The digital textile printing market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 18 per cent internationally till 2021. International Expo Consults (IEC), part of Falak Holding, has identified textile printing, digital signage and LED as the sectors to watch out for in 2018.
Sign & Graphic Imaging Dubai 2018 (SGI Dubai 2018), the Middle East’s largest printing, signage and graphic industry show, which held from January 14 to 16, caters to the needs of exhibitors and visitors in the LED and textile printing industries besides signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industries.
Sharif Rahman, CEO, International Expo Consults, organiser of SGI Dubai 2018, expounds, “Some of the highlighted areas at the show to be considered are heat transfer technology, décor printing, digital textile printing, fabric printing and wall graphic, among others.” Regarding the textile and clothing market, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has a dominating position worldwide and thus gathers the largest share in the global digital textile printing market.
UAEs textile market is the second largest trading market, after oil, and is expected to further grow from 2017-21 due to the lower cost of raw materials. The high speed growth in textile market is expected to grow the digital textile printing market in the five-year period, the statement added.
The SGI Dubai 2018 show hosted several events during the three-days including ‘Knowledge Series’ – a panel discussion involving some of the biggest names in the regional market; ‘Wall of Fame’ – competition for the most creative artwork of 2017 and ‘Masters of Wrap’ – a car wrapping competition in collaboration with Avery Dennison and Strings International. The event welcomed over 300 global exhibitors from across 35 countries around the world. Thousands of people from over 70 countries have already visited the show, it stated.