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Textech Sri Lanka 2018 International Expo to create new opportunities for textile and garment sector


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By Shannon Jayawardena

The 9th Textech Sri Lanka 2018 International Expo kicked off yesterday along with two concurrent exhibitions, the Dye+Chem Expo and the Dyes, Fine and Specialty Chemicals Expo to boost the textile and garment sectors of Sri Lanka.

The exhibitions will take place until tomorrow from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center at no cost and will create great opportunities for those in the industry and potential foreign manufacturers.

The event is organised by CEMS-Global and is endorsed by the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, EDB, Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association, Sri Lanka Apparel Forum and the Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association.

Joint Apparel Association Forum Secretary General Tuli Cooray said: “These exhibitions are aimed at bridging a seamless platform for South Asia to create a powerhouse for world markets. Sri Lanka’s strength in backward linkages and vertical integration in the textile and apparel sector could be highlighted as these exhibitions offer opportunities for the procurement of yarn, dyes, chemicals and fabric from international manufactures and suppliers.”

This year over 150 stalls will be displayed by companies from China, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Ukraine, Germany and so forth. Alongside these exhibitors 30 local companies including Linear Squared, Torento Engineering, Senara Holdings and Dayaratne Apparel Solutions will also be present at the exhibition. 

CEMS Global Group CEO S.S. Sarwar stated: “This is the ninth edition of Textech, the 10th yarn and fabric show and the 31 Dye+Chem international expo. These three exhibitions are focused on the entire textile industry and apparel sector of Sri Lanka. The companies have come to Sri Lanka with the aim of selling their textile and apparel machinery, yarn, fabric, accessories, dyes and chemicals.”

“All these companies are very important to the textile industry in the country and are one of the largest shows for the sector in Sri Lanka. CEMS Global and CEMS Lanka have partnered important business associations in the country and have been successfully creating an important business-to-business platform in the form of trade shows for the benefit of Sri Lanka,” he added.

The stalls will display machinery for spinning preparation, spinning, machinery for winding, texturing, twisting, bonding, finishing of Nonwovens and felting, weaving preparatory machinery, knitting and hosiery machinery, textile printing machinery, dyeing machinery, braiding and embroidery machinery, processing machinery, machinery and accessories for the making-up industry, handling, storing and packing equipment.

Similarly, equipment for recycling, dyes and chemicals, waste reduction and pollution prevention, industrial, computerised sewing machinery, computer-aided design systems, pattern-making equipment and systems, spreading and cutting machines, die cutting and press cutting machines, overclock and safety stitch machines, quilting machines, sewing machine devices, finishing equipment, overclock, embroidery industrial, dryers, laundry equipment, steam irons, sewing needles, accessories required by the garment industry, related equipment, dyes and chemicals, support services, software for the textile and garment industry, related trade publications and web portals will also be exhibited during the three days.

Since Sri Lankan apparel exports surpass $ 5 billion and account for over 70% of the export earnings of the country, Textech will be a redefined gateway to the Industrial Sector not only of Sri Lanka but of the whole of Southeast Asia as well. 

Pix by Gitika Talukdar


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