GuestJuly 28, 2023 AATCC Blog

By Jitendra Kumar Srivastava, Colortex Industries Pvt. Ltd. And Coraplast Industries


The author, Mr. Jitendra Kumar Srivastava (senior member, AATCC).



ITMA 2023 has transformed into a comprehensive platform encompassing emerging trends, inventive solutions, fresh insights, and exemplary methodologies. The event’s overarching theme revolves around revolutionizing the textile industry, with four sub-themes falling under this encompassing title: advanced materials, automation and digital advancements, pioneering technologies, and the principles of sustainability and circularity. ITMA serves as the premier destination where essential connections can be made with influential individuals who shape the textile and garment industry, including prominent brand owners and renowned producers. It is a hub for gathering valuable market insights and fostering productive alliances, making it a pivotal platform for conducting business.






Coraplast Industries. The author (left) with Mr. Janis Kabutarwala (right), Director of Coroplast Industries.


Colourtex (Stand H5B – 308) provided a presentation to their esteemed customers, focusing on Sustainable Innovation within their complete line of dyestuffs applicable to both textile and non-textile applications. They showcased an exclusive collection of colorants designed specifically for supercritical CO2 dyeing of polyester, a range of digital printing inks comprising disperse dyes for sublimation printing, as well as reactive and acid dye inks. Additionally, they highlighted their excellent water-based pigment preparations for textile printing and an environmentally friendly range of modified basic dyes.

Coraplast Industries, Valsad, India, (a sister company of Colortex) a prominent manufacturer of masterbatches, emphasized their expertise in producing custom colors and additives for the Dope Dyeing process. Their specialized offerings cater to applications in PET, PBT, PA6, and PP, with a particular focus on key industries such as automotive, carpet manufacturing, bath rugs, and apparel production.




Mrs. Dharshna Jardosh (left)

Mr. Rohit Kansal (left).

Mrs. Dharshna Jardosh, the esteemed Minister of state for Railways & Textile, Government of India, paid a visit to our exhibition booth on June 8, 2023. She was warmly welcomed by Pravin Chandra Kabutarwala, Director of Colourtex.


On June 8, 2023, Mr. Rohit Kansal, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Textile of the Government of India, visited our exhibition booth. He received a warm welcome from Bipinchandra Kabutarwala, Director of Colourtex.








Dr. Meena Malohtra (left)

Dr. Graham Clayton (left) with the author (right).

On June 8, 2023, Dr. Meena Malohtra, the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Italy, as well as the Ambassador to San Marino and the United Nations Organizations in Rome, visited our exhibition booth. She was warmly welcomed by Vishad Jariwala, Director of Colourtex.

On June 10, 2023, Dr. Graham Clayton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Dyers and Colorists, an organization incorporated by Royal Charter in the UK, visited our exhibition booth. During the visit, he presented the author, Mr. J.K. Srivastava, Head of the Technical Excellence Center for fibers at Coraplast Industries, with the prestigious Certificate of Chartered Colourist Fellow.



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