ITCPE – VIETNAM TEXPRINT 2023
On September 21st, at the WTC EXPO in Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, the opening ceremony of the The International Textile Printing Technology & Equipment Exhibition in Vietnam – ITCPE – VIETNAM TEXPRINT 2023 took place.
Regarding the ITCPE Vietnam Texprint 2023, it features about 200 booths introducing advanced technology products and equipment for the following industries: textile, printing and embroidery, clothing processing, fabric production, textile products and raw materials, printing on wood and ceramic materials.
Nguyen Thai Hung, vice-chairman of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, said the lack of orders will likely prevent the country’s textile-garment sector from fulfilling its outbound sales target for 2023.
A number of textile-garment businesses in Vietnam have encountered a decline in orders as well as a shortfall of workers, said Pham Thi Xuan Trang, chairwoman of the Textile and Apparel Association of southern Binh Duong Province on Thursday.
As a result, the Vietnamese textile and garment industry is calling for investment in the weaving, dyeing, printing, and finishing processes to gradually provide sufficient raw materials for the garment industry. Priority is given to projects that invest in advanced weaving, dyeing, and printing technologies that do not have adverse environmental impacts.
The organizers hope to attract the attention of a wide range of businesses in Binh Duong and other provinces and cities with a significant presence in the textile and garment industry, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, etc., to promote and facilitate networking and cooperation, stabilize the domestic and export markets.
The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) organized a workshop with the theme: “Printing technology – Superior solution for sustainable development”. This is an activity within the framework of VIETNAM TEXPRINT 2023 Exhibition. At the workshop, attendees heard experts discuss the following topics: Digital transformation and sustainability in textile printing; Label printing technology – anti-counterfeit solutions for the textile industry and Customized fabric printing solutions for customers. It clearly states the nature, content, and advantages of digital printing technology; orientation, opportunities and challenges for the development of digital printing in Vietnam.
Moreover, the organizers will also arrange field visits to several industrial zones and export processing zones in Binh Duong, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, to learn about the province’s investment promotion policies. They will also seek to enhance cooperation with industry associations to promote the adoption of smart factory management and smart manufacturing equipment, thereby driving the industry’s development.
The textile and garment industry is a key sector contributing to Vietnam’s sustainable export growth, with an average annual growth rate ranging from 8% to 15%. It plays an essential role in the country’s economic development strategy. Currently, the industry employs more than 2 million workers, exports over 40 billion USD per year, with an average income of about 8.5 million VND per person per month.