Colorants (Dyestuffs, Pigments & Optical Brighteners) are the most important elements of value-addition in various end-user industries, including textiles, leather, paper and also others like plastics, food, cosmetics, paints, inks, pharma, electronics, etc. ChromaTexChem is an event that aims to address the needs of the Colorant Industry as a business platform, bringing together suppliers of these inputs as also Speciality Chemicals, and buyers from the said industries, with a strong and marked emphasis on Textiles, providing a solid business opportunity for the industry. It will help buyers gain latest knowledge of materials, suppliers, regulations, prices, trends and markets, and on the other hand help sellers discover new markets, new customers, competitive trends and also reinforce relations with existing channel partners and customers.
This will be the first event of its kind in India, with very few parallels in the rest of the world, and promises to be a most cherished and valued platform for the industry here in India, and globally as well.
India, alongwith China, has emerged as the leading geography for colorants and specialty chemicals alike. India, even with an impressive existing base, is poised for the next phase and frontiers of growth in terms of both manufacturing of these products, and also more importantly the consumption of these products.
The Textile Industry, in particular, has grown in leaps and bounds, and is now viewed as a global sourcing hub for the textile and apparel sector, as also for the home furnishings and technical textiles segments. Besides a strong domestic market, India also provides a central and convenient location, and also the convenience of the English language, and is thus positioned as an ideal location for the industry from neighbouring regions, which are also large textile economies to visit and engage with. This will also be a vital factor in the growth story and value proposition of ChromaTexChem.
Mumbai is the commercial capital of India, and one of the leading business destinations globally. It enjoys excellent connectivity to the rest of India, and also with the rest of the world, and boasts of infrastructure that is conducive to conduct such an event, in terms of access, hospitality, travel and a business culture. It is also located in West India, which houses a vast majority of the colorant and specialty chemical industry, and also enjoys ideal connectivity to various textile centres across the country.
The long-awaited ChromaTexChem 2022 Exhibition-Conference concluded with great success and satisfaction in October 2022 in Mumbai. With over 100 exhibitors and over 2,000 unique business visitors in attendance, the event went down as an established event that the Indian Dyes and Chemicals industry can now proudly call its own.
The event was inaugurated at the hands of Padma Vibhushan Prof. MM Sharma, who presided as the Chief Guest, as also Shri Janak Mehta, Chairman of Asia Dyestuffs Industry Federation, Shri Shankerbhai Patel, senior representative of Gujarat Dyestuffs Manufacturers’ Association, Shri Jitendra Patel, President of Dyestuffs Manufacturers ‘Association of India and Dr. Naresh Tyagi, Chief Sustainability Officer of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited.
The core Exhibition module was supported by Panel Discussions that ran over the next 2 days, and comprised on contemporary subjects related to Waste and Water Management, Latest Processing Innovations, Chemical Compliance and Management, Sustainable Supply Chains and the Future of Investments in the Indian Textile Industry. All of these were also well attended and well received in terms of the knowledge on offer and quality of content and speakers.
The two days of the event saw an extremely healthy and fruitful business interaction between exhibitors and visitors alike. Not only were the latest innovations in our dyes and chemical industry showcased by exhibitors, but also their efforts and vision for sustainability. There was also a separate Innovation Zone where the research and student fraternity showcased the latest innovations in processing and chemicals.
The event is now on its path for greater glory as it unfurls in an annual format, and promises to showcase the Indian Dyes and Chemical industry in its full glory on a global canvas.
The organisers of the Event individually and collectively bring over 7 decades of expertise and experience in the coloration and chemical industry. They have worked at senior positions in the industry and also served in honorary capacities at industry bodies linked to these segments. They also control leading publications for the industry linked to these segments, and consequently have direct access to the leaders transcending the entire supply chain therein, both within India and beyond. They also have extensive experience in organising events related to this industry, and already conduct leading exhibitions and conferences for this segment.