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               of TUFS given by textile ministry. But powerloom sector is still not upgraded due to resources, proper formal documents. Many technology companies introduced new technology machines and demonstrated at ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy. Few will also show new technology in ITMACH Bhiwandi Show during middle of this month. For weaving development cluster study already started by independent group like TEXTILE FRIENDS , association like SIMA & TEXPROCIL who are noticing market behaviour, market requirement of the cluster and give possible solution for implementation of new ideas. We strongly believe that integration of both innovation in Technology along with Design ( CAD/ CAM ) process is important in developing the state of Weaving / Processing community. Weaving is the middle link of the entire textile value chain. For strengthening this segment, whole industry needs to come together and restrict mal practices like Copy & protect intellectual rights. Your feedback will be highly appreciated, kindly write us on mentioned email id.


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as lines and/or dots, images, text or even pictures. It is water free fading of denim. Being an automatic system, chances of human error are slim. - Also called spray painting in denims. This technique has relatively high cost. [6]

Â&#x2019;{Â&#x201C;$ 0 A laundry process performed before washing in which jeans are shot with guns of sand in order to abrade them and cause a worn appearance. While originally done by hand this process is a now automated at most large laundry house.

"  Printing is done on the row & unclean fabric so that about 30% of the printing done on the surface may eventually fade away. Finally, printed garments are caustic washed. This leads to, about 30% of the printing washed away along with the foreign materials. [8]

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In surat, approximately 6 lac powerloom machines running and producing 3 crores of fabrics. After Diwali 3 weeks , 20-25 % factory closed, which is loss of appx 15-20 crore meter of fabric with market value of Rs. 300 crores.

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responded in the only way they know. In May the State Council, Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling body, approved Made in China 2025 a costly scheme that will use mandates, subsidies and other methods to persuade manufacturers to upgrade their factories. The plan is for China to become a green and innovative world manufacturing power by 2025.

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the nature of work because they improve safety and eliminate the need for heavy lifting. Local engineers developed China Dragon, a




globally. In many industries China is still learning from the world, say the engineers, but its electronics manufacturing is so advanced that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the world is learning from China.â&#x20AC;?

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industries and that reshoring to the developed economies is not happening on a large scale. Even though some production is moving to countries nearer its consumers, China remains at the heart of a network known as Factory Asia. It has an excellent infrastructure and an enormous, hard-working and skilled workforce. Though wages are rising, its labour productivity is far higher than that of India, Vietnam and other rivals, and is forecast to keep growing at 6-7% a year to 2025.

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also to the government. Both the organizations jointly convened an interaction meet today at SIMA premises to discuss about the weaving yarn market & fabric market conditions and also devise a methodology to study the market behaviour, particularly in the domestic market. The meeting was largely attended by the members of both the organizations, particularly the powerloom weavers from major clusters of Tamil Nadu. The members of both organizations expressed their concerns about the unhealthy competition created both in the domestic and export markets. They hoped that reopening of dyeing units in Rajasthan. The recently announced MEIS and IES ex     B



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goods might improve the market condition in the coming months. They also felt that all the textile manufacturers in Tamil Nadu should focus making future investments only in wet processing and further value addition to sustain the viability of 47% of the spinning capacity and 22% of the powerloom capacity in the country. They decided to appeal both the Central and State governments to give necessary assistance to create required processing capacity within Tamil Nadu. At the meeting, Mr.P.Nataraj, Deputy Chairman, SIMA delivered welcome address. Mr.J.Thulasidharan, Vice-Chairman, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) delivered presidential address and Mr.M.Duraisamy, Chairman, PDEXCIL made special address. Mr.K.Vinayakam, ViceChairman, SIMA proposed vote of thanks.

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Report on CMAIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apparel Index for the Second Quarter (July-Sept 2015) shows Growth at 6.68 points and Giant Brands are racing ahead.

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with overall index value at 6.68 points. Giant and large brands have continued their growth story much like the previous quarters and stayed ahead of the curve. They have done better with higher sales turnover and lower inventory holding.

MID, LARGE AND GIANT BRANDS ARE RACING AHEAD Q2 Apparel Index clocked in 6.68 points growth. This is approximately 56 per cent higher than the index for small brands (with turnovers of R10 to 25 crore) which stood at 4.28 points. For mid brands (with turnovers of R25-100 crore), growth is 7.7 points. In fact, mid brands performed much better than small brands, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the large brands (with turnovers of R100 to 300 crore) with 8.95 points and giant brands (with turnovers of above R300 crore) with a high index value of 9.15 points that have shown real growth. This is a clear indication that mid, large and giant brands are doing much better compared to the small ones. Index pattern this quarter, A COMPARISON OF APPAREL INDICES OF

The Index points out that the sales turnover also increases in the same pattern as the size of the brand. For small brands, growth in sales turnover is just 3.38 and it grows on increasing. For example, for mid brands, it is 5.19, while for large, 5.33 and giant brands, it is 5.54. This pattern follows a reverse order in case of inventory holding, clearly indicating the impact of sales turnover and inventory on the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. As Vinod Kumar Gupta, MD, Dollar says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a satisfying year for us with the brand making inroads in newer territories and consolidating its position in existing hosiery markets in India and abroad. We have achieved a massive product growth of 88 per cent across India as a result of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aggressive marketing and advertising strategy backed by superior product range, technology up gradation and capacity expansion.â&#x20AC;? A close look at sell through (small-1.31, mid1.78, large-2.36 and giant-1.27) and inventoryholding (small-2.31, A COMPARISON OF APPAREL 5-5"$ ; Â&#x201D;1 }6[\7$% 1234 - 123{ *[$ y 5-Â&#x2014; *[6 $ y5=y  @Q? [$ \ " %  ??F ;  1234

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mid-1.48, large-0.83 andgiant-0.58) reveals that the reason for small brands not growing is related to the rise in inventory holding, which is higher than the improvement in sell through, whereas in case of mid, large and giant brands, sell through improvement is much better and there is better control on inventory holding. Thus, the Index improves with the size of brands. Hemant Gupta, CFO, Blackberrys, explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past two quarters, there is a major decrease in footfalls at stores, which is mainly responsible for the decrease in the sales turnover and impacts sell through as well. However, our conversion ratio and basket size has increased but due to lower sales, the sell through has impacted. Increase in inventory holding also is one of the prime reasons for that. This is not with us only but with other brands as well. I am hopeful that          U   ÂŻ  

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inventory risks.â&#x20AC;? While Sooraj Bhat, Brand Head, Allen Solly opines, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An increase in inventory for us has been to fund aggressive expansion of company owned stores.â&#x20AC;? COMPARISON REVEALS SLOW GROWTH BUT OUTLOOK POSITIVE A comparison of Apparel Indices of Q2 July- Sept 2015 and 2014 reveals the Index Value was higher at 7.96 last year compared to 6.68 for 2015. The reason, it says, is low performance of most of parameters except inventory holding in Q2 2015. Overall, the apparel industry failed to grow as much as it grew in the same quarter

last year on all aspects, be it sales turnover, sell through or fresh investments. On the other hand, inventory holding showed much  




   ter control on inventory, causing lesser impact on the bottom line. However, nearly 41 per cent of brands feel that the outlook for next quarter is good. Like last quarter 27 per cent brands say their outlook is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;excellentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the next quarter. Nearly 30 per cent, much higher than that of last quarter at 23 per cent, foresee an average outlook for next quarter and two per cent feel that it will be â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;below averageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. October-December being a quarter that enjoys better sales during the festive seasons around Diwali, Christmas and New Year, brands predict an improvement in market sentiments.


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The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) honored â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SmtMeenaBindra, Chairperson,BIBAâ&#x20AC;? with the Lifetime Achievement Award . Mr. Rahul Mehta, President ,CMAI and Mr. Shantilal L. Shah, Founder Member& Past President, CMAI Presented the Award to Smt. MeenaBindra, at the Apex Awards 2015 Night held on 28th October 2015 at NCPA, Mumbai CMAI also PresentedAwards for Excellence in 25 Categories in theApparel Industry. The Evening of Celebration was graced by SmtKavita Gupta, IAS, Textile Commissioner, Mr. B.S. Nagesh-Founder, TRRAIN, Ms. VijayalaxmiPoddar, Mr. Viren Shah, Mr. RakeshBiyani of Future Group and other Stalwarts of the Apparel Industry. Mr. Jayesh Shah, Chairman, Apex Award Sub Committee stated thatThe Apex Awards were Pesented as per the Findings of the Research done by M/s. Nielsen India Pvt Ltd. The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a CMAI Member to the Industry was given to Mr. Ashok Shah â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Chairman of CMAI Fair Sub Committee for his Contribution in taking the National Garment Fair to a new level. The Award for The Clothing Company of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Domestic went to Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd. The Clothing Company of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exports Award was won by Shahi Ex-


ports Pvt. Ltd. of Faridabad. The IVY League Award For The Most Admired Clothing Company of the Year (Small & Medium) was presented to Pragati Fashions Pvt. Ltd. Ms Anita Donge was honored with The Woman Entrepreneur of The Year Award. The Retail Professional of the Year Award was Presented to Mr. Vasanth Kumar M. of Max Retail Division of Lifestyle International. Mr. ManoharChatlani of SOCH was Presented The Retail Entrepreneur of the Year Award . The Distributor of the Year Award went to M/s. Arihant Marketing of Guwahati. The Brand Professional of The Year Award was Presented to Mr. Suresh J. of Arvind Lifestyles. Mr. Ravi Modi of Manyvarwas Presented with The Brand Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Brand of the Year- Kidswear Award went to Gini&Jony. The Brands of the Year Award Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Innerwear went to Jockey. The Brand of the Year - Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indian Ethnicwear Award went to BIBA and The Brand of the Year - Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Western Wear was won by Deal.

& Medium) went to Dressline and The IVY League Award for the Most Admired Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wear Brand (Small & Medium) went to Nostrum. The Jury Award for The Student Designer of the Year went to Ms. AnshikaGoyal of NIFT, Mumbai.

About CMAI: The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India is the Pioneerand most Representative Association of The Indian Apparel Industry. It has a membership base of over 20,000 Companies including Readymade Garment Manufacturers, Exporters, Retailers and Ancillary Industries across the Country. With its headquarters in Mumbai, CMAI   Â&#x2019;  Â&#x2039;|   H  *  Â&#x2019;lore and Pune. For further information, please contact Mr. Mohan Sadhwani â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Executive Director on 9870781295, Email: cmaimumbai@gmail. com, Web:

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innovation and quality, and make India the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading cloth manufacturing hub in line with the Make in India strategy. India has the potential and can compete with any country including China,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Prakash Nedungadi, President, Consumer Insights and Brand Development, Aditya Birla Group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This initiative is not just limited to cities, but it will also include small towns and rural players,â&#x20AC;? he said, at a stakeholdersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; conclave here on Friday (December 4). The summit, involving over 200 leading textile players mainly from the Southern States, was held as part of            

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he global textile and garment manufacturing industry converged at ITMA 2015 in Milan to source innovative solutions to enhance their business sustainability. Their commitment to sustainability is evident from the strong industry turnout. At the end of eight days, the 17th edition of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most established textile and garment technology exhibition attracted visitorship of almost 123,000 from 147 economies. CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, and owner of ITMA and ITMA ASIA, is pleased with the overwhelming response from the industry, both from exhibitors and visitors. Mr Charles Beauduin, President of CEMATEX enthused, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We registered a 20 per cent jump in visitor numbers compared with ITMA 2011. More importantly, from participantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feedback, we         B    \=' }Ă&#x2C6;

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and eco-friendly machinery. The Ministry aims to modernise the industry with innovative technologies which can create additional value and eco-friendly solutions which will help our manufacturers to compete in the textile world market. Our government programme for 2015-2019 is to renew and modernise the industry and we have set aside a budget of around US$2 billion to implement it. We have signed contracts with a number of ITMA exhibitors in the weaving,               

from early 2016 up to 2019,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Khaydarov Ilkhom Utkirovich, Minister of textile and garment industry â&#x20AC;&#x153;UZBEKYENGILSANOATâ&#x20AC;?. In addition, there was a delegation of 48 representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the textile and clothing sectors in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The group was coordinated by Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations.

He praised the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resilience and forward-looking agenda, adding that global industry players have understood the importance of investing in innovations that are planet-friendly and which can also help improve their business bottomline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our exhibitors have discovered that the visitors - whether they are seasoned ITMA   

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A Russian delegation of 60 members was led by Mr Evgeny Ryzhov, Deputy Director of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ITMA 2015 allowed our domestic companies to learn about the latest technologies for the light and textile industry, enabling them to consider implementing them in their own production, purchase production equipment and to exchange experience with foreign colleagues,â&#x20AC;? he pointed out.

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At the close of the exhibition on 19 November, Mr. Carlo Rogora, CEO of ITEMA Group, concluded: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Considering the current situation in the textile industry in some markets, we are pleasantly surprised with these results. ITMA 2015 has been especially satisfactory, both in terms of the organisation and logistics of the show and the sig    B   B   \     

we established, above all from India and Turkey markets, largely exceeded our expectations.â&#x20AC;? Themed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Master the Art of Sustainable Innovationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, ITMA 2015 featured exhibits from the entire textile and garment making valuechain spread over 108,268 square metres of net exhibition space at Fiera Milano Rho. Organised by MP Expositions, it also featured    B              

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Yarn: Cotton-polyester yarn prices remained unchanged in India but weak currency was advantageous for exporters as prices in US$ terms moderated. However, export demand was slowing down, particularly from China where the market was almost saturated.

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material and end goods. Need to be reduced cost of production. A.Rajeshwar Rao, ED, Vijayalakshmi Spintex: We are working very hard to sustain.

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Global cotton prices were relatively steady over the past month. Weak demand has kept the cotton prices locked in the narrow range of 5 cents since quite some time. Weak demand from China has proven to be a drag on many exportersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shipments thus far in 2015/16. This is most notable in Australia, which has shipped nearly two-thirds of its exports to China over the previous four seasons. Since the harvest started for the 2015 crop, Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exports as a share of the crop are at a 10-year low, largely on very weak import demand from China. Similarly, shipments to nearly all other major markets are also down In contrast, the United States has thus far in 2015/16 managed to   


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importers. Meanwhile, recent reports from Brazil and Turkmenistan indicate robust sales. Competitively-priced, quality varieties remain in demand, especially for export to destinations where mill use remains relatively strong, notably Vietnam and Turkey. %! The Cotton Crop Assessment Committee of Pakistan in its meeting on 11.11.2015 has lowered its cotton production estimates for Pakistan to 11.4 million bales, from its earlier estimates of 13.38 million bales. In Pakistan, there is a shortage of quality cotton. Bangladesh: Bangladesh is 3rd largest importer cotton country in world having no local crop. Bangladesh is importing 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3.5 million bales from India every year. Vietnam: Vietnam is 2nd largest cotton importer after China having no local cotton crop. Vietnam imports about 1 million bales from India every year. Vietnam is competitor against Indian cotton yarn in China. Due to very less demand in China, Vietnam mills are not interested to buy cotton at higher price level.

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! The USDA has forecast Turkish cotton production to fall to 2.66m bales, or 580,000 tonnes, in the year from August 2015, down 17% on the previous season. Turkish cotton imports were seen at 4.016m bales, up from the 3.800m bales previously forecast by the USDA. The rise in imports from the US comes despite uncertainties about an ongoing antidumping investigation being carried out by the Turkish government, which was instituted in October last year. There have been fears that the investigation may impose retroactive duties on importers of US product. US: USDA estimated a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;15-16 U.S. crop of 13.28 million bales, 57â&#x20AC;&#x2122;000 bales less than the previous monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report. The national yield per harvested acre was estimated to be roughly 782 pounds, 47 pounds      # 

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and exports are unchanged. China: According to Cottonchina, total cotton crop of China is around 5.0m tons. While quality has improved somewhat after the initial disastrous results, the share of high grades 1.1/8 staple and prime              Demand continues weak both in the domestic and import markets. It seems most of the domestic crop is still in ginnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands who are unwilling selling at a loss, while the industry is equally unwilling to pay up in view of the bad yarn market. The only positive news to report is that retail consumption is holding up very well USDA: For 2015/16, world production is lowered, mostly due to changes in India, China, and Pakistan. Consumption is slightly lowered, while trade is about even. Ending stocks are lowered. U.S. production is down marginally. The U.S. season-average farm price is projected unchanged at 59 cents/pound. For 2014/15, world production and consumption is essentially unchanged. Exports are lowered slightly.

million tons. In addition to reduced demand from China, an ongoing energy crisis, high energy costs, and high taxes that greatly add to the cost of production have caused many mills to reduce operations, and in some cases to shut down entirely. Turkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumption is projected to increase by 5% to 1.4 million tons, due in part to expanding private consumption in the EU and political after its most recent elections. Lower production costs and favorable government policies for the textile sectors in Bangladesh and Vietnam will encourage consumption growth in these countries. Mill use in Bangladesh is forecast to rise by 10% to just over 1 million tons while in Vietnam, by 20% to 1.1 million tons. With consumption slowing, world cotton imports are forecast to decline by 3% to 7.4 million tons in 2015/16, which would constitute the fourth consecutive season in which import volume declined after peaking at 9.8 million tons in 2011/12. Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imports are expected to shrink by 33% to 1.2 million tons. Imports by Vietnam dur      B Â&#x2020;Â&#x2C6;"Â&#x152;<"¡   ¡UÂ&#x2030; B     

last season and may reach 1.1 million tons by the end of the season. World cotton production is forecast to fall by 12% to 23.1 million tons, which is 1.3 million tons lower than projected demand in Â&#x2020;Â&#x2C6;"Â&#x152;<"¡ *     }           

Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production may decrease by 4% to 6.3 million tons due to reduced plantings and pest problems. China is in its fourth consecutive season of declining production, and its volume in 2015/16 is projected down 19% to 5.3 million tons. In the United States, a 13% reduction in harvested area and lower yields are expected to cause production to fall by 18% to 2.9 million tons. Production in Pakistan is forecast to reach around 1.9 million tons in 2015/16 while in Brazil, it is projected to decease by 6% to 1.5 million tons. World ending stocks are expected to fall by 6% to 20.7 million tons, which represents about 85% of the volume needed for world mill use in 2015/16. Stocks in China are projected to be just less than 12 million tons at the end of 2015/16, while stocks outside of China are forecast down by 4% to 8.7 million tons.

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World cotton consumption has been revised downward from initial projections to 24.4 million tons, up less than 1% from 2014/15. In its October 2015 report, the International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for world economic growth in 2015 to 3.1%. Despite optimism from the narrowing gap between polyester prices and cotton prices at the start of 2014/15 and falling domestic cotton prices, cotton consumption in China remained unchanged from 2013/14 at 7.5 million tons. With the latest revision, mill use in China is now forecast at 7.3 million tons in 2015/16. As Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spinning sector continues to decline, mill use in Asia has grown. India, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second largest consumer of cotton lint may see mill use rise by 3% to reach 5.5 million tons in 2015/16. However, Pakistan, which had in previ        B       B


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As against 38 million bales last year, cotton output estimated at 36.5 million bales now. In Maharashtra, it is down to 6.5 million bales as against 8.0 million bales last year. After soyabean failing and with cotton production also down, farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worries to increase. Cotton output is hit in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana.

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breakdown comes, Traders can sell closer to 68 with stops and buy closer to 57 with stops for short to medium term. Key Supports 60.97-58.48-57.05-54.97-52.28-50.15, Key Resistances 64.70-65.03-68.30-70.30-71.49-73.79.

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MCX Cotton has been lot more choppy and volatile for past one year as compared to ICE Cotton. 15300-16000 is range to lookout for immediate short term. Momentum expected once this range gives way on either side. Key Supports 15350-15170-14670-1436013970, Key Resistances 16000-16610-16890-17250-17550. 1400017500 seems likely range for next few months, bottom around 14000 unlikely to be breached if tested. Cotton looks good to accumulate on dips for long term trader / investor with time horizon on minimum 6-9 Months.


    $  % 5  8 Screen Print India 2016, a dedicated platform to the screen printing industry that facilitates enhancing awareness and informal networking for over two decades, is being held from May 6-8, 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The credibility factor is evident from the act that SGIA (USA), SGAI and IPAMA have pledged their support, with many more to follow.     B   '>Â?'    |

supported exhibitions in China, is supporting SPI 2016 also. The International factor in the forthcoming exhibition has become even stronger with the ASGA Board Meeting to be held in Mumbai, just a day after Screen Print India 2016. So the SPI 2016/ ASGA India 2016 show will be a convergence point for country and association delegations from across Asia as they gather for this unique event. This is the second time that ASGA has supported the Screen Print India show after the 2012 edition. The Screen Print India exhibition made its debut in 1994 and has been going strong during the past 22 years. The show has become bigger in size, wider in scope (it now also includes textile printing and   ¨   



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for the show that provides a dedicated platform for knowledge, networking and tie-ups. Responding to feedback received from our exhibitors, visitors and supporting associations, the event is being held during the summer period. This will make it possible for more people to exhibit and visit whereas the venue will once again make it possible to have large and heavy running machines on display during the show. Many will be able to combine business with leisure, clubbing this with a company or family outing during SPI 2016/ ASGA India 2016 like they did during SPI 2014 at Goa. Being held bi-annually in Mumbai since its inception two decades ago, this international exhibition on screen, textile and digital printing had made its North India debut in 2013, Goa debut in 2014 and


even forayed overseas with the brand Screen Print Vietnam in 2015. After raising benchmarks higher than any exhibition held in India has ever before with a combination of business and leisure, after making an impact with its world class stature in the Far East, Screen Print India now returns to its home base, Mumbai. Screen Print In        %    '%  

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while creating new ones. Everybody knows that the screen printing industry has tremendous potential. The need of the hour is to tap that potential and grow in tandem with the industry. Networking on a formal and informal level, keeping oneself updated on the latest developments, joining hands with new business partners, attending knowledge seminars are crucial steps. Being at SPI 2016 will provide opportunities for all         >$ Â&#x2020;Â&#x2C6;"¡    itors from across India as well as delegations from countries across the globe; focused footfalls that are genuinely interested in exploring business opportunities and new technologies. Screen Print India consciously strives to ensure participants and visitors are updated with the latest screen printing industry developments through co-operation with various regional, national and international associations. The Screen Print India shows have always highlighted the scope for     


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