One of the biggest exhibitions for the Textile and Garment Industry of Bangladesh kicked off on 13th September 2023 at the New Expo Center in Purbachal – Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center.
An Inauguration Ceremony was held to inaugurate CEMS-Global USA’s Bangladesh Edition of the Textile Series of Exhibitions – 22nd Textech Bangladesh 2023 International Expo, 20th Dhaka International Yarn & Fabric Show 2023 – DIFS (Summer Edition) and 42nd Dye+Chem Bangladesh 2023 International Expo.
Mr. Golam Dastagir Gazi, Birprotik, MP, Ministry of Textiles & Jute Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Ms. Meherun N. Islam, President and Group Managing Director of “CEMS Global,” presided over the ceremony.
Special Guests Mr. A.H.M. Ahsan, Vice Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau; Mr. Md. Nuruzzaman, DG (Additional Secretary), Department of Textiles; Mr. Md. Anwarul Alam, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industries; Mr. Md. Mahbubul Alam, President, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Faruque Hassan, President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA); and Mr. Mansoor Ahmed, Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA), were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
Team Textile Focus talked with some exhibitors and covered their feedback. Some feedback is mentioned below for our readers-
Since our inception, the Dysin Group has consistently excelled and experienced continuous growth
– Md. Rezwanur Rahman, Director, Dysin Group
Recent scenario of the textile sector:
In recent years, we have witnessed a multitude of significant transformations within the Bangladesh textile industry. Worldwide, there has been a growing emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable textiles, and Bangladesh’s textile sector is adapting its strategies accordingly. We, too, are actively and proactively embracing these changes to align with this global shift, with the aim of making a positive and lasting impact.
Current scenario of Dysin group
Since our inception, the Dysin Group has consistently excelled and experienced continuous growth, maintaining a leading position in the industry. Our unwavering commitment to research, innovation, and sustainability has been pivotal in establishing us as dependable partners, earning us recognition both nationally and internationally. We are dedicated to fostering positive change every day.
Our primary goal is to position Bangladesh as a strong and self-reliant brand within the industry. Achieving this objective would reduce our reliance on imports and significantly decrease lead times. Furthermore, it would not only bolster our business but also enhance our overall efficiency.
Our objective is to foster strong partnerships with our valued customers in Bangladesh
Gautam Makharia, Director, Shree Pushkar Chemicals & Fertilisers Limited
I would like to talk about Shree Pushkar Chemicals & Fertiliser Limited. We are one of the most integrated players of dyes and chemicals from India. Our operations span from handling basic raw materials such as sulfuric acid, Oleum, and Chlorosulfonic acid to producing reactive dyes.
We are thrilled to be back in Bangladesh, which is a key market for us. Over the past five years, we have consistently served this market and witnessed continuous growth. Undoubtedly, the past year and a half has brought some challenges, causing a slowdown in this market. However, we are optimistic about the resurgence we are witnessing. The economy is gradually returning to action, which is one of the primary reasons for our presence here today.
Our objective is to foster strong partnerships with our valued customers in Bangladesh. We are committed to sustained growth in this market, aiming to reach more customers through various channels. To achieve this, we are actively seeking partners who can effectively represent us within local companies. Given the size and potential of the Bangladesh market, we believe that having dedicated partners to connect us with customers is essential for our mutual success.
AKKIM Highlights Innovation Solutions at 42nd Dye+Chem Expo 2023
Refik Gulbahar, Managing Director, Uniq Chemicals:
We represent Unique Chemicals Ltd. in Bangladesh, the exclusive distributor of Akkim Kimya. It’s a great pleasure for us to be part of this exhibition, which serves as an excellent platform for the textile industry. We are dedicated to strengthening our presence in the market, in close partnership with the United Group. We have ambitious plans to establish a joint venture manufacturing plant in Bangladesh soon; this is our primary goal. We are confident that our partnership will flourish, and we are eager to expand our business together. Being here today, we are delighted to work towards establishing a successful and cooperative relationship between our two companies, Unique Chemicals Ltd. and Akkim Kimya.
Bulbul k. Bhattacharjee, General Manager, United Speciality Ltd.:
The United Group stands as one of Bangladesh’s leading business giants, with diversified interests across various sectors. Recently, we have ventured into textile chemical development by establishing a dedicated wing. In this endeavor, we are proud to partner with Akkim, one of the largest textile chemical manufacturers in Turkey and globally renowned for its diverse chemical offerings across industries.
This exhibition marks our inaugural joint participation, reflecting our commitment to tap into the immense potential of the Bangladeshi textile sector. The textile industry in Bangladesh is indeed vast, with an ambitious target of achieving $100 billion in exports by 2030. The opportunities are substantial, and our collaboration between the United Group and Akkim is poised to yield successful outcomes in this dynamic and promising market.
Color Chemistry represents HT& K Chemical at 42nd Dye+Chem Expo 2023
Salahuddin Sarker, Managing Director, Color Chemistry: We take pride in our commitment to the Bangladesh market, where we offer high-quality dyeing chemicals for knits, chemicals for denim washing, printing chemicals, and a range of exclusive finishing chemicals. Our portfolio includes temperature control chemicals, anti-pilling chemicals, anti-bug chemicals, water-repellent chemicals, and weight rubbing improvers.
Our strength in finishing chemicals is the result of a strategic collaboration with HT&K, a highly reputable company known for its robust research and development capabilities. HT&K consistently focuses on meeting customer demands and continually enhancing their products based on valuable customer feedback.
Nathan Wang, Director of HT & K Group: I am delighted to be a part of this exhibition. Our presence here is motivated not only by business interests but also by our desire to cultivate friendships, both with Bangladesh and our esteemed partners. As one of the leading chemical auxiliary producers in China, our primary focus revolves around innovation and delivering solutions for the textile industry.
We are dedicated to offering environmentally friendly and innovative products tailored for the textile sector. Our solutions are designed to reduce dyeing time, conserve energy, and address various industry challenges. In Bangladesh, we have established a collaborative partnership with Color Chemistry to distribute our products to local textile companies, thus aligning with our strategic objectives.
Runhe Chemical is hoping to make strong collaboration with the customers
Md. Ruhul Amin, Country Manager, Zhejiang Runhe Chemical New Material Co., Ltd: We are representing Zhejiang Ruhne Chemical Company at the 42nd Dye+Chem Expo 2023 in Bangladesh. Our company promotes textile finishing chemicals, such as silicon softeners, finishing agents, silicon surfactants, etc. In this expo, we are going to present another product for rubbing. As the textile chemicals market is very demanding in Bangladesh, we are hoping to make strong collaboration with the customers.
Alex Cai, International Sales Regional Manager, Zhejiang Runhe Chemical New Material Co., Ltd: We are glad to join this expo as a promoter of the Chinese Runhe chemical company. We are working on different textile chemicals, dye auxiliaries, silicon oil, fixing agents, finishing agents, and detergents. We hope that this expo will help us to make strong collaboration with Bangladeshi manufacturers.
Our goal is to foster the growth of our business in Bangladesh
Mahendra Khatau, Chairman & Managing Director, Indokem Ltd.
Mahendra Khatau, Chairman & Managing Director, Indokem Ltd: It’s great pleasure to be part of the Bangladesh Dye+Chem Expo 2023. This marks our inaugural participation in this event, signifying our growing interest in Bangladesh. We have recently established our own company here, reflecting our commitment to the market. Our product portfolio encompasses a wide range, including dyes, pigments, sizing chemicals, and a comprehensive selection of textile auxiliaries. We believe that these products hold significant potential in the vibrant Bangladesh market. We offer solutions for various textile segments, including denim, towels, woven fabrics, knits, and garments.
Our goal is to foster the growth of our business in Bangladesh, and we are filled with optimism and confidence regarding our prospects in this dynamic and promising market.
Manish Khatua, Executive Director, Indokem Ltd.: At present, Indokem is directing its focus towards the sizing chemicals and vat dyes market. We aspire to broaden our horizons by venturing into the textile auxiliary chemicals and pigments, in addition to our current product offerings. With nearly 30 years of experience in this sector, we have identified significant potential within the Bangladesh market.
Our objective is to establish a strong presence among the brands entering the burgeoning textile market of Bangladesh. Looking ahead, we envision the establishment of local factories and collaborative partnerships with indigenous suppliers and partners. Our strategy involves a gradual expansion into the textile auxiliaries and vat dyes markets. Furthermore, we are committed to creating employment opportunities for the people of Bangladesh through the establishment of factories in the region.
Denim & Faces is a company dedicated exclusively to the garment dyeing and washing sector
Md. Uzzal Hossain, Manager (Sales & Marketing), Denim & Faces
Denim & Faces is a company dedicated exclusively to the garment dyeing and washing sector. Their core offering centers on RESPA-branded washing chemicals, serving laundries, and washing plants across Bangladesh. Every product they provide is proudly branded as RESPA.
RESPA CHEMICALS, a prominent player in the industry, offers integrated services encompassing textile washing chemicals procurement, storage, and distribution. In Bangladesh, they specialize in the sale of textile auxiliaries such as softeners, silicones, detergents, washing enzymes, and various other auxiliary chemicals. RESPA CHEMICALS places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, striving to create a world where future generations can meet their needs while utilizing natural resources without causing harm to the ecosystem or the environment. As a result of their commitment to quality and eco-friendliness, their products carry certifications such as Green Screen, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), H&M Positive List, Jeanologia EIM Score, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), and compliance with MRSL standards. This dedication ensures the complete satisfaction of their customers.