Saurabh Patel Inaugurates ITMACH India 2019

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During ITMACH India inauguration, the auspicious lamp being lit by Shri Saurabh Patel, Energy Minister, Govt. of Gujarat (at the Centre) along with other dignitaries

The much-awaited ITMACH India 2019 was inaugurated by Gujarat’s Energy Minister Saurabh Patel, on December 5, 2019. The textile technology show is being hosted in Gandhinagar’s Helipad Exhibition Centre from December 5-8, 2019.

Shri Saurabh Patel congratulated the organisers of ITMACH India – K & D ITMACH Expositions – for organising such an important textile technology and machinery show in Gandhinagar which has helped the industry to adopt modern technology. Gujarat is an important textile investment destination, and a show of this calibre offers an effective networking and business-matching platform to the industry.

According to Arvind Semlani, Director, K & D ITMACH Expositions, “The Indian textile industry has continuously invested in innovations and technology up-gradations as global opportunities open up. While the spinning sector is facing a challenging situation due to US-China trade war, it has also brought some new opportunities to weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing & wet processing and garment sectors. Global brands and retailers are looking for Indian suppliers with economy of scale plant with state-of-the-art process technology. Therefore, the Indian weaving, processing and garmenting sectors are still in investment mode and resource efficient technologies are much in demand.”

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Minister Saurabh Patel visited several stalls at the show and encouraged entrepreneurs for their efforts. He was visibly impressed by Picanol’s latest weaving machinery – Airjet Omniplus- i loom with Smartshed which is being demonstrated live with denim fabric and operates at production speed above 1000 rpm! P Kasiviswanathan, Director, Picanol explained the many innovative features of this latest weaving machine, which is most suited to the Indian weaving sector.

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He also visited the booth of India’s leading digital printing solutions company Stovec, Jay Instruments, True Colors, Reckon India, Rimtex, Itema Weaving, Staubli, Texfab among others.

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