages of digital printing over traditional analogue methods. The speakers line up has more than 18 experts and leaders of textile digital printing industry. Nearly 250 industry elites will gather to witness the development of digital printing industry.
Digital printing in China
China is the world’s biggest producer of digitally printed textiles. Year 2015 saw a strong increase in installed base of digital printing capacity in China, as well as in the number of domestically manufactured textile machines. By the end of the year, almost 6,000 dedicated digital textile printers were recorded to be operating in the country, with a capacity to produce over 191 million sq. mt. of digitally printed fabric annually. In addition, there could be as many as 2,000 more adapted roll-to-roll or flatbed machines being used in textile and garment printing applications. All these activities add up to substantial demand for both ink and transfer paper in the Chinese marketplace. WTiN estimates, the growth rate of digital textile printing production in China could be up to 150 per cent from 2014-2019. Digital textile printing's market share will be 7.2 per cent in 2019, with market expectations to reach 2,000 sq. mt. of total yield, and 100 per cent equipment replacement. WTiN estimates digital textile market growth at 30 per cent in 2016
Focus on new business opportunities
The conference will attract leading digital printing machinery companies, ink suppliers, digital printing consumables and design software. As the most influential conference in digital textile industry, CDTC will be a platform for suppliers and users to discuss the opportunities and challenges of this rapid-growing industry.
Incidentally, this is the second time WTiN and TPF have collaborated. In 2016, speakers from Reggiani, SPG Print, Kornit, Sensient and Digitex shared their views on the opportunities and challenges brought about by rapid development of digital printing. Next year, more information and ideas will spread at CTDC 2017.
Buyer mission and business matching
International buyer missions from all over the world will converge at TPF 2017, invited by UBM overseas branches and overseas media partners of TPF. It will give exhibitors an opportunity to gain more insights about overseas demand and expand their business. Visitors from Italy, Spain, England, India, Korea and other countries join in as a part of buyer missions.
Workshops an added attraction
To provide more opportunities for exhibitors to promote their high quality products and new technologies, TPF 2017 will organise several product and technical presentations. Workshops on different topics will be held, giving all an opportunity to gain knowledge about digital printing and its development, as well as market insights and design trends. They will focus on the hot topics of digital printing, such as applications of digital printing, ink technology, print head technology, design software and printing design trends. Industry specialists will share their knowledge to help companies stay competitive.