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Messe Frankfurt India acquires Screen Print India

In another defining acquisition to strengthen its presence in the country, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world's leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, has acquired the rights of Screen Print India.

Having made its debut in 1994, Screen Print India exhibition is held biennially in Mumbai since its inception and has grown wider in scope covering not just screen printing but textile printing and digital printing. Previously owned and managed by Aditya Expositions Pvt Ltd, the acquisition not only reinforces its position as a formidable player in the print sector but also broadens its scope in the textile technologies portfolio.

Raj Manek, executive director and board member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, said, “As the only dedicated show in this segment, Screen Print India accelerates our strategy to expand and enhance the offerings we provide to our customers and partners in the printing and textile sectors. By allowing both Media Expo and Screen Print India fairs to be independent of each other, we aim to develop the exhibitions in a more targeted and well-defined manner to suit their respective visitor profiles and market demands. Going forward, we also aim to expand the exhibit segments and develop the scale of the platform to that of internationally renowned exhibitions in this space.”

While, Devang Sheth, managing director of Aditya Exposition said, "The Screen Print India exhibition made its debut in 1994 and has become bigger in size, wider in scope and greater in significance. It has raised benchmarks for enhancing awareness, high-level networking, knowledge dissemination and industry bonding. Now, it is time to take it to the next level and under the aegis of Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, Screen Print India will realize its true potential and soar to even greater heights."

While the fair will continue to maintain a strong focus on screen printing machines, textile/garment printing materials, sublimation printing, digital and conventional printing presses, digital textile printers, wide format digital machinery, consumables & inks among others, the organiser aims to expand the exhibit segments to cover embroidery, garment and apparel printing in the coming years which will supplement its textile technologies portfolio.

The event will be part of the company’s Texpertise Network which is a combination of the world's most important textile trade fair that highlight innovations and show what is driving the global textile industry. Committed to consolidating its Texpertise Network in one of the world’s high-growth textile and apparel markets, Olaf Schmidt, vice president Textiles & Textile Technologies, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH said, “Digital printing is becoming more and more relevant for our textile shows over the last years. And the potential of digital printing solutions for the textile industry is growing a lot. Under the umbrella of our worldwide Texpertise Network, Screen Print India will now make the next big step in its development.”

The next Screen Print India will be held from April 20–22, 2018 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in India. For more information about the exhibition, or any Messe Frankfurt fairs in India, please visit

All in Print China 2018 on course for growth

October 24-28, 2018 sees the holding of the seventh edition of the China International Exhibition for All Printing Technology and Equipment (All in Print China) at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai. With nine halls and some 110,000 square metres of exhibition space All in Print is once again on course for growth. With just over a year to go before the start of the trade fair some 60% of stands are already booked. Renowned global players use the trade fair as a platform to develop their business in China, Asia and the world – including the likes of Windmöller & Hölscher, Baumüller, KURZ, UPG, RISO, BOBST and RICOH.

All in Print is jointly organised by the Printing Technology Association of China, the China Academy of Printing Technology and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. The trade fair is part of Messe Düsseldorf’s global portfolio for printing technologies which also includes the world leading trade fair drupa – no. 1 for printing technologies.

“Since its first event in 2003 All in Print has developed into one of the most important trade fairs for the Asian and, in particular, the Chinese print sector,” explained Sabine Geldermann, Global Head for Printing Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. “Every two years All in Print in Shanghai becomes the platform for communication ideas, offering a fertile ground for technological trends and developments and providing key impulses for the Asian sector. Both exhibitors and visitors alike value the trade fair for its market-oriented, professional and international atmosphere.”

Made in China 2025

Quality over quantity: with the spread of digitalisation, China is now developing into a quality-oriented producer. The timetable for industrial change is being set by the Chinese government with its “Made in China 2025” strategy which flanks China’s 13th five-year plan for innovation-driven modernisation of Chinese industry. The digital change affecting print and packaging companies has already begun with the increased dovetailing of smart manufacturing and production thereby opening up huge market potential for the digital printing industry – thanks, among other things, to cloud computing, big data and mobile Internet technology.

Enter the era of intelligent printing

With its motto “Enter the Era of Intelligent Printing” the seventh edition of All in Print is pitching itself as a key platform for intelligent printing and packaging technologies in Asia. As such, it reflects the dynamic market developments underlining the importance of innovation, integration and further development in the printing sector. Exchange and the promotion of new technologies, products and materials in the printing and packaging industries are therefore very much in focus here.

Numerous highlights reflect market trends

A highlight at All in Print are the eight exhibition segments digital pre-press, comprehensive printing, post-press converting, packaging equipment, ink & innovative materials, label industry, flexo technology and innovation factory reflecting the various different aspects of the industrial value added chain.

Successfully launched in 2016 the Innovation Factory Pavilion picks up on cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, functional printing, green printing, smart factory as well as virtual and augmented reality technologies. In the Digital Pre-Press Pavilion visitors can familiarise themselves with the latest trends in digital printing and also test new applications and options. A new special area for corrugated cardboard and flexible packaging aims to promote interaction between the printing and packaging industries.

The last edition of All in Print in 2016 was a great success: with 80,000 m2 of exhibition space and 724 exhibitors the trade fair posted a new record. With 76,818 visitors AIP 2016 achieved a 24.2% increase over the previous event.

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New president for IPAMA

S Dayaker Reddy has been elected as the president of IPAMA, the Association of Printing, Packaging and Machinery Manufacturers, in its 105th Governing Council Meeting held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. His appointment follows the recent passing of the president Late HV Sheth, who passed away unexpectedly earlier last month.

Reddy is a highly experienced printing, manufacturing and marketing professional spanning over an illustrious career of 21 years at various reputed companies before starting his own ventures. Reddy, who holds an Engineering Diploma, is an alumnus of Govt Institute of Printing Technology, Secunderabad. Presently, he is the CEO for Gutenberg Machinery Manufacturers Pvt Ltd, MD of Omsri Saivani Secure Print Pvt Ltd and director of two more firms.

He is also actively involved with different associations and institutions for the betterment of the printing and packaging fraternity, like he is the GC Member of AIFMP, co-ordinator for Telangana Offset Printers Association (TOPA), mentor for Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST), Hyderabad, expert committee member for community colleges – Government of Telangana and Syllabus Committee Member for Govt. Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT). He is also the President of GIPT Alumni Association.

Changes in management at IPAMA

Dharam Pal Rawat of SK Steel & Forgings Company has been elected as the new treasurer of IPAMA after the resignation of Dharmesh Arora due to personal reasons. Rawat has a wide experience and understanding of the needs of the association, as he has served the association for more than 16 years.

Secondly, a new responsibility has been given to R Suresh Kumar from Imtech Marketing Services, as jt. secretary-south. Earlier, Kumar was the governing council member.

EOS Academia program promotes 3D printing at universities and research institutions

Leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, EOS, is expanding its Academia program to promote powder-based 3D printing at universities and research institutions. After registering, participating institutions can benefit from exclusive access to regular updates from the Additive Manufacturing world, such as sample applications, white papers, and various activities specially designed for the academic field. They will also get an exclusive access to three new packages. The combination of specialized training with the practical use of their own 3D printing systems will enable both researchers and lecturers to experience firsthand the host of possibilities this technology offers. As such they can actively teach their knowledge to others. At the same time, universities can increase their appeal as centers of education by utilizing the expertise they have gained to offer a corresponding range of courses on key 3D printing technology topics.

Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO and speaker of the Corporate Management at EOS GmbH, says, “As a technology and market leader, it is essential for us to prepare the scientists and students of today for the professional requirements of tomorrow. For this reason, with our Academia program we are specifically promoting universities and research institutions by providing them with the best possible and state-of-the-art equipment.”

For more than 20 years, EOS has successfully supported researchers and academics with its Academia program and enabled them to purchase EOS systems at favorable conditions. Over 300 EOS systems are already in use at various universities and research institutions worldwide. These include the Technical University of Munich, the University of Wolverhampton (UK), the California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, USA) and the Incheon PolyTech (Seoul, South Korea).

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