The leader of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Future of Production initiative, Attila Turos, has been revealed as the keynote speaker at October’s Textile 4.0 Conference – the first event to explore the opportunities and risk of Industry 4.0 for textile industry strategists.

 

The conference, organised by World Textile Information Network (WTiN), will take place at the Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City, The Netherlands, on 25-26 October 2017.

 

The Switzerland-based WEF brings together the world’s most influential people in business and politics to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It says of manufacturing and distribution strategy: “The world is at the threshold of a new industrial revolution characterised by a confluence of emerging technology breakthroughs, including mobile connectivity, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, next-generation robotics, 3D printing, wearables and genetic engineering, nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and others.

 

“These technologies, combined and connected, will transform manufacturing and production systems with unprecedented speed and scope, impacting business models, economic growth, employment and sustainability.

 

“Businesses in manufacturing and distribution sectors and policy-makers need new approaches and capabilities, and must work together to build truly innovative and sustainable production systems that benefit all people.”

 

An international development expert, Turos worked as an independent consultant before joining the WEF in 2015.

 

Big hitters from the textile industry itself will also feature at the Textile 4.0 Conference. A first-day session on digitalisation and its capacity to disrupt business models will deliver the vision of Chiaretto Calo, group CEO of the newly created, Italian-based IMPRIMA Group, which has already brought together some of the biggest names in digital textile printing. Also speaking in this session will be Tekin Gulsen, global IT and corporate planning director of Turkish technical fibre and yarn producer Kordsa Global; and Peter Santora, vice-president of US-based Softwear Automation, a pioneer in sewing-factory robotics.

 

The implications of such workplace automation for employment and skills will be the subject of a session featuring Yves-Simon Gloy, of the Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University.

 

Other speakers announced by WTiN are: supply-chain solutions expert Mark Harrop, CEO of WhichPLM, who will explore the role of PLM and ERP software in the “smart revolution”; Steve Smith, CEO of DPInnovations, who will examine the emerging concept of “technology as a service”; and Yariv Bustan, vice-president of product and marketing at Twine Solutions, an Israeli start-up that is commercialising a groundbreaking invention for digital coloration and functionalisation of thread. Bustan will set out opportunities for new business models arising from disruptive innovation.

 

WTiN recently launched IoTex magazine and introduced a Textile 4.0 channel as part of its online Intelligence portfolio, to provide a focus for discussion of the business and technology implications of Industry 4.0 in the textile industry. WTiN digital innovation analyst Mutlu Chaouch Orozco will deliver the results of her latest research, and an opening note will be delivered by Tansy Fall, editor of IoTex and Digital Textile magazines.

 

 

Details of the developing Textile 4.0 Conference programme and speaker panel can be viewed at: www.textile40conference.com.

 

 

Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise for Jute (Jute – ICARE) was launched in 2015 to popularize/introduce some of the better agronomic practices and recently developed microbial-assisted retting among farmers intensively in a few blocks in West Bengal and Assam on pilot basis. The improved agronomic practices include: line sowing of jute using seed drill to increase yield by 10-15%; weed management in jute by wheel hoeing/nail weeder instead of hand weeding for reducing the cost of weeding; and distribution of quality certified seeds at 50% subsidy.
 
 
Central Research Institute for Research in Jute and Allied Fibres (CRIJAF) developed a microbial consortium called SONA, to enhance the quantity of fibre yield by 20% as well as its quality in terms of grade by at least 1 ½ grades. Also, under the project, regular SMSes are sent in regional languages on improved practices in jute cultivation, to registered farmers. On an average over 50 SMS-es are sent to each farmer at various intervals during the project. Supply of Seed drills and Nail weeders is undertaken for demonstration purpose.
 

To sensitise Jute farmers’ abt certified seeds,CRIJAF SONA Powder & retting practices for better yield, @TexMinIndia had launched Jute-ICARE

 

 

 
As a result of these interventions, the earnings of jute farmers have increased by more than Rs.10,000 per hectare.
 
 
In view of the encouraging results of the Jute ICare pilot project, a joint meeting was held on 22.03.2017 by Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and Minister of Agriculture for extending the reach of Jute I-Care programme through the State Agriculture Extension machinery. Representatives from State Governments, Agricultural Research Agencies, National Jute Board, Jute Corporation of India etc., participated in the meeting. Some of the highlights of the action taken under the Jute ICARE programme are given below:
 
  1. All the Chief Ministers have been advised to take up Jute ICARE programme under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and create awareness amongst farmers for use of certified jute seeds through Krishi Vikas Kendras (KVK). States have also been requested to supply farm implements under the Sub-mission in Agricultural Mission (SMAM) and construct Retting Tanks under MGNREGS and RKVY.

 

  1. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 12th May 2017 by National Jute Board, Ministry of Textiles with National Seeds Corporation and Jute Corporation of India for supplying certified Jute seeds of a new variety to Jute Farmers -- 800 MT for Year 2018; and 1500 MT for Year 2019. There will be an enhancement of availability of certified seeds by 60% in 2018 and 87.5% in 2019.

 

  1. Harvesting started from 2nd week of July and will continue up to August 2017. It has been reported that the average height of the jute plant under the project is 10 to 13 feet (against the normal height of 9 feet). The JR 204 seed variety is thus found to be very promising and productive to the farmers.

 

  1. The popularity of Jute-ICARE project can be judged from the fact that the number of farmers who registered during the Year 2017 under the project had increased by 147% approximately; that is, 1,03,122 farmers were registered against 41,616 farmers last year. The area covered under the project for 2017 is approximately 70,328 hectares covering 26 Blocks in 6 jute growing states-- an increase of 167% as compared to 2016.

 

  1. Action Plans for undertaking Front Line Demonstrations by CRIJAF and National Institute of Research in Jute and Allied Fibres (NIRJAFT) in Coordination with NJB, have been approved.

 

  1. Krishi Melas are being held to support farmers. The next series of Krishi Melas will be held in October-November, 2017, as follows:
Forbesganj in Purnia          12th - 14th  October 2017
Siliguri     13thOct - 1st November 2017
Guwahati        8th - 10th  November 2017

It is heartening to see more & more farmers joining Jute-ICARE project which will ultimately lead to increase in jute productivity in India

 

 

Besides increase in number of farmers joining the project, area covered under Jute-ICARE has also expanded across all 6 Jute growing states.

 

 

 

Global fabric output is expected to stay stable in Q2/2017 and then to improve in Q3/2017. 

 

Global yarn production should keep the same trend as fabric output in both Q2/2017 and Q3/2017.

 

The global yarn production improved in Q1/2017 quarter-on-quarter. Thereby, output in Asia, North America and South America improved, and it declined slightly in Europe. On an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q1/2017 increased versus Q1/2016. Global yarn stocks declined in Q1/2017 quarter-on-quarter with the most significant decline in South America. Also year-on-year, global yarn stocks fell slightly. Quarter-on-quarter yarn orders in Europe increased, while in South America they decreased. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, yarn orders also decreased in South America and increased in Europe.

 

Global fabric production declined in Q1/2016 against Q4/2016 due to decreases in Asia, South America and in Europe. Global fabric output improved year-on-year in Q1/2017 despite a decrease in Europe. In Q1/2017, worldwide fabric stocks fell quarter-on-quarter, with the most significant change in South America. Year-on-year, fabric stocks declined. European fabric orders remained fairly stable quarter-on-quarter while they rose in South America. On a yearly basis South America’s fabric orders declined significantly while they slightly increased in Europe.

 

 

For Q2/2017, estimates indicate a stable trend in both global yarn and fabric production.  

  

For Q3/2017, the global outlook for both yarn production and fabric output signal further rise.

 

In Q1/2017, global yarn production rose by almost 30% quarter-on-quarter mainly due to the 31.8% increase in Asia. In North and South America yarn production increased by 13% and 3.5%, respectively. In Europe, there was a slight decline by 1.2%. Global yarn output increased by 1.9% in Q1/2017 versus Q1/2016. In Asia yarn output improved 2.1% year-on-year while in South America it declined by 4% and rose by 0.6% in North America. In Europe yarn output increased by 1.6% year-on-year. 

 

Global fabric production fell by almost 15% in Q1/2017 against the previous quarter, with the most significant decrease by almost 17% in Asia. Year-on-year, global fabric output improved by 1.9% in Q1/2017. Thereby, Asian production increased by 2.6% and South America’s output improved by 2.2%. Europe’s fabric output fell by 8.7% year-on-year.

 

Global yarn inventories decreased in Q1/2017 by 6.6% quarter-on-quarter with decrease of 6.3% in Asia. In South America inventories fell by 10%.  In Q1/2017, production of global yarn inventories continued to decrease with the annual percentage change of 1.9%. Thereby, Asian yarn stocks increased by 2.8% year-on-year. European yarn stocks fell by 9.5% annually and South American stocks diminished by over 41%.

 

Worldwide fabric stocks fell by 7.8% quarter-on-quarter in Q1/2017. The major culprit was South America, where stocks were reduced by 34.7%. In Asia fabric stocks increased by 0.6% while in North America they fell by 0.8%. On a yearly basis, global fabric inventories in Q1/2017 decreased by 12%. Asia’s fabric stocks increased by 0.9% annually and South America’s inventories fell by 45%. In Europe fabric inventories rose by 4.7% and ion North America stocks remained unchanged year-on-year.  

 

In Q1/2017, European yarn orders increased by 7.6% quarter-on-quarter and in South America they decreased by 3.7%. The annual percentage change of European yarn orders amounted to +1.1% and decreased by 1.1% in South America. European fabric orders in Q1/2017 rose by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter. South American fabric orders in Q1/201 increased by 2.1% quarter-on-quarter. Year-on-year, fabric orders increased by 1.5% in Europe and in South America they fell by 22.4%.  

 

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association has just published demanding and comprehensive programsof its B2B Forums & Conferences, which will be heldin Charlotte (NC) and Mexico Cityin November. The programs are available at www.germantech-ustextile.de and www.germantech-mextextile.de. Industry experts from the VDMA member companies will present practice-oriented technology topics to decision makers from the local textile industries.

 

German Technology meets US Textile

 

For the conference in Charlotte, taking place on November 6 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, three parallel sessions are scheduled: Textile Machinery and components for the …

-       …fiber and yarn industry.

-       …nonwovens and technical textiles industry.

-       …apparel, hometextile &carpet industry.

The sessions will feature application-oriented technology presentations from the following 25 VDMA member companies:

 

A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, ANDRITZKuesters, Autefa Solutions, Brueckner Textile Technologies, DILO Systems + TEMAFA, Lindauer DORNIER,Erhardt+Leimer, GROZ-BECKERT, Interspare, KÖRTING HANNOVER, MAHLO, Karl Mayer, Neuenhauser Maschinenbau, PLEVA, Reseda Binder, Georg Sahm, Saurer Components (Saurer Temco), SedoTreepoint, TextechnoHerbert Stein, Thies, Truetzschler, Welker Vakuum, Oerlikon Textile (Barmag andNeumag).

 

German Technology meets Mexican Textile

 

The program in Mexico City will cover two days, November 8 and 9. Location is the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe. Content scheduled for 8 November is:

-       Textile machinery and components for the apparel and home textile industry.

On November 9, there will be two parallel topics:

-       Textile machinery and components for the fiber and yarn industry.

-       Textile machinery and components for the nonwovens and technical textiles industry.

 

The following 29 VDMA member companies will present their latest technologies for the benefit of the Mexican textile industry:

 

A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, Allma Volkmann Zweigniederlassung der Saurer Germany, ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau, Autefa Solutions Germany, Brueckner Textile Technologies, DILO Systems + Temafa, Erhardt+Leimer, Groz-Beckert, Georg Sahm, Interspare, Jakob Mueller, Körting Hannover, Mahlo, Mayer&Cie., Karl Mayer, Neuenhauser Maschinenbau, Oerlikon Textile (Barmag + Neumag), PLEVA, Reseda Binder, Saurer Components GmbHBranch Hammelburg, Schlafhorstbranchof Saurer Germany, SedoTreepoint, SETEX Schermuly textile computer,Textechno Herbert Stein, Thies, Truetzschler, Welker Vakuum.

 

Interested decision makers (e. g. Technical Management, Production Managers, Quality and Maintenance Managers, Mill Owners) from the textile, nonwoven and carpet manufacturing industries along the entire textile chain are requested to register under these links:

 

www.germantech-ustextile.de

www.germantech-mextextile.de

 

Each registrant will be checked and approved. A few weeks prior to the events, the approved registrants will be able to pre-arrange B2B meetings with the experts from the participating VDMA member companies, their subsidiaries and agents via the above-mentioned websites. There is no registration fee for visitors.

 

Whereas these events will focus on customers, the training session at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Escuela Superior de IngenieríaTextil) in Mexico City on 10 November 2017 will focus on future engineers.

 

 

 

 

Successful test: New reverse osmosis (RO) membrane elements from LANXESS with ASD feed spacers have undergone a trial in Germany’s largest industrial water treatment plant. More than 50,000 cubic meters of water are needed every day for pulp manufacturing at Zellstoff Stendal GmbH, Arneburg, and this is treated using reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins. The new grades impressed with their performance and consistently high level of rejection.Optimized for applications in brackish water, these Lewabrane-branded elements are characterized by very low energy consumption (LE = low energy) and high fouling resistance (FR = fouling-resistant).

 

“The outstanding results of our ASD products in benchmark tests with other manufacturers at one of the largest pulp manufacturers in Europe once again underline the extraordinary quality of our products,” says Alexander Scheffler, responsible for LANXESS’s global membrane business.

 

CONSISTENTLY GOOD PERFORMANCE

One year ago, Zellstoff Stendal launched a project to test LANXESS’s newly developed Lewabrane ASD range of membrane elements. This involved installing conventional reverse osmosis (RO) elements with a standard feed spacer and FR elements with LANXESS’s new ASD spacer in parallel in a single pressure vessel. Feed spacers are essential components for spirally wound membrane elements. They are made of polymer material and are optimized to ensure constantly good performance for a wide range of raw water compositions and various process parameters. The LANXESS spacers have a special “netting” that reduces biological growth and particle fouling by minimizing dead zones. The netting has an alternating strand design (ASD) of thin and thick filaments, which is what gives the spacer its name.

 

Frank Gorges, plant technician for water treatment at Zellstoff Stendal GmbH in Arneburg, was excited about the result: “We were very impressed by the performance of the ASD membrane elements from LANXESS. We test a lot of products in our plant and hardly any of them have been able to provide such consistently high results throughout an entire year.”

 

Successful test: New reverse osmosis (RO) membrane elements from LANXESS with ASD feed spacers have undergone a trial in Germany’s largest industrial water treatment plant. More than 50,000 cubic meters of water are needed every day for pulp manufacturing at Zellstoff Stendal GmbH, Arneburg, and this is treated using reverse osmosis and ion exchange resins. The new grades impressed with their performance and consistently high level of rejection.Optimized for applications in brackish water, these Lewabrane-branded elements are characterized by very low energy consumption (LE = low energy) and high fouling resistance (FR = fouling-resistant).

 

“The outstanding results of our ASD products in benchmark tests with other manufacturers at one of the largest pulp manufacturers in Europe once again underline the extraordinary quality of our products,” says Alexander Scheffler, responsible for LANXESS’s global membrane business.

 

CONSISTENTLY GOOD PERFORMANCE

One year ago, Zellstoff Stendal launched a project to test LANXESS’s newly developed Lewabrane ASD range of membrane elements. This involved installing conventional reverse osmosis (RO) elements with a standard feed spacer and FR elements with LANXESS’s new ASD spacer in parallel in a single pressure vessel. Feed spacers are essential components for spirally wound membrane elements. They are made of polymer material and are optimized to ensure constantly good performance for a wide range of raw water compositions and various process parameters. The LANXESS spacers have a special “netting” that reduces biological growth and particle fouling by minimizing dead zones. The netting has an alternating strand design (ASD) of thin and thick filaments, which is what gives the spacer its name.

 

Frank Gorges, plant technician for water treatment at Zellstoff Stendal GmbH in Arneburg, was excited about the result: “We were very impressed by the performance of the ASD membrane elements from LANXESS. We test a lot of products in our plant and hardly any of them have been able to provide such consistently high results throughout an entire year.”

 

FALL IN ENERGY CONSUMPTION

 

After one year, the elements were removed and taken to the applications laboratory LANXESS operates in Bitterfeld for an “autopsy”. Compared to a standard element, there was hardly any increased pressure drop along the element when using the ASD grades. This indicates less blockage from fouling or biological growth.
Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations had previously indicated that RO elements with ASD feed spacers would indeed be capable of achieving higher performance levels than standard grades. Furthermore, the tendency toward fouling in the element is reduced. “As we calculated, using the new elements reduces energy requirements while at the same time increasing service lives,” says Dr. Jens Lipnizki, head of Technical Marketing Membranes in the Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT) business unit at LANXESS.

 

 

The 6th edition of HGH India witnessed a significant rise in the number of visitors

  

Mumbai, July 2017:  HGH India 2017, 6th annual edition of the trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Houseware, and Gifting received an overwhelming response from the trade visitors and the industry. 30,700 trade visitors, primarily retailers, distributors and institutional buyers from 462 cities and towns across India attended this trade show to source home products for their business and discover upcoming home fashion trends for 2017-18. This latest edition of HGH India witnessed a 22% rise in the number of visitors, proving the growing popularity of the trade show amongst serious buyers. Over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries unveiled their innovations and new collections at HGH India 2017.

 

 

Dr. Kavita Gupta, I.A.S, Textile Commissioner, Government of India, inaugurated the event and commented saying, “I think HGH India is doing a tremendous job for Home Textile, Home Décor, Homeware & Gifting industries. There is a distinct growth in this trade fair and I can see high Vibrancy & Buoyancy in the whole environment here. I am sure that trade buyers will also be very impressed with the innovative & wide range of products on display.”

 

The Guest of Honor Consulate General of Turkey, H. E. Mr. Erdal Sabri Ergen shared his optimistic views on the business potential that India offers in the home décor and houseware industry. HGH India 2017 became the first major trade show for the Indian market post the implementation of GST, which directly connected retailers with brands, manufacturers & importers. The large number of visitors attending the event and their industry lookout confirmed that the entire industry is looking at GST reform in a positive way. With its professional and businesslike environment, HGH India proved to be a platform for the exhibitors to connect with high potential Indian trade buyers and channel partners to explore this rapidly emerging market.

 

Dipali Goenka, Managing Director, Welspun Global Brands Ltd. commented, “We have launched our new SPACES logo and the new collection for autumn/winter seasons at HGH India because this show has become an integral part of our marketing process and an important event on SPACES annual calendar.”

 

Mr. Onder, the President of the Turkish Houseware Association, said, “HGH India 2017 is a very well organized show as far as I have seen. They have 16 Turkish companies participating. A very well organized event and even in the monsoon season, they have done a tremendous job. I congratulate them heartily. We are aiming to comeback in 2018 with our Textile and Kitchenware companies and are looking forward to future editions of HGH India for expanding our Indian Market.”

 

Mr.Ajay Talwar, Assistant Vice President - Buying & Merchandising (Non Food), Max Hyper Market, shared his views saying, “I have been coming to HGH India for 4-5 years now and it’s growing over the period of time. We are also getting new suppliers and new articles, which we always look for. This is one of the largest fairs in India for Houseware. We are able to meet and are exposed to most of the suppliers over here at one place.”

 

HGH India 2017 presented home fashion and lifestyle trends for 2017/18 for the Indian market under the theme “across time”. Conceptualized and implemented by the internationally renowned design studio Sahm + Permantier, these trends reflect our roots in the past as well as our current life and traces to the future. The Trend Book “across time” encompassing these trends provides clear direction to the entire value chain in Indian home products industry as well as consumers in terms of colours, designs, materials, and styles. Manufacturers, brands, retailers, and professionals in the home business can apply these trends across categories like home textiles, furnishings, home décor, houseware and gifts. An elaborate trends pavilion helped visitors not only understand these trends better but also enabled them to see their actualization and source them for their business needs.

 

 

Arun Roongta, Managing Director, Texzone Information Services Pvt. Ltd., organizers, HGH India, said, “With the positive and optimistic response year after year from the trade visitors, buyers and domestic as well as international exhibitors alike,  we feel even more responsible towards the home products industry globally .  HGH India has always focused on being a trade show for business networking and Indian market growth. Consistent increase in quality trade buyers and exhibitors indicate growing potential of the Indian market and HGH India’s ability to connect with it in a focussed manner. We are developing HGH India as an important forum, which helps transform innovations and ideas into business opportunities.”

 

HGH India 2017 had largest ever international participation showcasing products from Turkey, Italy, UK, France, Spain, Greece USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China, Australia and many others.

 

HGH India 2017 witnessed several new product launches and innovations from leading Indian and international brands and manufacturers. Wall coverings industry announced the formation of their ‘Wallcovering Association of India’ at HGH India 2017. Textile Commissioner Dr. Kavita Gupta launched ‘HTA Indoors’ Magazine for Home Textile Association of India. Welspun Global Brands Ltd used the trade show to launch a new logo for their brand ‘SPACES’. Several market leaders and high profile brands shared their trade schemes and business plans with their current and prospective dealers and distributors across India.

 

National and international players in product categories like bed & bath linen, furnishing fabrics, floor coverings & carpets, mattresses, table & kitchen linen, wall papers, blinds and window dressings, home décor accessories, fragrances & spa products, handicrafts, artefacts, gifts, cookware, tableware, kitchenware and general houseware found HGH India a useful platform to expand their distribution network.

 

 

 

The next edition of HGH India is scheduled from 3rd to 5th July 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. 

 

Ø  Aurajet can run low GSM paper starting from 45 GSM, thus bringing down production cost 

Ø  Aurajet achieves maximum speed of 34 sq. metres

Ø  Helps in reducing cost by using less ink and offers perfect colours

 

India's biggest wide format digital printer and also a winner of several awards in the last few months, ColorJet India Ltd is launching the Aurajet dye sublimation textile printer at the upcoming textile technology trade show Gartex 2017, which runs from July 29-31, 2017 in hall no. 14, stall no. 75. Alongside, Colorjet will also showcase the recently launched TXF digital textile printer along with its best selling model, the Vastrajet.

 

The Made-in-India Aurajet, which is running successfully in Australia, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and other parts of world, is the perfect choice for dye sublimation users as it can easily run low GSM paper starting from 45 GSM which will help in reducing the cost by using less ink and offering perfect colours.

 

The sturdy industrial built of the Aurajet helps in ensuring that the machine runs for years and years, while achieving maximum speed of 34 sq. metres, thereby providing huge production runs. It comes with advanced feed and a take-up system for precise paper movement. The Aurajet is bundled with COLORGATE RIP to give vibrant colours and also comes with new CB100 inks, for best results in sportswear, apparel and home furnishing applications.

 

ColorJet is also showing its tech loaded digital textile printer, the TXF, which has been manufactured incorporating the latest technology, which imparts the printer with the power to print brilliantly and flawlessly, with reduced maintenance.

 

The printer can achieve print resolutions of up to 1,440dpi and is best suited when it comes to sampling and short runs, particularly suitable for fashion designers and home textiles applications.  TXF is available to work with Reactive inks for printing onto natural fabrics and also Disperse inks for printing onto polyester fabrics.

 

The TXF printer which is equipped with industrial printheads gives variable dot control for achieving smooth gradations and is also belt driven, which makes it suitable for printing fabrics including bulky textured materials, thinner fabrics and also stretchable fabric materials such as knits.

 

The state-of-the-art and efficiently engineered Vastrajet printer is a commercial grade entry level digital textile printer, which meets the normal daily requirements of a textile printing house, while being suitable for a variety of fabrics like cotton, silk, wool, polyester and their blends, including for stretchable and normal fabrics.

 

The structure of the Vastrajet is excellently designed to handle high speed production and precise dot placements, while the proprietary AIVC technology ensures high precision printing. The high speed is achieved through specially designed jetting controls to optimize printheads performance, to match the high jetting frequency.

 

About ColorJet India Ltd:

ColorJet India Ltd, the largest manufacturer of digital inkjet printers in India markets its products in 14 countries worldwide. Founded in 2004, the company maintains its operations via two manufacturing facilities and sales offices spread across seven countries, which include India , China, Bangladesh , UAE and Sri Lanka,. To-date, ColorJet has installed and implemented over 4,000 of its printing solutions and products across 315 cities around the world backed by a strong 278 member team, of which almost 100 are in technical related functions.

 

For more information please visit www.colorjetgroup.com

 

 

 

India Couture Week (ICW) 2017 will begin from July 24, 2017. ICW 2017 is an amalgamation of handcrafted luxury, diaphanous silhouettes, and a combination of glamour with poise as we bring to life engaging stories through a melange of hues.

 

 The week-long fashion event will witness participation of 14 designers from across the country in New Delhi. ICW by Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). Anita Dongre and Manish Malhotra are the Indian fashion designers to showcase their creationsduring this event. Designer Anita Dongre will present her collection on July 29, 2017 while Manish Malhotra is the closing designer for ICW 2017.

 

 

 

Anita Dongre's Couture'17 collection 'Tree of Love' is a homage to the Bishnoi tribe of the Thar in Rajasthan. The key motif of the collection finds its inspirational roots in ‘khejri’ – a super species of trees that withstands the harshest climate conditions and flourishes to remain evergreen.

 

 

There will have been no punishment for being honest says Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani 


Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani terms GST as a “Great step towards Transparency” 

 
The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani says that no one can harass a person who wants to come into formal economy through GST Addressing a seminar on ‘GST – a Tool for Inclusive Growth’ organised in Ahmedabad today, the Minister said past transactions are not to be checked under this system. There will be no punishment for being honest. 


Smt. Irani said if government agencies or officer will ask about past transactions or harasses anyone, direct action will be taken against them. The Minister asked traders and business persons to draw attention of MPs and central ministries, if any such incident occurs. She said that GST is not just ‘Good and Simple Tax’ but it also a ‘Great step towards Transparency’. “Beauty of the GST is it is a Destination tax and it gives money back through Tax credit”, she added. 


Textiles minister said that implementation of GST is an historic event and we are proud to be a witness of such historic event. She said that all parties came on a single platform in GST council for its successful implementation. 


The Minister said that no one wants to be a Tax evader, if the system is transparent and simple. She said and that this is the change that the Union Government is bringing in, under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. “Government has taken a number of pro poor steps in its three (3) years, to make system more transparent and simpler through Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra Yojana, Direct benefit transfer etc. and GST is also a part of this.”, she added. 


Smt. Irani along with other government officers gave answers of the queries raised by traders and businessmen. Minister assured them that for those who want to remain honest; there is no reason to be worried. 


The Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare of Government of Gujarat, Smt Nirmala Wadhwani, Members of Parliament Shri Paresh Rawal, Dr. Kirit Solanki and several other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. 

 

 

AEPC has proposed to the Ministry of Finance for the continuation of Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) Scheme post GST implementation and inclusion of other state levies not subsumed in the GST.  The Council has also requested for a drawback for central taxes outside the GST purview besides full accumulated input GST Tax Credit.

 

In a presentation made before the drawback committee, AEPC apprised the committee about the instance of embedded blocked taxes which the Industry is facing in central taxes. The  committee was also apprised about the new levies like intra company stock transfers, GST on job work, etc. which has been imposed in the GST regime but not being factored in earlier announced drawback rates, will lead to cost escalation, specially in the transitionary phase. 

 

Commenting on AEPC's presentation to the drawback committee, Mr. Ashok G Rajani, Chairman Apparel Export Promotion Council said, “Garment Industry welcomes GST as a move to unify the national economy, but this should not be at the cost of the growth of the apparel sector. For the vast number of SMEs in this sector, for whom this whole taxation system and procedures are new, a longer transitionary phase would have helped. I hope that the government keeps a sympathetic view towards the demands of the Industry. The GST has diluted most of the FTP benefits that the industry was availing so far besides putting a huge pressure on the working capital. It is now important that all the taxes - direct and indirect are reimbursed under the drawback and ROSL benefits. "

 

In its submission to the drawback committee, AEPC has also made a request for exempting samples   from GST to buying agents / buyers within India or abroad as sending samples to  buying agents / buyers within India  is a prerequisite for  getting  business.

 

About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) 


Incorporated in 1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/ international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. In recent years AEPC has worked tirelessly in integrating the entire industry - starting at the grass root level of training the workforce and supplying a steady stream of man power to the industry; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure and brokering several path breaking deals for its members and finally helping exporters to showcase their best at home fairs as well as be highly visible at international fairs the world over. With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it makes for a truly win-win situation - Indian exporters grow stronger each year in their achievements, skills and proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions for their garment imports.

 

 

Web site: http://www.aepcindia.com/

 

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