RH Corporation and SAS Enterprise organized a seminar on ‘Sustainable Printing Solutions’ at Aziz Group Convention Hall on 11th August 2022. More than 200 professionals from major brands and factories were present. Textile Today was the media partner of the program.
The seminar aimed to share the knowledge of the latest innovations and solutions in screen printing and digital printing areas with the industry. With an interactive panel discussion on how to remain sustainable in business, the whole program got momentum.
Faruk Ahmed, Deputy General Manager, Printing Division of RH Corporation enlightened the audience on the sustainable screen preparation process for garments printing.
Faruk Ahmed showed how automation in the screen preparation process is profitable, sustainable, and user-friendly compared to the conventional process.
They are offering technology solutions in mesh fabric binding process, automated coating for uniformity, computer-to-screen (CTS) to replace film, and Eco-Rinse machine to wash screens which can save 90% more water.
Shafiqul Islam, Assistant General Manager, Printing Division of RH Corporation shared digital printing advantages compared to screen printing.
Digital printing can give high resolution, flexibility for unlimited colors, reduce screens, optimize ink usage, save water, energy, and labor cost, etc., Shafiqul Islam shared.
Then Helmuth Haas, Development Manager, Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution, CHT Germany GmbH shared the gaps in digital printing and how to fulfill them. Printing digitally on textiles without any effluent in a highly automated environment is possible, he also added and showed the respective solutions to the audience. He shows the applications of digital pigment and reactive printing differences and said reactive printing will rise in the coming days.
Dr. Michael Hees, Head of Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution of CHT Germany GmbH shared details about Cradle 2 Cradle (C2C) certifications and how to achieve them step by step.
CHT has C2C certified series of products:
– Pretreatment Auxiliaries (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Dyeing Auxiliaries (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Dyestuffs – Reactive Dyestuffs (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Ecoprint by CHT: Auxiliaries for Pigment Printing and Pigment Dispersions (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Textile Garment Auxiliaries (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Finishing & Coating Auxiliaries (version 4.0: GOLD)
– Printing Auxiliaries for Reactive Dyeing
– Printing Auxiliaries
– Jeans & Garment Finishing and Coating
Erich Wissing, Technical Manager – Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution of CHT Germany GmbH shared further details about Ecoprint by CHT.
Afterward, the interactive panel discussion moderated by Tareq Amin, Founder & CEO, Textile Today enlightened the audience. The panel includes factory professionals Mohammed Zahidullah, Chief Sustainability Officer, DBL Group, K.M. Nazrul Islam Jashim, DGM – Printing, Square Fashion; brand representatives Irin Akter, Global Technical Manager, Materials & Testing at G-Star RAW, Abu Hasan, Assistant Manager, Fabric Apparel at PUMA Group and Mostafizur Rahman, Fabric manager, M&S; researcher Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak, Asst. Professor, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dr. Michael Hees, Head of Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution of CHT Germany GmbH and Helmuth Haas, Development Manager, Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution, CHT Germany GmbH; and sustainability professional Mohammad Omar Faruk, Senior Advisor, Chemical Management, GIZ.
Mohammed Zahidullah and Nazrul Islam Jashim shared the aspects of sustainability as a manufacturer.
Dr. Abbas Uddin Shiyak said digital printing will take share in the coming days. Answering the question of the moderator, Helmuth Haas said all the processes should be calculated to make a proper costing.
Mostafizur Rahman shared M&S goals to be achieved by 2025. M&S wants to use 100% recycled polyester, CPB dyeing to reduce water consumption, natural dyes, bluesign certified chemicals, etc. The ultimate goal is to promote ‘Circular Fashion’.
Abu Hasan said Bangladesh is in focus now. All buyers are following carefully every step taking by Bangladesh’s textile and apparel sector. And many developments and innovative actions are visible now.
If buyers and manufacturers work together, it will be easy to maintain all aspects of sustainability.
Dr. Michael Hees said, “This is a continuous process to be sustainable. So, all should be close to the market to understand demands and work accordingly. And C2C certification will help to be sustainable in a gross.”
Mohammad Omar Faruk said GIZ is focusing on human capital to implement sustainability in the industry.
Tareq Amin concluded the discussion with a summary that, uncertainty in everything. So, all have to be careful in every step and before making any major decision as the market is moving fast and many improvement scopes are coming up.
“This is a connecting world, we have to live together and find solutions together,” Tareq Amin sealed the session by thanking all the panelists.
Then, Ilja Ziegler, Technical Manager – Printing, Textile Auxiliary Solution of CHT Germany GmbH shared details of ECOPRINT by CHT – pigment and reactive printing for AoP.
Finally, Rajibul Huq Chowdhury, Managing Director of Aziz Group handed over the crests to the speakers and thanked all the guests for joining and making the program successful.
Eng. A.S.M Hafizur Rahman Nixon, Executive Director at RH Corporation hosted the whole day program.
RH Corporation and SAS Enterprise have always been committed to bringing greener and sustainable solutions to the industry. For ensuring a sustainable future for the printing industry of Bangladesh, they embrace the responsibility to bring together the brands, industry leaders, and researchers for the proper implementation of modern technology and skills to escalate the industry to the next level. The seminar is being held to serve this very purpose as well as to promote ‘Made in Bangladesh’ as a brand.