The global digital textile machine market is expected to reach $ 392.3 million by 2025, with a CAGR of 10.4% from 2018 to 2025. Dyeing industry causing mass pollution and it’s losing its sustainability. The World Bank estimates that 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and the after-treatment provided to the fabric.
72 toxic chemicals have been identified in water solely from textile dyeing, 30 of which cannot be removed. H&M one of the leading brands of the apparel industry doesn’t accept any product if the product consumes more than 60 liter water for 1 kg of fabric.
In this situation the digital textile industry taking its place over-dyeing industry. AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) and SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) are going to participate in Digital Textile Printing Conference 4.0, a two-day event that will provide registrants with an understanding and inspiration from 11-12 December in Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
The program features some of the best-known and most respected experts in the industry, presenting the essentials for those involved with digitally-printed textiles.
Some of the biggest names in the industry are included in the programming, covering topics which will be
- Digital Fabric Printing by Ron Gilboa, Director of InfoTrends.
- Pre-Coating of Textiles for Digital Printing by Roland Zimmer of Zimmer Austria.
- End-to-End and In-between: A Multi-dimensional View of Building a Reliable Digital Printing Workflow, from Design to Manufacture by Mike Scrutton of Adobe, Dustin Bowersox of Datacolor, Tim Williams of Color Solutions International.
- “Pixel to Output” – Managing Data from the Source File to Printed Fabric—Mike Syverson of Durst.
- Color Lifecycle Management: A Holistic Approach to Color Management of Digitally Printed Textiles—Julian Mussi of
- The Future of Textile Color Management—Jeremy Pilcher of
- Applying Ink Technology to the Development of Pigment Inks for Digital Textile Printing—Eric Beyeler of
- Software and Digital Workflow for High-Speed Single-Pass Textile Production—Lou Prestia of
- Current State of Technology: Summarized by all the speakers.
- Advantages of Laser Cutting workflow for on-demand Digital Textile Printing and Finishing—Jim Manelski of
- Sustainability in Textile Printing—Jason Fannin of
- Brand Adoption of Digital Print Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities—Meagan Tyler of
- The Micro-Factory: A Domestic Manufacturing Strategy—Kristin Ritter of Gerber Technology.
- Transforming Designs from the Past for Today’s Digital Printing—Kathy Phillips of Springs Creative Products Group LLC.
- Real World Use and Technology Integration Pane: Summarized by all the speakers.
Increasing fashion awareness, increasing creativity and design flexibility and sustainable and environmentally friendly printing methods facilitate the growth of the global digital textile machine market.
There are tremendous opportunities in digital textile printing, and even as new types of applications are opened up by digital technologies, there is little doubt that many traditional textile applications will shift to digital.