Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— The Asia-Pacific Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association’s exhibition held in HCM City from May 18 to 20 comes to Việt Nam for the first time.
Screen printing, speciality printing, digital inkjet, textile printing equipment and related products will be showcased at the three-day Việt Nam International Screen Printing & Digital Printing Technology Exhibition.
To be held at the Saigon Exhibition Conference Centre, it has attracted more than 200 exhibitors from Japan, Vietnam, China, India, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
“Digital textile printing is seeing tremendous growth in applications like window displays, upholstery, and apparel,” Johnny Shell, deputy president of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, said.
Industrial applications are a new frontier for screen and digital printing technologies, he told a press meeting on May 15.
Direct to garment inkjet, dye sublimation, and heat transfer technologies have all seen tremendous growth in recent times.
Digital package printing technology for a wide range of applications is beginning to come to the market, and this would also be a new opportunity for the corrugate and folding carton markets, he said.
New systems are also being developed for flexible packaging, he added.
ASGA, founded in 1994, represents 11 country members: Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Việt Nam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
Since 2001 ASGA has organised industrial exhibitions to popularise new technologies in screen printing, speciality printing and digital printing in the Asia-Pacific and to learn and exchange information with related industries and foster trade co-operation globally. —VNS