The printing industry in Bangladesh has the potential to become the second highest foreign exchange earning sector after the readymade garments sector. Bangladeshi prints also often failed to comply with the chemical standards of most major brands of apparel.
Recently one of the largest producers of high-quality textile screen printing inks Silkflex Bangladesh Ltd awarded 119 renowned textile industries for their successful contribution to the printing sector. The program was held on 26 January at Officers’ Club in the capital.
Figure 1: Silkflex gave the award to some renowned printing industry.
K.M Nazrul Islam, President, Screen Print Welfare Association (SPWA), said, “Chemical price is increasing day by day. We hope chemical companies will provide their products at the minimum price”.
He also said, “Printing industry needs more skilled people and SPWA is working on training and skill development for printing industry professionals”.
Figure 2: Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, President, The Institution of Textile Engineers & Technologists were present as special guest of the event.
“We hope buyers will give more order for well printing and designing”, said Engr. Shafiqur Rahman, President, the Institute of Textile Engineers & Technologists Bangladesh (ITET). “I hope printing sector will contribute to achieve the target of 50 billion by 2021”, he added. Dr. Eric HL Tan said, Silkflex is the premium textile print manufacturer which has large capacity of acrylic polymer refined process”.
Mohammad Sahadat Hossain, Vice President, SPWA; Md. Saiful Islam, General Secretary, SPWA; Md. Kabir Mollah, Managing Director, Silkflex Bangladesh Ltd. Mr. Engr. Ahmed Javed Jamal,Head of Technical Operations & Marketing OF Silkflex Bangladesh Ltd. were delivered speech at the seminar. Adury Apparels Ltd, sister concern of Thermax Group received the first prize of printing contest. Top 20 Printing Factories were received the Silkflex Sustainable Products Awards.
Silkflex currently provides about 50% of the textile printing inks in Bangladesh. Silkflex inks solved the chemical compliance issues and currently nominated by H&M, PUMA and C&A.